Group courses

Learn to speak Dutch by speaking it!

Cool, well-structured classes, enthusiastic, empathic and experienced 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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Group courses in 2020

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13 januari 2020-07: intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, 9.30-11.30am, Mondays & Thursdays, starts 13 January2020-06: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, 10am-12, Tuesdays & Fridays, starts 14 January 2020-07:
intermediary Dutch, A2-B1, 9.30-11.30am, Mondays&Thursdays, starts 13 January
2020-06: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, 10am-12, Tuesdays & Fridays, starts 14 January/a>
13 januari 2020-01: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, Monday 7pm-9, started 13 January 2020-02: upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, Tuesday 7-9pm, started 21 January2020-03:
intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, Wednesday 7-9pm, started 15 January
2020-08: second beginners group, 0-A1, Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm, starts on 6 February2020-05: advanced Dutch,
B2-C1, Friday 6.00-8.00pm, started 17 January
2/10/13 March2020-11:
upper-intermediate Dutch, B1-B2, Monday 10-12am, starts on 2 March
2020-12:
upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, Tuesday & Friday 10-12am, starts on March 10
2020-13:
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, Friday 6.30-8.30pm, starts on 13 March
(week of)
20 April
2020-26:
beginners Dutch morning course, 0-A1, starts on April 20, Monday and Thursday 10-12am
2020-26:
beginners Dutch morning course, 0-A1, starts on April 20, Monday and Thursday 10-12am
(week of)
20 April
2020-21:
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on April 20, Monday 7-9pm
2020-22: upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, starts on April 21, Tuesday 7-9pm
2020-23:
intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, starts on April 22, Wednesday 7-9pm
2020-24: upper-Intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, starts on April 23, Thursday 7-9pm
2020-25:
Advanced Dutch, B1+-B2, starts on April 24, Friday 6-8pm
week van 25 mei2020-27: Upper-Elementary Dutch, A1-A2, starts on 25 May, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays2020-27: Upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, 25 May, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays
Augustus/
september
2020-42, summer course A1-A2, 12-16 August, 10am-3pm 2020-45, STATE EXAM II Training course B2, 26-30 August, 10am-3pm2020-46, summer course 0-A1, 2-13 September, 7-9pm2020-56, morning course 0-A1, 23 September-24 October, twice a week,10am-12
21 september2020-51:
Beginners
Dutch, 0-A1, 7-9p, start 23 September
2020-52:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 7-9pm, start 24 September
2020-53:
Intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, 7-9pm, start 25 September
2020-54:
Upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B2, 7-9pm, start 26 September

2020-55:
Advanced
Dutch, B2+, 6-8pm, start 27 September
9 november2020-61:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays, start 2 November
2020-61:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays, start 2 November

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2020-01: Beginners Dutch – January course – evenings

Level: 0 to A1
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
Class: Mondays, 7pm – 9pm, weekly
Dates: 13 , 20 and 27 January;
3, 10, 17 and 24 
February;
2, 9 and 16 March 2020
Fee: 200€
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out), 30€
Online access: 10€+
                                  240€
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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. Or you’re doing a grammar class, learning the rules, but never get the chance to apply them. How can you learn a language without speaking?
Nevertheless, that’s how courses often work.

Now imagine your teacher  will show you patiently how Dutch works, where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak and write. We speak Dutch as much as possible, but translate when necessary. 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.

Everything is possible, but which mixture works best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
– the morning group course A1-A2 2020-11, starting on February 22 2020 (Mondays/Thursdays 10am-12)

 

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

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Provisional homework and program for all sessions:

Session 1: Dag! (greeting)
Homework for this session:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 1 (één).  
* Quizlet Manual.
Program: Waterval 1
– introduction: course & students
– greeting (“Dag! Hoe is het?”);
– the vowels.
* Listen to and read lesson 1
* Translation of lesson 1 into English

Session 2: Ik ben Sara (introducing)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie (homework for this session):
* Book: over de cursus (p4)/about the course (p261)
* Book, lesson 1, exercise 6-7, 11-12, 18-19;
( Listen to and read lesson 1)
(Translation of lesson 1 into English)

* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 2 (Manual Quizlet)
Programma:  Waterval 2; 
* introducing yourself;
* I, you, she, he….

Session 3: Ik woon in  Nederland (addresses)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 2:
oefening 6/7/8; schrijven; oef. 21/22;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 3 (drie)
Programma: Waterval les drie:
* adresses;
* the present tense.

Session 4: Ik kom uit… (origins)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 3,  oefening 4/5: presens;
schrijven, oefening 15: verhuizen;
oefening 16: telefoon en woonplaats;
oefening 20: subject-verbum-rest.
De rest van les 3 is optioneel.
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 4 (vier).
Programma: Waterval les vier 
* jouw origine
* het artikel: de of het?

Session 5: Hoe oud ben jij? Hoeveel kost het? (numbers; ordering & paying)
Huiswerk:
*
From lesson 4 of the book exercises 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15 (articles & origins);
* Online listening for lesson 4;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 5 (vijf).
Programma: Waterval les vijf;
* ages, prices;
* numbers and the plural of the noun.


Vanaf hier: Nederlands! / From now on in Dutch!

Sessie 6. Luister/Luisteren! (de imperatief)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 5 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen), 4 (pluraal), 7 (optioneel: 8-13; spreken in winkels), 15 (leeftijd), en 19 (vocabulaire).

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 6 (zes).
Programma: Waterval les zes;
* korte evaluatie;
* hobby’ s;
* de imperatief.

Sessie 7. Tot ziens! (het afscheid)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 6 van het boek:
– de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen),
– oefening 3 en 6 (en 17?) de imperatief,
– regel: de consonanten (lezen),
– oefening 19 (schrijven);
– optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* Online luisteren voor les 6;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 7 (zeven).
Programma: Waterval les zeven
* Tot ziens! Fijne dag
* Ik heb en ik ben (gefietst);  ik kan, ik mag, ik zal, ik wil (gaan)!

Sessie 8. Ik ga naar huis (de oriëntatie – preposities)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 7 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 3 (lezen), 5 en 6 (regel; optioneel 22/23), 7, 10, 11 en 12  (afscheid), 16 (automatiseren), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 8 (acht).
Programma: Waterval les acht;
* plaatsen en richtingen, preposities
(places and directions, prepositions)
* de regel uit les 8 en de richtingen (pagina 176-177).

Sessie 9. Ik ben thuis (de woning)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 8 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 2 (lezen), 3 en 4 (de preposities, ook online), regel: de consonanten (lezen), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 9 (negen).
Programma: Waterval les negen
* at home (thuis; de kamers);
* possessive words (mijn, jouw…)

Sessie 10. Ik ga met de dokter bellen (de gezondheid)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 10 (tien).
Programma: Waterval les tien
* seeing a doctor;
* the normal Dutch sentence: “Ik ga de dokter bellen.”

