Dutch for German Speakers (Advanced)

Level: Advanced (C1/C2)

Perhaps you have passed the State Exam in Dutch as a Second Language (Staatsexamen NT2), programme II? Or perhaps you have reached an equivalent level, but you still need to improve your Dutch language ability? Then this is the course for you.

Are you curious what it is like to attend language classes in our virtual classroom? Watch our demo and take a (online) tour in our virtual classroom.

Classroom course

€450,00

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Starting from 7 September 2020

Virtual classroom

€ 395,00

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Starting from 9 September 2020

About the Dutch for German Speakers (Advanced) course

Dutch for German speakers

In this course you will improve your speaking and writing skills in particular, as well as expanding your vocabulary and refreshing and extending your knowledge of the grammar.

The course focuses on:

  • Speaking: this skill will be practised through discussions, conversations in pairs and brief presentations. Topics are linked to the texts in the course book or to current issues, but there is also room for your own input.
  • Writing: this skills will be practised by means of a variety of written tasks (emails, letters, short notes, reports). The writing tasks are drawn mainly from the course book, but other tasks can also be agreed on with the teacher.
  • Grammar work: students’ knowledge of a number of grammatical areas (e.g. sentence structure, verb tenses, use of prepositions, the word ‘er’, etc.) will be reviewed and extended.

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Learning goals

This Dutch for German Speakers (Advanced) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level C1 in a short period of time.

Students need to have passed the State Exam in Dutch as a Second Language (Staatsexamen NT2), Programme II, or to have successfully completed a course at level B2. If this is your first course at Babel, we request that you complete the placement test on our website in order to determine your level.

The learning goals are:

  • Speaking: the students will learn to express themselves in a greater variety of ways and to have greater confidence when taking part in a wide range of conversations and discussions.
  • Writing: students will learn to write clear emails and well-structured short texts on a wide variety of topics.
  • Grammar: students will gain a better grasp of Dutch grammar and sentence structure, leading in particular to improved writing skills.

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Method

The varied classroom activities will be carried out either as a whole class, in small groups, in pairs or individually. The electronic learning platform gives information about the contents of the lessons, the tasks set for homework and ideas for additional online practice work.

On this course we use the book: Nederlands naar Perfectie. 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 Dutch for German Speakers (Advanced) course consists of 17 sessions of 1 hour 75 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is 30 hours.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • On this course we use the book: Nederlands naar Perfectie. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Students need to attend a minimum of 80% of the classes and to play an active part during lessons. There is no final exam. During the course you will receive regular feedback from the teacher on the speaking and writing tasks and (where applicable) on any presentation you give.
  • 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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Schedule

  • Starting date: 7 September 2020 (Utrecht)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Monday7 September 202018:1520:00
    Monday14 September 202018:1520:00
    Monday21 September 202018:1520:00
    Monday28 September 202018:1520:00
    Monday5 October 202018:1520:00
    Monday12 October 202018:1520:00
    Monday19 October 202018:1520:00
    Monday26 October 202018:1520:00
    Monday2 November 202018:1520:00
    Monday16 November 202018:1520:00
    Monday23 November 202018:1520:00
    Monday30 November 202018:1520:00
    Monday7 December 202018:1520:00
    Monday14 December 202018:1520:00
    Monday4 January 202118:1520:00
    Monday11 January 202118:1520:00

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  • Starting date: 9 September 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    DayDateStartEnd
    Wednesday9 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday16 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday23 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday30 September 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday7 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday14 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday21 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday28 October 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday4 November 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday18 November 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday25 November 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday2 December 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday9 December 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday16 December 202020:0021:45
    Wednesday6 January 202120:0021:45
    Wednesday13 January 202120:0021:45

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