Elementary and Post-Elementary Dutch

Online Dutch Language Training

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Dutch & Such is now offering the Elementary Dutch courses online only. I’ve chosen to use Google Classroom for sharing content. For the live online sessions with my instruction, and direct questions from the class, we are going to use an online conferencing platform.

There are a few very good platforms to choose from, and depending on what works best for the group as a whole, I will make the choice which to use. I have all the following platforms available for use in the online course:

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Skype
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom

We are free to choose which platform to use.

Prior to each lesson you will receive a notification to log on. The online sessions will take place on the dates and times stated in the overview for the course.

If you’d like to sign up for an online Dutch course please register by hitting the registration button at the top of the page. I look forward to seeing you online! For now, stay safe everyone.

Online Elementary Dutch Course – April 2020

‘Lekker!’ ‘Leuk!’ ‘Gezellig!‘ Since you arrived in the Netherlands you have heard these words many times, but what do they actually mean? And what is it about life in the Netherlands that makes it so incredibly ‘Leuk’, ‘Lekker’ and ‘Gezellig’? You need a Dutch survival kit.

In this program, we’ll be working on the basics of the language. Daily Dutch is our main focus. In a café, At the market, In a restaurant and At the doctor are just a few examples of themes we work on at this stage. Sound like fun? Or ‘leuk’, as we say.

Starting:14 April 2020
Class day:Tuesday
Class dates:14, 21 April
5, 12, 19, 26 May
2, 9, 16, 23 June
Class times:13:00-14:30
Cost:€ 395.- (excluding book)
Course Book:Nederlands in Gang
(2017 edition) Chapter 1 to 8
Duration:10 weeks

Online Post-Elementary Dutch Course – April 2020

You have the basics of Dutch and now you’re ready to move it on to the next level and gain confidence using the language. In this program, you will consolidate the basics you have learned so far. Daily Dutch is still at the heart of the vocabulary we learn.

In the Post-Elementary Dutch course, you will learn to use the past tense and move on to constructing more complex sentences. Conversational Dutch is still our main focus. You will be talking about your work, general interests, travel, food, and more. Sound like fun? Then join us!

Online Post-Elementary Plus Dutch Course – April 2020

Starting:15 April 2020
Class day:Wednesday
Class dates:15, 22 April
6, 13, 20, 27 May
3, 10, 17, 24 June
Class times:13:00-14:30
Cost:€ 395.- (excluding book)
Course Book:Nederlands in Gang
(2017 edition) Chapter 13 to 18
Duration:10 weeks

If you would like to apply for my Elementary or Post-Elementary Dutch course please click the button at the top of this page. For more info, please send me an email. Thanks!

Feel free to preview and order the book Nederlands in Gang on BOL.com.

Assessment

To do a self-assessment please find the link to the checklist at the bottom of my homepage or simply click here. Read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch. If you have specific questions about your level please drop me a line by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join a course then please fill in the registration form.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please fill out the contact form.

You can reach me on the following number:
Mobile: +31 (0)6 – 42272974

Further details

There is a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. You will be informed if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course or a refund.

Homework

The general rule for homework during your language course is as follows:

for each individual class, you need to factor in the same amount of time for the homework.

Say, for instance, you have a 90-minute class once a week, then the time you should spend on the homework should be 90 minutes as well. Before you start doing your homework it is important to time yourself. Cap your homework time at that 90-minute mark. Don’t worry if you haven’t finished.

Bear in mind it is more productive to do your homework in three half-hour sessions spread out through the week, than in one 90-minute session. The secret to learning is routine.