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Dutch Language Course

Starts 10 September 2019 

You’ve been asking and we listened! We are excited to announce the first Dutch Language Courses offered through Expats Zwolle.


The courses will be delivered by an NT2 certified teacher using a method developed at the Language Centre of the University of Groningen. Lessons will be held at a local venue in Zwolle.


Courses Offered (from 10th September)

Course A1 - A2:  10th September  - 24th October (beginner to elementary) 

Course A0 - A2:  Starts 29th October  ( beginner) 

Course A2 - B1 Starts 5th March 2020  



Two time per week  

19.00 – 21:00


2 hours Session 


Minimum 8 participants,
maximum 10



Please note, if less than 10 registrations for a course have been received by 1st September 2019, then the course will not go-ahead


Course Completion

A Certificate of Completion will be awarded if your attendance is at least 75% across the course


Course Cost

A0-A2   Costs €800 (  this includes tuition, venue, and administration costs**)

A1- A2  Costs €400 (this includes tuition, venue, and administration costs**)

A2 - B1  Costs €800 (this includes tuition, venue, and administration costs**)


In addition, a textbook will need to be purchased separately. This will cost approximately €40 and covers from A0 to A2 level. You will be advised in your joining instructions which book you need to purchase.

** Some of the course cost is an administration fee for Expats Zwolle and allows us to source and provide these opportunities to our community


​​How to Register

For A1 – A2 level: Please click the link below and complete the intake test using Dialang. This intake test was developed by the EU to assess 14 European languages, including Dutch. Once you have completed the test, please include your results when completing the registration form below.




For all course levels: Please complete all details (including your Dialang result if applicable) in the form below and click Submit.

Registrations must be submitted before 1st September 2019


Payment details will be provided to you once your registration has been received. Once payment has been received, your place will be confirmed and joining instructions and venue for the course will be provided to you. Please note, course places will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.


Higher Level Courses

If we also have sufficient interest for a B1 – B2 (intermediate to upper-intermediate) level course, we can look to schedule something suitable later in the year. If you would be interested in this, please complete the registration below (with your Dialang intake test result) and if we get enough participants, we will contact you with further information.

Register before 25th August  ( receive early-bird discount) 



  1. Go to https://dialangweb.lancaster.ac.uk

  2. The test takes up to 2 hours to complete.

  3. Choose 'Instructions in English' or the language of your choice and then press (>) in the toolbar to continue.

  4. You can do sections of the test in any order you like: Listening, Writing, Reading, Structures, and Vocabulary.

  5. Always follow the placement test using (>). Although completing the placement test is not required, it is used in the Dialang program to determine the appropriate level of the test. Skipping parts of any section could cause problems because this is an adaptive test.

  6. There is a self-assessment questionnaire; you can decide whether to do (>) or not (>>) do this self-assessment part.

  7. After each part of the test, you will receive feedback. Please write down the following results for each part of the test:


Terms and Conditions apply. 

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