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Beginners A2

All classes will continue as online group classes, untill further notice. If you sign up for an online course, your course will be online until the last lesson (we won’t switch back to a regular – classical – course in the middle of a course)! We hope to be able to organise regular (classical) courses in September 2020.

With our online (video conference) classes we offer the same approved (direct) method of teaching Dutch, in a virtual classroom with a teacher and 6 students.

Level: A1 – A2 CEFR
Group size: Max. 6 students (for the online course)
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.
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Price: EURO 435,- including course material (course book Home in on Holland, and digital coursebook)
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Beginners A2

Online classes at Direct Dutch 

• The same approved (direct) method of teaching Dutch.
• A virtual classroom with a teacher and a maximum of 6 students.
• Real time audio and video.
• Smaller groups with a maximum of 6 students (compared to 8 in our regular classes).
• A video conference setting with room to ask questions, practise your speaking skills and interact with- and listen to other students.
• Interactive tools: virtual whiteboard, screen sharing, document sharing, real time notes and more.
• Course material, sent to you by post (no charge) or you can pick up your book at Direct Dutch Institute
• You can find more info about our online classes here.

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.

Method

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.

Culture

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.

Prerequisites

This course requires knowledge of English and Dutch (A1 level CEFR). Students who didn’t complete the Beginners A1 course at Direct Dutch Institute are required to make an appointment for a (free) oral test. Please click here for information about the test and to make the appointment.

Examination

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.

 

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 info@directdutch.com.

All classes continue as online (video conference) classes until further notice! If you sign up for an online course, your course will be online until the last lesson (we won’t switch back to a regular – classical – course in the middle of a course)!

We hope to be able to organise regular (classical) courses in September 2020. 

   
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