Group courses

Learn to speak Dutch by speaking it!

Cool, well-structured classes, enthusiastic and empathic teacher, books that are fun to work with, and lots of clear and effective online support (grammar, vocabulary, audio). We’re into Dutch for you and for the ♥ of languages, not for the money! 

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Summer courses 2017

StartMAANDAG
Monday
DINSDAG
Tuesday
WOENSDAG
Wednesday
DONDERDAG
Thursday
VRIJDAG
Friday
Week of July 31-August 4, 20172017-41, summer course 0-A1
2017-41, summer course 0-A1
2017-41, summer course 0-A12017-41, summer course 0-A12017-41, summer course 0-A1
Week of August 7-August 112017-42, summer course A1-A22017-42, summer course A1-A22017-42, summer course A1-A22017-42, summer course A1-A22017-42, summer course A1-A2
Week of August 142017-43, summer course A2-B12017-43, summer course A2-B12017-43, summer course A2-B12017-43, summer course A2-B12017-43, summer course A2-B1
Week of August 212017-44, summer course B1-B22017-44, summer course B1-B22017-44, summer course B1-B22017-44, summer course B1-B22017-44, summer course B1-B2
Week of August 282017-45, summer course B2-C2017-45, summer course B2-C2017-45, summer course B2-C2017-45, summer course B2-C2017-45, summer course B2-C

Program of group courses for 2017

StartMAANDAG
Monday
DINSDAG
Tuesday
WOENSDAG
Wednesday
DONDERDAG
Thursday
VRIJDAG
Friday
Week of 9 January 20172017-01:
Beginners Dutch, 0-A1,
twice a week, 10am-12

2017-01: Beginners Dutch, 0-A1,
twice a week, 10am-12
Week of 9 January 20172017-02:
Beginners Dutch, 0-A1, once a week, 7pm-9
2017-03:
A1-A2,
6-8pm
2017-04: A2-B1,
6-8pm
2017-05: B1-B2,
6-8pm
2017-06: B2-C1,
6-8pm
Week of 24 April 20172017-21:
Beginners Dutch, 0-A1, 7-9pm
2017-22:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 6-8pm
2017-23:
Intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, 6-8pm
April-June 2017
2017-29:
Upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, twice a week, 10am-12
2017-25: Upper-intermediate Dutch, B1-B2, 8-10pm 2017-29:
Upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, twice a week, 10am-12
2017-28 Intermediate Dutch A2-B, 2-4pm
August 2017:
Summer courses
2017-41, summer course 0-A1, July 31 - August 4
2017-42, summer course A1-A2, August 7 - 11 2017-43, summer course A2-B1, August 14 - 182017-44, summer course B1-B2, August 21-252017-45, summer course B2+, August 28 - September 1
Week of 18 September, mornings2017-56:
Beginners
Dutch, 0-A1, twice 10am-12
2017-56:
Beginners
Dutch, 0-A1, twice 10am-12
Week of 18 September, evenings2017-51:
Beginners
Dutch, 0-A1, 7-9pm
2017-52:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 7-9pm
2017-53:
Intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, 6-8pm
2017-54:
Upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B2, 6-8pm
2017-55:
Advanced
Dutch, B2+, 6-8pm

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2017-01: Beginners Dutch – January course – evenings

Level: 0 to A1
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours

Class: Mondays, 7pm – 9pm, weekly

Dates: 16, 23 and 30 January;
6, 13, 20 and 27 February;
5, 12 and 19 March 2017

Price: 199€

Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpionpionpionpionpionpionpion/10

Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Or you never get the chance to speak. That makes it difficult to learn too. Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work. Now imagine your teacher asks you, at the start of the lesson: “What is it you want to say or understand in Dutch, but cannot yet? Let’s train just that!” But also, he or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can I expect?
Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you? After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course: – the morning group course A1-A2 2016-11, starting on February 22 2016 (Mondays/Thursdays 10am-12);

– the evening group course A1-A2 2016-12, also starting on February 22 2016 (Mondays/Thursdays 6pm-8);

Click here for an online preview (les 1-10!)

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register   

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2017-02: Upper-elementary Dutch – January course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
Class: Tuesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm
Dates: 31  January;
7, 14, 21 and 28 February;
7, 14, 21 and 28 March,
and 4 April 2017.
Price: 199€
Book: Waterval 2  (25€)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register  pionpionpion/10

When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know such things as introducing yourself and ordering in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?” But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb geslapen.” (I have slept), the past tense. Or use inversion (“Morgen zal ik slapen” – Tomorrow I’ll sleep) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you. Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions – there are tricks for that.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and a few hundred words of new vocabulary too.

