Netherlands, Utrecht

Dutch Language Level 3

when 13 August 2012 - 24 August 2012
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 845

Dutch is a Germanic language that is spoken by approximately 23 million people world-wide. Most of these live in the Netherlands and in Belgium, but Dutch is also spoken in Surinam and on the Dutch Antilles.

This beginners' course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to learn the Dutch language fast and well. It covers the four skills of listening, reading, writing and speaking. During the course you will also get familiarized with Dutch customs and manners.

Course activities include:
- talks
- dialogues
- pronunciation
- grammar exercises
- letter writing.

After completing this course:
- You can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, local geography, employment).
- You will be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- You can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
- You have knowledge of the Dutch language at A2-level and will be able to enroll Dutch courses at B1-level.

Course leader

Jolanda Straver

Target group

Beginners with some previous knowledge of Dutch. You are required to do a placement test developed by the James Boswell Instituut. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you.

Course aim

The aim is for participants to reach Level A2 (Common European Framework) upon course completion.

Credits info

Certificate of Attendance.

Fee info

EUR 845: Course + course materials + housing


Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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