Afrikaans & Dutch
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Dutch Certificate Course

​​​​​​​The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch is offering a Dutch-language acquisition course. In this course we focus on the following four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing. You will be introduced to the Dutch and Flemish cultures. The approach will be interactive and practice-oriented, and the lessons will build your confidence in speaking Dutch. The learning process of each student is central to the course.

This course will also prepare you for attaining the Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language ( The certificate can be attained at different levels (from A2 to C1, according to the Common European Framework of Reference). The level-B2 certificate allows you to study and work in Belgium and the Netherlands as it is officially recognised by most Belgian and Dutch universities and companies.