Welcome to Dutch Studies

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Keegan Houser

Introduce yourself to the language, literature, culture and history of the Netherlands, Flanders, the Dutch Caribbean, and Suriname. Dutch Studies offers English-taught courses on Dutch cultural history, literature, and linguistics, as well as four levels of Dutch language courses, a reading and translation course, and a Summer Abroad Program to the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition to UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students, we welcome non-UC Berkeley students who can enroll for our classes through Berkeley Extension.

Dutch Language Courses - Spring 2021


Dutch Language Classes in Zoom

Dutch 1 Fall 2020

Dutch language courses offer small classes, personal attention, and a sense of community, as well as innovative approaches to language learning that are challenging and fun. In the 2020-21 academic year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person instruction has been replaced by online classes using Zoom and Canvas. The result is a hybrid style course, combining face-to-face synchronous time with the instructor and classmates as well as opportunities for independent work where students work on their own or with classmates on assignments, including video and voice recordings, write-ups, listening and reading comprehension, and grammar exercises.

Favorite Dutch Words



Due to COVID-19, this annual Summer Abroad Program has been canceled for 2021.