Dutch – Evening Language Course

LocationRegent Street, Central London

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 beginner Dutch courses start in October and January. If you already have some knowledge of Dutch you can also join part 2 or part 3 of the Beginner Dutch course.

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

Who is this class for?

Dutch Beginner 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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
25 September 2019 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2020 Part 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
22 April 2020 Part 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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:

  • verbs in the present tense
  • personal pronouns ( ik, je, hij, zij, het, wij, zij)
  • definite and indefinite articles (de, het, a, an een)
  • basic adjectives (groot, klein, oud, duur)
  • basic prepositions ( in, met, van, tot, voor, na,)
  • making simple questions with or without a question word
  • demonstrative pronouns (deze, dit, dat, deze, die)

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 (e.g. nemen, zien, ‘blijven)
  • modal verbs (moeten, mogen, zullen, kunnen)
  • future tense
  • separable verbs (opstaan, aankomen, terugkomen)
  • word order (time–manner–place and inversion)
  • imperative
  • 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 (to feel ‘zich voelen’, to remember ‘zich herinneren’, to get dressed ‘zich aankleden’)
  • introduction to the past tense
  • diminutives (little book ‘boekje’, little cup ‘kopje’)
  • possessive pronouns (e.g. mijn, jouw, haar)
  • 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
23 September 2019 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
13 January 2020 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
20 April 2020 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks** £297 (£267*) Coming soon

**No classes on Monday 25 May 2020 (bank holiday).  

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 and going out
  • shopping

Grammar

You will learn:

  • regular verbs in all tenses
  • modal verbs
  • separable and phrasal verbs (e.g. terugbellen, uitstellen, overstappen)
  • prepositions (e.g. uit, naast’, tussen’)
  • intermediate reflexive verbs ( zich verheugen op, zich verbazen)
  • possessive pronouns (e.g. mijn, jouw, zijn)
  • nouns in plural

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • money and shopping
  • town and country
  • traffic
  • nature and animals

Grammar

You will learn:

  • all modal verbs
  • irregular and regular verbs in all tenses 
  • prepositions (tegenover, aan, tijdens)
  • 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 (leggen, liggen, zetten, staan, zitten, doen)
  • introduction to the prepositional compounds (erover, erin, erop)
  • 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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

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:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
26 September 2019 Part 1 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2020 Part 2 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
23 April 2020 Part 3 Thursdays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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 (e.g. sentence structure of a main clause versus a relative clause)
  • conjunctions (e.g. want, omdat, terwijl, tenzij)
  • verbs in the present, past continuous and perfect tense
  • adjectives (comparative and superlative forms)
  • prepositions (e.g. vanaf, achter, over)
  • separable verbs (e.g. aankomen > Hij komt morgen aan.)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

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

Grammar

You will learn:

  • prepositional compounds (e.g. achterin, bovenaan, tussenin)
  • reported speech (e.g. Sofie zei dat Tom niet kon komen.)
  • relative pronouns (die/dat, wie/wat, wiens/wier)
  • om te construction
  • usage of er

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • talking about plans and intentions
  • sports and other leisure activities in Belgium and the Netherlands
  • social and political issues
  • comparing systems (e.g. healthcare, jobseeker’s allowance, elections) in your own country with the Dutch and Belgian ones

Grammar

You will learn:

  • pronominal adverbs (e.g. waarmee, waarover)
  • idiomatic expressions (Belgian Dutch versus Netherlandic Dutch differences)
  • word order
  • the passive (e.g. De les wordt door de leraar gegeven.)

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. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

We will use parts of Vanzelfsprekend. Nederlands voor anderstaligen and our own materials. However, please wait until the first session before buying your textbook.

Who is this class for?

You have a solid intermediate knowledge of the Dutch language and its grammar, and can communicate confidently and fluently in most everyday situations.

  • Part 1 is for you if you have already studied Dutch for three years or 180 hours.
  • You can join Part 2 if you have studied Dutch for about 200 hours.
  • You can join Part 3 if you have studied Dutch for about 220 hours.

Booking

You can book:

  • part 1 for £267 (£297 after 31 July)*
  • parts 1,2 and 3 together for £550 (£607 after 31 July)*

To book all three parts, please proceed with booking Part 1 and add Parts 2 and 3 to your order when prompted during the checkout process. Please note that purchasing three parts together equates to one single transaction, therefore we do not accept cancellation requests for Parts 2 and 3 individually. Cancellation requests must be made more than 16 days before the start of Part 1.

Please note, bookings will close on Sunday 15 September 2019 so book early to make sure you don’t miss out!

Courses open for booking
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
24 September 2019 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Book now
Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2020 Part 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 11 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon
21 April 2020 Part 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 8 weeks £297 (£267*) Coming soon

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:

  • TV programmes, articles, news
  • songs
  • Dutch humour
  • letter and email writing
  • Dutch and Flemish media
  • giving presentations
  • Dutch novel of students’ choice

Grammar

You will learn:

  • connectives, word order in complex sentences (ondanks, tenzij, mits)
  • the five uses of ‘er’ (place, there is/are, adverb with a number, with prepositions and passive)
  • Separable verbs (e.g. ophouden, vasthouden, afhouden)

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current affairs: videos, articles, news
  • Dutch and Flemish music
  • giving feedback in Dutch
  • different newspapers and their styles
  • talking on the phone
  • Dutch novel (continued)

Grammar

  • sentences with several clauses
  • modal particles, e.g. maar, toch, wel, nou
  • the passive (e.g. het boek wordt gelezen, het boek is gelezen, het boek werd gelezen, het boek was gelezen)
  • passive with modal verbs (e.g het boek kan worden gelezen; het boek mocht worden gelezen)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • songs, articles, news
  • talking about plans and intentions
  • society: cultural differences: how do other cultures see the Dutch and vice versa?
  • Dutch novel (continued)

Grammar

You will learn and revise:

  • prepositions in combination with verbs (e.g ik reken op jou; hij denkt na over)
  • the conditional (e.g. Als ik jou was, zou ik dat niet doen; Als ik een computer zou hebben gehad, dan zou ik de vraag hebben opgelost.)

There may be 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 and needs. The distribution of content across parts may vary from one year to the next depending on the length of parts.

Learning resources

The course is based on tutor’s own materials and various articles taken from the current media and various books.

Reading book: to be decided at beginning of the course.

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Evening Language Programme information evening

Come along to our information evening on 5 September 2019 to talk to our tutors and sign up for your language class.

Read more and register for the information evening

Course dates 2019–20

September intake
Part 1: 23 September – 6 December 2019
Part 2: 13 January – 27 March 2020
Part 3: 20 April – 12 June 2020*
Part 3: 20 April – 19 June 2020**

*For courses running on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only.
** For courses running on Mondays only (No classes on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May 2020).

January intake
Part 1: 13 January – 3 April 2020
Part 2: 20 April – 12 June 2020
Part 3: 15 June – 17 July 2020*

*Classes in Part 3 run twice a week.