Beginners A1

( 0- A1 CEFR) This course is a great way to get familiar with the basics of the Dutch language.

Level: 0 – A1 CEFR
Group size: Maximum of 8 students
Duration: 7 weeks, 23 hours
2 lessons of 1,5 hrs per week + 6 mini lectures
Homework: 5 hours per week
Times: Morning: 09:30 hrs
Evening: 18:00 hrs
Evening: 20:00 hrs
Course material:

The Beginners A1 course deals with chapter 1 to 12 of the Home in on Holland course book, including:

  • Online course book (CD on request)
  • Grammar explanations and exercises covering the basics of Dutch grammar.
  • Dialogues and stories, building up a vocabulary of about 500 words.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.
  • A Dutch- English dictionary.


Course price is including course material (course book Home in on Holland, and digital coursebook)

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Price: EURO 395,- Including material. Early Bird Discount 5 % (confirm your enrolment three weeks in advance)*
* Not to be combined with other discounts

"I believe one of the most important elements of learning a language is having the opportunity to practice one's speaking skills often. Direct Dutch facilitated this both by conducting the lessons in Dutch, and by providing a supportive, small class size environment to encourage oral communication skills.”

Lara Lyons, new resident of Den Haag about the Beginners Basic Course
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Beginners A1

Seven weeks Beginners A1 Course

The Beginners A1 course is meant for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch. Within seven weeks, students deal with the basics of Dutch grammar and build up a vocabulary of about 500 words. They learn how to introduce themselves, go shopping, give directions and have simple conversations on every-day subjects. This course is a great way to get familiar with the basics of the Dutch language.


Our classes are based on the direct method. This means that all classes are highly interactive and focus on communication. New words and structures are introduced by means of question and answer series. Dutch is spoken in class from the very first lesson (although some points of grammar may be explained in English to save time). Reading and writing are taught by means of practical (homework) exercises.


At Direct Dutch, we believe that it is impossible to separate a language from its cultural context. There is an important role for Dutch culture throughout our courses. The Beginners A1 course includes a series of 6 short lectures on aspects of Dutch society such as history, geography, politics, arts and media. In the first few weeks these talks/discussions will be in English, but later on they will be held in Dutch.


This course does not require any prior knowledge of Dutch. A little knowledge of English is required to attend the Beginners Course.


At the end of the course, there will be a multiple choice test assessing your level of Dutch. Upon handing in this test, you will receive a Direct Dutch certificate, stating your level of Dutch.

Starting dates Beginners A1

Choose your preferred date & time to enrol.

After you completed the enrolment form you will hear back from us by email. If you don’t receive an email within two working days, please send an email to 

08 Aug - 21 Sep 201718:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
08 Aug - 21 Sep 201720:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
04 Sep - 18 Oct 201718:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningMonday/Wednesday
04 Sep - 18 Oct 201720:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningMonday/Wednesday
11 Sep - 25 Oct 201709:30 - 11:00 hrsMorningMonday/Wednesday
03 Oct - 16 Nov 201718:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
03 Oct - 16 Nov 201720:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
17 Oct - 30 Nov 201709:30 - 11:00 hrsMorningTuesday/Thursday
30 Oct - 13 Dec 201718:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningMonday/Wednesday
30 Oct - 13 Dec 201720:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningMonday/Wednesday
28 Nov - 14 Dec 2017 / 09 Jan - 01 Feb 201818:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
28 Nov - 14 Dec 2017 / 09 Jan - 01 Feb 201820:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
08 Jan - 21 Feb 201818:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningMonday/Wednesday
08 Jan - 21 Feb 201820:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningMonday/Wednesday