In order to join the Dutch Experience 2 course, you need to be able to introduce yourself and others in Dutch, as well as ask and answer questions about yourself, such as where you live, people you know, and things you own. You can talk about your family, tell time, make an appointment, buy something at a market and order something at a bar. You can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases to satisfy concrete needs. Grammatical proficiency: you are comfortable in using only the present tense.
After completing Dutch Experience 2 you are able to …
• order something at a restaurant
• give your opinion about food
• have a basic conversation in clothes shop regarding buying or exchanging clothes
• compare things
• describe your home to others and inquire after other people’s homes
• describe the positions of things/where things are (e.g. ‘Het boek ligt op tafel.’)
• visit the doctor (GP), explain your physical problems and understand the doctor’s advice
• talk about actions in the past such as what you did last weekend (e.g ‘Ik heb dit weekend mijn huiswerk gedaan.’)
After completing Dutch Experience 2 you know …
• how to use the perfectum past tense
• basic vocabulary regarding the following themes: restaurants, food, fashion, colors, homes and housing, prepositions of place, the body and physical problems
• about Dutch customs with regards to restaurants, GP consulting, house hunting.
The chapters that are covered in this course are ‘Nederlands in Gang’ chapter 6 through 9.
After completing Dutch Experience 2 your level of Dutch is A1+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).