Dutch

Are you looking for a course to start or improve your Dutch skills? Kookoovaja is the place! We offer Dutch courses from beginner to advanced level. Each class has a maximum of 8 participants, which ensures you get the most out of class. You get a lot of time to speak, while you can learn from classmates who have other questions and experiences.

Information

A class takes two hours and happens once per week. Classes can take place from Monday to Thursday in the morning and evenings after 17h00. The academic year is divided into three blocks and each block has a vacation week. See practical info for specific dates. In addition to the main offered courses, Samantha also offers workshops and courses on request. Think of conversation courses, job-application workshop, pronunciation workshop, etc.

Note: Evening classes after 19h00 are very popular, yet there is only limited space at this time.

Not Greek?

If you are an international, but not Greek, don’t worry! Samantha & Stephanie also teach internationals and would love to see the options for you. Please contact us for availability.

level course name n° of lessons price pp.* info
A0-A1 Het begin 12 € 260,-
A1-A2 We gaan verder 12 € 260,-
A2-B1 - Goed op weg I 12 € 260,-
A2-B1 Goed op weg II 12 € 260,-
A2-B1 + Goed op weg III 12 € 260,-
B1-B2 - Stevig op pad I 12 € 260,-
B1-B2 Stevig op pad II 12 € 260,-
B1-B2 + Stevig op pad III 12 € 260,-
workshop job application - on request
workshop conversation class - on request
A0-A1 / A1-A2 intensive summer school - more info
A0-A1 / A1-A2 intensive winter school - more info
A0-A1 / A1-A2 semi-intensive morningclass 24 € 520,-
A0-A1 / A1-A2 morningclasses 12 € 260,-

Note: With 3 participants a course price of 290,- pp is valid.


Detailed course description

Het Begin

In this beginners course you will learn the basics of Dutch. Starting off with all the sounds of Dutch, and progressing to talk about yourself and have small, daily conversations. Along the general homework, you get practical assignments to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

In specific you will be getting familiar with themes like: introducing yourself, making appointments, placing an order in a café or restaurant, asking and giving directions, talking about celebrations, shopping in different shops.

The method that is used is De Opmaat

Required knowledge: it is expected that you have experience with learning a foreign language (like English).

We gaan verder

This course continues where the beginner course had stopped. After knowing the basics and most important sentence structures, we continue with more complex situations and get used to talking about events in the past, present and future. Along the general homework, you get practical assignments to put your new knowledge into practice immediately.

Themes you will be able to handle: talking about how you spend your free time and vacations or trips you went on, talking about the (recent and far) past, personality, going to the doctor, your school/work experiences.

The method that is used is De Opmaat. Together with extra-curricular material provided by the teacher.

Required knowledge: it is expected that you have completed a beginner course with success. If you are not sure about your situation, please contact the teacher.

Goed op weg I + II + III

In the continuation of the course ‘We gaan verder’, this course follows up with using more complex sentences and all verb tenses. We get familiar with having discussions, talk about general topics and express your opinion about these topics. In class we also discuss your daily encouters with Dutch and we integrate news-items for an up-to-date.

Themes discussed are partly dependent on your own input in the course. As a guide-line abstract themes from the method are discussed, which are:
I - work, leisure time and study, society and interactions with others, expressing various emotions, talking about the weather and geography
II - communcation, news and media, your direct environment, politics
III - art and literature, environment and polution, sport and energy

The method that is used is De Sprong. Together with extra-curricular material provided by the teacher.

Required knowledge: it is expected that you have completed a course up to A2 with success. If you are not sure about your situation, please contact the teacher.

Stevig op pad I + II + III

In these courses the focus will be on complex word order and sentence rhythm, while discussing general topics. You will learn to use the full set of conjunctions to express cause-and-effect and important topics from previous courses are dealt with once more.

Themes discussed in depth are mainly dependent on your own input in the course. As a guide-line abstract themes from the method are discussed.

The method that is used is Nederlands op Niveau together with extra-curricular material provided by you and the teacher.

Required knowledge: it is expected that you have completed a course up to B1 level with success. If you are not sure about your situation, please contact the teacher.