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Intensive beginners A2

( 0- A2) In this course, students deal with the entire elementary grammar of Dutch and build up a vocabulary of about 1000 words within two weeks.

Level: 0 – A2 CEFR
Group size: Maximum of 8 students
Duration: 10 days, 60 hours
4 lessons of 1,5 hrs per day
Homework: 1-2 hrs per day
Times: 09.30 - 11.00 hrs: lesson 1
11.15 - 12.45 hrs: lesson 2
12.45 - 13.45 hrs: lunchtime
13.45 - 15.15 hrs: lesson 3
15.30 - 16.30 hrs: lesson 4
16.30 - 17.00 hrs: lecture or question time
Course material:

The Beginners Basic course deals with chapter 1 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 500 words.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.
  • A Dutch- English dictionary


Course price is including all course material!

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Price: EURO 995,- Including material
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Intensive beginners A2

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.

The starting dates for the two week intensive beginners courses are:

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 

02 Mar - 13 Mar 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
30 Mar - 10 Apr 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
04 May - 15 May 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
22 Jun - 03 Jul 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
20 Jul - 31 Jul 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
17 Aug - 28 Aug 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
14 Sep - 25 Sep 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
12 Oct - 23 Oct 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
09 Nov - 20 Nov 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.
07 Dec - 18 Dec 202009.30 - 17 hrsMon. to Frid.