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.

Key information

  • Session information: Monday 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 12 October 2020 - running until 22 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 12 October - 14 December 2020. Term 2: 18 January - 22 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

This course will be taught in a group size of a minimum 7 and maximum 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

This course will begin online.  

This course will start in October and run for 20 weeks (4 week break over Christmas), lessons will resume in January 2021. It comprises 60 learning hours over two terms. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week.  When enrolling you are committing to the full 20 weeks.  There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or two instalments.

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Entry level

No previous knowledge of Dutch is required. The course is suitable for absolute beginners.

Course content

  • Introducing yourself and making appointments
  • Celebrations and talking about special events
  • Shopping and ordering in a restaurant
  • Locations, transport and directions
  • Leisure time

Resources

The tutor will advise of any other necessary coursebooks during the first class.

Our approach

This course is taught in Dutch and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary and grammar structures of the Dutch language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Dutch language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression route

Upon completing the Beginners Level 1 course, you can progress onto the Post-Beginners Level 2 course.