Dutch Courses for Business in Edinburgh

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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh 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 Edinburgh

Dutch Teaching Approach & Experience

Private individuals and professionals in companies all over the UK have profited from undertaking a Dutch Language Course with SIMON & SIMON. Averaging 15 years of experience, our native Dutch speaking qualified teachers construct your course so that your individual requirements are met, no matter what your level of experience. Our Dutch teachers receive excellent feedback from our clients. A profile, containing information about the Dutch teacher’s background and experience, is sent to each student before the Dutch lessons start.

Modern language teaching is now approached much differently to how you might remember learning languages in school. The experience is now much more fun and rewarding. The Communicative Approach, where your Dutch teacher will conduct your lessons almost entirely in Dutch means that progress is made from your very first lesson. Soon, you will have such confidence that using Dutch in a social or business setting will be no problem.

1:1 and Group Dutch Courses in Edinburgh

Our Dutch courses are usually offered by our clients as 1:1 training for their employees. Group sessions, however, are also available and can be excellent value for money. Planning is required so that participants all meet at the same time each week, and we recommend that numbers are kept to 6 or less. 1:1 Dutch lessons at Edinburgh mean that you will have your individual needs, weaknesses and strengths catered for, so that your progress is quicker.

Dutch Course Management

A multi-lingual Account Manager with extensive experience is responsible for each SIMON & SIMON Dutch language course. A profile on your trainer, Course Plan and course materials will be sent to you when you start your Dutch course. After every 40 hours of training you will receive a Progress Report. We will also send you Breaking the Language Barrier, our quarterly newsletter, which contains a wonderful prize draw and valuable language learning resource weblinks.

Dutch Course Locations & Schedules

SIMON & SIMON has arranged Dutch language courses for clients in numerous locations, and with our global network of language trainers we can organise a Dutch language course for you wherever you are – in almost any major city in the UK, Europe and beyond. The vast majority of our Dutch lessons take place at our clients’ offices, removing the need for you to travel, but Dutch lessons can take place in your home if that is more convenient. We can also arrange full-time residential Dutch language courses for you – just contact our office for information on available destinations.

Edinburgh Dutch Course Schedules

The Dutch language courses in Edinburgh that we run go on through the year. Each week, most of our students will attend at least one of our 90-minute lessons, but many will do more. We can also arrange Weekend Courses for you. Dutch courses run from Monday to Friday, any time from 8am to 6pm. Intensive Dutch language courses can be arranged in residential centres abroad or in the UK, or on clients’ premises for 30 hours per week, 6 hours a day Monday to Friday.

Dutch Course Content

Before you start your Dutch language course we will assess your level of Dutch and speak to you about your aims so that your Dutch language course can be customised for you. You may have never been exposed to Dutch before and wish to develop basic survival skills, or you may have some experience and wish to be able to speak more fluently in Dutch when discussing business. You may want to further your ability to use Dutch in negotiations and meetings or better your comprehension and pronunciation abilities. Whatever goals you may have, our experienced Dutch language trainers will tailor your Dutch course so that your goals can be quickly met.

Dutch Language Examination Courses

We are happy to help in your preparation for any Dutch examinations. Our students have a 95% pass rate and we think that their success shows the value of our policy of working with above-average experienced Dutch teachers in Edinburgh. Issuing of results certificates, registration for Dutch examinations and administration of such exams is also provided by SIMON & SIMON.

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 Edinburgh

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland, the second largest city in Scotland and the seventh-most populous in the United Kingdom. The City of Edinburgh Council is one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas. The council area includes urban Edinburgh and a 30-square-mile (78 km2) rural area. Located in the south-east of Scotland, Edinburgh lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. Owing to its spectacular, rugged setting and vast collection of Medieval and Georgian architecture, including numerous stone tenements, it is often considered one of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Edinburgh is the seat of the Scottish Parliament. The city was one of the major centres of the Enlightenment, led by the University of Edinburgh, earning it the nickname Athens of the North. The Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. There are over 4,500 listed buildings within the city. In May 2010, it had a total of 40 conservation areas covering 23% of the building stock and 23% of the population, the highest such ratios of any major city in the UK. In the 2009 mid year population estimates, Edinburgh had a total resident population of 477,660. Edinburgh is well-known for the annual Edinburgh Festival, a collection of official and independent festivals held annually over about four weeks from early August.

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 Edinburgh 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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