Language course — Dutch A1 & A2 evening course
The program starts18 March 2024
The Dutch A1 & A2 evening course is a beginner's course and fits within the Education Pathway of the new civic integration act. So whether you’re integrating under the old or new integration law; everyone is welcome!
Who is this course for?
Are you new to the Dutch language? Did you finish school abroad at a level comparable to the Dutch HAVO level? Are you able to do the intake interview in English? Then the Dutch A1 & A2 language course is for you. Be sure to check the admission requirements.
Do you already speak some Dutch? Then we can do an intake test with you to see whether you can start halfway through the course.
You live in the Netherlands and you want to integrate. HAN Language Center can teach you Dutch and prepare you for program II of the Dutch State Exam. We have the Blik op Werk quality label. This means you can request a loan from DUO to pay for the course. Read more about applying for an integration loan from DUO. You can also enroll in the course without an integration loan. In that case, you pay for the course yourself or your employer pays for you.
Did you arrive in the Netherlands after 1 January 2022 and do you fall under the new civic integration act? Then your application goes through your municipality. Your municipality first needs to apply for you by sending an email to: email@example.com. After that we ask you to fill in the application form.
Program: Dutch A1 & A2 language course
This course focuses on all 4 language skills:
You also look at grammar and work on building your vocabulary.
The course also covers Dutch culture, and you learn about Dutch society and participate in activities off-campus, like a visit to a museum or the library.
The next evening course A1&A2 cours starts at September 11 2023. The course takes place at the HAN campus in Arnhem on the following days:
Monday from 17:30 to 19:45
Wednesday from 17:30 to 19:45
We keep the group size small, no bigger than 20 students, to ensure quality.
A1 starting dates
Is your Dutch already at the A1 level? Then you can apply to join the A2 part of the course. This part starts at September 18 2023 and consists of 32 sessions in 16 weeks. The cost of the course when starting from A1 is €1190 (price applicable for 2023-2024 academic year).
During class, you practice your listening and speaking skills and do various exercises. The lecturer gives you feedback on these. You also get homework to help you improve your reading and writing skills and your grammar and vocabulary. You can take it home, or do it at the HAN study and multimedia center. You spend about 6-8 hours a week on self-study.
The program allows enough time for repetition and to retake exams.
Learning a language takes commitment and discipline. So we expect that from all our participants. This way you know you can rely on your fellow course participants during the course!
During the course you use the textbook Contact! Nieuw 1 and Contact! Nieuw 2. These books are included in the course fee.
You will have access to a special online environment. HAN provides the necessary software: you don't need to purchase anything for that. It is important that you have your own laptop with a working microphone and camera. You also need a good WiFi connection. That’s it!
At the end of the course you do a test at the A2 level. Reached this level? Then you receive a certificate. This means you can continue to the next level.
Exams are held on the HAN campus.
You achieve language level A2 (basic user). You understand sentences and common words about personal details, family, shopping, local surroundings and work. You can communicate simply about your own background, your direct surroundings and various needs. You have gained knowledge of Dutch society. You are ready to move on to the advanced A2-B1 Dutch course.
- You are new to the Dutch language;
- You are highly educated, so finished school abroad at a level comparable to the Dutch havo level;
- You have a basic knowledge of English;
- You have enough time to devote to learning (2 lessons per week plus 7 hours of self-study.
Apply in 6 steps
Apply early so everything will be arranged on time.
Approved? Then you receive a letter with the maximum loan amount.
Choose the course that suits you best.
1. Complete the online registration form.
2. In the "comments" section, mention that you are paying with a DUO loan. You receive an automatic confirmation of registration. Your registrations is not yet final.
You will receive an email invitation for the intake interview.
Make sure to bring the following with you:
- DUO letter.
- If you are integrating: notification letter of your intagration.
- Your diplomas.
- Your ID or residence permit.
- If available, any certificates from other language courses.
The interview may be held in English or Dutch. You can bring someone with you to the interview. We discuss the following with you:
- Do you fit our target group? If not, we refer you to a different language provider.
- Your Duo letter.
- Your entry level.
- The most suitable course to help you prepare for the NT2 State Exam (programme II). And how long we think it will take.
We document your course preference in a course contract. This contract is subject to the general terms and conditions for Dutch courses offered by HAN Language Center. Your registration is complete when you sign the course contract.
At the end of the course you sign the digital invoice of HAN Language Center. This invoice will be available on the DUO website, under Mijn Inburgering.
Are you taking this course as part of the Education Pathway? In that case we arrange payment directly with your municipality.
What if DUO does not pay the invoice directly to us? Then you have to pay all costs yourself. In installments if needed.
Ready to start?
Contact us at the HAN Language Center.
We're happy to help with all your questions!