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Intermediate B1 (at Direct Dutch)

The Intermediate B1 (at Direct Dutch) takes place at Direct Dutch Institute in The Hague.
Classroom course, with 7 students.

Level: A2 – B1 CEFR
Group size: Max. 7 students
Duration: 12 weeks, 24 hours + 1 hour introduction
1 lessons of 2 hours per week
Homework: 5 hours per week
Times: Morning: 09:30 hrs
Evening: 18:30 hrs
Course material:

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

  • Grammar exercises consolidating the basics of Dutch grammar.
  • Texts and stories, building up a vocabulary of about 2000 words.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.

Course price is including all course material!

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Price: EURO 565,- Including material
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Intermediate B1 (at Direct Dutch)

Twelve week intermediate course

The intermediate course is meant for students who master the basics of Dutch and want to take it to the next level. In this twelve week course, students consolidate their knowledge of Dutch grammar and extensively practice and develop both their oral and written language skills. 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 intermediate course, students will be well prepared for the NT2 I state exam. Yet, more importantly, they will have become independent speakers of Dutch, who are ready to express themselves on any subject in both a social and professional context.

Method

Like all our courses, the intermediate course is highly interactive and focuses on communication. Students prepare for every class by covering one chapter from the book and preparing a short essay and a five minute presentation independently. In class, the time is divided between oral revision of the homework, presentations and class discussions. There is great focus on the students’ own input, allowing room 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 intermediate course works with authentic Dutch material as much as possible.

Prerequisites

This course requires an elementary knowledge of Dutch (A2 level CEFR). Students who didn’t complete the Beginners A2 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 I level B1

In the 10th lesson of the course students will take home the reading exam of the NT2 Programme I exam to prepare as homework. In the 11th lesson they’ll take home the writing exam of the NT2 Programme I exam. In the last lesson 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 Intermediate B1 (CEFR) course. After the B1 course, students are generally well prepared to take the official NT2 State Exam Programme I. 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 - 28 Nov 2022 18:30 - 20:30 hrs Mo WAITING LIST Enrol
12 Oct - 25 Jan 2023 18:30 - 20:30 hrs We AVAILABLE Enrol
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