Dutch Deli 2: Vantage / Upper-Intermediate. Proficiency level after completing Dutch Course: B2

In order to join the course of Dutch Deli 2, you need to preferably use Dutch on a daily basis. You speak and write Dutch at work, in the street and in your free time. You have taken up using idiomatic expressions to spice up your Dutch and are able to give a presentation and write an essay on a topic of your (work-related) interest.

After completing Dutch Deli 2 you are able to …
• discuss (inter)national cultural differences and integration issues
• understand and describe scientific (statistical) figures
• explain why the Dutch are in two minds about their use of English
• discuss academic statements, using arguments and ‘structure words’
• write a report about a placement/business trip
• write a formal letter of complaint
• elicit your formal complaint in a telephone call
• say what you would do if your situation were different (‘Wat zou je doen als …?’)
• give advice on what somebody should do (‘Als ik jou was, zou ik …’)
• discuss the effectivity of ads and slogans
• give a presentation about a Dutch invention/design object
• read and write a book review

After completing Dutch Deli 2 you know …
• when to use which of the 8 verb tenses in complex sentences
• how to use ‘zou(den)’ for imaginary situations and advising people
• idiomatic expressions like ‘met de deur in huis vallen’
• more spelling rules than most Dutch people do
• the final details about relative pronouns like ‘dat, ‘wat’, ‘die’, ‘op wie’ and ‘waarmee’

The chapters that are covered in this course are ‘Nederlands op Niveau’ chapter 4 and 5.

After completing Dutch Deli 2 your level of Dutch is B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).