Update! The Intensive Beginners course (A0 – A2) is the first course to be organised at Direct Dutch again. All our other courses are online. More ‘at Direct Dutch’ courses will be introduced in August and September 2020. Courses that start online will continue online until the last lesson.
Online classes at Direct Dutch Institute: smaller groups, the same interaction
With our online classes we offer the same high quality and the same amount of teacher-student interaction as our regular in-house courses:
> 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
> Digital course material, provided by email (or you can pick up your book at Direct Dutch Institute)
> 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)!
Our online classes offer the same format and structure as our classical courses. The classes are based on the direct method: they are highly interactive with a 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 (grammar will be explained in English when necessary). For our online classes we have changed the group size from 8 to 6. Reading and writing are taught by means of practical (homework) exercises.
Homework and test
Homework can be sent to the teacher by email and will be corrected by the teacher prior to the lessons. Additional exercises can be made in the digital learning environment (Moodle), which all students have access to. This digital learning environment allows students to:
- make exercises;
- listen to conversations;
- look up words in the dictionary;
- reread grammar explanations.
At the end of the course, there will be a test, assessing your level of Dutch. Upon handing in this test, you will receive a Direct Dutch certificate.
Enrolment and starting dates online classes
Please find the starting dates for the online courses here. If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate: call us at 070 – 365 46 77 or send us an e-mail at email@example.com.