Dutch 2: module 3
Time: 18:00 - 19:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
This course has now finished
What is the course about?
Develop your communication skills in Dutch in everyday situations at home and in your social life. You will learn the vocabulary and idioms you need to cope with those situations.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The topics include: getting to know new people and small talk, having guests at home, the use of u and jij, everyday situations, The Hague and other Dutch and Flemish cities, invitations, the Dutch gezelligheid.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- listen to conversations and understand where people are talking about
- give and respond to compliments, show surprise and agree with someone
- use informal spoken Dutch
- talk about leisure activities, day trips and holidays
- describe places of interest
- respond to an invitation
- leave a message on an answering machine
- write a small article about a city or town you have lived in
- discuss and consult with someone: ask for their preferences, make a proposal, and accept or reject a proposal.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is aimed at people who have successfully completed a Dutch course of up to two years. People may also have acquired conversational skills in the language by living in the Netherlands or Flanders for some time.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on Taal Totaal Nieuw
publisher: Intertaal, Amsterdam / Antwerpen
ISBN: 978 94 6030 9083.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Dutch 3: module 1.