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Intensive Dutch Winter Course

We offer a similar three-week programme in August: the Summer course, which can be taken at all levels up to Advanced (CEFR B2).

  • What to expect from class

    Classroom activities

    The course activities are founded upon various tasks. These tasks are functional, and are directly linked to a concrete situation, such as ‘having conversations with people on the street’ or ‘writing a job application’. By using multimedia, the teacher provides learners with opportunities to develop the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking.

    Together these parts add up to a four hour lesson. The lesson will take place as scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 09:00 – 13:00 (CET).

  • Levels

    This course is designed for Absolute Beginners and Beginners (CEFR* levels: 0-A2).

  • Terms and Conditions

    The course fee covers access to the UvA computers and Canvas, the digital learning environment at the UvA. The course fee does not cover the textbooks. Students need to buy a textbook and weblicense of the method: Heijne, N.C. e.a., Code + , Basisleergang Nederlands voor anderstaligen, Takenboek parts 1 - 4.

    Students can apply for either an online or on campus course. A combination of online and on location classes is not possible. 

    When there are fewer than ten applicants for a group, the group will be cancelled. Those who have already paid the course fee will naturally be completely refunded.

    A refund is only possible if a written cancellation (by letter or by email) is received at least four weeks before the start of the course. A 10% administration charge will be deducted from each refund.

    If environmental conditions change throughout the course term and on-campus classes are no longer viable, INTT will move to totally online classes to allow you to continue the course.

Practical information

Target group: UvA students & staff, as well as other higher educated foreigners
Class size: Approx. 18 
Language of instruction: Absolute beginners level: English and Dutch / Beginners level: Dutch
Hours per week: Four 4-hour classes and 12-16 hours of self study
Course duration: 3 weeks
Period: 8 - 26 January 2024 FULL


  • €465 reduced fee UvA students & staff
  • €755 reduced fee for alumni who enrol within six months after graduation from the UvA
  • €880 for all others


The Intensive Winter course 2023-2024 is fully booked.