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Dutch Language Course

New Courses are Available...

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 

Course A0 - A2:   (beginner to elementary)  (7th April 2019 )  

Course A2 - B1:  Starts 26th March 2020  ( beginner) 

Course B1 - B2    Starts 26th March 2020  (intermediate) (14 weeks) 

New Course A2- B1 recap  Once a week  (14 weeks) 



Two times per week  

19.00 – 21:00

Spcl. Lessons Once a week  

21:00 – 22:00


2 hours Session 

1 hour Session 


Minimum 8 participants,
maximum 10



PS: Running of the course is subject to minimum registrations and the organisers' can cancel the courses in special circumstances.


Course Completion

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


Course Cost**

A0-A2   Costs €850 

A2- B1  Costs €850 

B1 (Speaking course)  Costs €450

A2-B1 recap Costs €300

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  20th March 2020


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 20th March 




  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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