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Dutch At Intermediate Level

For basic users of Dutch

Are you a basic user of Dutch and would you like to be able to take part in conversations about familiar topics with your Dutch friends, colleagues or neighbors, and speak with more confidence?

The Start Learning Dutch Intermediate courses (Steps 5 to 8) will help you improve your Dutch-speaking fluency and give you a solid foundation of the Dutch language.

Intermediate courses:

Step 5, Step 6, Step 7, Step 8

Entry level:

Basic user of Dutch

Goal:

In Steps 5 to 8 you will work from level A2 towards level B1 (on the Common European Framework of Reference)

What:

Online Zoom lessons in small groups up to 6 students; each course level (‘Step’) is an intensive course with 8 lessons of 75 minutes each, 2 lessons a week

Approximate self-study time:

2/3 hours a week

Who:

Students are professionals, such as expats and their partners, international students, and others who wish to learn Dutch fast and within a limited time frame. Students need to be able to speak English and have completed secondary education in their country of origin

Fee:

€199,- per Step

When:

Click here for available course dates

Course materials:

Nederlands in actie, ISBN: 978 90 469 0298 1 (not included in the course fee)

Step 5

In Step 5 – 8 you will practice all language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The focus is on the active use of practical and useful Dutch that can be used in real-life situations. In these four Steps you will expand your vocabulary skills and your grammatical knowledge.

Grammar in Step 5:

Various grammar topics, such as:x

Place words in the correct order in the main clause, in present and past tense:

  • Ik ben in het weekend met een vriend naar het theater gegaan.

Place words in the correct order, combining main and subordinate clauses, and choosing the correct conjunctions:

  • Voordat ze naar buiten ging, deed ze het licht uit.
  • Ik ga naar het strand, als het weer goed is.

Construct sentences with the verb ‘zouden’

  • Ik zou graag een keer een lange reis willen maken.
  • Als ik genoeg geld had, zou ik dat huis kopen.

Step 6

In Step 5 – 8 you will practice all language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The focus is on the active use of practical and useful Dutch that can be used in real-life situations. In these 4 Steps you will expand your vocabulary skills and your grammatical knowledge.

Grammar in Step 6:

Various grammar topics, such as:
Use the word ‘te’ before an infinitive:

  • Hij probeert zijn fiets te repareren.
  • Hij wil zijn fiets repareren.

Use ‘om te’ before an infinitive:

  • Ik vind het te warm om een jas te dragen.

Conjugate separable verbs:

  • Ze hangt het schilderij op.
  • Wil je het schilderij ophangen?

Step 7

In Step 5 – 8 you will practice all language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The focus is on the active use of practical and useful Dutch that can be used in real-life situations. In these 4 Steps you will expand your vocabulary skills and your grammatical knowledge.

Grammar in Step 7:

Various grammar topics, such as:
Use the word ‘er’:

  • Ben je in Parijs geweest? Ja, ik ben er geweest.
  • Heb je veel boeken? Ja, ik heb er veel.
  • Er staat een computer op de tafel.

Use relative pronouns:

  • Het boek dat ik lees, is saai.
  • De auto waarin ik rijd, is rood.

Step 8

In Steps 5 – 8 you will practice all language skills: reading, listening, speaking, and writing. The focus is on the active use of practical and useful Dutch that can be used in real-life situations. In these 4 Steps you will expand your vocabulary skills and your grammatical knowledge.

Grammar in Step 8:

Various grammar topics, such as:
Construct passive sentences:

  • We verkopen ons huis. Ons huis wordt verkocht.
  • We hebben de bomen geplant. De bomen zijn geplant.
  • De mensen praten hard. Er wordt hard gepraat.

Learn to speak Dutch well, online lessons via Zoom:

You will receive a Meeting ID (Personal Link) to participate in the correct online course on Zoom when you have signed up.