Learn Dutch online and explore the culture of the Netherlands
Are you planning to visit, or work or study in the Netherlands soon? Learn basic Dutch in 3 weeks with our online course.
This free course is perfect if you have little or no prior knowledge of Dutch but would like to master the fundamentals in order to survive life in the Low Countries.
Explore the Dutch language and learn the basics
During the course, you will learn Dutch phrases, greetings, vocabulary, numbers, spelling and grammar. Being able to understand the language will make everyday activities, such as shopping or going out to a restaurant, much more enjoyable.
Discover how to introduce yourself, discuss your family and friends, and talk about work or studying. You’ll also learn about life in the Netherlands and be able to talk about it.
Understand Dutch grammar and master Dutch pronunciation
As the course progresses, you will be able to recognise familiar words and phrases about yourself and your family. You will be taught to use simple sentences to describe where you live and the people you know.
You’ll become familiar with Dutch grammar and be able to use pronouns, regular verbs, adjectives and different tenses. We’ll discuss how to ask questions effectively, make suggestions and use correct Dutch pronunciation.
Finally, you will be able to write short texts such as an email or fill in forms with personal details. The main focus will be on receptive skills such as reading and listening.
Learn with the University of Groningen Language Centre
The course will be taught in English by lecturers of Dutch and English from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
So, if you would like to get a taste of Dutch - and join the 23 million people who speak the language in the Netherlands, Flanders, Suriname and many other countries - join the course now.
This course is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of the Dutch language, who have a strong interest in learning languages.
It will give you a taste of language skills that will help you to survive in Dutch-speaking countries. The main focus will be on receptive skills like reading and listening. It will be taught in English.