The Intensive Beginners course is the first course to take place in our 1.5 meter classroom, with 6 students instead of 8. The classroom is adjusted to meet the demands of the 1.5 meter society. In addition, there are strict hygiene measures throughout the building to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Two week intensive beginners courses
The Intensive Beginner course is meant for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch. Within two weeks, students deal with the entire elementary grammar of Dutch and build up a vocabulary of about 1000 words. Besides, they learn how to communicate effectively in Dutch in every-day situations, reaching from introducing themselves to discussing international politics and from grocery shopping to describing one’s ideal partner. This course is a great way to get familiar with the Dutch language within two weeks!
Our classes are based on the direct method. This means that all classes are highly interactive and focus on communication. In every first and third class of a day, new words and structures are introduced by means of question and answer series. In the second and fourth class, the newly learned words and structures are consolidated by plenary discussing exercises from the coursebook. Dutch is spoken in class from the very first lesson ( although some points of grammar may be explained in English to save time).
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 Intensive Beginners course includes a series of 12 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. 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 you have completed the Beginners A2 (CEFR) course. Please note that the certificate is only a general indicator of the proficiency level. Read more about the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) here.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|09 Nov - 20 Nov 2020|
AT DIRECT DUTCH
|09.30 - 17 hrs||WAITING LIST|
|07 Dec - 18 Dec 2020|
AT DIRECT DUTCH
|09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|
|11 Jan - 22 Jan 2021||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|
|08 Feb - 19 Feb 2021||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|
|08 Mar - 19 Mar 2021||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|