Dutch for exchange students

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Objectives and content

  • In general: This course is a basic Dutch course which pays special attention to self-motivation, interactive learning and the environment of the student. This course does not only contain class sessions, but also self-study materials with varied, challenging, and practical exercises and assignments: search assignments on the internet, language laboratory exercises, grammatical exercises, etc. The complete course is designed so that students can learn the Dutch language in a very thorough and efficient way.
  • Speaking skills: There is a lot of room for conversation in this course, as participants also have guided self-study materials. By means of conversation and interaction, new words and grammatical items are immediately put into practice. This will enable you to have short, simple conversations in everyday interaction between students. This course is tailored to the daily life of students.
  • Listening skills: Simple listening fragments will enable you to familiarise yourself with the Dutch standard language.
  • Reading skills: Reading simple, short texts on everyday life will enable you to use the Dutch language immediately in class as well as outside the lessons. Leaflets, course schedules, time tables, etc. are used to introduce new structures and words. At the same time, speaking will be practised, because the different skills are combined just like in daily life.
  • Writing skills: The everyday language activities will also be practised in writing. At the end of the course, you can introduce yourself in writing, write a short invitation, etc. In short, you can also put your acquired language knowledge into practice when writing.

Required prior knowledge

  • You do (almost) not speak or understand Dutch.
  • You have basic knowledge of English, French, or German (required level: A2 within the Common European Framework)
  • You are an exchange student.


There is a final test.

Course materials

UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

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Schedule and subscribe

19/02/2024 - 06/05/2024

Time 19:00 - 22:00
Days Mon
Location Roz 2.1

21/02/2024 - 15/05/2024 Full

Time 19:00 - 22:00
Days Wed
Location Roz 2.1

22/02/2024 - 16/05/2024

Time 19:00 - 22:00
Days Thu
Location Roz 1.4