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.
Twelve week intermediate course
The intermediate course is meant for students who master the basics of Dutch and want to take it to the next level. In this twelve week course, students consolidate their knowledge of Dutch grammar and extensively practice and develop both their oral and written language skills. Throughout the course students are asked to actively use the Dutch language allowing them to expand their vocabulary and fluency and allowing the teacher to watch their development closely and give them individual feedback. After the intermediate course, students will be well prepared for the NT2 I state exam. Yet, more importantly, they will have become independent speakers of Dutch, who are ready to express themselves on any subject in both a social and professional context.
Like all our courses, the intermediate course is highly interactive and focuses on communication. Students prepare for every class by covering one chapter from the book and preparing a short essay and a five minute presentation independently. In class, the time is divided between oral revision of the homework, presentations and class discussions. There is great focus on the students’ own input, allowing room to focus on each student’s individual needs and interests. Dutch is spoken throughout the course.
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 intermediate course works with authentic Dutch material as much as possible.
This course requires an elementary knowledge of Dutch (A2 level CEFR). Students who didn’t complete the Beginners A2 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.
Test NT2 Programme I level B1
In the 10th lesson of the course students will take home the reading exam of the NT2 Programme I exam to prepare as homework. In the 11th lesson they’ll take home the writing exam of the NT2 Programme I exam. In the last lesson students will take the listening exam in class. As an additional service, Direct Dutch gives students the opportunity to make an appointment with the teacher for the oral exam (free of charge).
You will receive a Direct Dutch certificate, stating you have completed the Intermediate B1 (CEFR) course. After the B1 course, students are generally well prepared to take the official NT2 State Exam Programme I. Please note that the certificate is only a general indicator of the proficiency level. Click here to read more about this exam.
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.
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.
|27 May - 19 Aug 2020||18:30 to 20:30 hrs||WAITING LIST|
|07 Sep - 30 Nov 2020||18:30 to 20:30 hrs||Monday|
|14 Sep - 09 Dec 2020||09:30 to 11:30 hrs||Monday|