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Dutch Language Courses

The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo offers Dutch language courses for Egyptian adults on a regular basis.  These courses aim to provide students with language skills in Dutch, which they can use in everyday life. Therefore you will spend most of your time practicing the language in order to communicate with Dutch language speakers.

Upcoming courses

The NVIC aims to offer three rounds of courses per year: September-December, January-March and April - June.

The upcoming course:
20 May 2024 - 31 July 2024

Term dates and Schedule

The courses total 20 lessons, each lesson is 2 hours (40 hours), spread over 10 weeks.

Beginners (Level 1), Level 2, and Level 3:

Classes are on Mondays & Wednesdays from (level 2 and 3) 3:30 – 5:30 p.m. and (level 1) 6 - 8 p.m.

First lesson: Monday, 20 May 2024

Written Exam: Monday, 29 July 2024

Oral Exam: Wednesday, 31 July 2024


Language of instruction

The lessons are taught in English, NOT Arabic. A good command of spoken and written English is therefore required. The Institute may refuse enrolment to a student with insufficient command of English.

Assessment, testing and certification

Classwork and homework will be marked and evaluated throughout the course and a test will be held at the end of the course. Your marks and your test results will help the teacher decide whether you should go to the next level or whether you need further practice at your present level. End of course certificates will be given to all students. These do NOT have, however, any official value in the Netherlands.


The fees for this course: EGP 2.550.- (includes all required materials). 
Payment in full is required at the time of registration (only in cash for level 1). 

 Contestants for level 2 and 3 who have completed previous level at the institute, less than a year ago, can pay fees through bank transfer. (details of bank account will be shared after completion of google form)

The minimum number of students for each course is 8, maximum number 15.

If the minimum number of 8 students has not been reached, fees will be refunded to the students.

Registration (and entrance exam) for all levels

Monday, 29 April, from 9 a.m. - 12 noon only.  Before applying at the institute please fill in the following google form:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfj_lwGN-Y0zp3UpU-CQu6AlWnBednHE-jF9qpPFhNHKDhRrA/closedform

Please bring the course fees in cash on the day of registration.

An interview to assess your level of English is part of the registration process for the beginners’ course.

Grammar e-books

A very good link for those who want to learn Dutch:  grammar e-books in different translations, also Arabic. 

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