The beginner courses of Taalthuis are very suitable for au pairs and students. Besides learning to speak Dutch, they can learn something about Dutch practices and customs. They meet each other and share experiences. The basic beginners course (A0>A1) teaches non-Dutch speakers more about the Dutch language and culture by exploring all sorts of themes and subjects. You will learn Dutch by playing various games, listening to stories and completing texts.
Each lesson deals with a grammatical subject alternated with plenty of games related to the theme of that lesson.
The course consists of 13 lessons of 2 hours and 15 minutes each in the morning (9.30-11.45 AM) or in the evening (7.15 – 9.30 PM).
Every lesson there will be homework. This homework is partly in the workbook and partly online on the e-learningsite. This will cost the student about 5 hours time. The total study load is 7,5 hours per week.
At the end of the course all students do an exam. They all receive a certificate of participation and an exam result.
Personal attention for the au pairs and students is important. The maximum number of participants is therefore 12.
The textbook ‘Kom maar binnen’ and the grammarbook ‘Het Fundament’ are handed out the first lesson.