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Intensive advanced B2 (at Direct Dutch)

The Intensive courses takes place at Direct Dutch Institute in The Hague
Classroom course, with a maximum of 7 students.

Level: B1 – B2 CEFR
Group size: Max. 7 students (classical course, not online)
Duration: 10 afternoons, 30 hours
2 lessons of 1,5 hrs per day
Homework: 5 hours per day
Times: Monday - Friday: 13:30 - 16:45 hrs
Course material:

The Advanced course deals with the Direct Dutch Advanced course book, including:

  • Grammar exercises consolidating the basics of Dutch grammar.
  • Texts and stories, expanding the students’ vocabulary.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.
  • A selection of authentic articles from Dutch quality newspapers.

Course price is including all course material!

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Price: EURO 615,- Including material
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Intensive advanced B2 (at Direct Dutch)

COVID-19 safety measures
The intensive courses take place at Direct Dutch Institute in The Hague, with 7 students instead of 8. The classroom is adjusted so students can keep 1.5 meter distance. In addition, there are strict hygiene measures throughout the building to combat the spread of COVID-19. Everyone is required to wear a mask when walking around the building, unless announced otherwise.

Two week Intensive Advanced Course

The intensive advanced course is meant for students who are able to use Dutch (more or less) fluently in every-day life and want to master the language on a professional level. In this two week course, students independently consolidate their knowledge of Dutch grammar. In class, students develop their writing and speaking skills discussing articles from Dutch quality newspapers on a wide range of topics in oral and written assignments. Throughout the course, students are asked to actively use the Dutch language allowing them to expand their vocabulary and fluency and allowing the teacher to watch their development closely and give them individual feedback. After the advanced course, students will have become independent speakers of Dutch, who are ready to express themselves fluently and correctly on any subject in both a social and professional context.

Method

Like all our courses, the advanced course is highly interactive and focuses on communication. Students prepare for every class by covering a chapter from the book, summarizing a newspaper article and preparing a short presentation independently. This means that students are expected to spend the entire morning preparing for the afternoon classes. In class, the students will look at some of the essays in detail and concentrate on presentations and class discussion. There is a lot of room for the students’ own input, allowing the teacher to focus on each student’s individual needs and interests. Dutch is spoken throughout the course.

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 intensive advanced course exclusively works with authentic Dutch texts.

Prerequisites

This course requires an intermediate knowledge of Dutch (B1 level CEFR). Students who didn’t complete the Intermediate B1 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!

Test NT2 Programme II level B2

In the last week of the course students will take home the reading exam (Wednesday) and the writing exam (Thursday) of the NT2 Programme II exam, to prepare as homework. The last day of the course students will take the listening exam in class. As an additional service, Direct Dutch gives students the opportunity to make an appointment with the teacher for the oral exam (free of charge).

You will receive a Direct Dutch certificate, stating you have completed the Advanced B2 (CEFR) course. After the B2 course, students are generally well prepared to take the official NT2 State Exam Programme II. Please note that the certificate is only a general indicator of the proficiency level. Click here to read more about this exam.

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
05 Sep - 16 Sep 2022 13:30 - 17:00 hrs Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr AVAILABLE Enrol
28 Nov - 09 Dec 2022 13:30 - 17:00 hrs Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr AVAILABLE Enrol
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