Click here for a test to assess if your level is A1 (necessary to do this course)

Click here for an online preview (les 11-20!)
After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course:
Immediately afterwards: the course A2-B1 starting in April

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register  

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2017-03: Intermediate Dutch – evening course

Level: A2 to B1
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours
Class: Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Dates: once a week on 18 and 25 January;
1, 8, 15, 22 February;
and 1, 8, 15 and 22 March 2016
Price:  199€
Books: Waterval 2, lessons 17-20 (free handout);
Waterval 3, lessons 21-25
(25€, also handed out)
  register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Klik hier om te registreren pionpionpionpion/10

When you know how to survive within the Dutch language (area), it’s time for Intermediate Dutch. A2 level means you know the basics of Dutch, foremost the present and perfect, and the three main sentence structures. You know how to deal with most practical situations, like talking in a barbershop or a boutique. But for finding a job in the Netherlands or Flanders, and for working as such, you need a little more. Like: a larger vocabulary, the ability to give precise instructions and explanations – things you need on the work floor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports, and, of course, work. We’ll deal with the imperfect tense and repeat the sentence structures. Thus, you’ll reach the level for the Dutch State Exam (level I), and with some preparation you’ll be ready to do it. This exam gives you direct access to more practical (executive technical) jobs, and education for those jobs. Also, you don’t need to do the cumbersome Inburgering trajectory and exam. With this diploma (Staatsexamen NT2, level I), you’re already considered a good Dutch citizen!
Note: because 2016’s A1-A2 courses didn’t finish the Waterval 2 book, this course will start by treating the chapters 17-20 of that book. By the way, a recap of the A1-A2 level is standard procedure in the A2-B1 courses. Now, the recap also picks up the themes of lessons 17-20, e.g. demonstratives (die/dat) and the object (mij/jou), and civil integration topics.

Click here for a test to assert if your level is A2  (necessary to do this course)Click
Click here for an online preview (les 18-25!)

After completing this course, you can do a B1-B2 course:
* Immediately afterwards: the evening group course starting on Thursdays in April

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register  

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2017-04: Upper-intermediate Dutch- January evening course

Conditie: B1-niveau
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Les:
één keer per week, op donderdag van 6 tot 8 uur ‘s avonds:
op 19 en 26 januari,
op 2, 9, 16 en 23 februari, en
op 2, 9, 16 en 23 maart 2016.
Prijs: 199€
Boek: Waterval 3 (25€, wordt uitgedeeld)

  register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Klik hier om te registreren pion/10

After reaching  B1 level, there’s just one level separating you from talking and writing fluently in Dutch. At B2 level, you’re not only able to talk without much difficulty about practical situations and plans, but also to express opinions and theories – all this without too many mistakes. This course will help you close the gap between the two. The subjects this course covers can also be of a more theoretical nature: culture, health care, psychology, legal matters. Grammar is
* about treating separable verbs (“Ik reken(de) alles af”),
* the durative/continuous (“Ik ben aan het eten” = “Ik zit te eten.”), * the conditional (“Ik zou het doen.” = “Ik deed het.”).
At this level, class is first and foremost about speaking – and speaking about the things you have written for class. Urgent personal and/or political matters are treated too. Thus, you’ll reach the B2 level, enough for the Dutch State Exam level II. Some specific preparation is necessary to pass the exam, which gives you direct access to more theoretical (white collar) jobs and higher education in Dutch. So if you want to do some academic studies in Dutch, you need this course.

Klik hier voor de B1-test (entreetoets, noodzakelijk voor toegang tot de cursus)

Click here for an online preview (les 26-30!)
After completing this course, you can do an advanced course:
* The evening group course starting on Fridays in April.

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2017-05: Nederlands voor gevorderden – Advanced Dutch autumn course

Conditie: B2-niveau
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Les: op vrijdag, van 6 tot 8 uur ‘s avonds; één keer per week
Data: op 20 en 27 januari;
op 3, 10, 17 en 24 februari;
op 1,  8, 15 en 22 maart.
Prijs: 199€
Boek: Waterval 4 (25€, wordt uitgedeeld)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Klik hier om te registreren pionpion/10

Sorry voor deze Nederlandse tekst op een Engelstalige site, maar degene voor wie deze cursus interessant is, is in staat deze pagina in het Nederlands te lezen – en wil ook liever Nederlands zien, hoop ik. In deze cursus worden de nodige puntjes op de i’s gezet. In eerdere cursussen ligt de nadruk op basale grammatica en woordenschat. Hier gaat het echt om de finesses, en naar keuze is dat:
– correct leren spellen;
– academisch Nederlands lezen en schrijven;
– meer weten over Nederlandse en Vlaamse kunst en cultuur;
– woordenschatuitbreiding, van 2000 naar +3000 woorden;
– allerlei grammaticale details, zoals het juiste gebruik van preposities in “phrasal verbs”, en het splitsen van woorden als “ervan”, “daarheen”, “waarvoor”…

Daarnaast kan deze cursus worden gezien als een voorbereiding op Staatsexamen niveau II. Weliswaar ligt het niveau van de cursus een beetje hoger dan wat voor Staatsexamen II geëist wordt, dat betekent alleen maar dat de student “beslagen ten ijs” komt, beter dan goed voorbereid is. Elke student krijgt allereerst een handleiding bij (de eigenaardigheden van) het examen mee. Daarnaast is er een pak oefenexamens, waarmee leerlingen naar eigen keuze (maar altijd begeleid) individueel kunnen oefenen. De docent zal altijd de examen voor u willen corrigeren, en feedback op maat leveren. Via een gestage opbouw en veel tips & trucs krijgt u het lezen, luisteren, spreken en schrijven steeds meer in de vingers!

