Dutch – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Would you like to learn Dutch in London? Join one of our part-time Dutch courses at our central London Regent Street Campus – just a few minutes' walk from Oxford Circus.

Our beginners’ Dutch courses (Grade 1) start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Dutch you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginners' Dutch (Grade 1) course.

We also have intermediate Dutch classes starting in October each year.

Who is this class for?

Dutch Beginners’ (Grade 1) is the first exposure to the language, allowing you to start to communicate.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have no or little previous knowledge of Dutch.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Dutch for about 20 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Dutch for about 40 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
20 June 2017 Part 3 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 5 weeks £225 Book now
2 October 2017 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Dutch lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • personal introductions, cordial phrases
  • the alphabet
  • days of the week
  • numbers 1–100
  • countries, cities, nationalities and languages
  • describing and introducing yourself and family members
  • request-type situations for shops, restaurants, at the station

Grammar

You will learn:

  • question words
  • verbs in the present tense
  • sounds in Dutch (vowels and consonants)
  • personal pronouns
  • definite and indefinite articles
  • basic adjectives and prepositions
  • making simple questions with or without a question word
  • demonstrative pronouns

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • telling the time
  • months, dates, birthdays and related vocabulary
  • all numbers, including ordinal numbers
  • describing things and events
  • shopping and food
  • expressing likes and dislikes (hobbies)
  • talking about your daily routine
  • talking about trips and travelling

Grammar

You will learn:

  • more verbs both regular and irregular (to know, to understand, to mean)
  • modal verbs
  • future tense
  • separable verbs
  • word order (time–manner–place and inversion)
  • imperative
  • object pronouns
  • subordinates (om/te)
  • subordinating clauses 

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • weather
  • idiomatic expressions and sayings
  • describing appearance
  • describing things and events
  • checking in at a hotel and at the airport
  • plans and intentions
  • my house

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjective agreement, comparative, superlative
  • reflexive verbs
  • introduction to the past tense
  • diminutives
  • possessive pronouns
  • negation
  • word order in relative clauses

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

Who is this class for?

This level of Dutch is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Dutch language for approximately one year or 60 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Dutch for about 80 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Dutch for about 100 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
4 October 2017 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Dutch lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • jobs and work experience
  • travel and holidays
  • free time
  • shopping

Grammar

You will learn:

  • regular verbs in all tenses
  • modal verbs
  • separable and phrasal verbs
  • prepositions
  • intermediate reflexive verbs
  • possessive pronouns
  • nouns in plural

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • money and shopping
  • town and country
  • home and holidays

Grammar

You will learn:

  • all modal verbs
  • irregular and regular verbs in all tenses 
  • prepositions
  • the future tense

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • banks, post office and money
  • making complaints
  • describing your feelings and emotions
  • talking about plans and intentions

Grammar

You will learn:

  • modal verbs in the perfect and imperfect tense
  • different verbs for to put and to be
  • introduction to the prepositional compounds
  • introduction to the conditional tense
  • subordinating clauses
  • relative pronouns and relative clauses
  • idiomatic expressions

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

Who is this class for?

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Dutch language and its grammar.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied the Dutch language for approximately two years or 120 hours or equivalent.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Dutch for about 140 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Dutch for about 160 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each part individually for £240 (£225 introductory offer*, 6.2% off)
  • the whole year for £565 (£530 introductory offer*, 25% off)

*Book by 24 September 2017 to use our introductory offer.

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2017 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £240 (£225*) Book now

Course content

Our Dutch lessons follow a communicative approach to language teaching, focusing on the language you need to communicate in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Our evening classes are taught by experienced language teachers who are native speakers of the language or equivalent.

Part 1

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • jobs
  • travelling and living abroad
  • describing your feelings
  • talking about daily life

Grammar

You will learn:

  • syntax
  • conjunctions
  • verbs in the present, past continuous and perfect tense
  • conditional tense
  • prepositions
  • separable verbs

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • relationships
  • education
  • Dutch traditions, customs and culture
  • expressing and asking for opinions, debating

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositional compounds
  • reported speech
  • relative pronouns
  • om te construction
  • Usage of er

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about plans and intentions
  • society
  • social and political issues
  • comparing systems in your own country with the Dutch and Belgian ones
  • the book: Het gouden ei, Tim Krabbe

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives
  • idiomatic expressions
  • the word order
  • the passive

There may be slight content variations at the discretion of the tutor. We may, for example, include additional content when general progress is good, or vary content according to students' interests.

Learning resources

We will use Nederlands in Actie, Het gouden ei, Tim Krabbe and our own materials. However, please wait until the first session before buying your textbook.

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Languages information evening

If you are thinking of taking an evening language course with us, why not come along to our Evening Language Programme information evening on 20 June 2017?

Course dates 2017–18

September intake
Part 1: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 2: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 3: 9 April – 15 June 2018

January intake*
Part 1: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 2: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 3: 18 June – 20 July 2018

April intake*
Part 1: 10 April – 16 June 2017
Part 2: 2 October – 8 December 2017
Part 3: 15 January – 23 March 2018
Part 4: 9 April – 15 June 2018

*Please note that not every language has a January or April intake.