Afrikaans & Dutch
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Dutch for beginners


​Dutch for beginners


The Department of Afrikaans and Dutch is offering two Dutch for beginners courses. Both courses are fully online. Both courses are held twice a year (first start date in February and second start date in September). Both courses run for 10 weeks.

Course 1 is a fully online self-study package. Every week you are granted access to new learning materials including short videos and exercises. 
 
Course 2 is an online course that includes a weekly group lesson with your lecturer (a native speaker of Dutch) via the Zoom video conferencing platform. In this course you get access to tailor-made video clips and exercises to prepare you for the next lesson and to apply your acquired knowledge. This course is capped at 18 participants. 
 
For both courses an intermediate level of Afrikaans is needed as the course is based on a contrastive approach.
 
Course 1 and course 2 are both beginners courses that cover the same material. 

At the end of each course participants take an online test. If you pass this test, you will receive a "Dutch for beginners" certificate from the short course division of the University of Stellenbosch.
 
Contact details: Sabien Van Craenendonck
E-mail: sabien@sun.ac.za