This course is meant for people who have none or very little knowledge of the Dutch language. In this course you are taught the basics of Dutch language, you acquire a basic vocabulary of Dutch, you will be able to understand simple spoken and written Dutch and you will be able to express yourself in elementary written and spoken Dutch. The method we use is Nederlands in gang. This method is meant for those who want to function or study on a (near) academic level. Students are required to spend about 15 hours on homework, to prepare the lessons, listen to the texts and learn the vocabulary.
In class, students focus on activities which require the presence of a teacher or fellow students, such as the training of conversation skills and explanation of and practicing of grammar topics. During the lessons we will focus on speaking and explanation. Everything that can be done individually will be done individually, outside the classroom. Writing assignments are preferably sent by email to the teacher so that the time in classroom can be used as efficiently as possible.
If you prefer to learn Dutch at a slower pace, we recommend you to do the beginners evening course 3 months – Van Start.