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The Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures will offer DTCH 402 (Elementary Dutch) in Fall 2024, and DTCH 403 (Intermediate Dutch) in Spring 2025. Although these courses are numbered at the 400-level, they are available to all students including First-Years; these two semesters are designed to get you through “Level 3” and to fulfill the Global Language requirement. DTCH 402 is the beginning course (there is no DTCH 401), and is equivalent to level 1 and level 2. The Department is currently unable to offer more advanced courses.

For a complete listing of Dutch courses and course descriptions, consult

If you have prior knowledge of Dutch, a placement test is required. Please contact the instructor for the placement test. Placement testing may be available via Zoom during the summer; however, it’s also possible you may need to wait until after you arrive in Chapel Hill in August.

The First-Year Pre-Registration Survey can NOT result in pre-enrollment in Dutch. Feel free to enroll yourself in DTCH 402 if you are a beginner or have minimal knowledge in Dutch; if the instructor places you at a different level, the Department can help you change your schedule in the fall.

If you have been unable to enroll in this course for any reason, you are welcome to discuss it with the instructor on the first day of class.

For more information, please contact the instructor, Dr. Dan Thornton.