Dutch beginners: module 2/3
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: LD124
Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)
What is the course about?
Build on your basic knowledge of the Dutch language and gain further 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: routines at home and at work; activities, e.g. leisure/sports; talking about the past; ordering food and drink; travel arrangements; your home.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Describe your daily routine
- Talk about single actions in the past using the perfect tense of regular verbs
- Express likes and dislikes
- Order food and drink
- make travel arrangements
-talk about what you used to do
- talk about where you live and your environment
- talk about your dream house.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Near-beginners course - students should have completed Dutch beginners: module 1/2 or have an equivalent knowledge 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?
The course is based on the communicative approach:
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on "Taal Vitaal" and tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Dutch 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.