The descriptions above help you to determine the right STARTING level.
But what to expect from the level you have AFTER a course?
After completing each level successfully, you may expect to have the right knowledge and skills to do the next level.
However, there are some factors to take into account:
– you know the German language (or a Scandinavian language)
– you are talented in learning foreign languages
– you speak a lot of Dutch outside the classes
– you spend time on reviewing a lot (learning a language is not only about learning new things, you also need to review the things you leearned before)
– you don’t attend the classes / you don’t do the homework
– if you don’t have the right entrance level at the start of the course: the course is too intensive to close the gap
– it’s a significant time ago since you studied Dutch (you might have previously acquired the right entrance level, but forgotten a lot since then)
– you never studied another foreign language before
– you’ve never had grammar instruction at school (in your own language)
– you have a bad command of English (instruction language)
– you continue your job during the course (or other things that consume much time/energy)
To take into account:
If you book multiple sessions in a row, it’s very important to reach the next level each time. That’s not always easy. And sometimes that is a step too far. It’s important to understand that re-doing a level is NOT failure. It’s a part of language learning that you sometimes take a pause, take the time to let things ‘land’. In other words: it doesn’t make sense to learn the exceptions to a rule, if you don’t know the rule well.