UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


UCL's Online Intermediate Dutch Language Courses

Enrolment is now open for the following start dates: 3rd September and 17th September 2018.

Are you interested in studying Dutch on an intermediate level? University College London offers Intermediate Dutch 1 and 2, two tutor-supported online courses for intermediate learners of Dutch (Dutch / Flemish at 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 adapted to meet 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 (B2 CEFR) to take the Staatsexamen Nederlands als Tweede Taal (NT2 Staatexamen, i.e. exams organised by Dutch and/or Belgian government) 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). Students on a tighter schedule can opt for the intensive versions of the courses (6 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/or Flemish with a PhD or MA degree in Dutch language and literature. Click here to get to know our teaching staff.

The course is further linked to the UCL online reference grammar of Dutch, which provides additional self-access exercise materials. A weekly conversation group via Skype gives you further opportunity to practise your speaking skills with other intermediate students and your tutor.

Click here to view the Intermediate Dutch Study Guide. If you have any further questions about the courses or you are unsure about your starting level of Dutch, email the course tutor, Dr An (ucldava@ucl.ac.uk), or Paul, the course administrator (p.warren@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 Intensive Intermediate 1 (6 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 Intensive Intermediate 2 (6 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.

To sign up for Package Intensive Intermediate 1 and 2 (12 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.

A note on fees - UCL has a no refund policy for course fees. Refunds of course fees minus a £100 administration charge will only be considered in cases of serious illness. Claims must be made in writing and be supported by verifiable documentation.