Course

Dutch: B@sic Dutch (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 around 16 other participants, you will follow two-hour group lessons. For each lesson you will need to invest at least three more 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. 

Module 1

Required materials for Module 1

Start.nl Deel 1. ISBN 978-90-469-0566-1

* Start.nl provides a personal access code to a website with learning material, so make sure you buy a new book (not second hand). A used access code will not allow you to follow the course material.

Module 1: Places are limited. The registration form shows the actual available groups.

30 October - 11 December 2017, Monday 13.30-15.30

30 October - 11 December 2017, Monday 16.00-18.00

31 October - 12 December 2017, Tuesday 11.00-13.00

1 November - 13 December 2017, Wednesday 11.00-13.00

1 November - 13 December 2017, Wednesday 13.30-15.30

1 November - 13 December 2017, Wednesday 18.30-20.30

2 November - 14 December 2017, Thursday 11.00-13.00

2 November - 14 December 2017, Thursday 13.30-15.30

2 November - 14 December 2017, Thursday 16.00-18.00

3 November - 15 December 2017, Friday 11.00-13.00

At location VENLO: 

1 November – 13 December 2017, Wednesday 16.00-18.00

Module 2

Required materials for Module 2

Start.nl Deel 1. ISBN 978-90-469-0566-1

* Start.nl provides a personal access code to a website with learning material, so make sure you buy a new book (not second hand). A used access code will not allow you to follow the course material.

Module 2: Places are limited. The registration form shows the actual available groups.

30 October - 11 December 2017, Monday 18.30-20.30

2 November - 14 December 2017, Thursday 18.30-20.30

 

Requirements

UM students and Hogeschool Zuyd students are welcome to participate in the course. If you have no prior knowledge of Dutch, you can simply register for Module 1 without first having an intake. To follow the second module, you must first successfully complete Module 1 or have a starting level. In the latter case, you will need to have an intake with one of our staff members before registering for Module 2. 

Certificate and ECTS credits

To receive a participation certificate, you must actively participate in 6 of the 7 sessions and satisfactorily complete all homework.

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.

Registration

You can register for a course module by using our registration form. After registering, you will receive a confirmation.

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 send us an e-mail 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.

 

Costs per module

  • first-year UM bachelor and master students s(exchange students excluded) : for free

  • other UM students (including exchange students): € 75 per module

  • Hogeschool Zuyd students: € 157 per module