FAQ

How do I know which course is right for me?

How do I know which course is right for me?

You can take a look at the level descriptions below to see what you already know. This will give you an idea of which course is best for you. If you have any questions about your level of proficiency in the Dutch language, please contact me to get a free intake.

Have you found your level? Enrol Now and start learning Dutch!

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Which levels can I take

Which levels can I take?

You can choose between the following short courses:

A1 part 1: Absolute beginners. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1-

A1 part 2: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1+

A2 part 1: Pre-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2-

A2 part 2: Intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

A2 part 3: Intermediate-plus. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2+

B1 part 1: Upper-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1-

B1 part 2: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1

B2 part 1: Advanced-plus. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1+

B2 part 2: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B2

 

In July and August, you can take the intensive Summer courses:

A1: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1+-

A2: Intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

B1: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1

 

 

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Dutch 1 part 1: Absolute beginners. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1-

Dutch 1 part 1: Absolute beginners. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1-

What do I need to know to join?

To join this course, you don’t need to know any Dutch yet.

What is my level after completing A1 part 1?

After completing Dutch course 1 part 1 you are able to

• introduce yourself and others in Dutch

• order something at a bar, restaurant or market

• start a simple conversation in Dutch

• talk about your favorite movie, book, hobby or food

• ask and answer questions about yourself and others, such as where you live, where you are from, people you know

• describe your family and friends

• talk about and buy clothing

• make an appointment with a friend

• fill out an official form and write small personal notes

• count and spell in Dutch

After completing Dutch Experience 1 you know

• how to use the present verb tense In Dutch

• basic vocabulary regarding the following themes: countries, languages, nationalities, restaurants, food, groceries, drinks, family, time, days, months, seasons

• Dutch customs in restaurants, cafés, supermarkets, etc.

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Dutch A1 part 2: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2-

Dutch A1 part 2: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2-

What do I need to know to join?

In order to join the A1 part 2 course, you need to be able to introduce yourself and others in Dutch. You can ask and answer simple questions about yourself, such as where you live, people you know, and things you own. You can talk about your family, tell time, make an appointment, and order something at a bar, restaurant, or marketplace. You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases to satisfy concrete needs. Grammatical proficiency: you are comfortable in using only the present tense.

What is my level after completing A1 part 2?

After completing A1 part 2 you are able to …

• go shopping for clothes and ask the shop assistant if you can try something on, ask if the item is available in another size or color, ask if you can exchange an item for another, etc.

• describe your job and education and ask others about their job and education

• describe and ask for directions in cities or buildings.

congratulate someone on their birthday, their new job, their new home, etc.

• talk about your past, about what you did last weekend, about your last holiday, about when you were a child, etc.

• talk about your plans for the rest of the day, for tomorrow, for the rest of the week and in the far future

• travel by public transport (buy a train ticket, understand and give information about travelling by train)

After completing A1 part 2 you know…

• how to use the past verb tenses

• vocabulary regarding the following themes: public transport, maps and directions, landscape, cinema, customer service, holidays

• Dutch customs regarding public transport, small talk and communication by phone

After completing A1 part 2 your level of Dutch is A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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Dutch A2 part 1: Pre-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

Dutch A2 part 1: Pre-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

What do I need to know to join?

In order to join the A2-1 Dutch course, you have to be able to interact in a simple way, provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is prepared to help out. You can participate in basic Dutch conversations while shopping, in bars and restaurants, or at home. You can ask for directions, tell an uncomplicated story, talk about your past and next weekend, and write a simple e-mail and/or letter. Grammatical proficiency: you are comfortable using the past and future tense.

What is my level after completing A2 part 1?

After completing Dutch A2 part 1 you are able to …

• go to the cinema (buy a ticket, understand and give information about the movies)

• politely ask for information

• enquire after the other people’s future plans

• express your opinion briefly and enquire after the other people’s opinions

• ask and give advice

• write a postcard from your holiday address

• make a phone call

After completing A2 part 1 you know…

• how to use more complicated sentences in Dutch (subordinate phrases, using words like because, while, even though, afterwards, as soon as, if, etc.)

• basic vocabulary regarding the following themes: fashion, colors, movies, public transport, housing

After completing A2-1 your level of Dutch is A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

 

 

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Will I get a certificate?

Will I get a certificate?

At the end of the course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will testify that you have completed the Dutch course (at an attendance of at least 80% of the programme). This is not an official language certificate, as only governmental organizations are authorized to issue these.

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Can you organize a visa for me?

Can you organize a visa for me?

Learn Dutch in Maastricht does not service visa requests, work permits and any other governmental documents.

