Elementary Dutch (A)

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

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

This course is also offered on location. Read more under the Practical tab.

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

€845,00

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Starting from 13 July 2020

+ 8 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 735,00

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Starting from 7 September 2020

+ 3 more dates

About the Elementary Dutch (A) course

This Elementary Dutch (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.

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Learning goals

This Elementary Dutch (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 (A) 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

  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This course will be offered on-location at our teaching centre in Utrecht. To guarantee 1.5 metre distance between students, the classes will take place in small groups with a maximum of 8 participants. Due to this small group size, the teacher will be able to give you extra personal attention. Click here for course dates and prices and to enrol for this on-location course. Please make sure that you enrol for the course that is listed as being ‘location Utrecht Nieuwegracht’, because this course is also taught in the virtual classroom.

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  • Starting date: 13 July 2020 (Utrecht)
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