UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


UCL's Online Intermediate Dutch Language Courses

Next start dates: 7 Dec 2015, 11 Jan and 1 Feb 2016

University College London offers Intermediate Dutch 1 and 2, two tutor-supported online courses for intermediate learners of Dutch (level B as defined by the Council of Europe). The courses are available to learners worldwide, are taught online on a one-to-one basis, i.e. every student is taught individually by his or her personal tutor via Skype, and can be tailored to learners' individual needs. Also, you decide whether your private online teaching sessions or classes via Skype take place in the day time or the evening - for every Skype class, you agree with your tutor on a day and time that suits both you and your tutor.

Intermediate Dutch 1 is ideal for students who have successfully completed the online course Beginners 2 or who have reached a similar linguistic standard, equivalent to level A2 as defined by the Council of Europe. Intermediate Dutch 2 is both for students who have successfully completed Intermediate 1 or who have a linguistic standard comparable to level B1. After successful completion of the Intermediate courses, you reach the required level to take the Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal and the CNaVT exams Profiel Educatief Startbekwaam and Professionele Taalvaardigheid.

Each course runs over a 12-weeks study period, although this period can be slightly extended depending on your schedule. Note that you can sign up for the courses individually or for a package including both Intermediate Dutch 1 and 2 (24 study weeks). Once your registration is complete, your personal teacher contacts you and you receive an individual log-in and password for access to the downloadable online course materials. After you complete the course, you continue to have access to all the course materials. At the bottom of this page you find links to register and pay for the courses.

Intermediate Dutch 1 and 2 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. All written exercises and tasks are corrected by your personal tutor. A key feature of the courses are the video teaching sessions between you and your individual teacher. They allow you to further develop your listening and speaking skills via Skype. For Intermediate 1 you participate in an introductory session via Skype and eight individual teaching session of 60 minutes each. Also for Intermediate 2 you take part in eight individual teaching sessions of 60 minutes. All our tutors are native speakers of Dutch and have a PhD degree (doctorate) in Dutch language and literature.

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

Click here to view the Intermediate Dutch Study Guide. If you have any further queries or you are unsure about your starting level of Dutch, email the course coordinator, Dr An (ucldava@ucl.ac.uk). Click to read the testimonials of current and former students of the Dutch Intermediate Courses. After you complete the Intermediate courses, you receive a UCL completion certificate and you can move on to the online course Dutch Advanced.

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To sign up for Intermediate 1 (12 study weeks), pay the course fee in the UCL Online Store.

To sign up for Intermediate 2 (12 study weeks), pay the course fee in the UCL Online Store.

To sign up for Package Intermediate 1 and 2 (24 study weeks), pay the course fee in the UCL Online Store.

If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, contact Sam, the financial administrator (s.keenan@ucl.ac.uk).You can sign up until two days before the start dates.