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Online cursussen Nederlands als vreemde taal
Online courses Dutch as a foreign language
*** New summer courses starting soon! ***
☀️➡️➡️ Introduction to Dutch – Language course for (false-)beginners with instructions in English – 10 weeks self-study program + weekly online group lesson ⬅️⬅️☀️
• Duration: 10 weeks
– 10x weekly 2-hour online lesson (Zoom meeting + shared Google document for notes)
– self-study: minimum of 2 hours per week is recommended
• Price: €200 + book ‘Complete Dutch’ (ca. €40 link to shop)
‘General formative language education’ is exempt from VAT (value added tax)
N.B. The book is also available as an e-book (€3,99 link to shop), but there are some lay-out issues that make it much less user friendly. However it can be convenient to have as a back-up or when travelling.
• Group: 5-8 people per group
Season: June-August 2022
Group 1: Monday 16:00-18:00, June 20 – August 22 (no holidays)
Group 2: Tuesday 17:00-19:00, June 21 – August 23 (no holidays)
Group 3: Wednesday 15:00-17:00, June 22 – August 24 (no holidays)
Last day for registration: Thursday June 16
As soon as the minimum of 5 people has been reached, the course can be confirmed.
How to register: write me an email with your name, and which group you want to join.
Introduction Course (chapters 1-8 in 10 weeks)
Subjects / themes: Introducing yourself and others • Saying where you’re from • Asking people’s names • Asking how people are • Asking what people want to drink • Introducing someone • Talking about your family • Saying which languages you speak • Saying what nationality you are • Asking and answering questions about accommodation • Talking about the surrounding area • Talking about your living arrangements • Asking for things in shops/markets • Saying what you want • Saying how much you want • Using money • Asking for and giving directions • Asking for information • Describing things • Colours • Clothes • Saying whether you like something or not • Asking questions about public transport • Telling the time • Talking about events in the past • Describing places • Talking about the weather Grammar: Sentences • Question words • Je / jij / ik • Negative: niet • Ga zitten: verbs / • Geen • Spreek/spreekt • Talking about the present: regular • Talking about the present: irregular • De nummers 1-20 • De, het, een • When there is more than one (plural) • Liggen, zitten, staan • More numbers • Possessives: my, your, his/her • Er is/zijn • Pronouns • It • Hoeveel? How much? • Formal and informal • Modal verbs • Moeten • Linking sentences: en and maar • Where does the verb go? • Numbers: eerste, tweede, derde • Deze/die + dit/dat • Adjectives • Big, bigger, biggest • Quick and quickly • Talking about the future • Willen • Talking about the past • The past participle • No ge- • Not so regular • Hebben or zijn • Verbs of motion
Over mij: [zie Engelse versie hieronder]
About me: Saskia was born and raised in Amsterdam. She studied Classical Languages in university, and was a Latin and Dutch grammar tutor to high school students for many years. While living in Italy in 2008, she was asked to teach Dutch to a group of Italians. Back in the Netherlands, she continued teaching Dutch as a foreign language. In the meantime she worked at a bookstore specialized in language study materials, and also as a musician playing in small groups.
Currently Saskia teaches individual classes and group lessons to both beginners and advanced students, and is continuously working on new ideas and materials. In her lessons, she makes creative use of the different insights and techniques she acquired during her own education and work experience. She likes to pay extra attention to the pronunciation and intonation of the Dutch language.
Mijn talen: Nederlands, Engels
Basis-/passieve kennis: Italiaans, Spaans, Duits, Frans
My languages: Dutch, English
Basic/passive knowledge: Italian, Spanish, German, French
Bedrijfsnaam: Saskia Taalbegeleiding