Course Summary

Dutch Elementary 1 is an 18 hour course designed for beginners who wish to learn to speak, read and understand basic Dutch used in everyday situations.

This course gives a solid introduction to the language and culture of the Netherlands. It will prepare students to use simple Dutch with assurance in everyday situations. Listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are taught and the essentials of grammar will be introduced.

Course Sessions

Tuesday, 9th January - 9 classes


Session ID DLV72901C
9 Jan - 6 Mar 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
TBA

Monday, 5th February - 9 classes


Session ID DLV72902C
5 Feb - 16 Apr 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
TBA

No class on Mar.12 & Apr.2, 2018

Thursday, 22nd March - 9 classes


Session ID DLV72903C
22 Mar - 17 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location CAE
Session Fees
$349 / $332 (conc)
Teacher
TBA

This course focuses on speaking and listening, so you can communicate effectively on everyday topics, such as:

  • meeting people
  • shopping
  • food and drink
  • interests
  • likes and dislikes
  • greetings and introductions
  • family
  • home life
  • small talk over coffee

Grammar explanations are integrated with oral and written activities.

By the end of this course students should be able to:

  • greet people and introduce themselves with confidence;
  • engage in simple conversations and exchange personal information such as name, nationality, address, telephone number;
  • talk about themselves and their families;
  • write personal details: name, nationality, date and place of birth;
  • order drinks and food in a restaurant;
  • read a short dialogue;
  • use simple Dutch to entertain guests;
  • small talk over coffee;
  • have an understanding and appreciation of the values and customs of Dutch-speaking communities.

The topics and learning outcomes may vary slightly from group to group according to learner needs.

No previous experience is required for this course

Upon successful completion of this course students are both eligible and encouraged to continue by enrolling in Dutch Elementary 2.

Pen and Paper

Textbook: Bruce Donaldson, Colloquial Dutch: A Complete Language Course 3rd Edition, Routledge, 2016.
ISBN: 978-1138124318

Available From:  

Language International, 15 Station Street, Kew East, Vic 3012 Phone: 9857 0030

Also available through selected online booksellers.

***Cancellations or postponements are notified 48 hours before class commencement. Please consider this before purchasing class materials***

The course is ideal for people who intend to travel to the Netherlands for business or leisure, or simply would like to learn a new language and gain cultural insights.

Last updated: November 8, 2017 02:32pm