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.

Advice
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

  • Beter Nederlands spreken
    Marilene Gathier, Marieke Goedegebure
    ISBN: 9789046905005 (1st edition)
    Price: € 29.95

The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student. The book can be purchased as an e-book or regular book at your local bookstore, or online bookstores such as CoutinhoBol.com. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.

Are you a newcomer (civic integration) and are you paying for the course with your DUO loan? In that case, you do not have to purchase the book yourself. You will receive a message from the Language Centre about the course materials after you have registered.

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.

Coursecode Free spots Starts/Ends Days Place Enrollment start/end
NL-CONB1-2022-1025 16
  • Starts on:
    20 Jun 2022
  • Ends on:
    14 Jul 2022
  • Monday 15:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 15:00 - 17:00
  • Binnenstad / city centre
  • Start:
    19 May 2022 12:00
  • End:
    06 June 2022 12:00
Schedule
Lesson 1: June 20, 2022, 3 p.m. -June 20, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 2: June 23, 2022, 3 p.m. -June 23, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 3: June 27, 2022, 3 p.m. -June 27, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 4: June 30, 2022, 3 p.m. -June 30, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 5: July 4, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 4, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 6: July 7, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 7, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 7: July 11, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 11, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 8: July 14, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 14, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Reserve lesson in case of cancellation: July 18, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 18, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre

NL-CONB1-2022-1024 16
  • Starts on:
    28 Jun 2022
  • Ends on:
    21 Jul 2022
  • Tuesday 15:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 15:00 - 17:00
  • Online
  • Start:
    19 May 2022 12:00
  • End:
    14 June 2022 12:00
Schedule
Lesson 1: June 28, 2022, 3 p.m. -June 28, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 2: June 30, 2022, 3 p.m. -June 30, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 3: July 5, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 5, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 4: July 7, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 7, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 5: July 12, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 12, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 6: July 14, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 14, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 7: July 19, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 19, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Lesson 8: July 21, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 21, 2022, 5 p.m. Online
Reserve lesson in case of cancellation: July 26, 2022, 3 p.m. -July 26, 2022, 5 p.m. Online

NL-CONB1-2022-1027 16
  • Starts on:
    01 Aug 2022
  • Ends on:
    25 Aug 2022
  • Monday 15:00 - 17:00
  • Thursday 15:00 - 17:00
  • Binnenstad / city centre
  • Start:
    19 May 2022 12:00
  • End:
    18 July 2022 12:00
Schedule
Lesson 1: Aug. 1, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 1, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 2: Aug. 4, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 4, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 3: Aug. 8, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 8, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 4: Aug. 11, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 11, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 5: Aug. 15, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 15, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 6: Aug. 18, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 18, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 7: Aug. 22, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 22, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Lesson 8: Aug. 25, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 25, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre
Reserve lesson in case of cancellation: Aug. 29, 2022, 3 p.m. -Aug. 29, 2022, 5 p.m. Binnenstad / city centre

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