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. 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 A1 (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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct Dutch will be closed from 22 December – 1 January 2019
|7 Jan - 20 Feb 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|7 Jan - 20 Feb 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|14 Jan - 27 Feb 2019||09:30 - 11:00 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|12 Feb - 28 Mar 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|12 Feb - 28 Mar 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|4 Mar - 17 Apr 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|4 Mar - 17 Apr 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|12 Mar - 2 May 2019||09:30 - 11:00 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|09 Apr - 6 Jun 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|09 Apr - 6 Jun 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|06 May - 26 Jun 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|06 May - 26 Jun 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|11 Jun - 25 Jul 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|11 Jun - 25 Jul 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|08 Jul - 21 Aug 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|08 Jul - 21 Aug 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|06 Aug - 19 Sep 2019||18:00 - 19:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|06 Aug - 19 Sep 2019||20:00 - 21:30 hrs||Tuesday/Thursday|
|09 Sep - 23 Oct 2019||09:30 - 11:00 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|
|22 Oct - 05 Dec 2019||09:30 - 11:00 hrs||Monday/Wednesday|