The course Online Dutch for Beginners is organized in collaboration with the RUG (University of Groningen), which has experience with similar online language courses. The course takes participants from CEFR level 0 to A1 and lasts 8 weeks. Although the learning is done online, students are under supervision of certified teachers, with whom they also have direct contact via Skype or similar apps.
‘We decided to arrange an online course, because there are many PhD candidates and other employees, who want to learn Dutch, but they often travel and can’t attend classes twice a week. Not to mention that online learning is becoming a norm these days,’ explains Kathelijn Jacobs from the TCP Language Centre. ‘The course will consist of work online via a website, but the participants will also use a book and communicate with each other via Skype sessions, so they are not in it all by themselves.’
Interested UT employees are welcome to sign up for the course until the 15th of December, 2016. The registration form and other information can be found here.