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Dutch Courses for Business in Bradford

Many professionals within companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefitted from an Dutch Language Course with SIMON & SIMON.

Highly qualified native-speaking Dutch Teachers

SIMON & SIMON boast a fantastic team of highly qualified native-speaking Dutch Teachers who, with an average of 15 years of experience, will ensure you benefit from an Dutch Course in Bradford which has been designed specifically around your requirements. Our Language Trainers consistently receive positive feedback regarding their performance, and what’s more, before the start of your course you will be equipped with a profile on your trainer, detailing their previous experience and background.

If your only previous experience of learning a language is what you remember from school, then you’re in for a treat. Teaching Approaches for Modern Language Training have changed enormously in recent years, it is now considered far more fun and rewarding, a far cry from what you will remember of learning a language at school. Your Dutch Course in Bradford will be conducted almost entirely in Dutch, a modern teaching method known as the Communicative Approach. Adopting the Communicative Approach, you will find yourself making progress from your very first session and soon you will have such confidence to use your new Dutch skills in a range of authentic situations.

In depth: Our Dutch Courses for Business in Bradford

Dutch Teaching Approach & Experience

Many professionals in companies across the UK, as well as private individuals, have benefited from an Dutch Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. We have a terrific team of qualified native-speaker Dutch teachers, and with an average of 15 years’ experience they will ensure you benefit from a course designed specifically around your needs, whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced learner with more specialised requirements. We consistently receive excellent feedback on our Dutch tutors from our clients, and we send our students a profile on their Dutch tutor prior to their Dutch lessons commencing, with information on the tutor’s background and experience.

If you have only studied languages before at school you will find that teaching approaches to modern language training have changed enormously in recent years – it’s now a lot more fun and a far more rewarding experience! Your teacher will conduct your Dutch lesson in Bradford almost entirely in Dutch – a method known as the Communicative Approach – and you will find yourself making progress from the very first lesson and soon growing in the confidence to communicate in Dutch in a variety of social and business situations.

1:1 and Group Dutch Courses in Bradford

Our Dutch language courses are available on both a 1:1 and group basis, but the majority of our clients offer 1:1 Dutch training to their employees. However, with careful planning, group training can offer great value for money, provided there is a real commitment from the participants to get together at the same time every week. We strongly recommend you keep group numbers to 6 or less for these types of courses to be successful. Those learning Dutch in Bradford on a 1:1 basis will naturally make much faster progress, as the course will be designed around their individual needs and focus on their particular strengths and weaknesses.

Dutch Course Management

Every SIMON & SIMON Dutch language course is overseen by one of our highly experienced Account Managers, all of whom are multi-lingual. At the start of your Dutch language course we will send you a profile on your trainer, followed by a Course Plan and relevant course materials, and then a Progress Report after every 40 hours of training. You will also receive a copy of our quarterly newsletter, Breaking the Language Barrier, featuring a superb prize draw and invaluable weblinks to language learning sources.

Dutch Course Locations & Schedules

We have a global network of language trainers so our Dutch language courses can be arranged for almost any major European city, or even further abroad. SIMON & SIMON have run Dutch language courses for clients in many diverse locations. Dutch language courses can be run in your home for your convenience, but many of our clients prefer to run them in their offices so as to minimise travel. For a list of the locations of the full-time residential Dutch language courses that we offer, contact our office.

Bradford Dutch Course Schedules

Our Dutch language courses in Bradford go on all year. Some of our students attend more than one 90-minute weekly session if work circumstances allow, and most will attend at least one per week. Weekend Courses in Dutch can be arranged on request. Our Dutch courses are available 12 hours a day, from 8am to 6pm Monday through Friday. 30 hour per week intensive Dutch courses can be held on clients’ premises or in residential centres in the UK or abroad. These courses take 6 hours per day, Monday through Friday.

Dutch Course Content

We will tailor your Dutch language course for your specific aims and level of knowledge. Before you start your Dutch language course we will assess your goals and level of Dutch experience. Your desire to learn Dutch may be simply to develop basic skills, or you may have some level of proficiency and wish to increase your ability to use Dutch to discuss business. You may want to develop your language skills so that you can use Dutch in negotiations and meetings or improve your pronunciation and telephone skills. No matter what goals you have, you can be confident of our Dutch trainers experience and that your Dutch language course is tailored to your needs and your goals will be quickly met.

Dutch Language Examination Courses

Our students’ pass rate for Dutch examinations is at 95%, and we are happy to help with the preparations for any such examination. Our high pass rate shows the value of working with Dutch teachers in Bradford who have a higher level of experience than average. SIMON & SIMON also arrange registration for Dutch examinations as well as administering the examination and issuing the results.

About Dutch

Dutch is a West Germanic language and the native language of the majority of the population of the Netherlands, Belgium, and Suriname, the three member states of the Dutch Language Union. Most speakers live in the European Union, where it is a first language for about 23 million and a second language for another 5 million people. It also holds official status in the Caribbean island nations of Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint-Maarten, while historical minorities remain in parts of France and Germany, and to a lesser extent, in Indonesia, and up to 600,000 native Dutch-speakers may be living in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

About Bradford

Bradford lies at the heart of the City of Bradford, a metropolitan borough of West Yorkshire, in Northern England. It is situated in the foothills of the Pennines, 8.6 miles (13.8 km) west of Leeds, and 16 miles (25.7 km) northwest of Wakefield. Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following local government reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough. Bradford has a population of 293,717, making it the thirteenth-most populous settlement in the UK. Bradford forms part of the West Yorkshire Urban Area conurbation which in 2001 had a population of 1.5 million and is part of the Leeds-Bradford Larger Urban Zone (LUZ), the third largest in the UK after London and Manchester, with an estimated population in the 2004 Urban Audit of 2.4 million. Historically a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Bradford rose to prominence during the 19th century as an international centre of textile manufacture, particularly wool. It was a boomtown of the Industrial Revolution, and amongst the earliest industrialised settlements, rapidly becoming the “wool capital of the world”. The area’s access to a supply of coal, iron ore and soft water facilitated the growth of Bradford’s manufacturing base, which, as textile manufacture grew, led to an explosion in population and was a stimulus to civic investment; Bradford has fine Victorian architecture including the grand Italianate City Hall.

Assess Your Dutch Level

The table below is based on recognised language levels used by various academic institutions across the European Union. A highly motivated student attending weekly sessions with their Dutch language trainer in Bradford can expect to move from one level to another after 50 hours providing they also commit to a similar number of hours of self-study.

Of course, some people find learning languages easier than others, and some students will have more opportunities to practise Dutch in the course of their work and leisure, so these factors also need to be considered when trying to assess how long it will take to move from one level to another.

 

Whether you’re learning a language for the first time or are looking to develop your existing language skills, call SIMON & SIMON today on 020 7821 0999 to discuss the best language training course for you.

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