Klik hier voor een online preview (les 31-40!)
Klik hier om te registreren /8 register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons

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2017-06: Beginners Dutch course,
mornings, January

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read Latin alphabet fluently
Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays
16, 19, 23, 26 and 30 January,
2, 6, 10, 13 and 17 February
Hours: always 10am-12
Prices: 199€
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)

Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Or you never get the chance to speak. That makes it difficult to learn too. Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work. Now imagine your teacher asks you, at the start of the lesson: “What is it you want to say or understand in Dutch, but cannot yet? Let’s train just that!” But also, he or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can you expect?
Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
– the morning course A1-A2 2017-11, starting immediately afterwards, March-April 2017, Mondays & Thursdays 10am-12);
– the evening group course A1-A2, 2017-22, on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, starting in April 2017;

Preview – online: les 1-10

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpionpion/8


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2017-11: Upper-elementary morning course – March course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 5 weeks, 10 sessions, 20 hours
Class: Mondays and Thursday mornings, 10am-12
Dates:
9 and 13 March, Friday 17 March, 20, 23, 27 and 30 March 2017; April 3 and 6
Price: 199€
Book: Waterval 2  (25€)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register  pionpionpion/10

When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know such things as introducing yourself and ordering in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?” But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb geslapen.” (I have slept), the past tense. Or use inversion (“Morgen zal ik slapen” – Tomorrow I’ll sleep) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you. Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions – there are tricks for that.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and a few hundred words of new vocabulary too.

Click here for a test to assess if your level is A1 (necessary to do this course)

Click here for an online preview (les 11-20!)
After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course:
Immediately afterwards: the course A2-B1 starting in April

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register  

 

 

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2017-21: Beginners Dutch course,
evenings, April

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read alphabet fluently
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours

Class: Mondays, 7pm – 9pm!!!, weekly

Dates: 24 April;
1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 May;
5, 12, 19 and 26 June 2016

Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpionpionpionpionpionpion/10

Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Or you never get the chance to speak. Or you don’t get a framework to build with. That makes it difficult to learn too. Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work: they are rarely complete.

Now imagine your teacher makes you speak, from the start of the course. He or she will provide you with the necessary words, speech bits and rules, and you’ll talk as soon as possible. He or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can you expect? Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course: for instance the Summer course in July.

Click here for an online preview (les 1-10!)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons
Click here to register

 

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2017-22: Upper-elementary Dutch
April evening course

Level: A1 to A2
Entrance level, necessary to do this course: A1 (A1 level test)
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
Class: Tuesday evenings
7.00-9.00pm
Dates: 25 April;
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 May;
6, 13, 20 and 27 June 2017.
Price: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 2  (25€)

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register  pionpionpionpion/8

When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know such things as introducing yourself and ordering in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?”

But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb geslapen.” (I have slept), the past tense. Or use inversion (“Morgen zal ik slapen” – Tomorrow I’ll sleep) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you.
Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions – there are tricks for that. Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and a few hundred words of new vocabulary too.

Click here for a test to assess your level – A1 test
(necessary to do this course)

Click here for an online preview (les 11-20!)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpionpionpion/8

 

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2017-23: Intermediate Dutch –
spring evening course

Level: A2 to B1
Entrance level, necessary to do this course: A2  (A2 level test)
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours
Class: Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Dates: once a week on 26 April;
3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 May;
7, 14, 21 and 28 June 2016
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Books: Waterval 2, lessons 17-20 (free handout),
Waterval 3 (25€), lessons 21-25

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpionpionpionpionpionpionpion/10

When you know how to survive within the Dutch language (area), it’s time for Intermediate Dutch. A2 level means you know the basics of Dutch, foremost the present and perfect, and the three main sentence structures. You know how to deal with most practical situations, like talking in a barbershop or a boutique. But for finding a job in the Netherlands or Flanders, and for working as such, you need a little more. Like: a larger vocabulary, the ability to give precise instructions and explanations – things you need on the workfloor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports, and, of course, work. We’ll deal with the imperfect tense and repeat the sentence structures.

Thus, you’ll reach the level for the Dutch State Exam (level I), and with some preparation you’ll be ready to do it. This exam gives you direct access to more practical (executive technical) jobs, and education for those jobs. Also, you don’t need to do the cumbersome Inburgering trajectory and exam. With this diploma (Staatsexamen NT2, level I), you’re already considered a good Dutch citizen!

Click here for a test to assess your level – A2  test
(necessary to do this course)
Click
Click here for an online preview (les 21-25!)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register

After completing this course, you can do a B1-B2 course:
* the summer course in July;
* the autumn course B1-B2.

