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Dutch Language & Culture: A0 - A1-

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MODULE TYPE: SDG 11 - Language


The Netherlands is known as the land of cheese, windmills, wooden clogs and tulips. Yet, there is a lot more to discover once you get here! Are you curious about the Netherlands and the Dutch language, culture, and way of life? This course will help you to start understanding and connecting with Dutch people. You will also learn more about Dutch history and culture: why do the Dutch speak so many languages? How do they celebrate birthdays? Why do they need to make appointments for everything? And… why are carrots orange?

This course aims to give you an introduction to the Dutch language and culture, providing you with basic knowledge to get around in the Netherlands. The course covers speaking, reading, listening and writing to get you to a CEF-level of A1-, as well as more cultural aspects.This course is offered as a part of CuriousU summer school at the University of Twente.


  • Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at satisfying concrete needs.
  • Introduce yourself to others as well as ask and answer questions about personal information, such as where you live, who you know and things you own.
  • Respond to others in a simple manner, provided that you are talking about a familiar topic and that your conversational partner speaks slowly and clearly and is willing to help.

Module level: Introduction

Degree level:  Bachelor / Master

Language: Dutch/English

Study mode: On Campus

SDG11 Theme:  Language

ECTS: 1.5

Semester: Summer

Starting date: 14 August 2022

Finishing date: 23 August 2022

Enrolment period: From 4 July 2022 to 11 August 2022 

Participation Form: Please fill in this form to apply for the course.

Additional Information: There is limited seating for this course, therefore a selection process will be followed based on motivation.

Mobility: The course also includes physical mobility and presence at the University of Twente. The learners who will secure a place in this course will not pay a tuition fee; they however need to reach out to their local ECIU officer to ask for the possibility of financial support for travelling.


University of Twente

Participation info

The admission is currently possible for learners from ECIU partner universities. Please fill the above form.