For somebody who has just arrived in the Netherlands it’s nice if, besides learning to speak some Dutch, they can learn something about Dutch practices and customs. 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.
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 both written and oral. They all receive a certificate of participation (80% presence needed) and an exam result.
Personal attention for the students is important. The maximum number of participants is 8-10 depending on the classroom.
The textbook ‘Kom maar binnen’ and the grammarbook ‘Het Fundament’ are provided for the first lesson.