The focus of the high advanced course B1->B2 is on improving vocabulary, accent and intonation and spelling and sentence structure. You will be working towards level B2. By means of playing games, listening to stories and completing and writing texts, vocabulary is extended and the participants will learn to speak and write better Dutch. The lessons will cover news topics (newspapers), art and culture and literature.
The course consists in total of 28 lessons of 2 hours and 15 minutes each morning (9.30- 11.45 AM) or evening (7.00-9.15 PM). Part 1 consists of 14 lessons and part 2 consists of 14 lessons. Lessons are once a week.
In the first part of the course chapters 1 – 3 of the lesson book Nederlands op niveau will be covered and it prepares you for the advanced course Advanced Part 2. Only after following part 2, you will have level B2.
In the second part of the Advanced course B1->B2 you talk about current topics, expand your vocabulary, and improve your writing skills in Dutch. Chapters 4-6 of the lesson book Nederlands op niveau will be covered. After following part 2 you will have level B2.
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 6 hours’ time. The total study load is 8,5 hours per week.
It’s possible to buy an extra grammar module for the higher levels. The online grammar module (A1-A2) contains the information of the Taalthuis grammar book combined with a lot of exercises to put the knowledge into practice. The grammar module can be purchased at the checkout while registering.
At the end of the course, all students do an exam both written and oral. They 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 therefore 8.