Dutch Language School in Utrecht


This course is the first part of the A2 language level, continues from Dutch standard A1-2 and covers chapters 7 to 9 of the book "Contact! 1". The course is designated for those who are at the A1 language level and can express themselves in a simple way using present tense and want to learn present perfect. During this course participants will learn about the past tense and more.


Our standard courses have lessons two times a week for five weeks with a total of 10 sessions. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours (each of 45 minutes) with a total of 30 lesson hours. 
Participants of this course will complete the first part of level A2 based on language levels as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).

Course subjects
Talking about body parts, physical complaints and illness, going to the doctor and pharmacy, asking advice, health, registering at the municipality, looking for a job, finding information about travels, talking about travelling and destinations, describing countries and cities, talking about the past, talking about experiences, giving a positive/negative reaction, writing an E-mail or letter: structure and letter conventions. 

Course grammar
Present perfect, liggen, staan en zitten with objects, participle of separable verb, zo/zo'n, conjunction 'dat', ei/ij, au/ou, ui, ergens, nergens, overal, hier en daar, auxiliary verb: hoeven, simple past tense (regular, irregular), when to use present perfect and when simple past tense.

After completion of the course
After completing the course, participants will be able to understand frequently used expressions, and extend their vocabulary. They will be able to speak simply about such subjects as school, family structure, holidays, and the workday. It will be easier to read and respond to simple advertisements and discuss topics relative to everyday life. They will be able to hold conversations and talk about people, places, and things using slightly more advanced sentences relative to time and place.

Course price: €299 (weekend: €329)


Dutch First TIP: If you want to continue your Dutch adventure, sign up for Dutch A2-2 and improve your grammar.