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Extensive Dutch Language Course

With one lecture per week, the Extensive course allows the student to master the basics of the Dutch language within twelve weeks. This course is available at the Absolute Beginners (A1) and the Beginners (A2) level.

Would you rather have two lectures per week? Please have a look at our Semi-intensive Dutch language course. This course is available on all levels up until Advanced (CEFR B2).

Distance Learning Classes

To limit the spread of the COVID-19, the University of Amsterdam has limited the possibilities for on-campus education. Therefore all courses at the INTT will be offered through distance learning up to the summer of 2021. For these classes a stable internet connection and the option for video calling are mandatory.

A distance learning lesson consist of two parts:  

  • Synchronous learning: real-time contact with your fellow students and your teacher in online classes (approx. two hours per session).
  • Asynchronous learning: going through elaborate, guided course materials and doing online tasks and exercises on Canvas, the UvA’s online learning environment.

Together these parts add up to a three hour lesson.

The teaching practice and didactic approach have been adapted to the extraordinary circumstances we are now living in, yet the course content and learning outcomes have not changed.


This course is taught at the levels of Absolute beginners and Beginners only (CEFR* level: 0 - A2).

Practical information

Target group: All higher educated foreign language speakers
Class size: Approx. 16
Language of instruction: Absolute beginners: Dutch and English / Beginners: Dutch
Hours per week: One 3-hour class and 3 hours of self-study
Course duration: 12 weeks 


  • 9 September - 2 December 2020  (no classes on 21 October 2020)
  • 10 February - 12 May 2021 (no classes on 24 March 2021 an 5 May 2021)


  • €330 reduced fee for UvA students & staff
  • €565 reduced fee for alumni who enrol within six months after graduation from the UvA
  • €660 for all others


Please download the application form below and send it to or to the following address:
Postbus 1631
1000 BP Amsterdam