|Ben Mettes||18 July||Tuesday||6-8pm||9||$335||Enrolments closed|
This course is for students who have completed the Beginning Dutch 1 course, or for anyone who is already familiar with Dutch.
This course builds on Beginning Dutch 1 and aims to help you in communicating in real life
conversations; not just to give you phrases for shopping and ordering food, but to give you the basics for
creating your own messages and meanings. To do this, this course introduces you to more grammatical patterns, vocabulary and expressions which are frequently used.
To communicate naturally with native speakers it is also very important that you understand what things are
(usually) said or cannot be said in certain situations. To this end you will learn some information about this,
particularly about the level of (in)formality of certain ways of saying things.
This course takes you further than Beginning Dutch 1, by introducing more vocabulary and expressions, and more peculiarities in spoken language. It also introduces you to more basic grammar patterns, such as when talking about events in the past. The course is based on Chapter 6-10 of the book Complete Dutch but the pace of the course and the exact number of units covered will vary according to the group. The textbook will be supplemented by audio and video material as well as by other print sources.
By the end of the course, you should have acquired enough language to engage in basic conversations in various situations, including to express your opinion on a variety of topics. You should also be able to read and write basic texts in Dutch.
Who should enrol
This course is designed for adults who have previously attended Beginning Dutch 1, or for students with a basic knowledge of the Dutch language.
Complete Dutch, Beginner to Intermediate Course: Learn to read, write, speak and understand a new language by Gerdi Quist and Dennis Strik.