Sessie 11. De toets (klein examen)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 0-A1 spreken;
Programma:

* een herhaling (recap)
* de online test

 

 

 

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2020-02: Upper-elementary Dutch – January course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
Class: Tuesday evenings 7-9pm
Dates: 21 and 28 January (1-2);
5, 12, 19 and 26 February (3-4-5-6);
5, 12, 19 and 26 March (7-8-9-10).
Price: 200€
Book (Waterval 2, hand out): 30€
Online access: 10€

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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).
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 – receiving visitors, making appointments, the Dutch way of partying, family things, clothing, ordering in restaurants… 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 11-16!)

* After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course: Immediately afterwards: the course A2-B1 starting in April  

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Huiswerk en programma voor de lessen:

Sessie 1: Visite! (bezoek)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 11 (elf). 
(>
Quizlet Manual)
Programma: Waterval 2, les 11 –
– op bezoek, op visite  (“Kom binnen! Ga zitten!”):
* boek, les 11
– normale ge-woorden  (“We hebben ge-werk-t.”
):
* boek, les 11
 

Sessie 2: Het is warm (het weer)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* boek, les 11, oefening 7-9, 11-12, 14-16, 18.
Programma:
* Boek, les 11: spreken  (oefening 10), luisteren (17);
* Boek, les 12, het weer:
– introductie van thema en dialoog
– herhaling van de normale zin: “Het kan goed (worden)”.
– en/dus/maar/of/want + normale zinnen:
“Het weer is goed, en het kan nog beter worden.”

Sessie 3: Wanneer? Hoe laat? (de tijd)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
– boek, les 11,  oefening 22: schrijf een invitatie.
– boek, les 12:
oefening 6/7/8; optioneel: 9-14;
www.quizlet.com > Waterval 13 (dertien)
Programma,
* uit Waterval 12:
– oefening 15/16/17:  praten over verleden en toekomst
* uit Waterval les 13:
– de tijd (twee uur, kwart over twee, twintig over twee, half drie…):
* vreemde ge-woorden: “Ik heb gekeken (kijken).”

Sessie 4: Afspraak is afspraak!
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* boek, les 13,  oefening 4/5: presens; schrijven, oefening 15: verhuizen; 16: telefoon en woonplaats; 20: subject-verbum-rest. De rest van les 3 is optioneel. * www.quizlet.com > Waterval 14 (veertien).
Programma: Waterval les veertien, 
* afspraken maken
* “Ik heb het gedacht, gebracht, gezocht, gekocht, gedaan, gehad!”

Sessie 5: Feestje!
(feesten in Nederland, feesten organiseren)

Huiswerk voor deze sessie: 
*
Uit les 14, boek:


* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 15 (vijftien).
Programma:
* Uit Waterval 14:
– 
* Waterval les 15;

Sessie 6. (Heb je) Familie? 
Huiswerk voor deze sessie::
* Uit les 15 van het boek
– de dialoog en oefening 1
– schrijven: een mooi feest! 

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 16 (zestien).
Programma:
* korte evaluatie halverwege de cursus;
* Waterval 16: familie;
* gesloten vragen (“Slaap je?”) en ontkennen (“Nee, ik slaap niet”).

Sessie 7: Nu ga ik even douchen – verzorging
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Uit les 16 van het boek:
– woordenschat (oefening 10)
– schrijven: oefening 15, mijn kindertijd
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 17 (zeventien).
Programma:
* Nog uit 16: spreken over je familie…
* Waterval les 17:
– introductie van het thema, dialoog, quiz;
– inversie 2: rest – verbumsubject….

Sessie 8. Dat staat leuk – kleren
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Uit les 17 van het boek:


* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 18 (achttien).
Programma: Waterval les achttien –
* kleding/kleren;
* van inversie naar normaal:
“Leuk staat dat!” > “Dat staat leuk!”

Sessie 9. Omdat ik het wil!
Hotels, restaurants, cafés;
de bijzin
Huiswerk voor deze sessie: 
* Uit les 18 van het boek:


* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 19 (negentien).
Programma: Waterval les 19
– reserveren, bestellen, bedienen, betalen…
– de bijzin: “Omdat/Wanneer ik dat wil”:
conjunctie-subject-rest-verba.

Sessie 10. Een retourtje Maastricht
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Uit les 19:


* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 2020-11;
Programma: Waterval les twintig
* een reis plannen, een ticket kopen, de ov-chipkaart gebruiken;
* van bijzin naar normaal: (Waarom koop je een kaartje?)
“Omdat ik naar Maastricht ga.” >
“(Want) Ik ga naar Maastricht.”

Sessie 11. De toets (klein examen)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval A2 spreken;
Programma:

* even recapituleren
* de online toets

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2020-03: Intermediate Dutch – January evening course

 

Niveau: A2 tot B1
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur + toets 
Les: woensdag, 7pm-9pm
Data:
15, 22 en 29 januari (1-3);
5, 12, 19 en 26 februari (4-7);
en 4, 11 en 18 maart 2020 (8-10)
Prijs:  200€
Boek (Waterval 3): 30€
Online toegang: 10€ 

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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 work floor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports, and, of course, work.

This course will start by treating such themes as demonstratives (die/dat) and the object (mij/jou), and civil integration topics.  By the way, a recap of the A1-A2 level is standard procedure in the A2-B1 courses. In Waterval 3, 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”!

Sessie 1: Even bellen
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 17 (zeventien). 
(>
Quizlet Manual.)
Programma: Waterval 3, les 17 –
– telefoneren  (“Met mij!”):
* boek:
– adjectief-comparatief-superlatief (slecht-slechter-slechtst);
– diminutief (het kindje)

 

Sessie 2: Tien broodjes graag
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* boek, les 17:
– lezen: dialoog (oefening 2), bellen (oef 7/8)
– regel: adjectief (oef 5), comparatief-superlatief (6+11)
– woordenschat: 
* Margootje (p24) – onderstreep diminutieven, zoek de betekenis van onbekende woorden;
* oefening 17: synoniemen van praten.
– schrijven: oef 15, mijn laatste vakantie.
* Quizlet.com > Waterval 18
Programma:

* Boek, les 17: spreken over telefoneren
* Boek, les 18:
– de supermarkt en andere winkels;
– over kopen en geld;
– die en dat: demonstratief en relatief voor
de-woorden resp. het-woorden 

Sessie 3: Winkelen
Huiswerk voor deze sessie
* Nog uit les 17 (bijlage 1):
– Margootje (oefening 15) omcirkel de diminutieven en zoek de nieuwe woorden op. Maak zinnen met de nieuwe woorden!
– Oefening 17 (diminutieven) en 18 (ook woordenschat)
* Uit les 18 (bijlage 2):
– lezen: dialoog, oefening 11-13?
– regel: die/dat, oefening 4/5/6;
– schrijven: oefening 17;
– woordenschat: winkels & winkeliers, 20-21.
c. Quizlet.com > Waterval 19
Programma:

Sessie 4: 
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Les 19 boek:
* oefening 5-8 (het object), 10 en 14 (chronologie);
* oefening 12 (reclames lezen), 15 (een brief schrijven).
Programma:
– het object: actief voor passief object – maar…
– chronologie: eerst-dan-ten slotte;
– luisteren: tv-reclames;
– schrijven: een informele brief.