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2017-24: Advanced Dutch course,
evenings, April

Conditie: B2-niveau, eventueel B1
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Les: één keer per week, op donderdag van 6 tot 8 uur ‘s avonds:
op 20  en 27 april,
op 4, 11, 18 en 25 mei, en
op 3, 10, 17 en 24 juni 2016.
Prijs: 199€ – zie pagina Course fees
Boek: Waterval 4 (25€, wordt uitgedeeld)

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register.  Canceled 0/10

Sorry voor deze Nederlandse tekst op een Engelstalige site, maar het publiek waar deze cursus interessant voor is, is in staat deze pagina in het Nederlands te lezen – en wil ook liever Nederlands zien, hoop ik. Op verzoek van een aantal studenten bieden we deze cursus aan, waarin de nodige puntjes op de i worden gezet. In eerdere cursussen ligt de nadruk op basale grammatica en woordenschat. Hier gaat het echt om de finesses, en naar keuze is dat:
– correct leren spellen;
– academisch Nederlands lezen en schrijven;
– meer weten over Nederlandse en Vlaamse kunst en cultuur;
– woordenschatuitbreiding, van 2000 naar +3000 woorden;
– allerlei grammaticale details, zoals het juiste gebruik van preposities in “phrasal verbs”, en het splitsen van woorden als “ervan”, “daarheen”, “waarvoor”…
Daarnaast kan deze cursus worden gezien als een voorbereiding op Staatsexamen niveau II. Weliswaar ligt het niveau van de cursus een beetje hoger dan wat voor Staatsexamen II geëist wordt, het betekent alleen maar dat de student “beslagen ten ijs” komt, beter dan goed voorbereid is. Elke student krijgt allereerst een handleiding bij (de eigenaardigheden van) het examen mee. Daarnaast is er een pak oefenexamens, waarmee leerlingen naar eigen keuze (maar altijd begeleid) individueel kunnen oefenen. De docent zal altijd de examen voor u willen corrigeren, en feedback op maat leveren. Via een gestage opbouw en veel tips & trucs krijgt u het lezen, luisteren, spreken en schrijven steeds meer in de vingers!


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2017-25: Upper-intermediate Dutch
April evening course, B1-B2

Conditie: B1-niveau (B1-test)
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Les:
één keer per week, op woensdag van 8 tot 10 uur ‘s avonds:
op 19 en 26 april,
op 3, 9,  12, 19 en 26 mei, en
op 1, 8 en 15 juni 2016.
Prijs: 199€ – zie pagina Course fees
Boek: Waterval 3, les 24-30 (25€, wordt uitgedeeld)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpionpionpionpion/8

After reaching  B1 level, there’s just one level separating you from talking and writing fluently in Dutch. At B1 level you’re able to talk without much difficulty about practical situations and plans; at B2 you also know how to express opinions and theories – all this without too many mistakes. So the distinction is between practical Dutch and (pre-)academic Dutch.
This course will help you close the gap between the two. The subjects this course covers can also be of a more theoretical nature: culture, health care, psychology, legal matters. Grammar is, apart from things that come up in class, about this:
– treating separable verbs (“Ik reken af“: separate the prefix and put it in the end) and inseparable verbs (“Ik aanvaard het”).
– the durative/continuous (“Ik ben aan het eten” = “Ik zit te eten.”), and sentences with “om te”;
– the conditional (“Ik zou het doen.” = “Ik deed het.”);
– using question words/relative pronouns as “waar .. naar”.

At this level, class is first and foremost about speaking – about the things you have written for class, for instance. The feedback circle production – correction is at the core of it all. Urgent personal and/or political matters are treated too. Keen listening, writing and reading exercises are mostly homework.
Thus, you’ll reach the B2 level, enough for the Dutch State Exam level II. Some specific preparation is necessary to pass the exam, which gives you direct access to more theoretical (white collar) jobs and higher education in Dutch.
So if you want to do your academic studies in Dutch, you need this course.

Click here for an online preview (les 26-30!)
After completing this course, you can do an advanced course:
* The advanced summer course in July;
* The evening group course starting in September.
  register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register 

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2017-26: Beginners Dutch course,
mornings, April

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read alphabet fluently
Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: 10am-12, twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays
Dates: 24, 27 April;
1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 May 2017
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)

  register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Canceledpion/8

Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Maybe you never get the chance to speak, maybe the framework is missing: there’s not enough to build with. That makes it difficult to learn too. Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work: they are rarely complete.

Now imagine your teacher makes you speak, from the start of the course. He or she will provide you with the necessary words, speech bits and rules, and you’ll talk as soon as possible. He or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can you expect? Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
– the morning group course A1-A2 2016-31, starting on May 16, 2016 (Mondays/Thursdays 10am-12);
– the Summer course A1-A2, 2016-42, in July 2016;
– the evening group course A1-A2 2016-52, starting in September 2016  (Tuesdays 6pm-8);

Click here for an online preview (les 1-10!)

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2017-27: Inburgering

Entrance level: A2- (do the test)
Duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours
Class:
Dates: April; May; June 2017
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Books: Kom verder (Ad Bakker, Boom, €29,90); handouts.

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What is the Inburgering exam and what is the training?
1. KNS (Knowledge of the Netherlands’ Society, the integration part).  There’s a decent book to study this, Kom verder, that we use in class.
2. Leesvaardigheid (reading skills, multiple choice). Read short texts (notes and letters), and choose the right summary of them.
3. Luistervaardigheid (listening skills, also multiple choice). Listen to sound bits, and understand the message implied.
4. Schrijfvaardigheid (writing skills). Fill out forms, write short notes, e-mails, letters, to get practical things done. For these three parts (2/3/4), we use a reader.
5. Spreekvaardigheid (speaking skills). This is a newly constructed test. We have special audio files, with questions to answer and soundbites for you to listen to and react – just like in the exam. These files can be changed and tailor-made.
6. Oriëntatie op de arbeidsmarkt/Labour market orientation.
Again, a new part in the exam (2015). You need to prepare a portfolio to show you know your way around on the Dutch labour market. We have the template to help you along.

