Dutch 2: module 1
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.
Course Code: LD212
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
What is the course about?
Develop your communication skills in Dutch for everyday situations, at home and in your social life. You will learn the vocabulary and idioms you need to cope with those situations. You will reinforce and expand your knowledge of grammar through conversational exercises.
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?
You will talk about your home and things you did in the past; find out about the festive season in the Netherlands and Flanders and learn the language you need to organise a social get-together.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Make holiday plans including over Christmas and the New Year
- Revise single actions in the past
- Revise habits in the past
- Describe your ideal home
- Invite people and reply.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is aimed at people who have successfully completed a one-year Dutch course, or have equivalent experience of the language.
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 Vitaal Nieuw"
publisher: Intertaal, Almere / Antwerpen
ISBN 978 94 6030 9052.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Dutch 2: module 2 . Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
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.