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TaalBoost Levels

Each language learning experience is unique. The word count and (the accuracy of) the language structures that we need in order to communicate, as well as the messages that we want to and are able to convey in a foreign language, vary greatly between people. How proficient you are or become will depend on various factors. In that sense, there is no one-size-fits-all cure when it comes to language learning. However, in the end it all boils down to three success factors: the attitude towards the language, the internal motivation to learn that language and the amount of time invested in practice. All three factors depend on you. TaalBoost is there to give you the tools, the external motivation and that extra confidence to reach your language learning goals.

All TaalBoost courses are developed in compliance with the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). The levels below are expressed as general abilities you are ideally expected to have after the course. The mentioned number of hours includes the actual teaching hours. In order to fully achieve the effect of the course and reach the level, similar number of hours should be devoted to self-study.

Let’s level up your Dutch!

Level 1 (30 hours)

For complete beginners with no previous or very limited knowledge of the Dutch language and covers A1 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages. After the course, you are expected to be able to communicate in basic Dutch, provided that the listener is ready to help. Offered as an evening, intensive or Saturday course.

You wil 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.

Level 1.5 (15 hours)

For ‘false’ beginners who have had some exposure to the Dutch language but are not quite ready to join the Level 2 course yet. This level focuses on the speaking skill and activating the vocabulary from the Level 1 course. Offered as a ReCap Convo course.

You wil 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.

Level 2 (30 hours)

For internationals who have completed Level 1, or those who already have a basic knowledge of Dutch. The course covers A2 of the Common European Framework of References for Languages. After the course you are expected to be able to communicate in Dutch within a limited range of contexts and topics. Offered as an evening, intensive or Saturday course.

You will learn
How to get things done at a local authority in Dutch, talk about jobs and studies and apply for one, make an appointment at the doctor’s office, describe a recent holiday or event, express your opinion in Dutch on a familiar topic, understand newspaper articles, watch simple news, and more. You will develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in Dutch at A2 CEFR level.

Level 3 (30 hours)

For internationals who have completed Level 2, or those who can already use Dutch at A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for languages, and covers A2+ of the CEFR. After the course you are expected to be able to communicate essential points and ideas in familiar contexts. Offered as an evening course.

You will learn
You will develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Dutch at the A2+ CEFR level. You will expand your vocabulary on four main topics – work and leisure, travelling, expressing emotions, and education – using a variety of authentic texts, videos, and similar. You will consolidate your knowledge of grammar and learn to use more complex grammar structures.

Level 4 (30 hours)

For internationals who have completed Level 3, or those who can already use Dutch at A2+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference, and covers B1 of the CEFR. After this course you are expected to be able to describe experiences and events, hopes and ambitions, as well as explain your opinions and plans. Offered as an evening course.

You will learn
You will develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Dutch at the B1 CEFR level. You will expand your vocabulary on four main topics – experiencing the Dutch culture and society, building relationships, Dutch economy, art and literature – with a variety of authentic articles, videos and songs. You will consolidate your knowledge of grammar and learn to use more complex grammar structures.

Level 5 (30 hours)

For internationals who have completed Level 4, or those who can already use Dutch at B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference, and covers B1+ of the CEFR. After this course you are expected to be able to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options. Offered as an evening course.

Level 6 (30 hourS)

For internationals who have completed Level 5, or those who can already use Dutch at B1+ level of the Common European Framework of Reference, and covers B2 of the CEFR. After this course you are expected to be able communicate ideas on both concrete and abstract topics, and to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Offered as an evening course.

TaalBoost Courses

Beginners Evening Courses
Monday and Wednesday 18.15-20.45
Course duration: 30 hours / 6 weeks
Course fee: €499,-
Start: September 9th

Intermediate Evening Courses
Tuesday and Thursday 18.15-20.45
Course duration: 30 hours / 6 weeks
Course fee: €499,-
Start: September 10th

Beginners Intensive Courses
Monday to Friday 9.00-14.30
and Saturday 10.00-15.30
Course duration: 30 hours / 6 days
Course fee: €499,-
Start: July 1st / July 15th

Beginners Saturday Courses
Saturday 10.00-13.00
Course duration: 30 hours / 10 weeks
Course fee: €499,-
Start: September 21st

ReCap Conversation Courses
Thursday 18.15-20.45
Course duration: 15 hours / 6 weeks
Course fee: €249,-
Start: September 12th

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