The course is meant for those who already have a basic level of Dutch. You have to be able to understand simple spoken and written Dutch and to be able to express yourself in elementary written and spoken Dutch. Participants are expected to have finished high school education and they need to be able to study at home.
The method we use is De Sprong. This method is meant for those who want to function or study on (or near) an academic level. The book offers a variety of many exercises and good explanation and exercises on grammar issues. The book gives you access to the website, which provides audio material and extra exercises that students can do at home. During the lessons, we will focus mainly on speaking skills and grammar explanation. Everything that can be done individually will be done outside of class. Writing assignments are preferably sent by email to the teacher and reviewed in class so that classroom time can be used more efficiently. Participants are expected to spend about 6 hours per week on homework.
This is a quick course. If learning the language is not so easy for you, it is better to do the easier course at intermediate level, In Zicht.