Group Lessons information
Dutch Conversation Course in Groningen
Dutch probably is not the easiest language in the world. Grammar, pronunciation, idiom, it all looks very difficult to people from abroad. But you can do it! You just need to practice. We give you the best opportunity in our small conversation groups. You want to speak the language? Join in now!
In Groningen we practice in small groups of 3 to 5 people. In this group you will learn to speak and understand Dutch in a pleasant way. We focus on speech and understanding. Pronunciation is an important issue. We try to keep grammar and writing to a minimum. Of course we start with many basic expressions, but later on you can also bring your own subjects to talk about. Sometimes we listen to Dutch popmusic and try to understand the lyrics. If somebody likes to fly a kite, he will learn to tell us all about it in Dutch, etcetera. Because we are only few, you will get a lot of practice each time.
As a group we meet 6 times for about 1 ½ hours and try to practice as much as possible. The group meet at my place (see schedule below).
In 6 lessons you will have basic Dutch conversational skills and will be able to talk about where you live, your work, your family, your hobbies and many other subjects. You will loose your fear of speaking the language, which is very important.
For people who do not speak any Dutch yet, or who can understand / speak only a little bit of Dutch but do not feel comfortable to do so.
(Sinterklaas visited class once!)
The main thing is that you will learn to speak Dutch! You will learn to tell everything about yourself, your family and your work or hobbies, practice things like questions and answers, telling time, make appointments, do shopping, order in a restaurant, make telephone calls, having small conversations, etcetera. We will also discuss basic rules and vocabulary. You will achieve the basic conversational skills.
This level is for people who just completed the Beginners level. You will be able to achieve language level A1 for spoken interaction.
For people who already speak and understand some Dutch but still need quite some practice. Follow-up of the Beginner's II course or other Dutch language courses taken elsewhere. You will be able to achieve language level A2 for spoken interaction.
For people who have learned to speak Dutch but wish to practice their conversational skills, like debating, telling stories, telling a joke, etc. (Language level B1 / B2 )
We will meet in our home in Groningen-Zuid (the southern part of the town). See location on the map>
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Terms of service:
We must receive your payment no later than 2 weeks prior to the upcoming course. If your payment does not arrive in time, we cannot guarantee your participation.
We will contact you by email about 7 days before the start of the course, giving you all important practical information.
Cancellations can be made up to five days prior to the course. You will get a full refund minus 5 euros administration fee.
From 5 days prior to the start of the course you owe the complete course fee; however, you are permitted to send someone else in your place. We only accept written cancellations by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by letter. Tuition fees are not refundable if you arrive late or wish to leave the course that has already started. Say it in Dutch will not refund any fees due to absence or illness.
Say it in Dutch has the right to drop a course in the event of insufficient participants. In this case, the fees already paid will be refunded in full.
If you have any questions or wish to cancel, please contact us at email@example.com We will be happy to answer your questions!