Sessie 5: In de keuken
Huiswerk voor deze sessie: 
*
Les 19 afmaken:
– bijvoorbeeld oefening 19 en 22;
– alle oefeningen die jij nog wil doen.
* Les 20 (bijlage 2): koken!
– oefening 2 en 3: dialoog en vragen
– oefening 15: een recept schrijven
– oefening 27: een toets. Ken je het participium? 
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 20 (twintig).
Programma:
* Waterval 19:
– organiseren, kleuren; het passief (Ik word/ben geholpen);
* Waterval 20:

– spreken over eten en koken;
– het reflexief
– beheers je het participium?

Sessie 6. (Heb je) Familie? 
Huiswerk voor deze sessie::
* Uit les 15 van het boek
– de dialoog en oefening 1
– schrijven: een mooi feest! 

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 16 (zestien).
Programma:
* korte evaluatie halverwege de cursus;
* Waterval 16: familie;
* gesloten vragen (“Slaap je?”) en ontkennen (“Nee, ik slaap niet”).

Sessie 7: Nu ga ik even douchen – verzorging
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Uit les 16 van het boek:
– woordenschat (oefening 10)
– schrijven: oefening 15, mijn kindertijd
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 17 (zeventien).
Programma:
* Nog uit 16: spreken over je familie…
* Waterval les 17:
– introductie van het thema, dialoog, quiz;
– inversie 2: rest – verbumsubject….

Sessie 8. Dat staat leuk – kleren
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Uit les 17 van het boek:


* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 18 (achttien).
Programma: Waterval les achttien –
* kleding/kleren;
* van inversie naar normaal:
“Leuk staat dat!” > “Dat staat leuk!”

Sessie 9. Omdat ik het wil!
Hotels, restaurants, cafés;
de bijzin
Huiswerk voor deze sessie: 
* Uit les 18 van het boek:


* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 19 (negentien).
Programma: Waterval les 19
– reserveren, bestellen, bedienen, betalen…
– de bijzin: “Omdat/Wanneer ik dat wil”:
conjunctie-subject-rest-verba.

Sessie 10. Een retourtje Maastricht
Huiswerk voor deze sessie:
* Uit les 19:


* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 2020-11;
Programma: Waterval les twintig
* een reis plannen, een ticket kopen, de ov-chipkaart gebruiken;
* van bijzin naar normaal: (Waarom koop je een kaartje?)
“Omdat ik naar Maastricht ga.” >
“(Want) Ik ga naar Maastricht.”

Sessie 11. De toets (klein examen)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval A2 spreken;
Programma:

* even recapituleren
* de online toets

– lezen: dialoog (oefening 2), bellen (oef 7/8)
– regel: adjectief (oef 5), comparatief-superlatief (6+11)
– woordenschat: 
* Margootje (p24) – onderstreep diminutieven, zoek de betekenis van onbekende woorden;
* oefening 17: synoniemen van praten.
(- schrijven: oef 15, mijn laatste vakantie).

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 17-25!)

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

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2020-05: Nederlands voor gevorderden – Advanced Dutch January course

Conditie: B2-niveau
Duur: 10 weken, 20 uur
Les: op vrijdag van  6 tot 8 uur ’s avonds, één keer per week
Data: op 17, 24 en 31 januari;
op 7, 14, 21 en 28 februari;
op 1, 8 en 15 maart.
Inhoud: Waterval les 28-35;
Prijs: 200€
Boek (Waterval 5, wordt uitgedeeld):  30€
Online toegang: 10€

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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!

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2020-06: Beginners Dutch course, mornings, January

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read and speak Latin alphabet fluently
Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays Dates: 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31 January,
4, 7, 11 and 14 February
Hours: always 10am-12
Price: 200€
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 30€)
Online access: 10€

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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 suppose: the teacher will show you patiently how the language works, 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 2020-11, starting immediately afterwards, February-March 2020, Mondays & Thursdays 10am-12);
– the evening group course A1-A2, 2020-22, on Tuesdays from 6-8pm, starting in April 2020;


Preview – online: les 1-10

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Registrations:   pionpion/10 seats

 

Provisional homework and program for the sessions:

Session 1: Dag! (greeting)
Homework for this session:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 1 (één).  
* Quizlet Manual.
Program: Waterval 1
– introduction: course & students
– greeting (“Dag! Hoe is het?”);
– the vowels.
* Listen to and read lesson 1
* Translation of lesson 1 into English

Session 2: Ik ben Sara (introducing)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie (homework for this session):
* Book: over de cursus (p4)/about the course (p261)
* Book, lesson 1, exercise 6-7, 11-12, 18-19;
( Listen to and read lesson 1)
(Translation of lesson 1 into English)

* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 2 (Manual Quizlet)
Programma:  Waterval 2; 
* introducing yourself;
* I, you, she, he….

Session 3: Ik woon in  Nederland (addresses)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 2:
oefening 6/7/8; schrijven; oef. 21/22;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 3 (drie)
Programma: Waterval les drie:
* adresses;
* the present tense.

Session 4: Ik kom uit… (origins)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 3,  oefening 4/5: presens;
schrijven, oefening 15: verhuizen;
oefening 16: telefoon en woonplaats;
oefening 20: subject-verbum-rest.
De rest van les 3 is optioneel.
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 4 (vier).
Programma: Waterval les vier 
* jouw origine
* het artikel: de of het?

Session 5: Hoe oud ben jij? Hoeveel kost het? (numbers; ordering & paying)
Huiswerk:
*
From lesson 4 of the book exercises 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15 (articles & origins);
* Online listening for lesson 4;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 5 (vijf).
Programma: Waterval les vijf;
* ages, prices;
* numbers and the plural of the noun.


Vanaf hier: Nederlands! / From now on in Dutch!

Sessie 6. Luister/Luisteren! (de imperatief)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 5 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen), 4 (pluraal), 7 (optioneel: 8-13; spreken in winkels), 15 (leeftijd), en 19 (vocabulaire).

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 6 (zes).
Programma: Waterval les zes;
* korte evaluatie;
* hobby’ s;
* de imperatief.

