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The Dutch Journey 

We understand it might be a bit difficult to decide which course suits you best. The overview and level description below will help you to better understand the difference between the Dutch courses and levels we offer. Of course you can send us a message if you are not sure which course would be best for you. Please leave your personal details through the contact form on our home page. You will then receive a level assignments which helps us to better assess your current level. 

First Steps 

A0>A1
A1>A2

Walking

Around

Full Speed 

A2>B1

Finish Line

B1>B2

Final Touch 

B2>C1

First Steps 1 

First Steps 2 

For complete beginners 

In this course you will learn to speak and write about personal, basic topics. 


Upon completing this course you can: 
•    introduce yourself 
•    greet people
•    fill out a form 
•    tell what you do in a day
•    understand a rooster/scheme
•    congratulate people 
•    give your opinion (basic)
•    buy something in a store
•    describe your house
•    make an appointment


Vocabulary
At the end of the course (receptive) knowledge of +- 500 words 


Grammar

  • Verbs: Present sentence structure

  • Basic main sentence

  • Personal pronoun as subject 

  • Possessive pronoun

  • Adjectives

  • Negation

  • Plural/singular nouns 

  • Interrogative sentences: yes/no questions and open questions

Practical general:
In this course you will learn the past perfect, comparing things and basic interaction with third parties


In speech and writing you will be able to:

  • ask, understand and to give directions

  • talk about clothes (of someone else)

  • describe an appearance

  • exchange clothes in a store

  • give a compliment

  • propose a plan

  • order in a restaurant

  • invite someone and respond to an invitation

  • tell about things you have done (perfectum)

  • comparing things (adjectives)

 

Vocabulary

At the end of the course (receptive) knowledge of +- 1000 words


Grammar

Verbs: modal verbs

Sentence structure: inversion & perfect (past tense)

Adjectives: comparative & superlative

Spelling: short and long sounds (man, moon, men, moons)

Pronomen personale (of persons and objects), demonstrative pronoun

First Steps 

A0>A1
A1>A2

Walking

Around

Full Speed 

A2>B1

Finish Line

B1>B2

Final Touch 

B2>C1

Walking Around 1

General
In this course you will learn to do practical things in Dutch, talk about personal matters and provide basic support for your opinion.

 

In practice
In speech and writing you can:

speak at the checkout

understand and write advertisements

have a conversation in a store (and indicate preferences) send a package request information from an association open a bank account

ask for information and have a conversation with the municipality

understand information about medications

make a doctor's appointment

describe complaints to the doctor

talking about (un)healthy eating and habits

have a short conversation with a stranger speaking about personal topics

describe your family

talk about a relationship

 

Vocabulary
At the end of the course (receptive) knowledge of +- 1500 words

 

Grammar Verbs:

past tense (imperfect),
yes/no + infinitive
Sentence structure: connecting main sentences, subordinate clauses

Walking Around 2

General
In this course you will learn to describe your own past and speak about non-personal matters such as the news.


In practice
In speech and writing you can:

  • understand the Dutch education system

  • requesting/understanding information about training courses

  • talk about your own educational history

  • discussed a report of your kind

  • tell us how your course is going and about course plans

  • talk about cultural activities

  • indicate preference/dislike

  • describe architecture

  • provide/understand information about work

  • talk about your work routine

  • indicate the order of activities

  • conduct a (basic) job interview

  • understand the basic message of the news (reports, newsreels) and speak about it

  • talking about the weather and traffic


Vocabulary
At the end of the course (receptive) knowledge of +- 2000 words


Grammar
Verbs: reflexive verbs, separable verbs, imperative
Sentence structure: Relative clause (this/that)
Adjective: superlative and comparatives
Spelling: composition, morphology
Reflexive pronoun

First Steps 

A0>A1
A1>A2

Walking

Around

Full Speed 

A2>B1

Finish Line

B1>B2

Final Touch 

B2>C1

Full Speed 1 & 2
 

*You can take an individual course (Full Speed 1 or 2 seperately) or a double course (Full Speed 3 & 4 together) 

 

General
In this course you will learn to give your opinion on a wide selection of topics (see below) and to substantiate this (systematically) with arguments.

In practice

  • Have a conversation or discussion about pets, environmental and nature organizations, landscape, nuisance, the languages ​​you speak, eating habits, stimulants /tolerance policy, healthy food, breakdowns, public transport, money and cutbacks, gifts, trends, contact with your family, education, rituals

  • Tell and/or write about your neighborhood, character of a person, your family, your feelings, how you make a dish, travel experiences, your purchasing behavior

  • Understanding information about insurance, aging

  • Providing instructions (for example, a recipe)

  • Describe statistics

  • Write a simple argumentative text

  • Report damage to your insurance company

  • Complaints about nuisance

 

Vocabulary
At the end of the course (receptive) knowledge of +- 3500 words

Grammar
Verbs: past tense (difference perfect/imperfectum), do/not to + infinitive, imperative, separable verbs, irrealis (would), will (promise),
Sentence structure: sentence construction with main clauses/subordinate clauses, interrogative clause as subordinate clause, if/when/then
Er-place, er-preposition, er-indefinite subject
Comparative and superlative

Full Speed 3 & 4 

*You can take an individual course (Full Speed 3 or 4 seperately) or a double course (Full Speed 3 & 4 together) 

 

General
In this course you will learn to have conversations or discussions, to tell or write and to understand information on a wide selection of topics. You can substantiate your opinion and make few mistakes in your sentence constructions. After this course you can follow a Dutch MBO course
 

In practice

  • Understanding news (broadly speaking).

  • To apply for a job

  • Conducting a job interview

  • Participate in a meeting

  • Have a conversation or discussion or give an opinion about; holiday destinations, the organization of your day, a healthy lifestyle, providing medical advice, experiences with stress or pain, sports, youth and top sports, work, careers, cultural differences, current topics, integration

  • Tell and/or write about; activities in your spare time, learning a language, a funny story

  • Understanding information about/from; a sport or hobby, newspaper articles, the news, careers, cabaret, religion in the Netherlands

Vocabulary
At the end of the course (receptive) knowledge of +- 5000 words


Grammar
Verbs: the passive, sit to/be+ at the, should, should/don't have to, put/stand, lie/put, stop (in)
Sentence structure: relative clause with and without preposition, place preposition
Questions with true+preposition
Use of the, that, those

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