Conversational Dutch up to B1

Do you want to learn to speak Dutch more easily or fluently, and would you like some help in taking your speaking skills to the next level? Then look no further – this is the course for you!

In this course, we will work on improving your speaking skills by discussing a variety of topics in a number interactive ways. The course aims to help you to speak more fluently and confidently. Other exercises are intended to improve your understanding and, of course, you will work on your grammar and vocabulary as well. Due to the nature of the course, grammar is not explicitly covered but you will learn by doing.

In addition to feedback in class, you will receive feedback at four specific moments. Based on this feedback, you can continue to work on your personal focus points.

Duration: 3 weeks (intensive course) or 4 weeks (regular course)
Studyload: 16 contact hours, approximately 16 hours of homework.

If you want to register for a course at this level and you have not followed a course with the Language Centre before, you must visit the office hour. You can only register for this course if you have been given the matching advice.

Compensation for UG students, PhDs' and postdocs
The University of Groningen partly or wholly pays for conversational courses up to B1 for international students, PhDs' and postdocs. Read if this applies to you here.

Course Material
The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student.

  • Beter Nederlands spreken
    Marilene Gathier, Marieke Goedegebure
    ISBN: 9789046905005 (1st edition)

Along with this book you will receive an individual code for a website offering complementary exercises, spoken text fragments, movies and songs. You will need access to the website to be able to adequately participate in the course. The code can be bought separately via the publisher Coutinho.

Where can I buy the book?

  • With your DUO-loan (for persons integrating). You cannot select the book during registration, but the Language Centre will send you an e-mail after registration, asking you if you want to purchase the book via your DUO-loan. Please do not buy the book yourself!
  • At your local bookstore, or online bookstores such as Coutinho and When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.

Course location
We are offering this course both on location in Groningen and via our online classroom, Blackboard Collaborate. Register for the group of your choice below.

Conversational Dutch up to B1

EUR 310.00

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Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
NL-CONB1-2022-1213 Available
  • Starts on:
    14 Nov 2022
  • Ends on:
    21 Dec 2022
  • Monday 20:00 - 22:00
  • Wednesday 20:00 - 22:00
  • Start:
    25 October 2022 12:00
  • End:
    08 November 2022 12:00
Lesson 1: Nov. 14, 2022, 8 p.m. -Nov. 14, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 2: Nov. 16, 2022, 8 p.m. -Nov. 16, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 3: Nov. 21, 2022, 8 p.m. -Nov. 21, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 4: Nov. 23, 2022, 8 p.m. -Nov. 23, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 5: Nov. 28, 2022, 8 p.m. -Nov. 28, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 6: Nov. 30, 2022, 8 p.m. -Nov. 30, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 7: Dec. 5, 2022, 8 p.m. -Dec. 5, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Lesson 8: Dec. 7, 2022, 8 p.m. -Dec. 7, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE
Reserve lesson in case of cancellation: Dec. 12, 2022, 8 p.m. -Dec. 12, 2022, 10 p.m. ONLINE

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