Course

Dutch: B@sic Dutch for German speakers (students only)

Are you starting your studies at Maastricht University but don’t speak Dutch yet? Then this is the perfect course for you. In seven weeks, you will learn basic Dutch with a focus on speaking and listening skills. During these lessons we will also make use of an interactive, digital environment.

Together with about 16 other participants, you will follow two-hour group lessons. For each lesson you will need to invest 1.5 to 2 hours of independent online self-study. This course consists of two modules. The first module is aimed at beginners, while the second module is suitable for people who already speak very basic Dutch. 

For available times and registration please see the timetable and registration form.

NB Places are limited. The registration form shows the actual available groups.

'Yes! It's so much fun. Of course I speak as a native German speaker so I would recommend it for German speakers definitely!'

Beginners: Level A1 (Module 1)

This course is for people with no prior knowledge of Dutch. An intake is not necessary. This course represents 1 ECTS.

Once you've completed this module you will be able to:

  • conduct simple conversation about daily activities;
  • tell something about yourself and your family;
  • get around in shops and restaurants;
  • talk about the past.

Course material: Start.nl. Deel 1.* 978-90-469-0566-1, uitgeverij Coutinho; textbook for the group lesson, website for independent study.

* Start.nl  is website based, so make sure you buy a new book (not second hand).
Since the code to get access to the website is a personal code, you cannot use the code in a used book.

Certificate A1: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Beginners: level A2 (Module 2)

This course is for German students with basic knowledge of Dutch and for people who have completed level A1. An intake is necessary when you have no certificate of A1.

For available times and registration please see the timetable and registration form.

Once you've completed this module you will be able to:

  • describe your surroundings;
  • complimenting;
  • talk about health;
  • conduct simple discussions in present and future tenses;
  • share your opinion;
  • ask for and give directions.

Course material: Start.nl. Deel 2.* 978-90-469-0379-7, Coutinho; textbook for the group lesson, website for independent study.

* Start.nl  is website based, so make sure you buy a new book (not second hand).
Since the code to get access to the website is a personal code, you cannot use the code in a used book.

Certificate A1: upon completion of course requirements, you will receive a participation certificate by mail.

Intake and registration

You can register for a course module by using our timetable and registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation. If you have an overlap with your tutorials after you have received your schedule, please send us an email and we will do our best to put you in another group.

Please note, registering for Module 2 is only possible when you have passed Module 1 or already know some Dutch and had an intake with one of our staff members.

Would you like to meet us for an intake? You can email us to make an appointment, free of charge. The appointment will take place at the Maastricht University Language Centre (Sint Servaasklooster 32).

Please book your intake well before the course is scheduled to begin. This will make it easier to make the appointment, and it is more likely that the group you’d like to join is not full yet.

Cost per module

  • 1st year UM bachelor and 1st year UM master students (exchange students excluded): for free
  • Other UM students (including exchange students): € 75 per module
  • Hogeschool Zuyd students: € 157 per module

 

Certificate and ECTS Credits

To receive a participation certificate, you need to pass the written and oral tests.

This course represents 1 ECTS, but not all faculties grant ECTS for this course. Please ask your faculty if you would like to know if they grant ECTS for this course or not.