Dutch A2 > B1 for newcomers: civic integration

At the moment there are no courses open for registration. The next course round will probably start in September. You can already register for an intake. After a successful intake, or if you are already taking a course at the Language Centre, you will be informed personally when enrolment is possible.


This course is intended for highly educated people who are going through the civic integration process and whose mother tongue and/or cultural background is radically different from the Dutch language and Western culture. This is the reason you need some more time to learn Dutch. Participants are able to understand Dutch and can get by in everyday situations (CEFR A2 writing, reading, listening, conversation). Knowledge of English is mandatory, since explanations will be given in English.

The course comprises 108 contact hours. The course teaches you Dutch from level A2 to B1 and focuses on several aspects of Kennis van de Nederlandse Maatschappij (KNM, Knowledge of Dutch Society). In addition, attention will be paid to intercultural communication and study skills. Pronunciation support by a speech therapist can be part of the course.

Lessons in person and online
Per week you will have two lessons in person and one lesson online. The lessons in person are in the city centre of Groningen, please make sure that you are able to come to class when you register for this course. The online lessons will be taught via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! Read here what you can expect from an online interactive group course.

How does it work?

  • Please look at our website first to see what’s on offer.
  • Register for an intake.
  • Register for the recommended course online.
  • You are now ready to start your Dutch course!

You can pay for your course yourself or with your DUO loan.

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