Distance Learning GCSE Dutch Short Course - 12 Lessons

Price: £210.00

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This distance learning home study course is designed to prepare you for your GCSE Dutch examinations and is aimed at achieving a top grade.

This course will suit you if you already have a proficiency in Dutch at or above GCSE Dutch standard, but would like exam training lessons to help achieve a top grade.

The GCSE Dutch exam can be sat for the last time in 2018.

As well as preparing you for the GCSE examinations, this course also revises some key areas of the Dutch grammar in preparation for the exams. This course is focused on preparing you for all 4 examinations: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.

This is a cut down version of our 20 lesson course for students with a better level in Dutch and less time available for study.

The course consists of:

  • 12 lessons covering topics from the GCSE Dutch syllabus.
  • Selected Dutch grammar covered by the GCSE Dutch syllabus.
  • The examination procedures, instructions, formats, and exam practise, etc.
  • Audio CDs with listening exercises.
  • Templates for all the homework exercises available online.
  • Homework correction by email.
  • Email support from a qualified Dutch teacher for 9 months. With the option to purchase extended support if needed.
  • Course progress status available online.
  • Sample exam papers.

Course structure:

This course is designed to be completed in 3 to 6 months and each lesson takes between one and two hours of study to complete. You may study at your own pace and send in your homework assignments when you are ready. The course is delivered in two parts. Part 1 is delivered when you start the course and consists of 8 lessons, where each lesson teaches topic areas and grammer. Part 2 will be delivered on completion of part 1 and is packaged as 4 mock exams papers, one each for speaking, reading, writing, and listening.

We recommend that students begin this course between December and February, to prepare for the exams in May and June. The very latest starting date is the end of February.

This course is suitable for adults and children from the age of about 14.

This GCSE Dutch course is designed to prepare students for the GCSE Dutch exams set by the OCR examination board (codes A801, A802, A803, & A804).

The cost of enrolling for the exams are not included with this course.

What you will need before starting this course:

  • Access to a computer (so that you can complete your homework assignments).
  • Access to the Internet (so you can access your homework templates and view your course status).
  • An email account (so that you can return your homework assignments and communicate with your teacher).
  • Microsoft Word, Open Office Writer, or other word processing software that can display the "track changes" information created by Microsoft Word (for viewing your corrected homework assignments).
  • A CD player for the listening exercises.
  • A good elementary level in Dutch equivalent to about 100 to 120 hours of Dutch lessons. You should be able to use all of the areas of the Dutch grammar listed below. Some of these areas will be revised during the course.
  • You will need to have your Dutch assessed by us. This will include completing one or more online Dutch tests, writing a passage in Dutch, and completing a short telephone conversation in Dutch. We will accept you onto this course based on your overall level in Dutch.

Dutch grammar you should be familiar with:

  • Beginners Grammar: verb "zijn" (present tense), verb "gaan" (present tense),verb "hebben" (present tense) regular verbs (present tense), personal pronouns, articles, plurals, prepositions, numbers, weights and measures, asking questions, demonstrative pronouns, adjectives, possessive pronouns, personal pronouns, the time, days and months, negation, comparatives, superlatives, diminutives, the simple past tense, the past perfect tense, irregular verbs (past tense), and the future tense.
  • Elementary Grammar: word order, the simple past tense (regular verbs), the past perfect tense (regular verbs), the simple past tense (irregular verbs), the past perfect tense (irregular verbs), reflexive verbs, modal verbs, separable verbs, inseparable verbs, verbs "liggen", "leggen", "zitten", and "zetten", om+te+infinitive, coordinating conjunctions, subordinating conjunctions, relative pronouns, adverbs, and prepositions.

Price: £210.00

+ postage (UK £16.00, Europe £23.00, World £32.00)

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