Dutch for Civic Integration level 1


Practical Information

Number of lessons 26
Registration fee € 1095,-
Entry level 0
Target level A1
Language of instruction Dutch and English
Enrolment You can register for this course at the reception desk of the Academic Language Centre. Please bring with you as evidence of payment a recent letter from DUO (the Executive Education Agency) clearly indicating that you are entitled to a student loan.


course code course period days time
*ndi1-pd 15 January - 23 March Monday+Wednesday+Friday 12:15-15:00
ndi1-pe 16 January - 23 March Tuesday+Thursday+Friday 9:15-12:00

Registration starts on November 1. You can register at the reception desk of the Academic Language Centre. Please bring your most recent letter from DUO if you have a DUO loan.

*This course is fully booked. You can register for the waiting list at the reception desk of the Academic Language Centre after you passed the entrance test.

Course Description

This course covers all basic skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and particularly focuses on everyday language use. Other areas of focus are basic grammar and basic vocabulary of Dutch. During class, conversational skills are practiced by speaking with the entire group, with smaller groups, and by making use of the equipment available in the language laboratory. One lesson requires approximately two hours of preparation. Upon completion of this course, you are able to have a short conversation on everyday subjects such as where you live, where you are from, and family background. You are also able to understand notices and simple texts. As conclusion of the course, you are required to take part in a written exam. You will receive a certificate at the end of the course, provided that you passed the written exam and that your absence over all the lessons is 20% or less.

Course Material

Title Nederlands in gang (first half of the book)
Author(s) Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp, Birgit Lijmbach
Publisher Coutinho
ISBN 9789046902257
The course material is included in the registration fee. The Academic Language Centre will hand out the books for this course to the participants only once.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

These courses are open to highly educated people who have completed at least 14 years of education in their country of origin and whose command of English corresponds to B1 level. To register for this course you must first complete an English test. To find out whether you can take part in the course we will plan an intake interview. You can make an appointment for an intake intervivew by telephone at 071 527 2332 during the opening hours of the Academic Language Centre.

This is a fast-paced course. Students are expected to prepare each lesson and to actively participate in each class.

Further Information

Last Modified: 28-11-2017