Dutch as a second language | B1
This course is a follow-up to Nederlands als tweede taal (Dutch as a second language) A2 (level II). It can also be taken if you already have a decent knowledge of the Dutch language.
Learning the language is a good way to get familiar with the country you live in, for a shorter or longer period. At the Forum you can take courses 'Dutch language' on different levels, from beginning up to advanced. You will be introduced to the grammatical structure of the language and much attention is payed to practical skills like speaking and writing. The lessons are given by certified teachers.
The course focuses on a number of more complicated grammatical issues. You will increasingly be working with authentically Dutch texts. There will also be a lot of attention to improving your speaking and writing skills and extending your vocabulary. Course participants who attend at least 18 of the 24 lessons will, upon request, receive a certificate at the end of the course.
The course comprises 24 1.5-hour lessons, twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays (in the afternoon or evening).
De sprong (eighth edition, 2018) - Maud Beersmans en Wim Tersteeg, Uitgeverij Boom (ISBN: 9789461052872), available at, among others, Van der Velde bookshop at Grote Markt or via www.nt2.nl
The costs of the teaching materials are not included in the course fee.