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Intensive beginners A0-A2

The course description on this page applies to the classical Intensive Beginners course, which will take place at Direct Dutch in our 1.5 meter classroom.

All our courses are currently online, except for the Intensive Beginners A0 - A2. More classical courses will be announced later. If you sign up for an online course, it will be online until the last lesson!

With our online (video conference) classes we offer the same approved (direct) method of teaching Dutch, in a virtual classroom with a teacher and 6 students.

Level: 0 – A2 CEFR
Group size: Maximum of 6 students
Duration: 10 days, 60 hours
4 lessons of 1,5 hrs per day
Homework: 1-2 hrs per day
Times: 09.30 - 11.00 hrs: lesson 1
11.15 - 12.45 hrs: lesson 2
12.45 - 13.45 hrs: lunchtime
13.45 - 15.15 hrs: lesson 3
15.30 - 16.30 hrs: lesson 4
16.30 - 17.00 hrs: lecture or question time
Course material:

The Beginners Basic course deals with chapter 1 to 24 of the Home in on Holland course book, including:

  • Online course book (CD on request)
  • 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

Course price is including all course material!

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Price: EURO 995 / Including material
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Intensive beginners A0-A2

The Intensive Beginners course is the first course to take place in our 1.5 meter classroom, with 6 students instead of 8. The classroom is adjusted to meet the demands of the 1.5 meter society. In addition, there are strict hygiene measures throughout the building to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Two week intensive beginners courses

The Intensive Beginner course is meant for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch. Within two weeks, students deal with the entire elementary grammar of Dutch and build up a vocabulary of about 1000 words. Besides, they learn how to communicate effectively in Dutch in every-day situations, reaching from introducing themselves to discussing international politics and from grocery shopping to describing one’s ideal partner. This course is a great way to get familiar with the Dutch language within two weeks!


Our classes are based on the direct method. This means that all classes are highly interactive and focus on communication. In every first and third class of a day, new words and structures are introduced by means of question and answer series. In the second and fourth class, the newly learned words and structures are consolidated by plenary discussing exercises from the coursebook. Dutch is spoken in class from the very first lesson ( although some points of grammar may be explained in English to save time).


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 Beginners course includes a series of 12 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.


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


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


23 Aug - 03 Sep 2021 09:30 - 17:00 hrs Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Enrol
20 Sep - 01 Oct 2021 09:30 - 17:00 hrs Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Enrol
18 Oct - 29 Oct 2021 09:30 - 17:00 hrs Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Enrol
15 Nov - 26 Nov 2021 09:30 - 17:00 hrs Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr Enrol