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:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
16 January 2019 Part 2 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
17 April 2019 Part 3 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
3 October 2018 Part 1 Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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.

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 £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
14 January 2019 Part 2 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
15 April 2019 Part 3 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
1 October 2018 Part 1 Mondays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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.

Learning resources

The course is based on our own materials.

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:

  • each part individually for £235 (£260 after 16 September)
  • all three parts together for £530 (£585 after 16 September)*

*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 equates to one single transaction.

Our language courses are extremely popular and we have limited capacity. To avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the reduced fee, please make sure you sign up by 16 September.

Upcoming courses
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
15 January 2019 Part 2 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
16 April 2019 Part 3 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Coming soon
Courses no longer available
Start date Part Day and time Duration Price Apply
2 October 2018 Part 1 Tuesdays 6.30–8.30pm 10 weeks £260 (£235*) Already started

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:

  • current affairs: videos, articles, news
  • Dutch humour
  • letter and email writing
  • Dutch & Flemish Media
  • Dutch novel of students’ choice- this will be decided together.

Grammar

You will learn and revise:

  • syntax; where to put verbs, indirect objects, complex sentences
  • formal language and colloqualisms
  • verbs in present, past continuous and perfect tense; regular and irregular
    Ik ga naar huis, ik ging naar huis, ik ben naar huis gegaan
  • conditional tense
    Ik zou naar huis gaan
  • prepositions; in combination with verbs
    het zier ernaar uit

Part 2

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current affairs: videos, articles, news
  • idiomatic expressions
  • Dutch & Flemish music
  • how to present in Dutch
  • Continuation of Dutch novel of students’ choice

Grammar

You will learn and revise:

  • reported speech
    Peter zegt dat…
  • ‘om te’ construction
    -  Er is veel om te lachen
  • the passive
    het is gedaan (door hem)

Part 3

Topics

In this term, we will cover:

  • current affairs: videos, articles, news
  • talking about plans and intentions
  • Dutch novel of students’ choice

Grammar

You will learn and revise:

  • More complex adjectives
    gloednieuw, overdonderd
  • Loan words: we will look at the origin of words from English, German, Yiddish, French and Arabic
    Bolleboos, überhaupt

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.

Learning resources

Own materials.

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

Contact us

Short Course Team

E: [email protected]

T: +44(0)20 3506 9900

Course dates 2018–19

October intake
Part 1: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 2: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 3: 15 April – 21 June 2019

January intake*
Part 1: 14 January – 22 March 2019
Part 2: 15 April – 21 June 2019
Part 3: 24 June – 26 July 2019

April intake*
Part 1: 9 April – 15 June 2018
Part 2: 1 October – 7 December 2018
Part 3: 14 January – 22 March 2019 
Part 4: 15 April – 21 June 2019

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