Dutch for speakers of other languages 1

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Prices   Day
Commercial student
  €475 / 630 in oktober
Scholarship student city of Ghent
Student UGent
  €235/425 in oktober
Staff member UGent
  €375/555 in oktober
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Objectives and content

  • You will learn the basic vocabulary and the basic grammar (levels 1 and 2 deal with the basic grammar of the Dutch language).
  • Speaking skills: You will learn how to give personal information and have simple conversation. The first classes of this level also deal with the pronunciation of the Dutch language.
  • Listening skills: Via semi-authentic listening fragments, you will familiarise yourself with spoken Dutch. The assignments are focussed on understanding the gist of given information.
  • Writing skills: You will learn how to fill out forms with personal information and how to write short messages (a letter, an email). You will also learn how to write short texts on topics from everyday life (living, hobbies).
  • Reading skills: You will learn to understand the gist of simple texts (e.g. short emails, messages, posters, etc.).

Required prior knowledge

No prior knowledge of Dutch is required. Basic knowledge of English or French is required (required level: A2 within the Common European Framework).


There is a final test.

Course materials

Course book: Veerle Van Eetvelde & Dominique Neyts (2020). ENT2R – 1. Nederlands voor Anderstaligen – Niveau 1. Pelckmans Pro. ISBN 978-94-6337-257-2.
You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Jenny van der Toorn-Schutte (2004). Eenvoudige Basisgrammatica NT2. Boom. ISBN 978-90-5352-968-3
  • Peter Schoenaerts, Helga Van Loo (2018). Thematische woordenschat Nederlands voor Anderstaligen. Intertaal. ISBN 978-90-5451-698-9

If you buy one of these books at Standaard Boekhandel Shopping Zuid, Woodrow Wilsonplein 4, 9000 Gent (in the campus shop next to the shop), you will receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Make sure to mention that you take a language course at the UCT.

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Schedule and subscribe

07/08/2024 - 03/09/2024 Full

Time 09:00 - 12:00
Days Mon->Fri
Location Veyrac 5

Waiting list

06/09/2024 - 02/10/2024

Time 09:00 - 12:00
Days Mon->Fri
Location Veyrac 2