Dutch course • Level 1

Beginners 0/A1 course (30 lesson hours)

This course is for complete beginners with no previous or very limited knowledge of the Dutch language and covers 0/A1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages. After the course, you will be able to communicate in basic Dutch, provided that the listener is ready to help.

This course can be attended in one of the following ways:

  • Evening course. Monday and Wednesday 18:15-20:45 (6 weeks)

  • Saturday course. 10:00-13:00 (10 weeks)

  • Intensive course. Monday to Friday 09:00-14:30 and Saturday 10:00-15:30 (6 days)

Marnixstraat 80, 1015 VX Amsterdam

What you learn
How to introduce yourself in Dutch and make appointments, order at a bar or a restaurant, buy groceries and go shopping, talk about your daily life, go for an evening out or plan a city break, describe your family, and more. You will develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Dutch at A1 CEFR level.

How you learn
Since communication is the main goal, you will work in pairs or groups to practise speaking and listening through various engaging and fun exercises. After each lesson, the teacher will share the material you should prepare for the following lesson. Home study of approx. 5 to 8 hours per week is essential in order to achieve the A1 level.

Entry requirements
No formal requirements. This is a course for true beginners or individuals with very little to no contact with the Dutch language.

Contact! 1 tekstboek (It is not included in the course fee and should be ordered in timely fashion before the course starts).

Group size
6-12 participants

Course fee
€ 499,- 

The course fee includes:

  • 30 hours of relevant, informative and engaging Dutch language lessons;

  • additional materials administered during the lessons;

  • a graded written test at the last lesson;

  • a certificate of attendance;

  • a TaalBoost goodie bag and;

  • coffee/tea during the breaks.

The course fee does not include:

  • the course book of € 38,50. The same course book is used for Level 1 and Level 2.

Apr 29 Evening • May 6 Intensive • Jun 29 Saturday

register for a course

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Level 1 and 2: Monday and Wednesday course / Saturday course / Intensive course Level 3 and 4: Tuesday and Thursday course
Monday and Wednesday 18:15-20:45
Course duration: 30 hours / 6 weeks
Course fee: €499,-

Monday to Friday 9:00-14:30
and Saturday 10:00-15:30

Course duration: 30 hours / 6 days
Course fee: €499,-

Saturday 10:00-13:00
Course duration: 30 hours / 10 weeks
Course fee: €499,-

ReCap Conversation
Thursday 18:15-20:45
Course duration: 15 hours / 6 weeks
Course fee: €249,-
Tuesday and Thursday 18:15-20:45
Course duration: 30 hours / 6 weeks
Course fee: €499,-

Next Courses
Evening Dutch L1 April 29
Evening Dutch L2 April 29
Evening Dutch L3 April 30
Evening Dutch L4 April 30

Intensive Dutch L1 May 6
Intensive Dutch L2 May 13

Saturday Dutch L1 June 29
Saturday Dutch L2 June 29

ReCap Convo L1.5 May 2