Dutch for speakers of other languages level 1 (day)

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Content information

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

Objective: see "Content"


  • You learn the basic grammar (levels 1 and 2 of Dutch for speakers of other languages study the basic grammar of the Dutch language).
  • Listening skills: by means of simple semi-authentic listening texts you get acquainted with spoken Dutch. The assignments are focused on a general understanding of the information given.
  • Writing skills: you will learn how to fill out forms with personal information, how to write short messages (a letter, a postcard). You will also learn how to write short texts on everyday topics (living, hobbies).
  • Reading skills: you learn how to extract information from simple texts.
  • Speaking skills: you learn how to give information on yourself and to have simple conversations. A lot of time is spent on speaking exercises. The preparatory module of this course deals with the pronunciation in Dutch.

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: NVA1dag

Programme: NVA

Course fees

Price category: A

Useful info

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

Recommended books extra information:

If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.


CEF: A1+

Number of tuition hours: 60

Period: each month

Nr. of hours per week: 5 x 3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All