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Do I have to buy a book?

Do I have to buy a book?

Nope, you don’t have to buy a book. All course material is included in the price! You will receive the book in the first lesson of the course. You should bring your own pen and notebook, though.

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Which payment methods can I use?

Which payment methods can I use?

You can pay the course fee by bank transfer, credit card or in cash.

– You will receive the bank account details once you’ve signed up for a course.

– Let me know if you wish to pay by credit card. This is arranged via PayPal, but you don’t need to have a Paypal account to use this service.

– Payment in cash is possible before the start of the course. Your course registration is not complete without payment, so please pay as soon as you’re sure you want to join!

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Where are the courses?

Where is my course given?

The courses are given in my own apartment, in Randwyck area (near MECC/AZM hospital). It’s a small but cozy location, where you can feel at home easily. Next door is bar where you can have a drink before or after class.

Look up the location

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Do you teach other languages?

Do you teach other languages?

No, at Learn Dutch in Maastricht, you can only learn Dutch.

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Can I take private lessons?

Can I take private lessons?

Yes, you can take private lessons at Learn Dutch in Maastricht, from beginner level up to B2 level. However, I can only teach private students between 11:00 and 16:00 since in the evening I have group courses. Also, my availability might be limited, at the moment  I don’t have time to schedule more private students.

  • You can pay the whole course price up front, in cash during the first lesson or by bank transfer.
  • Extra, separate lessons can be paid on the spot.
  • Generally, I don’t teach on location. I always teach from my own home, Dopplerdomein 60c Maastricht.
  • Do you need to cancel a lesson? Please cancel 24 hours beforehand, otherwise I might charge for the lesson.

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How do the courses work?

How do the courses work?

The approach is simple and personal: I teach at my own place, to a maximum of six students at a time. This keeps the courses personal, fast and enjoyable.  At the moment I offer up to B2 group courses and private lessons.

A regular course is only 8 lessons (divided over 4 or 8 weeks). This way, you can step in whenever you feel like it and you don’t necessarily have to take lots of lessons if you only want a couple.  If you want to do a full A1 level , you should take two courses. The A2 level consists of 3 courses. B1 and B2 are again 2 courses each. Every course is €75 and course material and VAT is included in the price.

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FAQ

How do I know which course is right for me?

How do I know which course is right for me?

You can take a look at the level descriptions below to see what you already know. This will give you an idea of which course is best for you. If you have any questions about your level of proficiency in the Dutch language, please contact me to get a free intake.

Have you found your level? Enrol Now and start learning Dutch!

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Which levels can I take

Which levels can I take?

You can choose between the following short courses:

A1 part 1: Absolute beginners. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1-

A1 part 2: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1+

A2 part 1: Pre-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2-

A2 part 2: Intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

A2 part 3: Intermediate-plus. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2+

B1 part 1: Upper-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1-

B1 part 2: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1

B2 part 1: Advanced-plus. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1+

B2 part 2: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B2

 

In July and August, you can take the intensive Summer courses:

A1: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1+-

A2: Intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

B1: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1

 

 

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Dutch 1 part 1: Absolute beginners. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1-

Dutch 1 part 1: Absolute beginners. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A1-

What do I need to know to join?

To join this course, you don’t need to know any Dutch yet.

What is my level after completing A1 part 1?

After completing Dutch course 1 part 1 you are able to

• introduce yourself and others in Dutch

• order something at a bar, restaurant or market

• start a simple conversation in Dutch

• talk about your favorite movie, book, hobby or food

• ask and answer questions about yourself and others, such as where you live, where you are from, people you know

• describe your family and friends

• talk about and buy clothing

• make an appointment with a friend

• fill out an official form and write small personal notes

• count and spell in Dutch

After completing Dutch Experience 1 you know

• how to use the present verb tense In Dutch

• basic vocabulary regarding the following themes: countries, languages, nationalities, restaurants, food, groceries, drinks, family, time, days, months, seasons

• Dutch customs in restaurants, cafés, supermarkets, etc.

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Dutch A1 part 2: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2-

Dutch A1 part 2: Elementary. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2-

What do I need to know to join?

In order to join the A1 part 2 course, you need to be able to introduce yourself and others in Dutch. You can ask and answer simple questions about yourself, such as where you live, people you know, and things you own. You can talk about your family, tell time, make an appointment, and order something at a bar, restaurant, or marketplace. You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases to satisfy concrete needs. Grammatical proficiency: you are comfortable in using only the present tense.

What is my level after completing A1 part 2?

