NT2: Beginners (intensive course)
This course allows you to rapidly acquire a solid basis of everyday Dutch based on texts from the Delft method that you will go through step-by-step. Grammar is also explained based on these texts. This allows you to develop a feel for the language instead of only knowledge of the grammar rules.
The texts you read are discussed in class, usually by means of exercises, and sometimes based on a student’s presentation. You will also write and correct texts yourself with the help of correction symbols, and you will create your own vocabulary portfolio or diary in which you record words that are relevant for your daily life. By the end of the course, you will have acquired a vocabulary of approx. 2300 Dutch words.
If you are an absolute beginner in Dutch, you need to participate in a mandatory intake consultation with a lecturer from the Language Center. This consultation takes approx. 20 minutes. During the intake consultation, an assessment is made of whether you have sufficient skills to participate in the intensive course. This includes previous education, your level of English, your time available for the course, and your computer skills.
Do you have to learn Dutch because you are obliged obligation to participate in a civic integration program? Then you are eligible for a DUO loan to finance the intensive course.
At the end of the course you will be able to
talk about what you do in your free time
report a birth at the municipality
report moving house
hold a discussion about learning a language
- move on to the Intermediate Course
In addition, you will also have basic knowledge of Dutch history and politics.
The course is completed with an oral and written exam.
NT2: Beginners in short
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Three two-hour classes for 10 weeks, with a minimum of 20 hours of self-study per week, 12 ECTS credits
Extra one-hour class on Fridays.
Monday and Wednesday: 9:30 - 11:30 hrs
Friday: 9:30 - 11:30 hrs and 11:45 - 12:45 hrs
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|Level||From 0 to A2 (Common European Reference Framework )|
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This course is intended for everyone who is highly educated.
- You have a sufficiently high level of education or have had a minimum of 12 years of education.
- If you do not speak Dutch, you need to have a reasonable level of English.