Dutch Language School in Utrecht


This course continues from our Dutch intensive B1-2 course and covers Chapters 6B till 8C from the book "Contact! 2". It is designed for intermediate students who have an intermediate/advanced knowledge of Dutch and wish to continue studying. At this level of instruction, participants will establish a working knowledge of Dutch grammar.

 

The course is 10 sessions long during two weeks. Each session consists of 3 lesson hours (each of 45 minutes) for a total of 30 hours. Besides the lessons it is important to invest in self-study, which takes approximately 1,5 - 2 hours each day. Participants of this course finish their studies at level B1 based on language levels as described in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).


Course Subjects
Illustrating dilemmas, making choices and explaining, making and explaining decisions, talking about different cultures, talking about national character, negotiate about prices, negotiate about products and services, forming your opinion, to separate the main information from the details, recognizing structure and relations, to sum up, talking about goals, understanding and using abbreviations, rounding up a conversation.
 

Course Grammar 
Adverbs: daarom, daardoor, daarvoor, daarna conjunctions: omdat, doordat, voordat, nadat, hoewel, indien, mits, tenzij; single verbs with a fixed preposition; indefinite pronoun: men, ze, je, de mensen; verbs + er + fixed preposition (literal and figuratively);  lijken and blijken + te +infinitive; structure- and signal words: conclusive, opsomming, samenvatting, tegenstelling, uitleg, volgorde, voorbeeld; main clause + om te + infinitive; adverb, prefix or preposition: op, af, klaar, uit; the accent in a sentence; ng / nk. 

After completion of the course

After completing the course, participants will be able to express themselves more freely about culture and social life. They will begin to construct more complex sentences and feel more comfortable having spontaneous conversations with others and sharing opinions about topics that interest them.


Course price: €299