Sessie 7. Tot ziens! (het afscheid)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 6 van het boek:
– de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen),
– oefening 3 en 6 (en 17?) de imperatief,
– regel: de consonanten (lezen),
– oefening 19 (schrijven);
– optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* Online luisteren voor les 6;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 7 (zeven).
Programma: Waterval les zeven
* Tot ziens! Fijne dag
* Ik heb en ik ben (gefietst);  ik kan, ik mag, ik zal, ik wil (gaan)!

Sessie 8. Ik ga naar huis (de oriëntatie – preposities)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 7 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 3 (lezen), 5 en 6 (regel; optioneel 22/23), 7, 10, 11 en 12  (afscheid), 16 (automatiseren), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 8 (acht).
Programma: Waterval les acht;
* plaatsen en richtingen, preposities
(places and directions, prepositions)
* de regel uit les 8 en de richtingen (pagina 176-177).

Sessie 9. Ik ben thuis (de woning)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 8 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 2 (lezen), 3 en 4 (de preposities, ook online), regel: de consonanten (lezen), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 9 (negen).
Programma: Waterval les negen
* at home (thuis; de kamers);
* possessive words (mijn, jouw…)

Sessie 10. Ik ga met de dokter bellen (de gezondheid)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 10 (tien).
Programma: Waterval les tien
* seeing a doctor;
* the normal Dutch sentence: “Ik ga de dokter bellen.”

Sessie 11. De toets (klein examen)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 0-A1 spreken;
Programma:

* een herhaling (recap)
* de online test

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2020-07:  Intermediate Dutch (A2-B1) – January morning course

Level: A2-B1 
Duration: 5 weeks, 20 hours
Class: on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12, so twice per week
Dates: on 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 January;
on 3, 6, 10 and 13 February;
Fee: 200€
Book (Waterval 3, handout): 30€
Online access: 10€

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 pionpionpion/10 seats (registrations now)  

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.

This course will start by treating such themes as demonstratives (die/dat) and the object (mij/jou), and civil integration topics.  By the way, a recap of the A1-A2 level is standard procedure in the A2-B1 courses. In Waterval 3, 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”!

 

 

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

Click here for a test to assess if your level is A2 (necessary to do this course)
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2020-08: Beginners Dutch – February course – Thursday evenings

Level: 0 to A1
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
Class: Thursdays, 6.30 – 8.30pm, weekly
Dates: 
6, 13, 20 and 27
February;
5, 12, 19 and 26 March;
3 and 10 April 2020
Fee: 200€
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out), 30€
Online access: 10€+
                                  240€
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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. Or you’re doing a grammar class, learning the rules, but never get the chance to apply them. How can you learn a language without speaking?
Nevertheless, that’s how courses often work.

Now imagine your teacher  will show you patiently how Dutch works, where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak and write. We speak Dutch as much as possible, but translate when necessary. 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.

Everything is possible, but which mixture works best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
2020-22, Tuesdays 7-9pm, starting April 13.

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

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Provisional dates, homework and program for the sessions:

Session 1: Dag! (greeting)
Homework for this session:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 1 (één).  
* Quizlet Manual.
Program: Waterval 1
– introduction: course & students
– greeting (“Dag! Hoe is het?”);
– the vowels.
* Listen to and read lesson 1
* Translation of lesson 1 into English

Session 2: Ik ben Sara (introducing)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie (homework for this session):
* Book: over de cursus (p4)/about the course (p261)
* Book, lesson 1, exercise 6-7, 11-12, 18-19;
( Listen to and read lesson 1)
(Translation of lesson 1 into English)

* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 2 (Manual Quizlet)
Programma:  Waterval 2; 
* introducing yourself;
* I, you, she, he….

Session 3: Ik woon in  Nederland (addresses)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 2:
oefening 6/7/8; schrijven; oef. 21/22;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 3 (drie)
Programma: Waterval les drie:
* adresses;
* the present tense.

Session 4: Ik kom uit… (origins)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 3,  oefening 4/5: presens;
schrijven, oefening 15: verhuizen;
oefening 16: telefoon en woonplaats;
oefening 20: subject-verbum-rest.
De rest van les 3 is optioneel.
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 4 (vier).
Programma: Waterval les vier 
* jouw origine
* het artikel: de of het?

Session 5: Hoe oud ben jij? Hoeveel kost het? (numbers; ordering & paying)
Huiswerk:
*
From lesson 4 of the book exercises 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15 (articles & origins);
* Online listening for lesson 4;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 5 (vijf).
Programma: Waterval les vijf;
* ages, prices;
* numbers and the plural of the noun.


Vanaf hier: Nederlands! / From now on in Dutch!

Sessie 6. Luister/Luisteren! (de imperatief)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 5 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen), 4 (pluraal), 7 (optioneel: 8-13; spreken in winkels), 15 (leeftijd), en 19 (vocabulaire).

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 6 (zes).
Programma: Waterval les zes;
* korte evaluatie;
* hobby’ s;
* de imperatief.

Sessie 7. Tot ziens! (het afscheid)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 6 van het boek:
– de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen),
– oefening 3 en 6 (en 17?) de imperatief,
– regel: de consonanten (lezen),
– oefening 19 (schrijven);
– optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* Online luisteren voor les 6;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 7 (zeven).
Programma: Waterval les zeven
* Tot ziens! Fijne dag
* Ik heb en ik ben (gefietst);  ik kan, ik mag, ik zal, ik wil (gaan)!

Sessie 8. Ik ga naar huis (de oriëntatie – preposities)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 7 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 3 (lezen), 5 en 6 (regel; optioneel 22/23), 7, 10, 11 en 12  (afscheid), 16 (automatiseren), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 8 (acht).
Programma: Waterval les acht;
* plaatsen en richtingen, preposities
(places and directions, prepositions)
* de regel uit les 8 en de richtingen (pagina 176-177).

Sessie 9. Ik ben thuis (de woning)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 8 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 2 (lezen), 3 en 4 (de preposities, ook online), regel: de consonanten (lezen), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 9 (negen).
Programma: Waterval les negen
* at home (thuis; de kamers);
* possessive words (mijn, jouw…)

Sessie 10. Ik ga met de dokter bellen (de gezondheid)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 10 (tien).
Programma: Waterval les tien
* seeing a doctor;
* the normal Dutch sentence: “Ik ga de dokter bellen.”

Sessie 11. De toets (klein examen)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 0-A1 spreken;
Programma:

* een herhaling (recap)
* de online test

 

2020-11: Upper-intermediate Dutch – morning course starting in March

Niveau: B1 to B1+ of B2
Duur: 10 weken / 20 uur 
Lestijden: op maandag 10am-12
Data: 2/9/16/23/30 maart,
6/13/20/27 april
2020
Prijs: 200€
Boek: Waterval 4, B1-B2 (wordt uitgedeeld, €30) Online toegang (Waterval Online, Quizlet): 10€

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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 23-27!)

