Dutch – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Learn Dutch in London with our part-time Dutch evening courses.

Our language classes run from September to June at our central London Regent Street Campus, just a few minutes from Oxford Circus. They are taught by experienced language teaching professionals who are native speakers of the language or equivalent. Adult students of all ages and nationalities from a wide range of backgrounds take part-time Dutch courses with us. You can also join a Dutch evening class in January for the second semester if you already have some knowledge of Dutch.

This Dutch evening language class follows a communicative approach to language teaching. Our lessons focus on language that is required for communicating in authentic situations with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Your progress will be assessed on an ongoing basis through homework, assignments and performance in class. You will receive verbal feedback from your tutor on every lesson and written feedback with your homework.

This level is the first exposure to the Dutch language for beginners (Term 1), allowing you to start to communicate. Students have no or little previous knowledge of the Dutch language.

Booking

There are two starting dates for this course: September and January. The September cohort will study for 3 terms up until June. The January cohort will study for three terms up until July. Please note that Term 3 of the January start Grade 1 course is a five-week intensive course, two evenings per week, which we will run subject to demand.

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
28 September 2016 Term 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
11 January 2017 Term 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
12 April 2017 Term 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2016 Term 1 Wednesday 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
13 April 2016 Term 2 Wednesday 6–8pm 10 weeks £215 Already started
22 June 2016 Term 3 6–8pm on Wednesday 22 and Wednesday 29 June; Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Monday 11, Wednesday 13, Monday 18, Wednesday 20, Monday 25, Wednesday 27 July. 5 weeks £215 Already started

Course content

Term 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
  • question words

Grammar

You will learn:

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

Term 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
  • 'to know', 'to understand', 'to mean'
  • 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
  • modal verbs
  • the future tense
  • separable verbs
  • word order (time, manner, place and inversion)
  • the imperative
  • object pronouns
  • subordinates (om, te)
  • subordinating clauses

Term 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjective agreement, comparative and 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.

This level of Dutch is post-beginner, allowing you to extend your range of basic skills. You have already studied the Dutch language for approximately one year, or 40-60 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2016 Term 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
9 January 2017 Term 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
10 April 2017 Term 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 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
  • possessive pronouns
  • nouns in plural

Term 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

Term 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'
  • some prepositional compounds
  • an 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.

You should have a good basic knowledge of the Dutch language and its grammar, and have already studied the Dutch language for approximately two years, or 120 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • each term individually for £225
  • the whole year for a discounted fee of £530

Courses open for booking
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
27 September 2016 Term 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Term Day and time Duration Price Apply
10 January 2017 Term 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon
11 April 2017 Term 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £225 Coming soon

Course content

Term 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

Term 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • relationships
  • education
  • Dutch traditions, customs and culture
  • talking about own habits

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositional compounds
  • reported speech
  • the passive
  • relative pronouns

Term 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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • adjectives
  • idiomatic expressions
  • word order

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 throughout the course. However, please wait until the first session before buying your course book. We will also use the tutor's own materials.

Contact us

Kate Bielawska and Kai Zs
Short Course Administrators

eveninglanguagecourse@westminster.ac.uk

+44(0)20 3506 9900

Term dates 2016–17

Term 1
September cohort: 26 September – 2 December 2016
January cohort*: 9 January – 17 March 2017

Term 2
September cohort: 9 January – 17 March 2017
January cohort*: 10 April – 16 June 2017

Term 3
September cohort: 10 April – 16 June 2016
January cohort*: 19 June – 21 July 2016

*Please note that not every language has a January cohort.