Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

This beginner course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. In addition, we will look at the basics of Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary.

 

COVID-19 update 16 March 2021: Important information
It is important that people going through the integration process continue to learn the Dutch language during this period. During the lockdown, you can take one lesson per week on location in Utrecht. The rest of your lessons will be via Virtual Classroom. It has been decided by the government that distance education (including lessons via virtual classroom) can be paid with a DUO loan. As soon as it is possible, we will fully switch back to teaching on location. So, you can still enrol for an on-site language course. You can find an overview of all the measures we took in our buildings against the coronavirus here.

Classroom course

€845,00

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Starting from 28 June 2021

Virtual classroom

€ 745,00

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Starting from 26 April 2021

About the Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A) course

This Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level A2 in a short period of time.

At the end of this course, participants can understand sentences and frequently used expressions that are related to daily life (such as personal data, relatives, shopping, work). They can communicate in simple and every-day tasks. They can use simple words to describe aspects of their own background, their immediate surroundings and their needs and desires.

The following themes will be used: getting to know each other, on the road, going out, making a date, relatives, parties, going shopping, living accommodation, work, leisure time, travelling, visiting the doctor, asking for information.

DUO loan?
Are you entitled to a loan from the DUO (Educational Administration Service) to help pay for your Dutch course? Then you need to have an intake interview with a teacher first. You can use your DUO loan to fund both virtual classes and face-to-face classes on location.
This page gives more information about registering for a course with a DUO loan. Here you can sign up for an intake interview.

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Learning goals

This Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level A2 in a short period of time.

At the end of this course, participants can understand sentences and frequently used expressions that are related to daily life (such as personal data, relatives, shopping, work). They can communicate in simple and every-day tasks. They can use simple words to describe aspects of their own background, their immediate surroundings and their needs and desires.

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Method

Different competences will be discussed during the classes. Assignments will be made in class, in groups, pairs or individually. More information about the course programme, homework and suggestions for additional online exercises will be published on the electronic learning environment.

In this course we use the book De opmaat. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.

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Time Investment

This Elementary Dutch: Intensive Course (A) consists of 34 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht or in the virtual classroom. The advised self-study load is 90 hours.

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Practical

  • This course is offered both on-site and in the virtual classroom. You can enrol for your preferred option using the buttons above. All our on-site classes are taught in a small group. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus here.
  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Participants should attend at least 80% of meetings. At the end of the first half of the course, there will be listening, reading, writing and speaking tests. In addition there will be a final test on speaking and writing.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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  • Starting date: 26 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 28 June 2021 (Utrecht)
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