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After completing this course, you can do an advanced course:
* the intensive course in July or August 2020;
* The evening group course starting Friday, September ±24

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2020-12: Upper-elementary morning course – March course

Level: A1 to A2
Duration: 10 weeks, 10 sessions, 20 hours
Class: Tuesdays mornings, 10am-12
Provisional dates: 
10, 17, 24 and 31 March 2020;
7, 14, 21 and 28 April;
5 and 12 May.
Price: 200€
Book: Waterval 2  (30€)
Online access: 10€

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When you’ve mastered 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 11-16!)

After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course:
Immediately afterwards: the course A2-B1 starting in April

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2020-13: Beginners Dutch – March course – Friday evenings

Level: 0 to A1
Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours
Class: Fridays, 6.30 – 8.30pm, weekly
Dates: 
13, 20 and 27
March;
3, 10, 17 and 24 April;
1, 8 and 15 May 2020
Fee: 200€
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out), 30€
Online access: 10€+
                                  240€
register-Waterval-Dutch-lessons Click here to register pion/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’re doing a grammar class, learning the rules, but never get the chance to apply them. How can you learn a language without speaking?
Nevertheless, that’s how courses often work.

Now imagine your teacher  will show you patiently how Dutch works, where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them, how you can learn words quickly, and give you the time and space to speak and write. We speak Dutch as much as possible, but translate when necessary. 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.

Everything is possible, but which mixture works best for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course:
* 2020-42, summer course, July or August 2020.
* 2020-52, autumn course

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

register-Waterval-Dutch-lessonsClick here to register pion/10

Provisional homework and program for the sessions:

Session 1: Dag! (greeting)
Homework for this session:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 1 (één).  
* Quizlet Manual.
Program: Waterval 1
– introduction: course & students
– greeting (“Dag! Hoe is het?”);
– the vowels.
* Listen to and read lesson 1
* Translation of lesson 1 into English

Session 2: Ik ben Sara (introducing)
Huiswerk voor deze sessie (homework for this session):
* Book: over de cursus (p4)/about the course (p261)
* Book, lesson 1, exercise 6-7, 11-12, 18-19;
( Listen to and read lesson 1)
(Translation of lesson 1 into English)

* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 2 (Manual Quizlet)
Programma:  Waterval 2; 
* introducing yourself;
* I, you, she, he….

Session 3: Ik woon in  Nederland (addresses)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 2:
oefening 6/7/8; schrijven; oef. 21/22;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 3 (drie)
Programma: Waterval les drie:
* adresses;
* the present tense.

Session 4: Ik kom uit… (origins)
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 3,  oefening 4/5: presens;
schrijven, oefening 15: verhuizen;
oefening 16: telefoon en woonplaats;
oefening 20: subject-verbum-rest.
De rest van les 3 is optioneel.
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 4 (vier).
Programma: Waterval les vier 
* jouw origine
* het artikel: de of het?

Session 5: Hoe oud ben jij? Hoeveel kost het? (numbers; ordering & paying)
Huiswerk:
*
From lesson 4 of the book exercises 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15 (articles & origins);
* Online listening for lesson 4;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 5 (vijf).
Programma: Waterval les vijf;
* ages, prices;
* numbers and the plural of the noun.


Vanaf hier: Nederlands! / From now on in Dutch!

Sessie 6. Luister/Luisteren! (de imperatief)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 5 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen), 4 (pluraal), 7 (optioneel: 8-13; spreken in winkels), 15 (leeftijd), en 19 (vocabulaire).

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 6 (zes).
Programma: Waterval les zes;
* korte evaluatie;
* hobby’ s;
* de imperatief.

Sessie 7. Tot ziens! (het afscheid)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 6 van het boek:
– de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen),
– oefening 3 en 6 (en 17?) de imperatief,
– regel: de consonanten (lezen),
– oefening 19 (schrijven);
– optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* Online luisteren voor les 6;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 7 (zeven).
Programma: Waterval les zeven
* Tot ziens! Fijne dag
* Ik heb en ik ben (gefietst);  ik kan, ik mag, ik zal, ik wil (gaan)!

Sessie 8. Ik ga naar huis (de oriëntatie – preposities)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 7 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 3 (lezen), 5 en 6 (regel; optioneel 22/23), 7, 10, 11 en 12  (afscheid), 16 (automatiseren), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 8 (acht).
Programma: Waterval les acht;
* plaatsen en richtingen, preposities
(places and directions, prepositions)
* de regel uit les 8 en de richtingen (pagina 176-177).

Sessie 9. Ik ben thuis (de woning)
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 8 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 2 (lezen), 3 en 4 (de preposities, ook online), regel: de consonanten (lezen), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 9 (negen).
Programma: Waterval les negen
* at home (thuis; de kamers);
* possessive words (mijn, jouw…)

Sessie 10. Ik ga met de dokter bellen (de gezondheid)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 10 (tien).
Programma: Waterval les tien
* seeing a doctor;
* the normal Dutch sentence: “Ik ga de dokter bellen.”

Sessie 11. De toets (klein examen)
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 0-A1 spreken;
Programma:

* een herhaling (recap)
* de online test

 

 

 

   

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2020-21: Beginners Dutch course, evenings, April

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read alphabet fluently Duration: 10 weeks, 20 hours + test
Class: Mondays, 7pm – 9pm, weekly,
20  April- 22 June 2020
Course fee: 200€
Book: Waterval 1, handed out, 30€
Online access: 10€

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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. Imagine class is endless grammar explanation, or imagine you only get loose words, but not the  framework to build with. Maybe you never get the chance to speak or write, express yourself.

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? That’s what we aim for.

What can you expect from a basic course? 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. Almost everything is possible, but what is the best mixture for you?

After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course: for instance the Summer course in July, 2020-42.

Click here for an online preview (les 1-10!)
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Provisional dates, homework and program for the sessions:

1. 20 April 2020:
Homework for this session:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 1 (één).  
* Quizlet Manual.
Program: Waterval 1
– greeting (“Dag! Hoe is het?”);
– the vowels.
* Listen to and read lesson 1
* Translation of lesson 1 into English

2. 27 April 2020:
Huiswerk voor deze sessie (homework for this session):
* Book, lesson 1, exercise 6-7, 11-12, 18-19;
* Listen to and read lesson 1
* www.quizlet.com
> Waterval 2 (Manual Quizlet)
Programma:  Waterval 2; 
* introducing yourself;
* I, you, she, he….

3. 4 May:
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 2:
oefening 6/7/8; schrijven; oef. 21/22;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 3 (drie)
Programma: Waterval les drie:
* adresses;
* the present tense.

4. 11 May:
Huiswerk:
* boek, les 3,  oefening 4/5: presens; schrijven, oefening 15: verhuizen; 16: telefoon en woonplaats; 20: subject-verbum-rest. De rest van les 3 is optioneel. * www.quizlet.com > Waterval 4 (vier).
Programma: Waterval les vier 
* jouw origine
* het artikel: de of het?

