Dutch Intensive A2

Dutch Intensive A2 is our Dutch course for German speakers and those who know some Dutch already. It takes place over one semester. You should count on around 140 hours of work in total (10 per week).

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You will achieve a basic command of the language needed in a range of familiar situations, e.g. reading short simple texts, communicating on familiar topics and handling short social exchanges and writing short simple notes and messages. We encourage you to read the book Dealing with the Dutch for some background; it takes about 15 hours of pleasant bedtime reading.

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Start moment February, September
Number of ECTS 5 Dutch Education System
Programme level Intermediate
Programme code DUTINTA2-SEM1 (fall), DUTINTA2-SEM2 (spring)
Language of instruction English/Dutch
Practical Matters Housing and Immigration
Location Utrecht Science Park

Course content

What do you need to enter this programme? And what can you expect when you apply? In this section you'll find all you need to know!

Dutch Intensive A2 is our training course in Dutch for German students and students who know some Dutch already. We will focus on communication for everyday purposes and on familiar matters you'll encounter in work, school, leisure and travel as well as topics of personal interest, opinions and plans. The training course will help you get acquainted with the Dutch and their culture and will help you interact more freely in society.

The pace of work in this course is higher than in our Dutch Beginners A1 course, and the aim is a higher level of Dutch at the end.

Would you like to know more about this programme or do you have a specific question? Please contact the programme coordinator, Ellen van der Zande or Cindy Neeser.

Twice a week, you'll have a two-hour class. Additionally, you need approximately six hours per week for homework/self-study.

Each chapter finishes with an in-class test, which means you'll have two to three tests each period. Revising your vocabulary and grammar takes approximately six hours in total. You will have a final oral exam at the end of the course.

This course is a training course. This means we will be practicing language skills in class and the classes are interactive. As a consequence attendance is mandatory.

In our course guide you can find all relevant information about the programme in one practical document. Download it here for your convenience.

This is an advanced Dutch language course. Therefore, you should possess an A1 level of the Dutch language. We offer a Dutch Beginners course.

English CEFR level B2.

Please note: If your English language ability proves to be insufficient to participate actively in (parts of) the courses you have chosen, we cannot be bound to the Learning Agreement, neither can we guarantee to offer you the required amount of study load (EC’s). Teachers might request you to take a diagnostic test at the start of the course to check if your English language ability is sufficient to successfully participate in that specific course. In all cases it is up to the programme manager to decide if your English language ability is sufficient to be eligible for the programme/course.

In case of high demand: Students in the programmes of the Institute of International Business Studies take precedence.

Practical information

When you move to a different country to study, there are lots of things to arrange. For instance, where will you live, how much are the costs? Visit our practical information page to help you prepare your stay. It is also important to start arranging a living space as soon as possible. Our housing pages will help you on your way. A student living in the Netherlands needs about € 800 - 1000 a month to cover living expenses, such as housing, food and transportation. This includes insurances – health insurance is mandatory.

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Why choose HU?

  • Boost your international profile

    Speaking an additional language makes you more desirable for future employers, as it shows commitment and an inquisitive mind. Boost your international profile, and learn about the Dutch language and culture at the same time!

  • Inspiring international setting

    HU supports your ambitions. Our lecturers will tutor and assist you in making the most of this international programme. During your time in Utrecht, you will meet students from all over the world and make connections to last a lifetime.

  • Utrecht Science Park Campus

    Studying at HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht means you get to enjoy all the benefits of our modern campus, Utrecht Science Park (USP). A miniature city with the universities' buildings, student housing, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre, and much more, it enjoys excellent transport links to Utrecht and beyond.

  • Vibrant university city Utrecht

    Beautiful Utrecht has lots of young people and excellent facilities for student life. It has a mediaeval city centre which is small enough to explore by foot or bicycle. Enjoy a drink next to the quaint canals or dine in one of the converted wharf cellars.

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