Distance Learning IGCSE Dutch Course - 20 Lessons

Price: £300.00

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This distance learning home study course is designed to prepare you for the International GCSE (IGCSE)Dutch examinations in 2019 and is aimed at achieving a top grade.

This course will suit you if you already have a proficiency in Dutch close to IGCSE Dutch standard, but require exam training lessons to help achieve a top grade.

As well as preparing you for the extended syllabus of the IGCSE Dutch examinations, this course also revised key areas of the Dutch grammar in preparation for the exams. This course is principally focused on preparing you for the "Reading and Writing" examinations.

The course consists of:

  • 20 lessons covering topics from the IGCSE Dutch syllabus.
  • Selected Dutch grammar covered by the IGCSE Dutch syllabus.
  • Vocabulary list.
  • 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 12 months. With the option to purchase extended support if needed.
  • Course progress status available online.
  • A half hour telephone session with the teacher at the end of each part of the course.

Course structure:

This course is designed to be completed in one academic year where 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 three parts. Part 2 and part 3 will be delivered on completion of the preceding part.

We usually recommend that students begin this course in the autumn, say in September or October, to prepare for exams the following summer. However, you may start any time from the beginning of August until the beginning of January. The very latest starting date is the second week of January provided you have a very good elementary level in Dutch and are prepared to complete 2 lessons per week.

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

This IGCSE Dutch course is designed to prepare students for the IGCSE Dutch "Reading" exam (code 0515/02) and "Writing" exam (code 0515/04) set by the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE).

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

The IGCSE Dutch exam can not be taken at the Dutch Language School.

We will be able to provide details of CIE centres.

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 90 to 100 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 assesed 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.

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