Hogelands Intermediate Dutch Language Courses


Next start dates: 6th April, 4th May and 1st June 2015. You can sign up until two days before the start dates.

Hogelands I and II are tutor-supported online courses for intermediate learners of Dutch. Each course runs over a 12-weeks study period. Hogelands I is ideal for students who have successfully completed Lagelands 2 or who have reached a similar linguistic standard, roughly equivalent to level A2 as defined by the Council of Europe. Hogelands II builds on the skills you learn in Hogelands I and is both for students who have successfully completed Hogelands I or who have a linguistic standard comparable to level B1. The courses are taught in Dutch and in English. They are available to students worldwide and taught on a one-to-one basis (i.e. one teacher for each individual student). Note that you can sign up for the courses individually or for a package including both Hogelands 1 and 2 (24 study weeks). After signing up, your personal teacher contacts you and you receive an individual log-in and password for access to the online courses.

Hogelands I and II are built around a series of thematic chapters. You work three weeks on each chapter. All lessons have a different theme, ranging from science and education, to transport. Each chapter includes reading and listening texts, with grammatical and other commentary. All text and audio material is authentic. The online activities are designed to develop the four language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing. For all written exercises and tasks you receive written feedback from your tutor. A key feature of the courses are the frequent videoconferencing sessions (via Skype) between you and your teacher. They allow you to practise your listening and speaking skills and to interact directly with your individual tutor in a one-hour teaching session.

The course is further linked to the UCL online reference grammar of Dutch, which provides additional self-access exercise materials.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the courses you will have:

  • an intermediate level of proficiency in Dutch (B2 CEFR): you will be able to communicate both orally and written in a wide range of contexts and situations; to express your opinions; to report what other people have said; to make structured notes; and to write different types of text.
  •  insight into language structure and good self-study skills

What Materials Do You Need for this Course?

You need internet access and a computer and webcam. The course includes live sessions using Skype.

The only printed book you need is a translating dictionary (Dutch/English, English/Dutch).

Course Delivery

The courses are  delivered by means of a web-based learning environment and include frequent (individual) teaching sessions via Skype. Your tutor will support you with the course materials and provide you with feedback on all your written work. All speaking exercises you do with your tutor via Skype. You can also ask your tutor for advice and guidance.
Note that the Skype sessions do not take place at a set time. You decide with your tutor for each individual call on a day and time that suits the both of you. Note however that once the Skype session has been arranged, calls need to be cancelled and postponed no later than 24 hours before the call is due to take place. If you don't cancel the call in time, it will be assumed to have taken place. If you decide to have the session at a new date, you need to pay an extra charge via the Online Store of UCL.


Assessment is based on (online submitted) coursework.

Course Fees

Hogelands 1 (12 study weeks): £460

Hogelands 2 (12 study weeks): £460

Package Hogelands 1 and 2 (24 study weeks): £800

To sign up for Hogelands 1, Hogelands 2 or Package Hogelands 1 and 2, complete and submit this formAfter completing the form, you can pay the course fee using the UCL online store.
Click here to view the Hogelands Intermediate Dutch Study Guide

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