Information about language courses
Op onze website tref je een groot scala aan taalcursussen aan. In alle cursussen wordt aandacht besteed aan spreekvaardigheid en conversatie. Op verschillende niveaus word je kennis en vaardigheden steeds verder uitgebreid en zo krijg je gaandeweg een goede (basis)kennis van de taal. Tijdens de cursussen wordt ook zo veel mogelijk en op verschillende manieren aandacht besteed aan culturele wetenswaardigheden van het desbetreffende land.
Een taal leren vergt de nodige inzet en inspanning. Alleen de lessen volgen is niet voldoende. Wil men goede resultaten behalen, dan dient men geregeld de lessen te volgen en de te behandelen stof thuis goed te leren. Voor het huiswerk moet men gemiddeld drie à vier uur per week rekenen. Bij de intensieve cursussen zal het aantal uren iets hoger liggen.
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
In order to better categorize the level classification of the various language courses, we have taken the European Framework of Reference as the starting point. For several years, the European frame of reference has been the standard for language teaching in Europe. The content of each level is set at European level. For example, if you have Dutch at level A2, then every education and employer within the EU knows what you can do. You will find the relevant indications for all the language courses offered. The descriptions below are about the final level of the course, not about the entry level.
Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type. Can 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. Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. Can describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken. Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of specialisation. Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party. Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer texts, and recognise implicit meaning. Can express him/herself fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes. Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing a controlled use of organisational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read. Can summarise information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation. Can express him/herself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in more complex situations.
If you have attended at least eighty percent of a course, you can receive a certificate at your own request after consultation with your teacher.