1. 'Online course', what does that mean?
You follow the course in a virtual classroom according to the course time table. Just like in an on-campus course, you have classes at set times during which a Linguapolis teacher guides the class through the language acquisition process.
During the lessons we provide a variety of content, alternating between individual and group learning:
- live explanations and instructions from the language teacher
- group work and pair tasks in break-out rooms
- audio and video materials to help you study the course content independently
- individual exercises
- classroom question-and-answer sessions
- feedback on homework assignments
2. Will I get a paper coursebook?
Yes, you will receive a paper coursebook by post before the start of the course.
If you are staying outside Europe, you will receive the handbook in pdf-format.
3. Are there homework assignments (as well)?
Yes, you will work through the subject matter in different ways. You will receive not only exercises on vocabulary and grammar, but also on listening, reading, pronunciation, speaking and writing.
We provide a digital learning environment in which you can meet with fellow students and continue practisingoutside of class on your own initiative.
4. What about the evaluation?
The course concludes with an exam and a certificate. The final objectives of the online course are exactly the same as those of a course on campus.
5. Is online learning something for me?
- Are you used to working with a computer?
- Do you have a computer with an internet connection and a camera? (There is no need for a printer, but a smart phone on its own is not enough.)
- Can you free up enough time for the lessons and homework assignments?
- Can you participate actively from home,
including having your camera and microphone switched on during the lesson?
Then online learning could be right for you!
6. How do I register for this course?
Use the online registration form.
7. LEVEL 1: I don't speak a word of the language I'm going to study yet. Can I take this course?
If we teach in a classroom on campus, the lessons will be in the language you are learning. However, distance learning requires a slightly different approach.
- In the online lessons for Dutch as a Foreign Language Level 1 we will sometimes use English as a supporting language in the beginning. It is therefore necessary that you have a basic knowledge of English (reading and listening) or someone who speaks Dutch to help you. That way you can take this course, even as an absolute beginner.
- In the online lessons for Level 1 of the other languages, we will sometimes use Dutch or English as a supporting language in the beginning. It is therefore necessary that you have a basic knowledge of Dutch or English (reading and listening).
8. What do our clients say about learning a language online?
“I enjoyed the rhythm: start with a current event, questions about homework, we learn something new, then exercises on our own and then back together and finish with speaking. I liked the constant change of pace: breakout rooms for sometimes 15 min, sometimes 30 min, with 1 other person, 2 people, 3 people...”
“The breakout room exercises with small groups and the structure of the online and live lessons worked well in my opinion.”
“Not having to commute, being able to log into the class from home.”
“Games, dialogue, all activities were really useful.”
“I really enjoyed the punctuality of my teacher and classmates.”