Courses for Adults

Dutch classes in Ottawa.
New semester starts on February 27th, 2019.

The following 3 Dutch language courses are offered in Ottawa at The Ottawa Public Library.

Registration:
Send registration cash, cheque or e-transfer to:
pauline.vanderroest@ncf.ca
Pauline van der Roest
559 Lang’s road
Ottawa, Ontario
K1K 2J4
Please note the course name on cheque.
Location:
Ottawa Public Library
Rideau Branch and North Gloucester Branch
Further Info: pauline.vanderroest@ncf.ca


Dutch Beginner 1
Learning the language from the basics. Starting with the alphabet and learning the fundamental elements in grammar, writing messages and how to conduct simple conversations. No previous Dutch knowledge required.

Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM
Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019
(minimum registration 7 people)

Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $280
Session: February 27 – June 5
Location: OPL –
Rideau Branch


Dutch Beginner 2
Follow up after Beginners 1. This course includes more advanced grammar exercises, strengthening writing and conversational skills. Reviewing some grammar from Beg. 1. Building from the present perfect. Basic Dutch grammar and speaking skills required.

Time: Thursday 6:30-8:30 PM

Registration Deadline: February 15, 2019
(minimum registration 7 people)

Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $280
Session:: February 28 – June 6
Location: OPL –
Rideau Branch


Intermediate/Conversational
All levels. Participants must have a solid, basic ability to speak and understand the Dutch language.

Time: Mondays 7:00-9:00 pm
Registration Deadline: February 20th, 2019
(minimum registration 7 people)
Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $280
Session: March 4 – June 24
(no classes on Monday April 1st and 22nd)
Location: OPL –
North Gloucester Public Library

About the Teacher: Pauline van der Roest

“Having taught Dutch at the ‘Nederlandse School’ for children for about 7 years (1999-2005) and teaching Dutch to Canadian Diplomats from National Defense and Foreign affairs, I started in September 2012 to teach the evening classes for Adults at Glebe High School.

Teaching children or adults is very different, however, it has more in common then one might think. One of the main elements for students to continue (young or old) is the positive ambiance in the class and to constantly keep the students as motivated and involved as possible. I balance teaching Dutch grammar rules with group activities and group conversations by using role-plays, based on the different themes we are working on. I try to set the students at ease at whatever level the student is starting from, combined with some good sense of Dutch humor, which I truly believe is an important asset to last through a language course.

Students now have been coming back for several courses in a row, and for me hearing the language improvements in every new course is a great motivation to continue working on each individual language skills and language needs. It’s the student’s constant ‘journey’ to acquire a new language, that I find intriguing and inspiring.”