Frequently Asked Questions

What do the different levels (A1-A2-B1) mean?

If you complete a beginners course (A1) at Dutch on Track, you:

  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce yourself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, people you know and things you have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

 

If you complete an elementary course (A2) at Dutch on Track, you:

  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of your background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

 

If you complete an intermediate course (A2+ and B1) at Dutch on Track, you:

  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes & ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

 

If you complete an advanced course (B1+ and B2) at Dutch on Track, you:

  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

What method(s) do you use?

For the levels A1-A2 we use Start.nl, a method especially designed for expats who want to learn Dutch to communicate in daily life. Click here if you want to learn more about Start.nl.

For the levels A2+-B1 we use Nederlands in Actie. Click here if you want to learn more about Nederlands in Actie.

For the levels B1+-B2 we use Nederlands op Niveau. Click here if you want to learn more about Nederlands op Niveau.

How many hours of class per week?

Our classes are once a week, two hours. If you’re looking for a daytime class, please check out our daytime courses at www.werkvloertaal.nl.

How do I enroll?

If you already know the exact course you would like to enroll in, you can register directly on our Course page. If you have further questions, or would like to visit our school, you can contact our student coordinator Ilja Frieke at +31(0)6 – 402 177 32.

How many students are there in class?

We have an average of 8 to 10 students in class.

Are you closed during the holidays?

We are closed during the following weeks (school vacations):

  • 27-12-2021 t/m 02-01-2022 (week 52)
  • 02-05-2022 t/m 08-05-2022 (week 18)
  • 08-08-2022 t/m 28-08-2022 (week 32/33/34)