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Beginners A2 (at Direct Dutch)

7 weeks, 23 hours
The Beginners A2 (at Direct Dutch) takes place at Direct Dutch Institute in The Hague
Classroom course, with a maximum of 7 students.

Level: A1 – A2 CEFR
Group size: Max. 7 students
Duration: 7 weeks, 23 hours
2 lessons of 1,5 hrs per week + 6 mini lectures
Homework: 5 hours per week
Times: Morning: 09:30 hrs
Evening: 18:00 hrs
Evening: 20:00 hrs
Course material:

The Beginners A2  course deals with chapter 13 to 24 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 1000 words.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.
  • A Dutch- English dictionary.

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Price: EURO 475,- including course material (course book Home in on Holland, and digital coursebook)
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Beginners A2 (at Direct Dutch)

Seven weeks Beginners A2 Course

The Beginners A2 Course builds on the Beginners A1 Course and is meant for students who already know some Dutch, but are still missing a solid grammatical background and vocabulary knowledge to communicate properly in Dutch. Within seven weeks, the students will have dealt with the entire elementary grammar of Dutch, building up a vocabulary of about 1000 words. More importantly, they will have practiced their communication skills extensively, discussing a wide range of topics. After this course, students will be able to communicate effectively in Dutch. The course provides a solid background to continue developing their language skills independently or in an intermediate course.

Method

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.

Culture

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 A2 course includes a series of 6 short lectures on aspects of Dutch society such as history, politics, arts and media in simple Dutch.

Prerequisites

This course requires knowledge of English and Dutch (A1 level CEFR). Students who didn’t complete the Beginners A1 course at Direct Dutch Institute are required to book an appointment for a free oral test. For more information about course levels (the CEFR), our intakes and course prerequisites, please go the page ‘Where do I start?

Can I first enrol in a course, and do the intake later?
All courses that start higher than A0 have prerequisites. An intake is required if you haven’t completed a course at Direct Dutch before AND you want to take a course that doesn’t start at A0.

If you want to enrol in a course, and worry about the intake later, that’s fine. After we receive your enrolment form, we will inform you if a free oral test is required. Please also feel free to book an appointment for a free oral test prior to enrolling in a course.

For more information about course levels (the CEFR), our intakes and course prerequisites, please go the page ‘Where do I start?‘ Would you rather talk to one of us in person? Please feel free to contact our office!

Examination

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 A2 (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.

Starting dates

Choose your preferred date & time to enrol. After you completed the enrolment form you will hear back from us by email. If you don’t receive an email within two working days, please send an email to info@directdutch.com.

What does available, waiting list or fully booked mean?
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.
DATE TIME DAY AVAILABILITY
09 Jun - 26 Jul 2022 18:00 - 20:00 hrs Tu, Th AVAILABLE Enrol
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24 Oct - 07 Dec 2022 09:30 - 11:00 hrs Mo, We AVAILABLE Enrol
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