Beginners basic (0-A1 CEFR)
The Beginners A1 course is meant for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch. Within 12 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.
The ‘basic’ Beginners A1 package consists of 24 hours of tuition. The remaining homework is about 5 hours per week. Homework is required in order to keep up with the classes.
This basic package is great for students who are dedicated to learning Dutch and have the time and resources to study independently for about 5 hours per week.
If employees are not capable of 5 hrs of self study per week, we recommend the ‘complete’ package of 36 hours of tuition. This package includes a supplement of 12 hours of tuition, so the majority of the homework can be dealt with in class.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: 070-3654677