What will you learn?
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What will you learn?

On this page you read what you will learn in every level of the conversation group courses we offer. First you read about our courses for people from around the world. At the bottom of this page you read about our courses for Afrikaans speakers. To read what you will learn in our course geared towards the civic integration exam, click here.


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Dutch courses for people from all around the world

Beginners A0-A1

In this level, you will build a strong foundation for the Dutch language. You will learn essential but straightforward vocabulary and gain insights into basic grammar. During the lessons we will touch on topics such as the present tense, correct usage of articles, prepositions and simple sentence structures. Moreover, at the end of this level, you will be able to apply what you have learned and formulate your first Dutch sentences. For example, to introduce yourself, talk about your family, describe your house and your hobbies.


If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.


Beginners plus A1-A2

Grammar:

This level is significant for mastering the essentials of Dutch grammar. On level A0-A1, you have learned the very basics of grammar. Now we will take grammar a step further. You will learn, among other things, about different tenses (present perfect, past tense), separable verbs, “niet/geen”, “om te + infinitief”, word order, conjugations, adjectives and “er is/ er zijn”’. You will get homework to study the theory and to practice the grammar rules. In class we will focus on answering questions, doing (speaking) exercises and applying the studied grammar rules.


Speaking practice:

We will talk about various daily situations, for example at the workplace,  leisure time, weather, travelling, emotions, giving your opinion and asking for information. We will prepare you for home assignments like a short presentation or talking to Dutch people in your environment. Finally, during the classes you will learn new vocabulary and useful sentences. 


If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.


Intermediate A2-B1

Grammar:

In the Intermediate classes you will strengthen and deepen your grammatical knowledge, gained during the first two levels. Depending on the needs of the group, we will further elaborate on topics such as the “om + te infinitief”, word order and the various tenses. However, we will also introduce new grammatical subjects, such as, “zouden + infinitief” or “plusquamperfectum”. 


Speaking practice:

We will talk about various daily situations. You will get assignments, e.g. to read. And we will help you prepare presentations about the news, a book or daily experiences. You will be asked to practice at home, to watch Dutch programs, talk to Dutch people or write a short text. Of course we will prepare for that and reflect on it in class. During the classes you will also learn new vocabulary and useful sentences. 


If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.


Intermediate plus B1-B2

Grammar:

We will rehearse difficult parts of grammar, like passives, usage of “er”,  different tenses (including plusquamperfectum) and word order. Homework will be studying the grammar before class or/and doing an assignment like preparing a presentation or writing a text using the grammar rules. In class, we will focus on answering questions and doing speaking exercises in which you apply the grammar rules.


Speaking practice:

We will talk about all kinds of situations, more personal or societal. Examples are personal goals and dreams, art, societal dilemmas and expressions. Conversations and exercises are playful and fun, yet focused on using an extensive vocabulary. Expanding your vocabulary outside class is also very important for this level. Homework will consist of texts to read, preparing a presentation or practicing conversations outside of class. In class, you will be invited to improvise during the discourses. 

If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.


Our offer

Courses are 199 euros for 9 weeks = 18 classes of 1 hour with groups of 6/7 people

Courses are 299 euros for 9 weeks = 18 classes of 1 hour with groups of 4 people

We work with certified, native teachers and offer online classes in the evening. We focus on conversation, including grammar, vocabulary, various conversational situations, pronunciation, etc. 

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Dutch courses for Afrikaans speakers

South African Beginner Course

Grammar:

In the grammar lessons of this tailor-made ‘South African Beginner Course’ we offer you a strong foundation in the Dutch grammar on level A0-A1. These lessons differ from the regular courses, because we take your grammatical lacunae as point of departure. We aim at enlarging your grammatical understanding and your awareness of grammatical differences between the South African and Dutch language. For example, by focusing on essential topics like correct usage of the tenses, articles and demonstrative pronoun.

 

Speaking practice:

Another important aspect that differentiates this course from the regular courses, is the level of conversation. The instructions and conversation lessons are in Dutch and on A1-A2 level. We thus expect you to converse on that level in Dutch as well. During the conversation lessons we strongly focus on pronunciation, intonation and on so-called “valse vrienden”. We will talk about topics that are related to the workplace, leisure time, weather, travelling, emotions, giving your opinion and asking for information.

   

If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.

 

South African Beginners Plus Course

Grammar:

With this ‘South African Beginner Plus Course’ you fill up hiatus in your grammatical knowledge of the Dutch language. The grammar lessons will help you to master the essentials of Dutch grammar on level A1-A2. You will take your grammar a step further by strengthening your grammatical basics in more detail with an emphasis on certain fundamentals, such as the correct usage of the tenses and articles. Your homework consists of studying and applying theories in day-to-day situations. During the lessons, we will focus on answering questions, conversation exercises and the practical application of grammar rules.

 

Speaking practice:

The instructions and conversation lessons of this course are in Dutch and on A2-B1 level. We thus expect you to converse on that level in Dutch as well. During the conversation lessons we strongly focus on pronunciation, intonation and on so-called “valse vrienden”. You will furthermore get homework assignments, such as reading and preparing short presentations about the news, books or daily experiences. You will be asked to practice at home, e.g. to watch Dutch tv programs, talk to Dutch people or write a short text.

 

If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.


South African Intermediate Course

Grammar:

In the grammar lessons of the ‘South African Intermediate Course’ we provide you with a strong foundation in the Dutch grammar on level A2-B1. In the Intermediate classes you strengthen and deepen your grammatical knowledge. Depending on the needs of the group, we will either repeat grammar essentials (normally taught in ‘beginner groups’ but often needed with South African intermediates) or further elaborate on topics such as the “om + te infinitief”, word order and the various tenses. We will also introduce new grammatical subjects, such as, “zouden + infinitief” or “plusquamperfectum”.

 

Speaking practice:

The instructions and conversation in this course is in Dutch and on B1-B2 level. If you want to participate in this group, you should thus be able to converse on that level in Dutch. During the conversation lessons we strongly focus on pronunciation, intonation and so-called “valse vrienden”. Your homework assignments consist of reading and preparing short presentations about the news, books or daily experiences. You will be asked to practice at home, e.g to watch Dutch tv programs, talk to Dutch people or write texts.

 

If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.


South African Intermediate Plus Course

It is in your best interest to mingle with people from around the world. It will challenge you and help you hear and see your points of attention in your Dutch, thanks to diversity. 


Grammar:

We will rehearse difficult parts of grammar, like passives, usage of “er”,  different tenses (including plusquamperfectum) and word order. Homework will be studying the grammar before class or/and doing an assignment like preparing a presentation or writing a text using the grammar rules. In class, we will focus on answering questions and doing speaking exercises in which you apply the grammar rules.


Speaking practice:

We will talk about all kinds of situations, more personal or societal. Examples are personal goals and dreams, art, societal dilemmas and expressions. Conversations and exercises are playful and fun, yet focused on using an extensive vocabulary. Expanding your vocabulary outside class is also very important for this level. Homework will consist of texts to read, preparing a presentation or practicing conversations outside of class. In class, you will be invited to improvise during the discourses. 

If you are interested in this level, please leave us your details here. We will get back to you asap.