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 In zicht. This method is meant for those who want to function or study on a vocational level and for whom level B1 is the final level (for the time being). 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 10 hours per week on homework.