Conversational Dutch up to A2 - online

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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: 4-6 weeks.
Studyload: 16 contact hours, approximately 16 hours of homework.

This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! Read here what you can expect from an online interactive group course.

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 A2 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. The book can be purchased online at, for example,, or any other online bookstore of your choice. When purchasing a regular book online, pay attention to the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time. You can also often buy the book directly from your local bookstore.

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

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