To be able to join the Dutch Challenge 1 course, you need to have already developed a well-rounded basic vocabulary: you can describe what you see, go to the cinema, hold a telephone conversation, and read a simple letter from a public body. You can communicate clearly while performing simple and routine tasks that require a direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters. You can describe aspects of your background, immediate environment, and satisfy your immediate needs in simple terms. Grammatical proficiency: you are starting to use subordinate phrases.
After completing Dutch Challenge 1 you are able to …
• participate in a job interview
• have personal email contact in Dutch
• book a holiday (hotel, apartment, plane tickets, etc.)
• give a short presentation about a concrete, everyday topic
• understand the weather forecast on the radio and tv
• understand the main topics in a tv program
• participate in discussions about topics from everyday life
• express emotions and react appropriately to the other people’s emotions (for example phrases like “I’m sorry, that is such bad news, please know that I’m there for you”, or “That’s wonderful, I am so happy for you!”)
After completing Dutch Challenge 1 you know …
• how to use more complicated sentence structure (for example: “If I had a million euro, I would spend it all in one week.”)
• vocabulary regarding the following themes: job and education, holiday and travel, opinions and reviews, emotions, weather, media
• Dutch customs regarding expressing emotions, having discussions, job interviews.
The chapters that are covered in this course are ‘Nederlands in Actie’ chapter 1 through 3 (up to page 97).
After completing Dutch Experience 1 your level of Dutch is B1- according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).