Win a self-study Beginners Basic Dutch course
IamExpat, in cooperation with Taalthuis, offers a self-study Beginners Basic Dutch course for FREE! And apart from that, some Dutch language memory games!
To participate, answer this question: "What is the most common Dutch surname?" Fill in the form at the bottom of the page and leave your reply.
About the prizes!
Here's what you can win:
Grand prize: Self-study Beginners A1 course
The winner will receive books and get access to the online platform to do an online self-study beginners course.
Runner up prizes: Language memory games
The winners will get a memory game consisting of cards, to play offline!
Information about the Self-study Beginners A1 course
- Duration: 3 months of access to the online platform
- Location: Online
- Normal price: 155 euros books and e-learning included
- More info about the courses can be found on the Taalthuis website
The online Beginners Basic Course (A0>A1) is for anyone who has just started to learn Dutch. This online course is combined with an exercise book and a grammar book. The books will be sent to your home address.
The course consists of 12 lessons online and is accompanied by a lesson book and a grammar book. You do the course at your own pace. After finishing this course it’s possible to join a Beginners Plus or Intermediate course. If you want to follow one of these courses, you will need to take an oral assessment by phone.
Every lesson consists of:
- Grammar: You can find the grammar online and in the grammar book
- Vocabulary: All the vocabulary that is in the textbook is spoken in the lesson and you can listen to it online
- Exercises: Online exercises and exercises in the textbook with online answers
- Songs: There are songs to listen to and gaps in the lyrics to fill in
Optional Online lessons
If you want some extra help, or you would like to ask questions, we offer optional Online teaching sessions. During these sessions, you can talk with a Taalthuis teacher. The price for an online teaching session is 67,50 euros per hour.
At Taalthuis you can follow courses at different levels both online as face-to-face in a classroom. We aim to make learning a fun experience! Founded in 2006 Taalthuis now is a well-known language institute in the Netherlands for higher educated students. With lesson locations in seven different cities in the Netherlands, Taalthuis makes it possible for expats, au pairs and international students to learn Dutch all over the Netherlands.
Taalthuis uses its own course materials at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. During the courses, you will be exploring all kind of interesting subjects and current topics. Each lesson (online or face-to-face) guided by a teacher takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. Besides that, you need to spend about 3 hours weekly on homework. For the Advanced courses, the lessons are 2,5 hours and the homework will be more.
The e-learning is an important tool that helps you with vocabulary, pronunciation and provides you with challenging exercises.
Taalthuis contact details
For more information please:
- Send them an email [email protected]
- Call at +31 (0) 23 305 305
The competition runs until December 31 and the winners will be announced and contacted by Taalthuis after the competition ends.