A1 Dutch for beginners at Epimedium
Start learning Dutch in Maastricht. Practical, fast Dutch language courses for foreigners / expats based on the unique Epimedium method. Getting a grip on the basics of the Dutch language in seven lessons -- and picking up useful insights on Dutch culture as well. At A1 Level there are four series of seven lessons each:
Each of the Epimedium A1 Dutch beginners courses can be followed as a group course or individually. But it is also possible to get individual lessons that are adapted completely to your own personal needs. Maybe you already know some Dutch, or maybe you are preparing for official exams and need some help.
Or maybe you only want to practice conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing or vocabulary. You don’t want to waste time learning useless stuff -- and you won’t. Not with us.
What makes our language courses unique?
The build-up of the Epimedium language courses is such that each series of seven lessons forms a whole and can be followed as a stand-alone course. What makes the Epimedium method unique is the fact that each beginnerís course is equally suitable for absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Dutch and for those who have already followed one, two or three of the other Epimedium beginner’s courses. After attending all four courses succesfully you will master Dutch at A1 level.
Each course revolves around different communicative themes. Each lesson has its own theme, that is practised in conversation exercises.
As to grammar: the emphasis in the A1 Level courses is on the verbal forms used to express the present and the future. Grammatical terminology will be kept to a minimum; special attention will be given to the specific difficulties foreign learners encounter when learning Dutch. (Explanations are adapted as much as possible to the structure of your own mother tongue.)
How much time do I need to spend on learning Dutch?
In general it is better to study frequently and regularly (at least 10 minutes a day), than to study for hours at a time once a week. It helps if you already learned foreign languages in the past. How much time you actually need to obtain proficiency at A1 Level depends to a large extend on your own abilities and diligence. Theoretically one series of seven lessons could be enough to master the basics of Dutch grammar. In the lessons special attention will be paid to applying effective learning strategies.
Each course comes with a binder with course material (included in the course price).
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