5. 18 May:
Huiswerk:
*
From lesson 4 of the book exercises 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 13, 15 (articles & origins);
* Online listening for lesson 4;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 5 (vijf).
Programma: Waterval les vijf;
* ages, prices;
* numbers and the plural of the noun.


Vanaf hier: Nederlands! / From now on in Dutch!

6. 25 mei:
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 5 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen), 4 (pluraal), 7-13 (spreken in winkels), 15 (leeftijd), en 21 (vocabulaire).

* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 6 (zes).
Programma: Waterval les zes;
* korte evaluatie;
* hobby’ s;
* de imperatief.

7. 1 juni:
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 6 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 1 (lezen), 3 en 6 (en 17? de imperatief), regel: de consonanten (lezen), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* Online luisteren voor les 6;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 7 (zeven).
Programma: Waterval les zeven
* Tot ziens! Fijne dag
* Ik heb en ik ben (gefietst);  ik kan, ik mag, ik zal, ik wil (gaan)!

8. 8 juni:
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 7 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 3 (lezen), 5 en 6 (regel; optioneel 22/23), 7, 10, 11 en 12  (afscheid), 16 (automatiseren), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 8 (acht).
Programma: Waterval les acht;
* plaatsen en richtingen, preposities
(places and directions, prepositions)
* de regel uit les 8 en de richtingen (pagina 176-177).

9. 15 juni 
Huiswerk:
* Uit les 8 van het boek de dialoog en oefening 2 (lezen), 3 en 4 (de preposities, ook online), regel: de consonanten (lezen), 19 (schrijven);
optioneel 21 (vocabulaire) en 24 (herhaling presens).
* Online luisteren voor les 6;
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 9 (negen).
Programma: Waterval les negen
* at home (thuis; de kamers);
* possessive words (mijn, jouw…)

10. 21 juni:
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 10 (tien).
Programma: Waterval les tien
* seeing a doctor;
* the normal Dutch sentence: “Ik ga de dokter bellen.”

11. Voor de toets:
Huiswerk:
* www.quizlet.com > Waterval 0-A1 spreken;
Programma:

* a recap
* the online test

 

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2020-22: 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 + test session
Class: Tuesday evenings
7.00-9.00pm
Dates: 23 and 30 April; 7, 14, 21 and 28 May; 4, 11, 18 and 25 June 2020
Course fee:  200€
Book: Waterval 2, 30€
Online access: 10€

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Provisional dates, huiswerk and programme for the sessions:

1. 23 april:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 11 (elf).
(Link to Manual Quizlet).
Programma: Waterval les elf, deel 1: visite; regelmatig participium (regular past participle – “Ik heb gewerkt.”)

2. 30 april:
Huiswerk (uit het boek, les 11):
oefening 7 en 28 (regelmatig participium);  
oefening 10 (vrij of bezet?); 
pagina 17 totaal; 
oefening 13 en 14 (rollenspel en lezen); 
oefening 24 en 25.
Programma: Waterval les elf deel 2: tijd – dagen/data/uren/frequentie

Sessie 3. 7 mei:
* Huiswerk (uit het boek, les 11):
het weer (oefening 21),
creatief schrijven (oefening 23);
www.quizlet.com > Waterval 12 (twaalf).
Programma: Waterval les twaalf – de klok;
het onregelmatig participium: ‘Ik heb niets gedaan (doen).’

Sessie 4. 14 mei:
Huiswerk (uit het boek, les 12):
Programma: Waterval les vier – your origin; the article and the adjective.

5. 21 May:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 5 (vijf). Programma: Waterval les vijf – ages, prices; numbers and the plural of the noun.

6. 28 May:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 6 (zes). Programma: Waterval les zes – moving, hobbies; the imperative.

7. 4 June:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 7 (zeven).
Programma: Waterval les zeven – saying goodbye; modal verbs.


8. 11 June:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 8 (acht). Programma: Waterval les acht – places and directions; prepositions.

9. 18 June:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 9 (negen). Programma: Waterval les negen – at home; possessive words.

10. 25 June:
Huiswerk: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 10 (tien). Programma: Waterval les tien – seeing a doctor; the normal Dutch sentence.
 

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

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2020-23: Intermediate Dutch – spring evening course

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Niveau: A2 to B1
Entrance level, necessary to do this course: A2  (A2 level test)
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours + optional session for test
Class: Wednesdays, 7pm-9pm
Fee: 200€
Online access: 10€
Book: Waterval, lessons 17-23,  30€

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!

Provisional dates, huiswerk and program for the sessions:

1. 22 april: 
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 17.
* programma: introductie; spreken over horeca (les 16); adjectief/comparatief/superlatief (17); telefoneren (17).

2. 29 april:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 18; * uit les 17: oefening 6, gatentekst, 7, 9-11, 15 + Margootje. * programma: complimenten & diminutieven (17); die en dat (demonstratief & relatief), geld, inkopen/boodschappen, shoppen (18).

3. 6 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 19;
* uit les 18  (boek) de oefeningen over demonstratief en relatief (4/5/6); spreken: in een winkel (8), over geld (9), rollenspel (10); schrijven: over het ideale warenhuis (17); woordenschat: winkels en winkeliers (20/21). * programma: het object (mij, jou, hem, haar…); organiseren (les 19).

4. 13 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 20; * programma: koken; het reflexief; herhaling participium

5. 20 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 2020-23 * programma: recepten lezen; het reflexief; woordenschat koken; testje participium

6. 27 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 21 * programma: het  imperfectum in het algemeen, en de regelmatige vorm ervan; over goede manieren;

7. 3 juni:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 21, imperfectum * programma: het zeer onregelmatige imperfectum; de Nederlandse mentaliteit(en).

8. 10 juni:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 22 * programma: spreken over beroepen en werk; bijzin + inversie!

9. 17 juni: 
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: les 22, oefening 5/6, 8, rugzak, 10, 15.
* programma: meer over beroepen; over gereedschap; over solliciteren.

10. 24 juni:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > Waterval 2020-23 * programma: afronding; evaluatie; over de test.

11. Eventueel op 1 juli: test.
Maar die kan ook thuis worden gemaakt.

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

 Click here for an online preview (les 17-25!)

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After completing this course, you can do a B1-B2 course: * the summer course in July, 2020-44; * the autumn course B1-B2, 2020-54.

