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.

Dutch short courses 2021

From the beginning of February the Department of Afrikaans and Dutch will be offering two Dutch for beginners short courses. The courses are fully online. For both courses an intermediate level of Afrikaans is needed as the course is based on a contrastive approach.


Course 1 is a fully online ​self-study package. Every week you are granted access to new online learning materials. This course begins on Monday 8 February. The course fee is R1500 for staff and students of SU and R1750 for the general public.


Course 2 is an online course that includes a weekly group lesson with your lecturer (who is a native speaker of Dutch) via Zoom. This group lesson will take place on Wednesday evenings from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. In this course you get access to tailor-made video clips and exercises. This course begins on Wednesday 10 February. The course fee is R2000 for staff and students of SU and R2250 for the general public. This course is capped at 18 participants. ​

For further information and to register for course 1 (self-study only) click the following link:


For further information and to register for course 2 (with online group lesson) click the following link: