Update: The Intensive Intermediate course is no longer online! All of our intensive courses are now classical, at Direct Dutch in The Hague.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 make an appointment for a (free) oral test. Please click here for information about the test and to make the appointment.
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.
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 email@example.com.
All our courses are currently online, except for the Intensive Beginners A0 – A2, Intensive Intermediate (A2 – B1) and the Intensive Advanced B1 – B2. More classical courses will be announced later. If you sign up for an online course, it will be online until the last lesson.
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