Level: From A0 to A2. If you are a Beginner, you will start with week 1. If you already know some Dutch, you can start in week 2, 3, 4 or 5. After completing week 5, you will have reached level A2.
Content: This ABC course is for higher educated students who wish to achieve level A2 at a fast pace. It also prepares participants who need it for the ‘Inburgeringsexamens’ (Civic Integration Exams). This course is ideal for those who wants to live and work in a Dutch-speaking environment.
After completing this course you have reached Dutch level A2. A very important level! It is seen as the minimum level required in order to use a language effectively in everyday conversations. After the course you will be able to do everything that needs to be arranged in daily life yourself – in Dutch!
During the 5 weeks we work with the study book De Opmaat and the entire focus is on learning and improving the language: Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing, Grammar and Vocabulary. In week 5 we also help students who need it to prepare for their exams. We practice with real sample exams and also pay attention to the components “Knowledge of Dutch Society” and “Orientation of the Dutch Labor Market”. Each individual student receives a lot of personal feedback and tips to prepare you as well as possible for the real exams. Students who do not have to take exams continue to increase their language level to A2 in the 5th week. During the course, you will need to spend about 1-1.5 hrs per day on homework for best results.
The Civic Integration Diploma is a requirement if you want to integrate in the Netherlands and will help you find work.
Please note: if you choose to take the Civic Integration Exams yourself (for naturalisation purposes for example) the required language level will remain A2. However, if you are obliged to take the exams, the new required language level as of January 1, 2022 is: B1. For these students we will offer the possibility to continue their studies with us from level A2 to B1 by following the Semi-Intensive B1 course.
Method: De Opmaat ISBN 9789024431991 (€46,95).
You can add the book to your cart after you’ve booked your course. You will then receive it from your teacher on your first day of class.
Depending on your current level, you can start in week 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5.
You can decide to join 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 weeks – there’s a package discount if you book all 5 weeks at once.
In July/August we offer Intensive Summer courses, check them out here: Summer courses 2023