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2017-28: Intermediate Dutch –
daytime course

Level: A2 to B1
Entrance level, necessary to do this course: A2  (A2 level test)
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours
Class: Tuesday 2 May, 4-6pm;
then Fridays, 2pm-4pm,  12, 19 and 26 May;
2, 9, 16, 23  and 30 June 2016 = one extra date!
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Books: Waterval 2, lessons 1-20 (free handout),
Waterval 3 (25€), lessons 21-25 

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When you know how to survive within the Dutch language (area), it’s time for Intermediate Dutch. A2 level means you know the basics of Dutch, foremost the present and perfect, and the three main sentence structures. You know how to deal with most practical situations, like talking in a barbershop or a boutique. But for finding a job in the Netherlands or Flanders, and for working as such, you need a little more. Like: a larger vocabulary, the ability to give precise instructions and explanations – things you need on the workfloor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports, and, of course, work. We’ll deal with the imperfect tense and repeat the sentence structures.

Thus, you’ll reach the level for the Dutch State Exam (level I), and with some preparation you’ll be ready to do it. This exam gives you direct access to more practical (executive technical) jobs, and education for those jobs. Also, you don’t need to do the cumbersome Inburgering trajectory and exam. With this diploma (Staatsexamen NT2, level I), you’re already considered a good Dutch citizen!

Click here for a test to assess your level – A2  test
(necessary to do this course)
Click
Click here for an online preview (les 21-25!)
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register

After completing this course, you can do a B1-B2 course:
* the summer course in July;
* the autumn course B1-B2.

2017-29: Upper-elementary course course,
Monday and Thursday mornings, May-June

Level: A1-A2
Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: 10am-12, twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays
Dates: 23, 26 and 30 May 2016;
2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20 and 23 June.
Prices: 175/225/275€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 2 (handed out, 25€)

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When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know such things as introducing yourself and ordering in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?”

But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb geslapen.” (I have slept), the past tense. Or use inversion (“Morgen zal ik slapen” – Tomorrow I’ll sleep) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you. Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions – there are tricks for that.

Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and a few hundred words of new vocabulary too. All modern conforts – online exercises, audio, spot on feedback – and lots of fun, too!

* Click here for a test to assessif your level is A1 (necessary to do this course)
*
Click here for an online preview (les 11-20!)
After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course:
< Immediately afterwards: the summer course A2-B1 in July
* Later on: the A2-B1 autumn course

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SUMMER COURSES AUGUST

2017-41: Beginners Dutch summer course

Level: 0 to A1
Duration: 1 week * 25 hours

Class: 10am – 3pm

Dates: 31 July,  1/2/3/4 August 2017

Prices: 250€ – see courses fees

Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)
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Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Or you never get the chance to speak. That makes it difficult to learn too. Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work. Now imagine your teacher asks you, at the start of the lesson: “What is it you want to say or understand in Dutch, but cannot yet? Let’s train just that!” But also, he or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can you expect? Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
– the summer course A1-A2 2017-42, starting immediately afterwards, Monday 7 August 2017 until and with Friday 11 August 2017, 10am-3pm);
– the evening group course A1-A2 2017-52, starting on Tuesday in September 2017 (7pm-9);

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2017-42: Upper-elementary Dutch – one week summer course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 1 week / 25 hours
Class: 10am-3mpm
Dates:  7/8/9/10/11 August 2017
Prices: 250€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 2 (handed out, 25€)
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Due to requests from all students interested, this summer crash course has turned into a weekly thing. This allows you to digest  and repeat things better. I don’t want to sound too daunting, terrifying, but A1-A2 is the hardest and most important thing. It takes some time and energy to “get” it, e.g. the past tense and sub clauses.

When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know how to introduce and how to order in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?”
But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb geslapen.” (I have slept), the past tense. Or use inversion (“Morgen zal ik slapen” – Tomorrow I’ll sleep) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you. Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions – there are tricks for that.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and a few hundred words of new vocabulary too.

Click here for a test to assess your level – A1 test
(necessary level to do this course)

Click here for an online preview (les 11-17!)

After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course:
* Immediately afterwards: the intensive course A2-B1 from July 18 until 22;
* The weekly evening group course 2017-53 from September 20.
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2017-43: Intermediate Dutch summer course  in August

Level: A2 to B1
Duration: 1 week, 25 hours
Class: 10am – 3pm
Dates: 14/15/16/17/18 August,
2017
Price: 250€ – see courses fees
Books: Waterval 2, lesson 17-20; Waterval 3, lesson 21-25
(25€ together; handed out)

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When you know how to survive within the Dutch language (area), it’s time for Intermediate Dutch. A2 level means you know the basics of Dutch, foremost the present and perfect, and the three main sentence structures. You know how to deal with most practical situations, like talking in a barbershop or a boutique. But for finding a job in the Netherlands or Flanders, and for working as such, you need a little more. Like a larger vocabulary, giving precise instructions or explanations – things you need on the work floor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports.

