Dutch for Beginners A1

Whether you’re looking for an introduction to the language before a holiday, or want to study intensively, we have a range of beginners classes available.

Get the academic skills you need for university.

Improve your academic language and gain confidence in the skills you’ll need in an English-speaking academic environment. One of the biggest adjustments for new college students is the newfound freedom. College students have an increase in personal responsibility and a lot less external structure. There are no set study times, no required meal times, no one to tell them when to sleep or get them up, an increase in their academic workload, a greater need to multi-task and balance and a myriad of new social opportunities and challenges. The following are skills that will help you develop your own internal structure and be successful in college:
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Prepare a weekly schedule that includes time in class, studying, activities, work, meals, study and time with friends. Being a college student is like having a full-time job. Several hours of studying and preparation expected for each class.

Stress management

Regular exercise, adequate rest, good nutrition, prayer and/or meditation are all suggested ways of engaging in self-care that reduces stress. Finding ways to increase coping resources will help students decrease the stressors that life will throw your way.

Study skills

Even some of the best high school students have not always developed good study skills. Knowing how to read a text book, take notes in class, use the library and take multiple choice tests are all areas that will help you be more successful in the classroom.

Who is this course for?

Students who want to learn and prepare for the academic language and culture of a university or college in the UK. This course can be booked separately or combined with any General English afternoon course.

Learning outcomes

Take this course to:

  • Understand the academic demands and expectations of university and college courses.
  • Think critically and express your opinions in both written and spoken English.​
  • Use a range of key vocabulary and language for an academic context
  • Understand the academic demands and expectations of university and college courses.
  • Use a range of key vocabulary and language for an academic context
  • Think critically and express your opinions in both written and spoken English.​
  • Understand the academic demands and expectations of university and college courses.
  • Use a range of key vocabulary and language for an academic context
  • Think critically and express your opinions in both written and spoken English.​

Course content

The course is designed to inspire and prepare you for higher education.

There is a clear focus on academic writing and the teachers will cover a wide range of topics to help you research, take notes and develop your academic English. You will also explore university culture and expectations in the UK and develop your critical thinking skills.

The course content will change depending on the needs of the group, but you can expect to:

  • Discuss and debate a wide range of topics to improve your fluency and accuracy
  • Listen to talks and lectures and explore strategies for note-taking
  • Read a wide range of academic texts such as articles, essays and reports
  • Expand and explore your knowledge of academic vocabulary
  • Be given tailored feedback on your academic written English.​

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  • Dutch level Beginners
  • Minimum Age 16
  • Course length 4 weeks
  • Lessons a week 15
  • Maximum class size 13 (max 15)
  • Lesson times 09:00-12:00
  • Lesson days Monday-Friday
  • Start dates 1 June | 6 July

From: £140.00