Dutch for exchange students 1


First semester Register

Second semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

(*) Notice: The UCT will apply all reasonable means to reflect course availability on its site as closely as possible. For technical reasons some delay can be involved. As a result a course may be labeled "open" longer than it actually is. Please, consider this label a tool rather than a  guarantee that a course is still available. Should the course happen to be full at the moment your registration is sent, we will notify you as soon as we can.

Content information

Starting level:

  • You have no or very limited knowledge of the Dutch language.
  • You have a basic knowledge of English, French, or German (required level: A2 within the Common European Framework)
  • You are an exchange student (Socrates/Erasmus).

Objective: see "Content"


  • In general: this basic course pays special attention to self-motivation, interactive learning and the environment of the student. This course does not only contain class sessions, but also self-study materials with varied, challenging, and practical exercises: search assignments on the internet, language laboratory exercises, grammatical exercises, etc. The complete course is designed so that students can learn the Dutch language in a very thorough and efficient way.
  • Speaking skills: there is a lot of room for conversation, as students also have self-study materials to acquire Dutch speaking skills on a personal basis. By means of conversation and interaction new words and grammatical items are immediately put into practice. This will enable you to have short and simple conversations in everyday interaction between students. This course is tailored to the daily life of students.
  • Listening skills: by listening to simple texts you get acquainted with the Dutch standard language.
  • Reading skills: reading simple, short texts on day-to-day items enables you to use the Dutch language immediately in class as well as outside the lessons. Leaflets, course schedules, time tables, and so on are used to introduce new structures and words. At the same time speaking is practised, because the different skills are combined just like in daily life.
  • Writing skills: the everyday language activities are also practised in writing. At the end of the course you can introduce yourself in writing, you can write a short invitation, etc. In short, you can also put into practice the acquired knowledge in writing.

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: NVU1
Attention! This is not the course code. You will find the latter in the schedule near the top of this page.

Programme: NVA

Course fees

Price category: AAA

Useful info

Special information: If you want to start following 'Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages 2', you must follow 'Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages 1' or pass the orientation test of 'Dutch for Speakers of Other Languages 2' first.

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.


CEF: A1-
Attention! This is not the course code. You will find the latter in the schedule near the top of this page.

Number of tuition hours: 30

Period: each sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 1 x 3

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: Incoming exchange students