Dutch beginners: module 1
Time: 19:35 - 21:05
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LD113
Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
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What is the course about?
An introduction to the Dutch language and an insight into life and customs in the Netherlands and Dutch-speaking Belgium (Flanders).
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 exchanging personal information, describing people, and talking about everyday activities.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Give and ask for personal information
- Ask how someone is and respond
- Describe people
- Talk about your family
- Say what you do in your spare time
- Make an appointment
- Demonstrate an insight into the structure, spelling and pronunciation of Dutch.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Beginners' course - no previous knowledge required.
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?
Taal Vitaal Nieuw
publisher: Intertaal, Almere / Antwerpen
Course book ISBN 978 94 6030 9052
Activity Book: ISBN 978 94 6030 9076.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Dutch beginners: module 2 In January. Please enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Having finished my MA in Communication Sciences paired with foreign languages, I went straight into tourism, working for airlines, tourism operators and cruise ships. As a tour guide working within Europe, I have had the pleasure to meet and greet wonderful people from all over the world. Ditto when working as a Dutch, Italian and German interpreter/translator on board cruise ships. Languages are the keys to new cultures, and I love helping people to open new doors. I am currently doing an MA in Creative Writing next to my tutoring assignments, so who knows? I might also be teaching creative writing at some stage. I look forward to many hours of fun language lessons with Citylit students!
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.