The course description on this page applies to our regular 60 hour Intensive Beginners A0 – A2 course, which will be continued once the Corona safety measures are no longer necessary. This classical – at Direct Dutch – course will continue in it’s original form (as described on this page) once all the safety measures for the Coronavirus are no longer necessary (hopefully in September!). For our Intensive Beginners course – online we have divided our regular 60 hour Intensive Beginners (A0 – A2) course into two separate 30 hour courses: A0 – A1 and A1 – A2. You can separately enrol in these two courses.
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 email@example.com.
All classes continue as online classes until further notice. The Intensive Beginners course – online is divided into two separate 30 hour courses. For more information and enrolment forms, please go to these pages: A0 – A1 and A1 – A2. The starting dates below are for the regular Intensive Beginners course at our institute. We hope to be able to organise these courses at our school from September!
|14 Sep - 25 Sep 2020||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|
|12 Oct - 23 Oct 2020||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|
|09 Nov - 20 Nov 2020||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|
|07 Dec - 18 Dec 2020||09.30 - 17 hrs||Mon. to Frid.|