Time: 18:30 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LBTD1
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Dutch language. You will have a chance to learn some everyday expressions and get a taste of the grammar and pronunciation of Dutch.
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?
Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Say your name and ask others for their name
Order food and drink
Gain an insight into Dutch language and culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Turkish necessary.
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/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Classroom activities will include: repetition of words and sentences, individual work, pair work, group work, role-plays and mingling activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Dutch beginners: module 1 in September (daytime LD118 / evening LD113).
Carla rolled into teaching Dutch as a foreign language not long after her move to London many years ago. Working with adults is very rewarding, as all her students are very motivated. With extensive teaching experience Carla will plan, train and reflect on your needs for your language progress. The method of teaching has evolved through the use of technology, though her main focus is the communicative method. Following the Citylit program, combined with continuous feedback, correction and adjusting the program to the individual and group's needs. She will provide you with a solid base to build on during and after the course. Carla will give you the tools for mastering the Dutch language which will be a mix of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Roleplays take place from the first session. You will be happily surprised how fast you will learn to speak.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.