Besides, we’ll deal with the imperfect and automatize basic sentence structures. Thus, you’ll reach the level for the Dutch State Exam (level I), and with some preparation you’ll be ready to do it. This exam gives you direct access to more practical (executive technical) jobs, and education for those jobs. Also, you don’t need to do the cumbersome Inburgering trajectory and exam. With this diploma (Staatsexamen NT2, level I), you’re already considered a good Dutch citizen!

Click here for a test to assess that your level is A2  (necessary to do this course)k

Click here for an online preview (les 17-23!)

 Click here to register register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons
After completing this course, you can do a B1-B2 course:

* Immediately afterwards: the intensive course 2017-44 from August 21;
* The evening group course 2017-54 starting on September 22

 

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2017-44: Upper-intermediate Dutch – summer course in August

Level: B1 to B2
Duration: 1 week * 25 hours
Class: 10am-3pm
Dates: 21/22/23/24/25 August, 2017
Prices: 250€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 3, les 25-30 (handed out, €25)

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After reaching  B1 level, there’s just one level separating you from talking and writing fluently in Dutch. At B2 level, you’re not only able to talk without much difficulty about practical situations and plans, but also to express opinions and theories – all this without too many mistakes. This course will help you close the gap between the two. The subjects this course covers can also be of a more theoretical nature: culture, health care, psychology, legal matters.

Grammar is about treating separable verbs (“Ik reken(de) alles af”), the durative/continuous (“Ik ben aan het eten” = “Ik zit te eten.”), the conditional (“Ik zou het doen.” = “Ik deed het.”). At this level, class is first and foremost about speaking – and speaking about the things you have written for class. Urgent personal and/or political matters are treated too.

Thus, you’ll reach the B2 level, enough for the Dutch State Exam level II. Some specific preparation is necessary to pass the exam, which gives you direct access to more theoretical (white collar) jobs and higher education in Dutch. So if you want to do some academic studies in Dutch, you need this course.

Click here to assess your level: B1 (necessary to do this course) 

Click here for an online preview (les 24-30!)

Click here to register register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons   

After completing this course, you can do an advanced course: *Immediately afterwards: the intensive course starting August 28;
* The evening group course starting Friday, September 24

 

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2017-45: Advanced Dutch summer course

Niveau: van B2 naar C1
Duur: 1 week, 25 klokuren

Les: 10am – 3pm
Datum: 28/29/30/31 augustus en 1 september

Prijs: €250 – zie courses fees
Boek: Waterval 4 (25€, in cursus overhandigd)

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Sorry voor deze Nederlandse tekst op een Engelstalige site, maar het publiek waar deze cursus interessant voor is, is in staat deze pagina in het Nederlands te lezen – en wil dat ook liever, hoop ik. Op verzoek van een aantal studenten bieden we deze cursus aan, waarin de nodige puntjes op de i worden gezet. In eerdere cursussen ligt de nadruk op basale grammatica en woordenschat. Hier gaat het echt om de finesses, en naar keuze is dat: – correct leren spellen; – academisch Nederlands lezen en schrijven; – meer weten over Nederlandse en Vlaamse kunst en cultuur; – woordenschatuitbreiding, van 2000 naar +3000 woorden; – allerlei grammaticale details, zoals het juiste gebruik van preposities in “phrasal verbs”, en het splitsen van woorden als “ervan”, “daarheen”, “waarvoor”… Daarnaast kan deze cursus worden gezien als een voorbereiding op Staatsexamen niveau II. Weliswaar ligt het niveau van de cursus een beetje hoger dan wat voor Staatsexamen II geëist wordt, het betekent alleen maar dat de student “beslagen ten ijs” komt, beter dan goed voorbereid is. Elke student krijgt, naast een handleiding bij (de eigenaardigheden van) het examen, een pak oefenexamens ter keuze mee naar huis. Via een gestage opbouw en veel tips & trucs krijgt u het lezen, luisteren, spreken en schrijven steeds meer in de vingers!

Voorbeeldexamens Staatsexamen II

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 2017-51: Beginners Dutch – September evening course

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read Latin alphabet fluently
Duration: 10 weeks, 2 hours per week
Class: Mondays, 7pm-9pm

Dates: 19 and 26 September 2017;
3,
10, 17, 24 and 31 October;
7, 14 and 21 November
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 1 (25€)

Welkom! Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Maybe you never get the chance to speak, maybe you just talk and never hear what goes wrong and why. Maybe teaching is okay, but there are no higher levels, no extra (online) possibilities to study grammar, vocabulary, listening.. All these things make it difficult to learn a language. Nevertheless, that’s how many language courses still work, nowadays.

Now imagine your teacher will show you clearly and patiently the ten basic rules that help you along and how you can learn words quickly. He or she gives you the time and space to speak, and offers meaningful feedback. There’s always a fun writing assignment for homework, and a lot of online stuff, for you to choose: extra reading, listening, speaking, grammar drills, vocabulary. Sounds better?

What to expect?
Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to use and soften up imperatives, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. All learning materials are there, everything is possible, but the question is: what is best for you?

Click here for an online preview (les 1-10!)
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After this course, an A1-A2 course is the one to take:
2017-02, starting Tuesday 17 January 2017.

