Dutch (Online)

To ensure that we have time to set you up with access to our Virtual Learning Environment (Canvas) and therefore access to the first live session, please make sure you have paid no later than five working days before your course starts. 

Michaelmas Term Course Timetable 2021

Courses start in the week commencing 18 October. Enrolment will open on 21 September 2021. Please join our mailing list to be kept informed about when timetables are published and enrolment goes live.

Enrolment information for non-members of the University is here. Course pathway Stage* Part Duration  **Day and time of live session    Date of first live session Date of final live session 
  Information to follow            
Enrolment will close at 9am on Friday 15 October. Early booking is recommended as some courses are expected to fill early. 
*A Stage is made up of three Parts, usually Part 1 is Michaelmas term, Part 2 is Hilary term and Part 3 is Trinity term. However, in some instances we will run another Part 1 in Hilary term due to popularity, please check the timetable carefully. Please note, complete beginners (Stage 1) cannot join Parts 2 or 3 if they have not completed Part 1.
**Learners will be divided into two groups by the tutor, so that one group has their live session for the first 30 minutes, and the second group has their live session for the second 30 minutes. 

Fees, funding, enrolment and mode of delivery

If the course on which you would like to enrol is fully booked, please check the timetable to see if the same course is being offered at a different time (many of our courses have several iterations, each with a different day/time for the ‘live session’). In addition, we operate a first-come, first-served waiting list, simply click on the Join the Waiting List button alongside the course of your choice and we will email you if a space becomes available. 


Priority funding for Trinity term courses is now closed.

If you need to learn a language to support your studies, you can ask your college, department or faculty to sponsor you via our Priority Funding scheme. You'll need to seek permission from your tutor/supervisor, obtain the email address of the financial signatory in your college/department/faculty, and click on the link to the Priority Funding Application Form below.

Please do not enrol yourself on the course prior to your application being approved. When the Language Centre receives confirmation of approval from your college/department, we will enrol you onto the course and email you to confirm.

Priority funding for Trinity term Intensive courses will open on 12 noon on Monday, 31 May 2021 (Week 6).  Priority Funding is not available for Fast Track courses. See our course handbook for more information.




For Learners with an Oxford University SSO (Single Sign-On) simply click on the enrol button next to the class that you wish to join. 

For Learners without an Oxford University SSO, or who are not members of the University, please email admin@lang.ox.ac.uk with the following details:

  • Full name
  • Email address and phone number
  • The name of the course you wish to study (including Stage and Part)
  • The start date and time of the course
  • Your connection to Oxford University, if any (to determine course fee)

We will then provisionally enrol you onto the course and send you a link to the Oxford University Online Store for payment. Once payment is received we will confirm your place on the course. 

What happens after I enrol?

After enrolment you will receive an automated booking email to confirm your payment. From Week 1 you will be added to the course on Canvas (Oxford University's Virtual Learning Environment). You will receive an invitation to join Canvas, please accept it and follow the instructions for your course and make sure to go through your learning pathway before your first live session with your tutor. Course materials will be available a week before each live session. Please make sure that you read the course handbook for the course you wish to take with us as this contains more detailed information.

We will be starting all our courses for 2020-21 through a flexible and inclusive mode of delivery, which will all be online. This will include small group live online conversation classes every week and online learning pathways for preparatory taught content, activities, and feedback - all using the University's Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas.

Having had the opportunity to learn from the experience and feedback from our learners and tutors in Trinity 2020, we are confident that this mode of delivery works well for our community of learners. It enables you to work at your own pace, have access to a complete set of learning materials beyond the life of the course to master and review - it also facilitates high quality feedback both of a generic and individual nature.


We currently only run Dutch on the General pathway, please refer to the General course handbook for more information on this pathway.

  • Focus on communication and use of all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking)
  • Term by term commitment 
  • Entry: first-come, first-served 
  • Fully funded option available with Priority funding scheme 
  • Certificates of attendance and completion available 
  • Taught in weeks 2-7 every term (part 1 in Michaelmas, part 2 in Hilary and part 3 in Trinity)
  • Number of live online sessions per week: 1 
  • Length of live online session: 30 minutes
  • Learning pathway including language instruction and guided learning: 1.5 - 2 hours per week 
  • Recommended self-study and practice time: 2 hours per week 

Further resources

Library shelfmark: DU



Culture and Tourist



If you can't find the media you want, try our multilingual page



  • MNM Contemporary hit radio
  • NPO Radio 1 News, Politics, current affairs and sport
  • NPO Radio 2 Popular music, mostly from the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and Dutch music
  • NPO Radio 5 Easy-listening music and entertainment, factual and discussion programmes
  • Radio 1  News, sports and current affairs
  • Radio 2 Soft AC with optouts for regional programming per province


Course fees


Useful links


Course textbooks

Information about course textbooks can be found in the course handbook above.

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