Netherlands, Tilburg

Dutch, Intensive Summer Course

when 18 July 2016 - 12 August 2016
language Dutch
duration 4 weeks
credits 8 ECTS
fee EUR 780

In this course, you will learn the basics of Dutch language. You will develop speaking, writing, listening and reading skills with respect to topics relevant to international students living in the Netherlands.

These topics include:

•introducing yourself
•shopping for groceries
•ordering food and drinks
•buying clothes
•asking directions and doing sports

During the course we will use a teaching method that is especially designed for international students and expats. This method divides the learning process in the following three steps:

•Preparing a topic through online exercises
•Practicing skills and vocabulary in class
•Consolidating what you have learnt through homework assignments

Wherever needed, grammar will be dealt with within the context of the topics discussed. The emphasis, however, will always be on the communicative aspects of learning the Dutch language.

In addition to the standard course materials, we also offer a large number of online tools through the Dutch Tool Box that has been developed by the Tilburg University Language Center. This includes reading modules, vocabulary, grammar, listening, etc.

Course leader

Ms. P. (Patty) van Bielder

Target group

Prospective exchange students and non-Dutch speaking students with little or no knowledge of Dutch.

Course aim

The course combines language acquisition with an introduction to Dutch culture.

The Dutch Intensive Language Course is designed within the internationally approved European Reference Framework for language courses. It starts at the level of absolute beginners and aims to reach level A1-plus.

Fee info

EUR 780: The course fee does not include any study materials.

The course fee is € 780 or 12 Language Vouchers for Tilburg University students.
Students can pay with their language vouchers. Each voucher is worth € 65, so if you do not have enough vouchers left, you can pay the remaining vouchers for € 65 per voucher.
•€ 815 for Tilburg University employees and alumni.
•€ 900 for external participants (including prospective students). For prospective students, it is possible to exchange language vouchers afterwards when you start studying at Tilburg University. Each voucher is worth € 65, so you can get a maximum amount of € 780 back.

In addition: all participants must pay a participation fee of € 70 to facilitate the summer school.


There are no scholarships available.