2020-24: Upper-intermediate Dutch – Spring 2020 evening course

Conditie: B1-niveau (verplichte check hier)
Duur: 10 weken, 20 uur, + toets 
Les:
één keer per week, op donderdag van 7 tot 9 uur ’s avonds
Data: op 23 en 30 april,
op 7, 14, 21 en 28 mei,
op 4, 11, 18 en 25 juni 2020 
Inhoud: Waterval 4, lessen 23-28
Prijs: 200€
Boek (Waterval 4): 30€
Online toegang: 10€

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A  course for those who have reached  B1 level. To express yourself freely in Dutch, we’re going to practice mostly: speak, write, listen.  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 B1 and B2. 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)

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After completing this course, you can do an advanced course:
* The evening group course starting  in April.
* The B2+ summer course

 

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2020-25: Advanced course, Friday evenings, April-June

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Niveau: B1+ > B2 
Entreeniveau: B1+ 
Duur: 10 weken, 20 uur in totaal

Les: vrijdag, 6pm – 8pm!!!, wekelijks
Kosten cursus: 200€
Boek (Waterval 5, les 29-35): 30€
Online toegang: 10€
 

Data:
1. 3 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
2. 10 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
3. 17 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
4. 24 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
5. 31 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
6. 
7 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
7. 14 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
8. 21 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
9. 28 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 
10. 5 juli: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

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 28-40!)

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2020-26: Beginners Dutch course, mornings, April

Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read Latin alphabet fluently Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: 10am-12, twice a week on Mondays and Thursdays
Dates: 20, 24, 27 and 30 April;
2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19 and 23  May 2020
Fee: 200€
Book: Waterval 1 (handed out, 30€)

Online access: 10€

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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. 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, 2020-31  (Mondays/Thursdays 10am-12); – the summer course A1-A2, 2020-42, in July; – the evening group course A1-A2, 2020-52, starting in September  (Tuesdays 7pm-9); Click here for an online preview (les 1-10!)

 

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2020-24: Upper-Intermediate Dutch, B1-B1+

Niveau: B1-B2
Entreeniveau: B1  (B1-toets)
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur  + toets
Les: op donderdag van 7-9pm
Kosten: 20 uur voor 200€
Boek: Waterval 4, 30€
Online toegang (quizlet.com, waterval.info): 10€

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A  course for those who have reached  B1 level. To express yourself freely in Dutch, we’re going to practice mostly: speak, write, listen.  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. The subjects this course covers can also be of a more theoretical nature: culture, health care, psychology, legal matters.
This course will help you close part of the gap between B1 and B2. As a B1 speaker is supposed to master 2000 words, but a B2 has to know 5000, you can imagine there’s a lot of work to do. That’s why it’s more realistic to expect you will get from B1 to B1+, than to think you’ll cover the whole stretch.

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.

In a second course, you’ll reach the B2 level from B1+. That’s 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.


Data:
1. 25 april:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie:
www.quizlet.com 
> Waterval 23.
* programma: Waterval les 23:
-het huishouden (wassen, stofzuigen…): wat doe je in huis, wie doet wat?
– karakters: netjes<>slordig/chaotisch, extravert<>introvert…
– en/maar/of/want/dus + normale zinnen


2. 2 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie:
Boek, Waterval 23:
oefening 9 (luisteren IN CHROME!);
oefening 10 (schrijven), 12, 15;
de rest van les 23 is optioneel, maar alles helpt!

www.quizlet.com > Waterval 24
* programma:
– afronden les 23;
– les 24: emoties, gevoelens:
blij, bang, boos? etc.
– les 24: herhaling bijzinconstructie;
– les 24: conjuncties en bijzinnen:
(om)dat, als/wanneer, toen, die, hoe..

3. 9 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie:
– 
les 24, bijzinnen maken: oefening 4/5, oefening 7, 9, 11, 13, 14;
– les 24 emoties: dialoog,
www.quizlet.com> Waterval 24, emoties!
* programma:
– huiswerk (bijzinnen + emoties) behandelen 

4. 16 mei:
* huiswerk voor deze sessie:
www.quizlet.com > Waterval 25

* programma: 

5. 23 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

6. 30 mei: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

7. 4 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

8. 11 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

9. 18 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

10. 25 juni: * huiswerk voor deze sessie: www.quizlet.com > * programma: 

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

After completing this course, you can do an advanced course:
* The evening group course B1+-B2 starting  in September.
* The B2 summer course

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2020-27: Intermediate Dutch – daytime course

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Level: A2 to B1
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours
Class: Tuesdays and Fridays, 10am-12
Dates: twice a week on 30 April;
3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 and 31 May 2020.
Price:  200€
Book: Waterval 3, 30€
Online access: 10€ 

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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 work floor. We’ll focus on things like cooking, housekeeping, sports, and, of course, work. This course will start by treating the chapters 17-20 of Waterval 2, treating such themes as demonstratives (die/dat) and the object (mij/jou), and civil integration topics.  By the way, a recap of the A1-A2 level is standard procedure in the A2-B1 courses. In Waterval 3, 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 assert if your level is A2  (necessary to do this course)Click

Click here for an online preview (les 17-25!)

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

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2020-31: Upper-elementary course, Monday and Thursday mornings, May-June

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Level: A1-A2
Duration: 5 weeks / 20 hours
Class: 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 and 30 June.
Prices: 200€ 
Book: Waterval 2 (handed out), 30€
Online access: 10€

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When you’ve mastered basic Dutch, this is the course for you to take. Before, 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 assess if your level is A1 (necessary to do this course)
* Click here for an online preview (les 11-20!)
* Click here to register  

After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course:
* The intensive one-week summer course A2-B1 in August
* Later on: the A2-B1 autumn course

 

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SUMMER COURSES AUGUST

2020-41: Beginners Dutch summer course

Level: 0 to A1 Duration: 1 week * 25 hours Class: 10am – 3pm Dates:  5/6/7/8/9 August Price: 250€ Book (Waterval 0-A1, handed out): 30€ Online access (Waterval Online, Quizlet): 10€

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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? Click here to register After completing this course, you can do an A1-A2 follow up course: – the summer course A1-A2, 2020-42, starting immediately afterwards, Monday 12 August 2020 until and with Friday 16 August 2020, 10am-3pm); – the evening group course A1-A2,2020-52, starting on Tuesday in September 2020 (7pm-9)

 

 

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2020-42: Upper-elementary Dutch – one week summer course

Level: A1 to A2 Duration: 1 week / 25 hours Class: 10am-3pm Dates:  12/13/14/15/16 August 2020 Price: 250€ Boo (Waterval A1-A2, handed out): 30€ Online access (Quizlet. Waterval): 10€

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When you’ve mastered 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 – A2 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:

* The weekly evening group course 2020-53 from September.