After completing A1 part 2 you are able to …

• go shopping for clothes and ask the shop assistant if you can try something on, ask if the item is available in another size or color, ask if you can exchange an item for another, etc.

• describe your job and education and ask others about their job and education

• describe and ask for directions in cities or buildings.

congratulate someone on their birthday, their new job, their new home, etc.

• talk about your past, about what you did last weekend, about your last holiday, about when you were a child, etc.

• talk about your plans for the rest of the day, for tomorrow, for the rest of the week and in the far future

• travel by public transport (buy a train ticket, understand and give information about travelling by train)

After completing A1 part 2 you know…

• how to use the past verb tenses

• vocabulary regarding the following themes: public transport, maps and directions, landscape, cinema, customer service, holidays

• Dutch customs regarding public transport, small talk and communication by phone

After completing A1 part 2 your level of Dutch is A1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

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Dutch A2 part 1: Pre-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

Dutch A2 part 1: Pre-intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: A2

What do I need to know to join?

In order to join the A2-1 Dutch course, you have to be able to interact in a simple way, provided the other person speaks slowly and clearly, and is prepared to help out. You can participate in basic Dutch conversations while shopping, in bars and restaurants, or at home. You can ask for directions, tell an uncomplicated story, talk about your past and next weekend, and write a simple e-mail and/or letter. Grammatical proficiency: you are comfortable using the past and future tense.

What is my level after completing A2 part 1?

After completing Dutch A2 part 1 you are able to …

• go to the cinema (buy a ticket, understand and give information about the movies)

• politely ask for information

• enquire after the other people’s future plans

• express your opinion briefly and enquire after the other people’s opinions

• ask and give advice

• write a postcard from your holiday address

• make a phone call

After completing A2 part 1 you know…

• how to use more complicated sentences in Dutch (subordinate phrases, using words like because, while, even though, afterwards, as soon as, if, etc.)

• basic vocabulary regarding the following themes: fashion, colors, movies, public transport, housing

After completing A2-1 your level of Dutch is A2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

 

 

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Will I get a certificate?

Will I get a certificate?

At the end of the course, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will testify that you have completed the Dutch course (at an attendance of at least 80% of the programme). This is not an official language certificate, as only governmental organizations are authorized to issue these.

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Can you organize a visa for me?

Can you organize a visa for me?

Learn Dutch in Maastricht does not service visa requests, work permits and any other governmental documents.

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Do I have to buy a book?

Do I have to buy a book?

Nope, you don’t have to buy a book. All course material is included in the price! You will receive the book in the first lesson of the course. You should bring your own pen and notebook, though.

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Which payment methods can I use?

Which payment methods can I use?

You can pay the course fee by bank transfer, credit card or in cash.

– You will receive the bank account details once you’ve signed up for a course.

– Let me know if you wish to pay by credit card. This is arranged via PayPal, but you don’t need to have a Paypal account to use this service.

– Payment in cash is possible before the start of the course. Your course registration is not complete without payment, so please pay as soon as you’re sure you want to join!

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Where are the courses?

Where is my course given?

The courses are given in my own apartment, in Randwyck area (near MECC/AZM hospital). It’s a small but cozy location, where you can feel at home easily. Next door is bar where you can have a drink before or after class.

Look up the location

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Do you teach other languages?

Do you teach other languages?

No, at Learn Dutch in Maastricht, you can only learn Dutch.

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Can I take private lessons?

Can I take private lessons?

Yes, you can take private lessons at Learn Dutch in Maastricht, from beginner level up to B2 level. However, I can only teach private students between 11:00 and 16:00 since in the evening I have group courses. Also, my availability might be limited, at the moment  I don’t have time to schedule more private students.

  • You can pay the whole course price up front, in cash during the first lesson or by bank transfer.
  • Extra, separate lessons can be paid on the spot.
  • Generally, I don’t teach on location. I always teach from my own home, Dopplerdomein 60c Maastricht.
  • Do you need to cancel a lesson? Please cancel 24 hours beforehand, otherwise I might charge for the lesson.

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How do the courses work?

How do the courses work?

The approach is simple and personal: I teach at my own place, to a maximum of six students at a time. This keeps the courses personal, fast and enjoyable.  At the moment I offer up to B2 group courses and private lessons.

A regular course is only 8 lessons (divided over 4 or 8 weeks). This way, you can step in whenever you feel like it and you don’t necessarily have to take lots of lessons if you only want a couple.  If you want to do a full A1 level , you should take two courses. The A2 level consists of 3 courses. B1 and B2 are again 2 courses each. Every course is €75 and course material and VAT is included in the price.

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