A Blog by International Students at Leiden University
Being fluent in Dutch is not a requirement of English-taught courses at University. However, especially if you are moving to Leiden for your Bachelor Studies, it might be nice to have a grasp of the language. In this blog, I will give you my opinion on why you should learn a bit of Dutch.
The University Language Centre is where to go! There are countless language courses among which Dutch of course. The courses start in February, July, August and September. Alternatively, you can choose to attend an Intensive Summer Course. Do not worry about fitting the course into your schedule, since the classes are available also in the afternoon or evening. The price is discounted for students and all levels are available.
If you are instead more of a lonely wolf and you want to learn Dutch by yourself and maybe with the help of a tutor, I suggest to check this website Italki. Here you can find many tutors available for quick and occasional Dutch classes on Skype.
I hope I have convinced you that giving it a go with Dutch is the right choice for your staying in The Netherlands.