Beginners' courses

What do you do if you need a doctor? How can you buy a train or bus ticket? What are the opening hours for shops and what kinds of schools can people attend in the Netherlands? These everyday subjects are dealt with in the Green Book, the textbook for beginners.
The Green Book contains 42 texts. These texts include the 1200 most common words in the Dutch language, the words that you will therefore need to use most often. Lessons are chiefly devoted to conversation practice. This means that within a very short space of time you will be able to converse reasonably well in the Dutch language. The objective is to simultaneously develop listening and speaking skills.

Intensive or not intensive

The intensive courses are day time courses. Please note that these courses have a study load of 40 hours a week.  The course duration is five weeks. The lessons take place daily in the morning as well as in the afternoon, except on Wednesdays.
On our timetable you can see when the courses take place.

The non-intensive courses are taught twice a week: on Monday and Thursday evening or on Tuesday and Friday afternoon. These courses last 7 weeks.
On our timetable you can see when the courses take place.



Study workload

Beginners intensive

0 - A2

40 hrs a week

Elementary 1

0 - A1

10 hrs a week

Elementary 2

A1 - A2

10 hrs a week

COVID-19 measures

From September onwards we will offer more and more courses in two formats: groups with lessons at the Delft campus and groups with online lessons (twice a day online conversation lessons of about 45 minutes in small groups of max. 9 people). The groups with lessons on campus are, of course, subject to changes in Corona measures. Because we want to ensure the safety and health of our teachers and students, we will slowly expand the face-to-face courses. At available course dates you can see the courses that are offered online and on campus.

The final exams for all courses will take place on campus again from September onwards. If you cannot sit the final test at the TU Delft campus in Delft, we offer the possibility to take the exam online. The costs for the online exam are €30,-. For more information you can contact our office.

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