DUTCH COURSES:

TERM 4 COURSES BEGINS THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2022, 6:30-8:00pm!

Dutch is spoken by 23 million people, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Belgium, the Caribbean, and South America. Having to share a small space among many people, the Dutch have learned to be very assertive in their opinions and needs. The Dutch language reflects these traits in many ways with directness being a key characteristic of their social interactions. Dutch has some unique concepts, like gezellig, which is akin to cosy in English, but describes an intrinsically social experience. There is also gedogen, a verb that means to tolerate and usually refers to unlawful behaviour that is considered normal, like the use of certain drugs, which are technically illegal but accepted. There is also the word lekker, which can mean good and applies to food, situations and people.

As our course progresses you will learn basic everyday expressions, pronunciation, basic structures and vocabulary. During our Dutch 101, Part 1 course (next offered in Term 1 in February 2023) there will be an emphasis on speaking and listening skills, as the similarities between English and Dutch make writing and reading less challenging for native English speakers. During subsequent Terms (Dutch 102-104) we begin to add more reading and writing and continue to introduce new grammar, vocabulary and conversational practice.

Our Dutch language courses are offered as both in-person Hamilton-based courses and as on-line live-streamed distance-learning sessions via Zoom. 

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Study Dutch with EarthDiverse!

OUR TERM 4 DUTCH LANGUAGE CLASSES BEGIN ON THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER 2022, 6:30-8:00pm.

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EarthDiverse is pleased to present our newest language programme, Introductory Dutch, Parts 1-3. This course begins with learning some basic conversation, vocabulary and introductory grammar. Learning about Dutch culture is an integral a part of our study. This three-part course over 3 school terms is specifically designed for new Dutch learners. Our language and culture courses focus on teaching and learning only, and we do not expect you to study outside of class nor do we assign homework. Come and spend 12 class hours per Term (eight 1.5 hour weekly classes) learning Dutch and and about Dutch culture, and have some fun too! All of our language classes are designed for busy people.

When completing one 8-week course, each cohort can begin advancing to the next course in the series.

 

LOCATION: EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (see map below under Location tab), on-line via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions posted 1-2 days after each class.

DISTANCE-LEARNING OPTIONS: Our Dutch language courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed classes are available via free Zoom software, or those unable to attend the date and time of the actual class sessions can watch the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace. These recorded sessions will be available soon after each class finishes so that you may watch the recorded video via any web-browser at your leisure. Your instructor will provide details on how to access your classes before your course begins.

COST PER PERSON PER TERM (8 classes/Term):

  • Waged: NZ$150.00 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)
  • Unwaged (unemployed, students, seniors): NZ$125.00 per person per term (includes GST + online registration fee)

EarthDiverse offers the following Dutch courses on a rotating basis:

DUTCH COURSES OFFERED IN 2022 TERM 3 ARE:

DUTCH COURSES OFFERED FOR 2022 TERM 4 ARE:

FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON EACH COURSE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE APPROPRIATE TILE BELOW: