By the end of this course, you will already know enough to “get by” in Dutch: you will be able to cope with the most common everyday situations by asking and answering simple questions, and you will be able to understand people when they speak to you about the situations covered.
Unit 1 - Greetings
You will be able to greet people in Dutch, give your name and ask how people are.
Unit 2 - Professions
You will be able to ask and answer questions about your job in Dutch; you will also be able to ask about and give your phone number.
Unit 3 - Nationalities and languages
You will be able to say where you come from in Dutch and give the language you speak; you will also be able to ask other people about these subjects.
Unit 4 - Family
You will be able to talk about the people in your family (or, if you prefer, other people’s families) and say how old they are.
Unit 5 - Time and transport
You will be able to tell the time and give days and months in Dutch; you will also be able to ask for a ticket on public transport.
Unit 6 - Freetime activities and weather
You will be able to say what you like or don’t like, and also talk about your freetime activities in Dutch; you will also be able to say what the weather is like at the moment or at particular times of the year.
Unit 7 - Shopping for clothes
You will be able to ask about something in a shop in Dutch, understand and talk about prices, and also describe clothes.
Unit 8 - Shopping for food
You will be able to talk about different meals, also food and drink; you will know what to say to buy these things from a shop using Dutch.
Unit 9 - Accommodation
You will be able to book accommodation and check in using Dutch, also know how to ask questions and talk about simple problems.
Unit 10 - Restaurants
You will be able to understand the main items on a menu and order a meal in a restaurant.
Information on options for Dutch classes at level 1 is provided under Dutch timetable.