Dutch for Civic Integration level 1+2


Practical Information

Number of lessons 30 lessons of 4 hours
Registration fee € 1250,-
Entry level A1.2
Target level A2.2
Language of instruction Dutch and English

You can register for this course at the reception of the Academic Language Centre. As proof of payment, please bring with you a copy of a recent letter from the Education Executive Agency (DUO) indicating that you are entitled to a loan. For information about the number of places available, please contact us by telephone: 071 527 2332.


There are currently no places available for this course. You can register for the waiting list by sending an email to talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl.



course code course period days time
ndi12-np 13 June - 26 August Monday + Wednesday + Friday 9 - 13 hours

Course Description

This course focuses on basic vocabulary and grammar. However, students are expected to know elementary words and rules of grammar. Various linguistic skills are dealt with in this course: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Texts and topics of conversation focus upon everyday language use. The student learns approximately 1300 words. Conversation skills are practised with the class, as well as in groups, and language lab equipment is used. Furthermore, the tutor deals with texts and grammatical topics. Students are expected to prepare at home; preparation time is estimated to be approximately 3 hours per session.

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to hold a basic conversation on everyday subjects, such as where they live, family matters, going out, studies, work, medical topics. Participants will also be able to understand basic texts and conversations.

Course Material

Title Nederlands in gang
Author(s) Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp, Birgit Lijmbach
Publisher Coutinho
ISBN 9789046902257
Available at Van Stockum
The course material is not included in the registration fee. Course participants are required to purchase course materials themselves.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

This course is intended for adults with higher levels of education and is especially meant for Civic Integration applicants. The DUO-loan can be used to pay for the course.
Knowledge of Dutch is not required for enrolment in this course, but basic knowledge of both English (at level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) and Roman script is required.
This is a fast-paced course. Students are expected to prepare each lesson and to actively participate in each class.

Further Information

Last Modified: 25-05-2016