Crash course Elementary Dutch (A)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

Do you want to gain a good working knowledge of Dutch in a short time? Do you want to be able to communicate in Dutch in your daily life with your neighbours, your family (in-law) or your colleagues, but also in shops or at the doctor’s? In this highly intensive course you will spend five weeks learning all the essential Dutch you need for daily life.

€ 1250,00

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Starting from 6 September 2021

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About the course

This intensive Dutch for Beginners course is suitable for anyone who wants to spend five weeks focusing on and learning the essentials of the Dutch language. There are lessons five days of the week as well as homework tasks to complete each day. As such, this is a full-time course.

You will develop a good basic knowledge of Dutch in a short time. We will discuss themes such as how to introduce yourself, talking about your family, holidays, shopping, work and study, travel, hobbies and leisure, homes, health and describing people and places. We work on vocabulary and grammar across all language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

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Learning goals

In this intensive Dutch for Beginners course you will work towards level A2. This course is suitable for anyone who has a minimum of 30 hours per week to give to learning and practising their Dutch.

You do not need any prior knowledge of Dutch. However, you should have a good understanding of English or another modern foreign language to be able to keep up with the pace of the course.

By the end of the course you will:

  • Be able to have a simple conversation in Dutch
  • Be able to talk about your personal background, experiences and wishes
  • Have  developed a good basic vocabulary and knowledge of the basic rules of Dutch grammar
  • and have sufficient knowledge of the Dutch language and culture to participate independently in daily life

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You will work in small groups or pairs during the lessons, but always under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Our teachers are trained to give you the support you need to get the best out of the course and yourself! The open, friendly atmosphere of our classes lets you learn from the experience of others and, in turn, lets others learn from you.

We use a textbook for this course (‘De Opmaat’). This book is specially developed for highly educated learners of Dutch of a second language.

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Time investment

This course comprises 25 lessons at Babel: five lessons a week for five weeks (Monday to Friday). We also expect students to be able to spend 3 -4 hours per lesson on homework and preparation tasks.

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  • The language of instruction is Dutch with English as the support language.
  • You can order the course book via our books page. We assume that every student will bring a copy of the book to their first lesson. This course finishes with a speaking and writing test.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion if you have attended (and actively participated in)  at least 80% of the lessons.
  • Do you work for Utrecht University or are you a registered (exchange) student? If so, you will automatically receive a 15% discount on this course. Make sure to register with your university email address.

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  • Starting date: 6 September 2021
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  • Starting date: 15 November 2021
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