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Beginners A1 registration page Maersk, Maersk Logistics & Services, APMT

This course registration page is for employees of Maersk Netherlands, Maersk Logistics & Services Netherlands B.V. / Damco Netherlands, Maersk Logistics & Services International BV en APMT Management BV. On this page you can register for the following courses:

    • Beginners A1 online
    • Beginners A1 at Direct Dutch
Course description: Beginners A1 (online or at Direct Dutch)
Level: 0 – A1 CEFR
Group size: Max. 8 students (at Direct Dutch) / max. 6 (online)
Duration: 7 weeks, 23 hours
2 lessons of 1,5 hrs per week + 6 mini lectures
Homework: 5 hours per week
Location: Direct Dutch Institute (The Hague) or online
Times: Morning: 09:30 hrs
Evening: 18:00 hrs
Evening: 20:00 hrs

 

Before you enrol in the course, please read the FAQs about course registration first!

 

FAQs course registration

Here are the most frequently asked questions about enrolling in our courses. Please read this information carefully before enrolling in a course!

To make sure the invoice is sent to your company, include the following information in the company field of your registration form. Without this information we cannot issue the invoice!

1: Full Company name.
For example:
- Maersk Line Netherlands
- Maersk Logistics & Services International BV
- Maersk Logistics & Services Netherlands B.V. / Damco Netherlands
- APMT Management BV.

2: Unique ID (provided by your company)

3: Cost Centre Number (applicable to APMT employees only)

 

Examples:

Maersk Logistics & Services international BV – UID: DDI007
APMT Management – UID: DDI007, cost Centre 000

After your registration for a course, you will receive an email with a confirmation deadline. If you don't confirm your place before this deadline, your place will be given to another student.
Please note that once you have confirmed your place, enrolments cannot be cancelled!!

On this page you can register for the following courses:

  • Beginners A1 online
  • Beginners A1 at Direct Dutch

If you wish to enrol in any other Direct Dutch course, please contact your HR-department first!

After your registration for a course, you will receive an email with a confirmation deadline. If you confirm your place before this deadline, your registration for the course is final. If you don't confirm your place beforethe given deadline, your place will be given to another student.

Once you have confirmed your place, enrolments cannot be cancelled!!

Here's what the different course statuses entail:

AVAILABLE: There’s a place available on the course. Enrol to reserve your place. You will be asked to confirm your place before the date mentioned in our follow up email.
WAITING LIST: A place might become available. Not all students have confirmed their places. If you enrol in the course you will be placed on the waiting list. We will contact you if a place becomes available.
FULLY BOOKED: Enrolment is closed. All students have confirmed their places.

Starting dates Beginners A1 (online)

DATE TIME DAY AVAILABILITY
14 May - 27 Jun 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Tu, Th WAITING LIST Enrol
14 May - 27 Jun 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Tu, Th WAITING LIST Enrol
03 Jun - 17 Jul 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Mo, We WAITING LIST Enrol
03 Jun - 17 Jul 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Mo, We WAITING LIST Enrol
10 Jul - 26 Aug 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
10 Jul - 26 Aug 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
03 Sep - 17 Oct 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Tu, Th AVAILABLE Enrol
03 Sep - 17 Oct 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Tu, Th AVAILABLE Enrol
30 Sep - 13 Nov 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
30 Sep - 13 Nov 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Tu, Th AVAILABLE Enrol
14 Oct - 27 Nov 2024 09:30 - 11:00 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
30 Oct - 16 Dec 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
30 Oct - 16 Dec 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
Yes, please

If you don’t receive an email within two working days, please send an email to info@directdutch.com

Starting dates Beginners A1 (at Direct Dutch in The Hague)

DATE TIME DAY AVAILABILITY
14 May - 27 Jun 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Tu, Th WAITING LIST Enrol
14 May - 27 Jun 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Tu, Th WAITING LIST Enrol
02 Sep - 16 Oct 2024 09:30 - 11:00 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
02 Sep - 16 Oct 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
02 Sep - 16 Oct 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
10 Sep - 24 Oct 2024 18:00 - 19:30 hrs Tu, Th AVAILABLE Enrol
10 Sep - 24 Oct 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Tu, Th AVAILABLE Enrol
30 Oct - 16 Dec 2024 20:00 - 21:30 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
Yes, please

If you don’t receive an email within two working days, please send an email to info@directdutch.com.

 

FAQs Beginners A1 course

Here are the most frequently asked questions about the Beginners A1 course.

The Beginners A1 course is meant for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch. Within seven weeks, students deal with the basics of Dutch grammar and build up a vocabulary of about 500 words. They learn how to introduce themselves, go shopping, give directions and have simple conversations on every-day subjects. This course is a great way to get familiar with the basics of the Dutch language.

Our online courses employ the same proven (direct) method of teaching Dutch as our traditional courses. Here are the key distinctions:

• A virtual classroom with a live teacher and a maximum of 6 students.
• Real time audio and video.
• Smaller groups with a maximum of 6 students (compared to 8 in our regular classes).
• An interactive setting with room to ask questions, practise your speaking skills and interact with- and listen to other students.
• Interactive tools: virtual whiteboard, screen sharing, document sharing, real time notes and more.
• Course material, sent to you by post (no charge) or you can pick up your book at Direct Dutch Institute

You can find more info about our online classes here.

This course does not require any prior knowledge of Dutch. Knowledge of English is required to attend the Beginners Course.

Our classes are based on the direct method. This means that all classes are highly interactive and focus on communication. New words and structures are introduced by means of question and answer series. Dutch is spoken in class from the very first lesson (although some points of grammar may be explained in English to save time). Reading and writing are taught by means of practical (homework) exercises.

Read more about the Direct Dutch course method.

The Beginners A1 course deals with chapter 1 to 12 of the Home in on Holland course book, including:

  • Online course book
  • Grammar explanations and exercises covering the basics of Dutch grammar.
  • Dialogues and stories, building up a vocabulary of about 500 words.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.
  • A Dutch-English dictionary.

Click to see course material

At Direct Dutch, we believe that it is impossible to separate a language from its cultural context. There is an important role for Dutch culture throughout our courses. The Beginners A1 course includes a series of 6 short lectures on aspects of Dutch society such as history, geography, politics, arts and media. In the first few weeks these talks/discussions will be in English, but later on they will be held in Dutch.

At the end of the course, there will be a multiple choice test assessing your level of Dutch. Upon handing in this test, you will receive a Direct Dutch certificate, stating you have completed the Beginners A1 (CEFR) course. Please note that the certificate is only a general indicator of the proficiency level. Read more about the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) here.