Beginners A2

(A1-A2 CEFR) This course builds on the beginners basic course and teaches students to communicate effectively in Dutch within seven weeks.

Level: A1 – A2 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 A2  course deals with chapter 13 to 24 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 1000 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
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Beginners A2

Seven weeks Beginners A2 Course

The Beginners A2 Course builds on the Beginners A1 Course and is meant for students who already know some Dutch, but are still missing a solid grammatical background and vocabulary knowledge to communicate properly in Dutch. Within seven weeks, the students will have dealt with the entire elementary grammar of Dutch, built up a vocabulary of about 1000 words. More importantly, they will have practiced their communication skills extensively, discussing a wide range of topics. After this course, students will be able to communicate effectively in Dutch and provides a solid background to continue developing their language skills independently or in an intermediate course.


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 A2 course includes a series of 6 short lectures on aspects of Dutch society such as history, politics, arts and media in simple Dutch.


This course requires a basic knowledge of Dutch (A1 level CEFR). Click here to test your grammatical knowledge of Dutch. After you finished the online test, please click here to make a appointment with Petra Hisgen, our Director of Studies, to assess your current level of Dutch in an oral test. Appointments can be made on Monday to Thursday between 12:00 – 13:00 hrs and  17:00 – 18:00 hrs. A little knowledge of English is required to attend the Beginners A2 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 whether you reached A2 level.

Starting dates

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
03 Oct - 16 Nov 201718:00 - 19:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
03 Oct - 16 Nov 201720:00 - 21:30 hrsEveningTuesday/Thursday
30 Oct - 13 Dec 201709:30 - 11:00 hrsMorningMonday/Wednesday
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