To join the Intermediate Conversation course, you need to have a well-rounded basic vocabulary: you can describe what you did and have done, go shopping in Dutch, have simple discussions, and present your arguments. You can communicate clearly on family, hobbies, past experiences and take part in routine conversations.
Grammatical proficiency: you know your past tenses, reflexive and separable verbs and you are starting to use subordinate phrases (with conjunctions).
In Intermediate Conversation, we are going to expand your conversational A2 level skills. This course will help you feel more confident using the A2 grammar and it’s fun because lessons are completely focused on conversations, discussions, competitions, arguments, opinions, etc. while recapping the grammar in short.
After completing the Intermediate Conversation you are able to…
• have basic conversations, discussions, competitions, and arguments
• express your opinion on a variety of fun conversation topics
• speak with more confidence and fluency
After completing the Intermediate Conversation course you know…
• how to use more complicated sentences in Dutch (subordinate phrases, using words like because, while, even though, afterward, as soon as, if, etc.)
• how to use the past tense correctly
• new separable verbs and how to use them in different sentences
• a lot of new vocabulary
The main focus in this course is speaking/conversation and expanding your vocabulary. Refreshing A2 grammar is part of this course but will be done mostly as homework. At the beginning of each class we will revise (a part of) the homework and the teacher will answer questions and explain if necessary. Expect each class therefore to be 80% conversation and 20% grammar (usually the first half-hour of class).
There is no book for this course, the expected known grammar is on level A2 (for example you completed ‘Nederlands in Gang’).
After completing the Intermediate Conversation course your Dutch level will be A2+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).