If you have just arrived in the Netherlands, it’s nice, besides learning Dutch, to learn something about Dutch practices and customs. In the Beginners Basic course (A0>A1) you will learn about the Dutch language and culture by exploring various themes and subjects. The Beginners Basic course is challenging and fun at the same time: You will learn Dutch by playing various games, listening to stories and completing texts.
The Beginners Basic course consists of 13 lessons in the evening (7.15-9.30 PM) or in the morning (09.30- 11.45 AM).
Every week, there will be homework. The homework can be made partly in the workbook and partly online on the e-learning platform. Homework can cost you about 5 hours time. The total study load is 7,5 hours per week.
There is an exam at the end of the course. The exam has a spoken and a written component. You will receive an exam result, as well as a certificate of attendance, once you have attended 80% or more of the classes.
At Taalthuis, we value personal attention for all of our students. Therefore, the maximum number of participants in a face-to-face class is 12, and 8 in an online class.
The textbook ‘Kom maar binnen‘ and the grammar book ‘Het Fundament‘ are provided during the first lesson. If you are enrolled in an online course, the textbooks are sent to your home address before the course starts.