Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B1)

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2)

This pre-intermediate course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. In addition, we will look at Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary.

During the lockdown (at least until 2 March), all our on-site courses will be taught in the virtual classroom. As soon as it is possible, we will switch back to teaching on location. So, you can enrol without any problems for an on-site language course. We offer you a worry-free start to your course with our flexible booking policy.

See how Anouk found the virtual classroom here (in Dutch).

Classroom course

€845,00

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Starting from 19 April 2021

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 745,00

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Starting from 19 April 2021

+ 1 more dates

About the Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B1) course

This Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B1) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level B1 in a short period of time. You can start with level A2.

The topics that will be dealt with are more abstract than in the beginner course. The following themes will be used: work and leisure time, society, communication, weather and geography, politics, art, energy and Holland.

DUO loan?

Are you entitled to a loan from the DUO (Educational Administration Service) to help pay for your Dutch course? And this is your first course at Babel? Then you need to have an intake interview with a teacher and do a placement test. 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 student loan. Here you can sign up for an intake interview.

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Learning goals

This Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B1) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level B1 in a short period of time. You can start with level A2.  You will need to test your level. This can be done through our online placement test.

Participants can understand the most important aspects of clear standard texts on subjects that they frequently come across at work, at school or during their leisure time. They can deal with most situations that can arise while travelling in areas where Dutch is spoken. They can produce simple texts on subjects that are familiar or that are of interest to them. They can describe experiences and occurrences, dreams, expectations and ambitions, and they can briefly explain their opinions and intentions.

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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 sprong. 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 Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B1) course 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.
  • In this course we use the book De sprong. 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 the 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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