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2017-52: Upper-elementary Dutch – September evening course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours

Class: Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm
Dates: once a week on 20, 27 September,
4, 11, 18 October,
1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 November 2017
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 2, lesson 11-17 (25€, handed out)

When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know such things as introducing yourself and ordering in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?”

But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb geslapen.” (I have slept), the past tense. Or use inversion (“Morgen zal ik slapen” – Tomorrow I’ll sleep) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you. Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions – there are tricks for that.

Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and a few hundred words of new vocabulary too.

Click here to assess that your level is A1  (condition for this course)
Click here for an online preview (les 11-16!)

 register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pionpion/10


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2017-53: Intermediate Dutch – evening course

Level: A2 to B1
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours
Class: Wednesday evenings 6.00-8.00pm
Dates: once a week on 21, 28 September, 5, 12 and 19 October,
2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 November.
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 2, lessons 17-20; Waterval 3, lessons 21-23 (€25 together; handed out)

When you know how to survive within the Dutch language (area), it’s time for Intermediate Dutch. A2 level means you know the basics of Dutch, foremost the present and perfect, and the three main sentence structures. You know how to deal with most practical situations, like talking in a barbershop or a boutique.
But for finding a job in the Netherlands or Flanders, and for working as such, you need a little more. Like: a larger vocabulary, the ability to give precise instructions ansd explanations – things you need on the workfloor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports, and, of course, work. We’ll deal with the imperfect tense and repeat the sentence structures.
Thus, you’ll reach the level for the Dutch State Exam (level I), and with some preparation you’ll be ready to do it. This exam gives you direct access to more practical (executive technical) jobs, and education for those jobs. Also, you don’t need to do the cumbersome Inburgering trajectory and exam. With this diploma (Staatsexamen NT2, level I), you’re already considered a good Dutch citizen!

A recap of the A1-A2 level is standard procedure in the A2-B1 courses. Now, the recap also picks up the themes of lessons 18-20, e.g. demonstratives (die/dat) and the object (mij/jou), and civil integration topics.

Click here for a test to assess if your level is A2  (necessary to do this course.
Click here for an online preview (les 17-24!)
Click here to register register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons pionpion/10




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2017-54: Upper-intermediate Dutch – autumn evening course

Conditie: B1-niveau
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Les: op donderdag, van 6 tot 8 uur ‘s avonds; één keer per week
Data: op 21
 en 28 september, op 5, 12 en 19 oktober,
op 2, 9, 16, 23 en 30 november.
Prijs: 199€ – zie pagina Course fees
Boek: Waterval 3 (25€, wordt uitgedeeld)

After reaching B1 level, there’s just one level separating you from talking and writing fluently in Dutch. At B2 level, you’re not only able to talk without much difficulty about practical situations and plans, but also to express opinions and theories – all this without too many mistakes. This course will help you close the gap between the two. The subjects this course covers can also be of a more theoretical nature: culture, health care, psychology, legal matters.

Grammar is about
* treating separable verbs (“Ik reken(de) alles af, omdat ik altijd afreken”) and inseparable ones;
* the durative/continuous (“Ik ben aan het eten” = “Ik zit te eten.”)
* the conditional (“Ik zou het doen.” = “Ik deed het.”);
* using/separating pronouns as “waarmee”, “daardoor”, “hierin”….
At this level, class is first and foremost about speaking – and speaking about the things you have written for class. Urgent personal and/or political matters are treated too.

Thus, you’ll reach the B2 level, enough for the Dutch State Exam level II. Some specific preparation is necessary to pass the exam; it’s tricky – so you need a few tricks. State Exam level II gives you direct access to more theoretical (white collar) jobs and higher education in Dutch. So if you want to do some academic studies in Dutch, you need this course.

Klik hier voor een online preview (les 24-30!)
Klik hier om te registreren pion/10 register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons

 

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2017-55: Nederlands voor gevorderden – Advanced Dutch autumn course

Conditie: B2-niveau
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Les: op vrijdag, van 6 tot 8 uur ‘s avonds; één keer per week
Data: op 22 en 29 september, op 6, 13 en 20 oktober,
op 3, 10, 17 en 24 november, en op 1  december.
Prijs: 199€ – zie pagina Course fees
Boek: Waterval 4 (25€, wordt uitgedeeld)

Sorry voor deze Nederlandse tekst op een Engelstalige site, maar degene voor wie deze cursus interessant is, is in staat deze pagina in het Nederlands te lezen – en wil ook liever Nederlands zien, hoop ik. In deze cursus worden de nodige puntjes op de i’s gezet. In eerdere cursussen ligt de nadruk op basale grammatica en woordenschat. Hier gaat het echt om de finesses, en naar keuze is dat:
– correct leren spellen;
– academisch Nederlands lezen en schrijven;
– meer weten over Nederlandse en Vlaamse kunst en cultuur;
– woordenschat-uitbreiding, van 2000 naar +3000 woorden;
– allerlei grammaticale details, zoals het juiste gebruik van preposities in “phrasal verbs”, en het splitsen van woorden als “ervan”, “daarheen”, “waarvoor”…

Daarnaast kan deze cursus worden gezien als een voorbereiding op Staatsexamen niveau II. Weliswaar ligt het niveau van de cursus een beetje hoger dan wat voor Staatsexamen II geëist wordt, dat betekent alleen maar dat de student “beslagen ten ijs” komt, beter dan goed voorbereid is. Elke student krijgt allereerst een handleiding bij (de eigenaardigheden van) het examen mee. Daarnaast is er een pak oefenexamens, waarmee leerlingen naar eigen keuze (maar altijd begeleid) individueel kunnen oefenen. De docent zal altijd de examen voor u willen corrigeren, en feedback op maat leveren. Via een gestage opbouw en veel tips & trucs krijgt u het lezen, luisteren, spreken en schrijven steeds meer in de vingers!

