Calle Barcelona, Jávea, España

Dutch Course level B1

Method: De taal van de verpleging (The language of nurses). 2013


Content and Aim:

The emphasis to be able to communicate independently. As of this level the student must be able to function as a professional in the job as a nurse with patients and colleagues. More relevant grammar of the Dutch language is offered, but the focus is the acquisition of extra vocabulary (around 1100 new words, including about 150 for health care).  


The next themes are studied:
  • Living in the Netherlands: Pets. The Dutch landscape. Kitchens. Household jobs kitchen appliances.
  • Personal business: Who am I? To describe and judge a character. To describre feelings and emotions.
  • Alimentation: The menu in a nursing home: Food is ready! The food-assistant. Healthy eating.
  • Buying: giving and receiving a present Kopen: Cadeaus geven en ontvangen.
  • Family. Getting older. When I am old, you may help me. The approaching end of life.
  • Language and media: I am up to date. Taal en media: helemaal op de hoogte
  • Au! I am ok. To give medical advice and to react. A healthy style of living.
  • Sport and therapy: In good shape. Physiotherapy, Ergo therapy, Speech therapy.
  • Work and professional life: A day programe in the nursing home. To participate in a meeting at work (Communicate the details!). Caring at home, Home Care. I understand between the lines. Powders and pills.
  • Humor: Laughing is healthy. Being cheerful. Cultural clashed.
  • Relationships in a modern society and actualities: I don’t agree. To give your opinion.


Grammar and Spelling:
  • The verbum (amongst others) use and form of the perfectum and the imperfectum; the passive; ‘zitten te’ + infinitive and ‘Zijn’ + aan+ het+ infinitive: to do something
  • The pronomen:’Waar’ + prepositie in a question; ‘het’ and ‘dat’; ‘die’
  • The adjective: the comparative and superlative as adjective
  • The article: no articles with professions
  • The conjunctie: ‘Want ‘ and ‘omdat’; ‘als’ and ‘wanneer’
  • Er: ‘Er’: place; ‘er’ and ‘daar’ + prepositie; ‘er’ + onbepaald subject; ‘er’ as subject of the passive sentence
  • The preposition: in front or behind a substantive
  • The sentence: sub-sentence; time and place; identity construction, relative sub-sentence without and with preposition; main sentence with inversion.
  • Meaning of the word: ‘Zou’ irrealis and advice; ‘Zullen’: to promise something; ‘Moeten’ and ‘niet hoeven + te’ + infinitive; ‘Elkaar’ and ‘elkaars’; ‘Lijken’ and blijken’; ‘Zelf’ and ‘-zelf’; ‘Zetten’, ‘leggen’, ‘stoppen’; ‘Zowel…als’, ‘hetzij…hetzij’, ‘noch…noch’


Work forms:

The use of DVD and audio material- directed to the medical sector is central, as well as the exercises for reading and writing reports to colleagues and other professionals in the medical sector.  

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