Dutch

Flag of The NetherlandsWith similar Germanic origins to English, some Dutch phrases are easily understandable. There's no need for a phrasebook if someone in an Amsterdam nightclub asks you "Wil je met me dansen?"

Around 28 million people speak Dutch: outside of the Netherlands it is most commonly encountered in Belgium (Flanders), the islands comprising the Dutch Caribbean (such as Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten) and the former colony of Suriname in South America. In addition, around 15-20 million people in southern Africa speak DutchEnterprisesAfrikaans - which is linguistically close enough to its parent language that a working knowledge of Dutch should get you by. (Although as with Dutch and German, the opposite may not always be necessarily the case).

Dutch Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Dutch (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting  October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course, 20 weeks - £260 (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term, 10 weeks - £135 (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Dutch Post-beginners (Level 2)

This is for you if you can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners Level 1 course.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course, 20 weeks - £260 (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term, 10 weeks - £135 (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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Dutch Intermediate (Level 3)

This is for you if you have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners Level 2 course.

Session information: October 2020
Timeline: Term 1: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), starting October 2020; Term 2: 10 weeks (30 learning hours), resuming January 2021
Fees: Full course, 20 weeks - £260 (60 learning hours), October 2020 to March 2021; 1 term, 10 weeks - £135 (30 learning hours), October to December 2020

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