Onderwijs in de Nederlandse taal en cultuur in Seattle

Dutch for Adults


Dutch for Adults Online

NEW COURSE LEVELS OFFERED IN 2020-21!!

  • Basic Dutch level I by Mireille
  • Basic Dutch level II by Ilse
  • Intermediate Dutch by Ilse


The Oranjeschool is offering Dutch classes for adult learners at 3 different levels in the 2020-2021 school year:

The Basic Dutch level I is a beginners’ course and open to anyone. No prior knowledge of the Dutch language is required. Course will consist of 21 lessons and will be taught online on Saturday mornings from 9:30 till 10:45 am.

Groep 1A is Basis I 9:30 – 10:45

Groep 1B is Basis I 11:15-12:30pm


The Basic Dutch level ll course is open to anyone who participated in our beginners’ classes Basic level l or to anyone with a little knowledge about the Dutch language. Course will consist of 21 lessons and will be taught online on Saturday mornings from 9:30 till 10:45 am.


The intermediate level course is open to anyone who participated in the beginners’ classes Basic level ll or to anyone with some knowledge about the Dutch language. Course will consist of 21 lessons and will be taught online on Saturday mornings from 11:15 till 12:30 am.

After receiving your registration, either Mireille or Ilse will contact you for an accurate level assessment and final placement will be after the first lesson. This school year all three courses will be offered through live online classes using MS Teams.

*) Courses will only commence when the minimum of 6 participants has been reached.


Course information:

>> Basic Dutch level I

The language classes Dutch for Beginners Basic level I are being taught by Mireille Kools.

We will use the book 'Nederlands voor beginners' (4th/5th editions) from de Delftse Methode for our curriculum with additional exercises where needed.

At the end of this course you will able to:

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • to write simple sentences and spell basic words correctly or at least phonetically correct.
  • introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

>> Basic Dutch level ll

The language classes Dutch for Beginners Basic level ll are being taught by Ilse ter Heerdt Idema.

We will use the book 'Nederlands voor beginners' (4th/5th editions) from de Delftse Methode for our curriculum with additional exercises where needed.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • build on the vocabulary learned in Basic I course and understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • to write simple sentences and spell basic words correctly or at least phonetically correct.
  • introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

At the end of the Basic II course, students will be ready to take the “Inburgeringsexamen” (integration examination for immigrants from outside the EU)

>> Intermediate Dutch

The language classes Intermediate Dutch are being taught by Ilse ter Heerdt Idema.

We will use the book 'Nederlands voor beginners' (4th/5th editions) from de Delftse Methode for our curriculum with additional exercises where needed.

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • understand and use sentences and frequently used expressions related to situations and areas of most immediate relevance. You can think of personal information, shopping, geography and history, job and health related items.
  • to write and communicate in simple sentences and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
  • interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
  • describe in simple way of his/her background, environment and matters in areas or situations of immediate need

At the end of the Intermediate course, students will be ready to take the language proficiency test (A2) “Maatschappelijk Informeel” from CNaVT.


REGISTRATION & COSTS:

New students:

Tuition for 21 lessons of 75 minutes. $450.00

(incl. 1 pronunciation lesson, 1 history lesson, 1 culture lesson)

Purchase text or online book $130.00

(incl. access to online exercises through publishing house)

Returning students:

Tuition for 21 lessons of 75 minutes. $450.00

(incl. 1 pronunciation lesson, 1 history lesson, 1 culture lesson)

Annual renewal access to online exercises through publishing house € 37.50

To register, please click on link below. After confirmation the Oranjeschool will send an invoice by e-mail for the total course fees (incl. materials and/or online access).

Payment can be made using electronic funds transfer (EFT), a link for this will be sent along with the invoice. The full fee will need to be received before the start of the course.

Interested? Please contact us at info@oranjeschool.org to be on the waitlist.