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2020-43: Intermediate Dutch summer course  in August – CANCELED

Level: A2 to B1 Duration: 1 week / 25 hours Class: 10am-3pm Dates:  19/20/21/22/23 August 2020 Price: 250€ Book: Waterval A2-B1 (handed out, 30€) Online access (Waterval Online, Quizlet): 10€ /10 When you know how to survive within the Dutch language (area), you hold an A2 level. It 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. Now it’s time for Intermediate Dutch.  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. This course will start by treating such rules as the adjective (with or without e), the comparative and the superlative; demonstratives (die/dat) and the object (mij/jou), and civil integration topics.  By the way, a recap of the A1-A2 level is standard procedure in the A2-B1 courses. Next, we’ll deal with the imperfect tense and repeat the sentence structures. As for the themes, we’ll talk about communication (e.g. phone calls), the money thing, organizing and… cooking! Lessons about Dutch culture and one about work round it off. 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 assert if your level is A2  (necessary to do this course)Click

Click here for an online preview (les 17-25!)

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

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2020-44: Upper-intermediate Dutch – summer course in August

Niveau: B1 to B2 Duur: 1 week * 25 uur  Lestijden: 10am-3pm Data: 26/27/28/29/30 Augustus 2020 Prijs: 250€ Boek: Waterval B1-B2 (wordt uitgedeeld, €30) Online toegang (Waterval Online, Quizlet): 10€

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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!)

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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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2020-45: Voorbereiding Staatsexamen, niveau II 

Niveau: van B1+ naar B2; ook drill voor het Staatsexamen NT2, niveau II (B2) Duur: 1 week, 25 klokuren Les: 10am – 3pm Datum: 26/27/28/29/30 augustus 2020 Prijs: €250 Literatuur: Waterval B1-B/ B2+; delen van Staatsexamens (30€, in cursus overhandigd) Online toegang (Waterval. Quizlet): 10€

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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, ter 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 te verwerken – in de les en thuis. 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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2020-46: Crash course beginners Dutch , evenings, first half of September

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Level: 0 to A1
Entrance level: ability to read alphabet fluently
Duration: 10 sessions in two weeks= 20 hours;

Class: Mondays until and with Fridays, 7pm – 9pm,
2 until 13 September 2020
Course fee: 250€
Book: Waterval 1, handed out, 30€
Online access: 10€
 

 This is a “normal” basic Dutch course in a different format. If you want to make a head start with Dutch and, for instance, master level A1 (and talk a few words) within two weeks, this could be it. Suppose you’d like to reach A2  before Xmas (A2: survival level, you’re able to manage most practical situations, talk about yourself and your unhappy past etc.): choose this course, and continue with 2020-52. That’s the regular A1-A2 course from September until December. Expect to get clear, solid language classes, making you speak as soon as possible. That’s the bottom line. You learn Dutch, so  your teacher will be talking that language most of the time, use his hands, feet, objects and pictures, whatever to get things across. On the other hand, your teacher will also explain things in other languages than Dutch.  Anything goes! Imagine your teacher makes you speak, from the start of the course: it’s learning by doing. He or she will provide you with the necessary words, speech bits and rules. You’ll talk as soon as possible, but you get a framework to build with.  Your teacher 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 good?

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 autumn course in September, 2020-52.

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2020-51: 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: 23 and 30 September 2020;
7, 14, 21 and 28 October;
4, 11, 18 and 25 November.
Fee: 200
Book (Waterval 1): 30€
Online access: 10€

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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 huiswerk, 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: 2021-02, starting on Tuesday evenings in January 2021.

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2019-52: Upper-elementary Dutch – September evening course

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

Class: Tuesdays, 7pm-9pm
Dates: once a week on 24 September, 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 October; 5, 12, 19 and 26 November
Course fee: 200€
Course book (Waterval 2): 30€
Online access: 10€

 

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

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2019-53: Intermediate Dutch – evening course

Level: A2 to B1
Duration: 10 weeks * 2 hours
Class: Wednesday evenings 7.00-9.00pm
Dates: once a week on 25 September,
2, 9, 16, 23, 30 October,
6, 13, 20 and 27 November,
plus 4 December 2020
Course fee: 200€
Course book (Waterval 3, handed out): 30€
Online access: 10€

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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 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!

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2019-56: Beginners Dutch – 14 October course

Level: 0 to A1 Entrance level: ability to read Latin alphabet fluently Duration: 20 hours in ±8 weeks Class: Mondays, 5.30-7pm Dates: 14, 21, and 28 October 2019; further dates by mutual consent Fee: 200€ Book (Waterval 1): 30€ Online access: 10€

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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 show 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 huiswerk, 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:
2021-02, starting on Tuesday evenings in January 2021.

 

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2020-54, Upper-intermediate Dutch (B1-B2) – avondcursus in de herfst

Conditie: B1-niveau
Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur
Lestijden: donderdagavond van 7 tot 9
Data: 26 september, 3, 10, 17, 24 en 31 oktober,
7, 14, 21 en 28 november

Prijs: 200€
Boek (Waterval 4): 30€
Online toegang: 10€

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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, 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 23-28!)   Klik hier om te registreren   /10

 

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2019-55: Nederlands voor gevorderden – Advanced Dutch autumn course

Conditie: B2-niveau Duur: 10 weken * 2 uur Les: Data: op 27 september, op 4, 11, 18 en 25 oktober, op 1, 8, 15, 22 en 29 november Prijs: 200€ Boek (Waterval 5) en online toegang: 40€

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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.

De cursus heeft drie aspecten, en aan elk zal 1/3 van de tijd (in de les en daarbuiten) worden besteed:

a) voorbereiding op het Staatsexamen (niveau II) 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!

b) conversatie

We gaan elke les gewoon een half uur of meer praten over onderwerpen naar keuze, actualiteit etc. Verder presentaties geven. Helpt allemaal ook als voorbereiding op het onderdeel Spreken van het Staatsexamen.

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de puntjes op de i Door elementen te pikken uit een aantal lessen in de boeken Waterval 4 en 5 brengen we het niveau van je Nederlands nog wat omhoog. In eerdere cursussen ligt de nadruk op basale grammatica en woordenschat. Hier gaat het echt om de finesses, en dat zijn:

– allerlei grammaticale details, zoals het juiste gebruik van preposities in “phrasal verbs”, en het splitsen van woorden als “ervan”, “daarheen”, “waarvoor”…

– correct leren spellen;

– academisch Nederlands lezen en schrijven;

– meer weten over Nederlandse en Vlaamse kunst en cultuur;

– woordenschat-uitbreiding, van 2000 naar +3000 woorden.

Klik hier voor een online preview (les 29-40!)

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2019-61: Upper-elementary Dutch November course, Monday and Thursday mornings, 10am-12

Level: 0 to A1 Duration: 20 hours Dates and times: starting 4 November Prices: 200€ Book: Waterval 2 (handed out, 25 or 30€)

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 – times and dates, 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. And of course: anything you’d like to know or do, ask it! “U vraagt, wij draaien!” (you ask, we turn – old DJ slogan) Click here for a test to assess if your level is A1 (necessary to do this course) Click here for an online preview (les 11-16!) After completing this course, you can do an A2-B1 course: Immediately afterwards: the course A2-B1 starting in April

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