In order to join the Dutch Challenge 2 course, you should be able to understand Dutch sentences and frequently-used Dutch expressions related to immediately relevant topics (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment). You can give a presentation about a hobby or interest. You can present your point of view on a non-complex topic and can read the newspaper or watch a simple Dutch television show.
After completing Dutch Challenge 2 you are able to …
• write a letter of motivation and participate in a job interview
• express emotions and react appropriately to 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!”)
• talk about jobs, your career
• discuss the pros and cons of an idea or plan
• understand the Dutch educational system
• talk about language acquisition
• speak about your experiences and history regarding learning Dutch
After completing Dutch Challenge 2 you know …
• the rules for grammatical topics like relative pronouns
• vocabulary regarding the following themes: career, education, language acquisition, emotions
The chapters that are covered in this course are ‘Nederlands in Actie’ chapters 4 through 6.
After completing Dutch Experience 1 your level of Dutch is B1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).