This course is the equivalent of Starterpack Dutch & Stepping Stone I. To register you must be a complete beginner
Would you like to understand everyday situations in Dutch with ease and speed?
Do you want to develop useful vocabulary that you can use in your daily life? Then our Intensive Dutch for Beginners course can help you realise your potential.
Interactive and engaging class both in person as well as online. Great and interesting introduction to the Dutch language due to the set up and symbiosis between book, handout and online material, the focus on speaking and the general communication skills by the teacher.
Terrific! Very fast and good communication from the very beginning. Mieke is a terrific instructor - she is EXTREMELY patient and supportive. She provides appropriate feedback and correction in a timely and effective manner. I also felt very safe and comfortable in the class: even when I made mistakes, I never felt discouraged. I definitely felt like I could practice speaking Dutch and ask questions. A wonderful classroom and learning environment were created! I learned so much, and all my questions were answered about grammar. I would recommend the class. Mieke is a wonderful instructor!
Great experience. Was impressed by the website supplemental resources organised with the good class time. The class started a bit quick for people with no prior experience with the language.
It was very intense, but all the information was very clear. Small group had it's benefit, as you have enough of practice and it is more fun to study together. And teacher made sure that everyone had enough of attention and everyone's questions were answered. So overall it was very positive experience and my understanding of Dutch is definitely improved a tone.
I like the teaching method of small classes. It encourages me to speak in the class. The teacher, Letty, encourages us to ask and speak in class, which build up my confidence. And I also appreciate the refreshments provided.
This Intensive Double-Your-Dutch course enables you to combine carefully selected elements of the Starterpack for Beginners course with those of the Stepping Stone I course in one intensive 2-week programme. Some knowledge of English is required to take this course.
Please be aware that in the face-to-face courses there is no option of joining remotely. If you have to miss the class due to sickness or other reasons, you can catch up in self-study or we can offer you a catch-up lesson at a reduced price.
Overview - Intensive Dutch Course for Beginners - Double your Dutch
Language during lesson
Dutch (50%) and English (50%)
Duration per lesson
3 hours per lesson
Course Content and Learning Goals - Intensive Dutch Course for Beginners - Double your Dutch
Topics covered in your course include:
- Introducing yourself
- Describing your family
- Going shopping
- Ordering at cafés and restaurants
- Filling out forms
- Visiting friends and attending a birthday
- Using public transport
- Going to the cinema, doctor, and police station
- Phoning a helpdesk
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Introduce yourself and others
- Survive in everyday situations in shops and restaurants
- Talk about their routine, habits and hobbies in a basic way
- Talk about where they live and/or work
- Describe complaints/illnesses to the doctor
- Write a simple email explaining a problem/ complaining about something
Practical Information - Intensive Dutch for Beginners - Double your Dutch
(excluding the course book); for students/au pairs (student card number/details of host family must be provided).
- 09:00-11:00 - Lesson 1
- 11:00-11:15 - Tea break
- 11:15-12:15 - Supervised study
- 12:15-13:00 - Lunch break
- 13:00-15:00 - Lesson 2
- 15:00-15:30 - Consolidation time
Nederlands in Gang (chapters 1-18); ISBN 9789046905609, €48,50
Kickstart School folder of materials and course planner
N.B. We recommend German and South African (Afrikaans-speaking) students to begin with a higher-level Dutch course. After completing some self-study materials, South African students may begin with Stepping Stone I and German students may begin with Stepping Stone II. Please refer to the language level tab or contact us for more information.
N.B Some knowledge of English is required to take this course. A minimum of four students is required for a course to begin.
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