Dutch Language Course

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A Dutch Language Course will enable the student to either become able to communicate with locals during a trip, or begin a larger commitment to becoming fluent for professional or personal reasons. 

What basics might I learn?

There are many levels of Dutch courses available across the country at the moment. Some of the things the student of Dutch might learn include: 

  • Greetings – Introducing yourself, your friends and your family
  • Talking about yourself, your job, tastes and hobbies
  • Travelling
  • Booking a hotel and checking in
  • Booking a table – Eating and drinking out
  • Asking for and understanding directions
  • Going shopping
  • Complaining and apologising
  • Elements of cultural awareness

What are the objectives of learning Dutch?

There are a number of benefits of learning any language, and Dutch is no exception. Studying a Dutch language course, in general will have the following objectives:

  • Sociolinguistic Appropriateness. To be able to connect with locals or natives in simple forms. 
  • Listening Comprehension. To be able to follow and understand the spoken word.
  • Reading Comprehension.To be able to understand very short, simple texts.  
  • Spoken Interaction. To be able to interact in a simple way. 
  • Written Interaction. To be able to ask for or pass on personal details in written form.
  • Written Production. To be able to write simple phrases and sentences about themselves and imaginary people, where they live and what they do.

Who should take a course in Dutch?

Anyone! Whether you are interested in learning the language for personal or professional reasons, there are plenty of courses available out there for all levels of interest. 

A beginners course could be just the thing if you are planning a trip or maybe even want to be able to better understand Dutch culture, tv, and media. 

On the other hand if you are planning on doing business in The Netherlands or with Dutch speaking companies or colleagues, then gaining a professional level of understanding might be what you require from your course. 

Whatever the reason becoming knowledgeable and furthering your fluency in any language is hugely advantageous in today’s modern multicultural world. 

What do I need to study Dutch? 

Most courses in Dutch are available to all levels of learners and can come in a variation of evening courses and day courses. As a result all you need to do is apply. 

There are a huge number of Dutch courses available all across the country. 

 

Find a Dutch language course near you at Courses.ie. 


Aoife Read

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