Klik hier voor een online preview (les 31-40!)
Klik hier om te registreren /10 register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons

2017-56: Beginners Dutch course,
mornings, September

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read Latin alphabet fluently
Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays
18, 21, 25 and 28 September,
2, 5,  9, 12, 16 and 19 October
Hours: always 10am-12
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)

Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Or you never get the chance to speak. That makes it difficult to learn too. Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work. Now imagine your teacher asks you, at the start of the lesson: “What is it you want to say or understand in Dutch, but cannot yet? Let’s train just that!” But also, he or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can you expect?
Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself, how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
– the November course A1-A2 2016-61, starting immediately afterwards, 31 October 2016 until and with Thursday December 1, 10am-12);
– the evening group course A1-A2, 2017-12, on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, starting in January 2017;

Preview

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2017-57: Upper-elementary Dutch – September MORNING course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 10 weeks, 22 hours a week, 20 hours
Class: ???
Dates: ???
Prices: 199€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 2 (25€)

When you master elementary Dutch, this is the course for you. Before this course, you should be able to construct a basic (“normal”) Dutch sentence in the present tense, e.g. “Ik ga nu slapen.”, or “We moeten naar school fietsen.” Also, you know such things as introducing yourself and ordering in shops; answer questions like “Waar kom je vandaan?”, “Hoe oud bent u?” and “Hoeveel is de huur (van jouw huis)?” But maybe you’d also like to say: “Ik heb gisteren geslapen.” (I have slept yesterday), the perfect tense. Or use inversion (“Gisteren heb ik geslapen” – Yesterday I slept) or indirect speech (“Ik denk dat ik nu ga” – I think I’ll go now). Then this is the course for you. Or you’d like to know how to avoid those constructions: there are tricks for that. Meanwhile, there’s a lot of new topics to talk about – family, receiving visitors, ordering in restaurants, talking on the telephone, how to deal with bureaucracy. So you learn a lot of practical Dutch, and five hundred words of vocabulary too.

Click here for a test to assert if your level is A1 (necessary to do this course)
Click here for an online preview (les 11-20!)

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pion/8

 

 

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2017-58: Inburgering

Entrance level: A2- (do the online test here)
Duration: 10 weeks / 20 hours
Class: 4pm-6, on Saturdays
Dates: 24 September,
1, 8 and 15 October,
6, 13, 20 and 27 November,
and December 2 & 9.
Prices: 175/200/225€ – see courses fees
Books: Kom verder (Ad Bakker, Boom, €29,90); handouts.

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What is the Inburgering exam and what is the training?
1. KNS (Knowledge of the Netherlands’ Society, the integration part).  There’s a decent book to study this, Kom verder, that we use in class.
2. Leesvaardigheid (reading skills, multiple choice). Read short texts (notes and letters), and choose the right summary of them.
3. Luistervaardigheid (listening skills, also multiple choice). Listen to sound bits, and understand the message implied.
4. Schrijfvaardigheid (writing skills). Fill out forms, write short notes, e-mails, letters, to get practical things done. For these three parts (2/3/4), we use a reader.
5. Spreekvaardigheid (speaking skills). This is a newly constructed test. We have special audio files, with questions to answer and soundbites for you to listen to and react – just like in the exam. These files can be changed and tailor-made.
6. Oriëntatie op de arbeidsmarkt/Labour market orientation.
Again, a new part in the exam (2015). You need to prepare a portfolio to show you know your way around on the Dutch labour market. We have the template to help you along.

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2016-61: Beginners Dutch November course, evenings

Level: 0 to A1
Duration: 20 hours
Dates and times:
* Tuesday 8, 15, 22 and 29 November, 8-10pm;
* Tuesday 6, 13 and 20 December, 6-8pm;
* Tuesday 10, 17 and 24 January 2017, 6-8pm;

Prices: 175/225/275€ – see courses fees
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 25€)


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Imagine you learn Dutch, but your teacher is talking English most of the time: no good. On the other hand, imagine your teacher refuses to explain anything in another language than Dutch. Or you never get the chance to speak. That makes it difficult to learn too.  Nevertheless, that’s how Dutch courses often work. Now imagine your teacher asks you, at the start of each lesson: “What is it you want to say or understand in Dutch, but cannot yet? Let’s train just that!” But also, he or she will show you patiently just where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak. Sounds better?

What can you expect?
Anyway, you’ll learn how to say hello and goodbye, how to introduce yourself,  how to talk about your age, address, country of origin, how to order in shops and cafes, how to ask and point out directions, and how to talk about your house and your health. We try to make it as practical as possible, and help you choose your learning speed and method. A lot is possible, but what is best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 course: the evening group course 201-04, from January 2017.

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