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Company beginners A1

(A0 – A1 CEFR) Within six weeks, your employees deal with the basics of Dutch grammar and build up a vocabulary of about 500 words.

Level: 0 – A1 CEFR
Group size: Maximum of 8 students / Private course
Homework: 24 hours
Course material:

The Beginners Basic course deals with chapter 1 to 12 of the Home in on Holland course book, including:

  • 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
  • A CD with all the dialogues and stories from the course book.
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Company beginners A1

Beginners basic (0-A1 CEFR)

The Beginners A1 course is meant for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch. Within six weeks, your employees deal with the basics of Dutch grammar and build up a vocabulary of about 500 words. They learn how to introduce themselves, go shopping, give directions and have simple conversations on every-day subjects.

This course is a great way to get familiar with the basics of the Dutch language.


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.


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 Basic course includes a series of 6 short lectures on aspects of Dutch society such as Dutch national character and geography. 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. A little 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, your employees will receive a Direct Dutch certificate, stating your level of Dutch.

Are you interested in our company courses? Please contact Zsuzsa Alsemgeest-Jonas, email:, telephone: 070-3654677