The Dutch group course is a beginner’s course for students who have no or little knowledge of the Dutch language.
The group trains students to reach level A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. If you’re not sure about your starting level, we can determine what level you currently have in a free intake conversation. Doing an intake with us does not obligate you to do a course with us.
This course will be taught in Groningen. It consists of 20 contact hours divided over 10 weekly classes of 2 hours each. This course offers the perfect opportunity to upgrade your Dutch language skills in a fast and highly efficient manner. The class is made up of three to six students, and you will together reach the goal of A1. There is a good balance between conversation and grammar, as well as between developing your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.
In this course you will learn the most important Dutch grammar rules and you will greatly expand your vocabulary. By the end of this course you will be able to have conversations about daily subjects and you will have a good basic knowledge of the Dutch grammar. You will also be able to write personal emails and read simple texts.
For this group course you need the course book Nederlands in gang. This is a beginner’s method for non-native speakers. The book covers daily situations and pays attention to general language skills and pronunciation, but also to culture and the habits of the Dutch. The book predominantly focuses on the use of Dutch in everyday life.
You can order this course book yourself, but you can also let Ziggurat Taaltrainingen order it for you. The book costs €39.50. Please keep in mind that it might take some time before the book is delivered.
Placement & admission
This course covers the basics of the Dutch language and is meant for people who have no or very little knowledge of Dutch. During an intake conversation we determine whether you will fit well into this group or whether your Dutch knowledge is sufficient for a course on a higher level. This intake conversation is free and does not obligate you to anything. There are no other requirements to enter this course.
Certificate of participation
After completion of this course you will receive a certificate of participation. This certificate shows the language skill level that you reached during the course. In order to be eligible for a certificate of participation, you need to:
- be present for 80% of the classes (8 out of 10)
- show good effort, as assessed by the teacher
The costs for this course are €299, excluding VAT. If you follow this training for personal development, you do not have to pay VAT. If you are to do this course for work-related reasons, we may be obliged to charge you 21% VAT. If you are not sure whether the VAT exemption applies to you, please contact us and ask.
The number of €299 also excludes the costs of course books. Upon application we ask for a down payment of €100. The remainder of €199 is to be paid before the start of the course. If you apply for this course shortly before the start of the training, you will not receive a down payment invoice, but you will receive the final invoice of €299 straight away. You can pay through direct bank transfer, or in cash.
After applying for this course, you will receive an overview with practical information about the course, including a course schedule. The course takes place in the weeks that have been planned for it. However, your teacher might at some point have to cancel a class, for example due to illness. In exceptional cases like that, the class will be rescheduled to a new date in consultation with the entire group. If you are not able to come to one of the pre-scheduled classes, you cannot retake the class you missed. You will not receive reimbursement for the missed class either.
Course cancellation by Ziggurat Taaltrainingen
The group course can only take place if there are enough applications. If that is not the case, we will let you know at least a week before the course would start. In that case we will also offer a fitting alternative. If you don’t wish to make use of that alternative, you will get back the money you already paid.
Terms of cancellation
If you apply through our online form, you can unsubscribe from the course without obligation within seven working days, unless the course starts within seven working days. In case you subscribe for this course after an intake conversation, you can also unsubscribe without obligation within seven workdays, unless the course starts within four weeks. Upon cancellation within four weeks before the start of the course, we will charge €150. If the course starts within two weeks, you will be obliged to pay the full course amount of €299.
- Open enrollment group course Dutch I
- Level: beginners
- Final objective: A1.2
- Hours of self-study per week: 4 to 6 hours
- Course costs: € 299,–
- Course material costs: € 39,50
- Number of classes: 10
- Date first class: 04-04-2018
- Date final class: 06-06-2018
- Time: 18:00 - 20:00
- Location: Atoomweg 2C, Groningen