Elementary 1


CEF from 0 to A1.

Study workload

Around 10 hours a week (3 ects for TU students).


The lessons take place twice a week: on Monday and Thursday evening or on Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Each lesson takes one hour. Before or after each class (depending on the time schedule) you will have half an hour to make the listening tests in the computer room.

Introductory meeting
Before the course starts there will be an introductory meeting. During the introductory meeting you will be told how to work with the Delftse methode and how to prepare for your lessons. It is not only advisable but also compulsory to come to this meeting! Students who did not show up at the introductory meeting will be deleted from the students list.


Nederlands voor Buitenlanders, tekstboek (het Groene Boek), 5th edition.

Course fees and payment

The course fee for the regular course program is € 420,- excluding lesson material. This fee is valid until August 1st 2023. The prices as mentioned are subject to change.

Enrolment procedure for students

TU Delft students with a valid Campus card can follow this course as an elective course (wm1115 = 3 ects). First, they have to follow the introduction programme. Registration for this must be done through Brightspace. The module can be found by searching for “Pre-enrollment Dutch” and selecting “Pre-enrollment for introductionary lesson & Test Dutch course” (tpm-preenroll-dutch). After pre-enrolment students attend the introductory lesson (obligatory). Then they study chapters 1 and 2 of the course book in preparation of the introductory test. (Free course materials are available.) Students who pass the introductory test, can enrol for the course via Brightspace.

We advise students who just arrived in the Netherlands to settle first, find out how much time they need for their studies etc. before they enroll for a Dutch course.

Schedule & registration

Below you can register for either an online course or a course on campus.
Important information for PhD’s: the application for PhD students will close one week before the start of the Elementary 1 course, as the obligatory entrance test will take place in that week.

Order the Green Book

Books can be ordered online or be purchased at your local bookshop.