Pre-course

Dear student,

Welcome! Congratulations on enrolling at Dutch Course Online!

Here are a few things you need to do before your first lesson. Please read the following information carefully.

Your Dutch course consists of 2 parts; Dutch lessons at school and homework on our website. We want to keep our fees low. Our course fees are based on Dutch lessons of our teachers. It means that you will have to find your way through our website by yourself. All information you need is already provided on our website. You just need to read it and follow it. We will also give you a short explanation about our website during the first lesson. You can always ask your fellow students to help you when you get stuck.

If you can not find your way on our website by yourself, you can always book a personal website support appointment with your teacher (35 euro). He will be glad to help you with your inquiry.

Teacher Philippe
 

Please finish this list before the start of your course:

  1. Important! Add our e-mail address info@dutchacademyeindhoven.nl to your email contacts and send a test email. Otherwise, you may not receive your certificate! Read how to add our e-mail address to your contact list >
  2. Add Teacher Philippe as a friend Facebook.com/DocentPhilippe if you like. Do you have any questions? Please visit our online Student Help Desk >
  3. We post a new Dutch Word on Facebook, Twitter en Linkedin every day. Please learn it. Therefore you need to like or follow our Facebook page Facebook, Twitter and/or Linkedin.
  4. Like or follow our Facebook page > (for updates)
  5. Join our Facebook Classroom >
  6. Join our Facebook Expats Online group >
  7. Join our Learn Dutch Video group >
  8. Join our Expats Online Events group >
  9. Join our Expats Online Movie Night group >
  10. Download your course planner > (Which group am I in? Please see your order)
  11. Install Google Translate on your Android smartphone or iPhone
  12. Plan your route to your first lesson >. You will find our address in your course planner >
  13. Do you have any questions? Please visit our online Student Help Desk >
  • Please bring 35 euro for your book to your first lesson (cash only).

Are you our new student? Your student account is already activated.

  • Log in to your Student Dashboard >. Please use your email address to log in. This must be the same email address you have used for your booking of your course.
  • Lost your password/You don’t know your password? Please go to this page >
  • Problems logging in? Please visit our online Student Help Desk >

Register on Dutchbook (Homework)

  • Log in to your Student Dashboard >
  • Go to Dutchbook Help > How do I join Dutchbook?
  • Please Upload your profile picture so we can see who you are and check your homework.

Please introduce yourself on Dutchbook:

  • Are you our A1 student? Please post your introduction in English or Dutch in our A1 group >
  • Are you our A2 student? Please post your introduction in Dutch in our A2 group >
  • Are you our B1 student? Please post your introduction in Dutch in our B1 group >

If you can not post on Dutchbook:

  • Did you create an account on Dutchbook?
  • Did you join your homework groups?

Please read:

2. How do I join Dutchbook?

4. How do I join my homework groups?

6. How do I post my answers for review?

Preparation for your first lesson

Bring to your first lesson:

  1. Download Dutch Survival Guide > and read it.

Watch videos:

Please watch videos before your first lesson:

  1. Dutch alphabet >
  2. Dutch Telephone alphabet >
  3. Dutch numbers >
  4. Ik, jij, u, zij, hij, wij, jullie, zij >
  5. Hebben & zijn >
  6. Register on Oefenen.nl Lees en Schrijf! Het leesplankje. Opdracht 2: a – e – o – u – i
  7. Learn 15 Dutch verbs every day >
  8. Learn 5 Dutch Adjectives every day >
  9. Learn 5 Dutch Contradictions every day >

Vocabulary:

Please learn Dutch Essentials:

  1. Dutch Essentials >

Preparation for your first lesson

  1. STAR Methode
  2. Wat zijn uw 3 sterke punten? Kunt u een voorbeeld geven? Gebruik de STAR Methode.

Vocabulary

  1. Learn 15 Dutch verbs every day >
  2. Learn 5 Dutch Adjectives every day >
  3. Learn 5 Dutch Contradictions every day >

Preparation for your first lesson

  1. Koop het boek Nederlands in actie Boek + website

Studiemateriaal van boek activeren

  1. Account aanmaken op Coutinho.nl
  2. Inloggen > Mijn producten > Activeer je studiemateriaal (gebruik een code uit je boek)
  3. Uitleg staat ook in het boek

Website van boek Nederlands in Actie

  1. E-learning van boek

Vocabulary

  1. Learn 15 Dutch verbs every day >
  2. Learn 5 Dutch Adjectives every day >
  3. Learn 5 Dutch Contradictions every day >

You can find study materials (video, audio, books) and homework of all missed lessons on Student Dashboard. Lost your password? Please go to this page >

We are expecting you to catch up on your missed lessons by self-study (You can also book a Private lesson or a Skype lesson). You will find everything you need on Student Dashboard.

Your homework is on Student Dashboard:

  1. Huiswerk A1 Step 1
  2. Huiswerk A1 Step 2
  3. Huiswerk A1 Step 3
  4. Huiswerk A2 Step 1
  5. Huiswerk A2 Step 2
  6. Huiswerk A2+ Spreken 1
  7. Huiswerk B1 level

No photos, video-, audio recordings or copies are allowed in our lessons or to be made of our website. Latecomers. Some people are always late. Are you late for your class?

1. Copyright course materials, our book & website

No photos, video-, audio recordings or copies are allowed in our lessons or to be made of our website. All materials we provide are allowed to be used for your personal use only (at your home or in our Dutch courses at Dutch Course Online).

All materials of our courses, including our book Simpel Nederlands, content, text, images, software, audio and video files, documentation remain at all time the sole property of Dutch Course Online. Such materials are protected under international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You may not use, post, distribute, sublicense, translate, print, take pictures, reproduce in any way any such materials without the prior written consent of Dutch Course Online or use them at other places other than your home or Dutch Course Online. This includes all terminology and content of our Book Simpel Nederlands.

Our book Simpel Nederlands is not available for purchase in any bookshop. You are not allowed to sell your copy or our book after finishing your course without the prior written consent of Dutch Course Online.

2. Latecomers. Some people are always late. Are you late for your class?

If you arrive late to your class you are not allowed to participate in your lesson. You can ask a permission of your teacher to enter the class and participate in your lesson. Please do not walk in and have a seat without asking for permission. This is disrespectful in Dutch culture.

If you arriving late to your class once, your teacher may accept that and allow you to participate in your lesson but the next time, please do not enter the class. You will have to learn your lesson yourself via our website at home or to book a private lesson.

We don’t want students to be structually late. If you foresee that you are going to be late several times, discuss this with your teacher beforehand so that he knows.

  1. Do you have any questions? Please visit our online Student Help Desk >
 

Pre-course test

Please take this test before your first lesson! We will check it!

1. Did you add our e-mail address to your contacts?
2. Did you download your Course planner and add Class dates to your agenda?
3. Did you join your Duolingo group?
4. Did you log in to your Student Dashboard?
5. Did you register on Dutchbook?
6. Did you do your online preparation course?
7. If I have a question, I will ...