Levels Dutch language courses

To get an impression of the different levels, we wrote down the abilities related to each level. The levels of the Dutch language courses are based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The description of the levels are based on our general Dutch group courses. All the information about our general Dutch group courses can be found on this page.

We also offer Dutch conversation courses, which are split into two level groups (A2-B1 and B2-C1). The conversation courses only focus on improving your speaking skills, so don’t go from one level to another. More information about the Dutch conversation courses can be found on this page.

Current level: A0

This level is for people that do not know anything about the Dutch language yet.

Possible course: Beginners A1 (A0 –> A1)

By the end of the course students:

  • Understand Dutch by making and understanding basic vocabulary and phrases;
  • Ask and answer basic questions;
  • Describe pictures with basic vocabulary.

 

Dutch courses for the Beginners level:

1. Dutch Beginners Course A1 (morning)

€550,00

Total amount of hours: 35 hours
Mondays & Wednesdays – 10:00-12:30 hr

1. Dutch Beginners Course A1 (evening)

€550,00

Total amount of hours: 35 hours
Mondays & Wednesdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

Current level: A1

People with this level have a basic understanding of Dutch already.

Possible course: Elementary A2 (A1 –> A2)

By the end of this level you will be able to:

  • Understand familiar words and very basic phrases about yourself and your family when people speak slowly and clearly;
  • Read familiar names, words and very simple sentences, for example on notices and posters or in catalogues;
  • Use simple phrases and sentences to describe where you live and people you know;
  • Write a short, simple postcard, for example sending holiday greetings. You can fill in forms with personal details.

 

Dutch courses for the Elementary level:

2. Dutch Course A2 – Part 1 (morning)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Mondays & Wednesdays – 10:00-12:30 hr

2. Dutch Course A2 – Part 1 (evening)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

2. Dutch Course A2 – Part 2 (evening)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

Current level: A2

Possible course: Pre-Intermediate B1 (A2 –> B1)

By the end of this level you will be able to:

  • Understand phrases and the highest frequency vocabulary related to basic personal and family information, shopping,employment etc.;
  • Read simple texts such as advertisements, menus and timetables and understand short simple personal letters;
  • Use a serie of phrases and sentences to describe in simple terms;
  • Write short, simple notes and messages.

 

Other possible course: Dutch conversation course Elementary

Dutch courses for the Pre-Intermediate level:

3. Dutch Course B1 – Part 1 (evening)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Mondays & Wednesdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

3. Dutch Course B1 – Part 2 (evening)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Mondays & Wednesdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

1. Conversation Course
Elementary A2+

€195,00

Total amount of hours: 12 hours
Tuesdays – 19:30-21:30 hr

1. Conversation Course
Elementary A2+

€195,00

Total amount of hours: 12 hours
Saturdays – 10:00-12:00 hr

Current level: B1

Possible course: Intermediate B2 (B1 –> B2)

By the end of this level you will be able to:

  • Understand the main points of many radio or TV programs or topics of personal and professional interest when the delivery is slow and clear;
  • Read and understand the description of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters;
  • Connect phrases in a simple way in order to describe experiences and events, dreams and ambitions. You can give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans;
  • Write simple text on topics which are familiar. You can write personal letters describing experiences and impressions.

 

Other possible course: Dutch conversation course Elementary

Dutch courses for the Intermediate level:

4. Dutch Course B2 – Part 1 (evening)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

4. Dutch Course B2 – Part 2 (evening)

€475,00

Total amount of hours: 30 hours
Tuesdays & Thursdays – 19:30-22:00 hr

1. Conversation Course
Elementary A2+

€195,00

Total amount of hours: 12 hours
Tuesdays – 19:30-21:30 hr

1. Conversation Course
Elementary A2+

€195,00

Total amount of hours: 12 hours
Saturdays – 10:00-12:00 hr

Current level: B2

Possible course: Dutch conversation course Intermediate

By the end of this level you will be able to:

  • Understand extended speech and most TV news and programs;
  • Read articles and more difficult texts;
  • Interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers possible. You can take an active part in discussions in familiar contexts;
  • Write clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects related to your interests.

Dutch courses for the Upper-Intermediate level:

2. Conversation Course
Intermediate B1+

€195,00

Total amount of hours: 12 hours
Thursdays – 19:30-21:30 hr

2. Conversation Course
Intermediate B1+

€195,00

Total amount of hours: 12 hours
Saturdays – 12:15-14:15 hr

Current level: C1

By the end of this level you will be able to:

  • Understand extended speech and television programs and films without too much effort;
  • Understand long and complex texts;
  • Present clear, detailed descriptions of complex subjects;
  • Express yourself in clear, well-structured text, expressing points of view at some length. You can write about complex subjects in a letter, essay or report.

Interested or further questions?

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