Courses for Adults

Dutch Language courses are starting again in Ottawa!

Since the OCDSB has cancelled all their adult general interest courses, the following 4 courses are all offered (provided that there are enough participants) by Pauline van der Roest

Registration:
Send registration cheque or e-transfer to:
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 Vanier Richelieu Branch
Further Info: pauline.vanderroest@ncf.ca


Dutch Beginner 1 Course

12 Sessions
Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 PM

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017
(minimum registration 6 people)

Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $195
First Class: September 20th, 2017
Location: OPL –
Rideau Public Library


Dutch Beginner 2 / Intermediate Course

12 Sessions
Time: Thursdays 6:30-8:30 PM

Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017
(minimum registration 6 people)

Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $195
First Class: September 21st, 2017
(No class Oct 30th – Halloween)
Location: OPL –
Rideau Public Library


Dutch Conversational Evening Class – All Levels

12 Sessions
Time: Mondays 6:30-8:30 PM
A conversational course in Dutch.
Participants must have a basic ability to speak Dutch.
Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017
(minimum registration 6 people)
Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $195
First Class: September 18th, 2017
(Oct. 9 no class- Thanksgiving)
Location: OPL – Vanier Richelieu Branch


Dutch Conversational Morning Class – All Levels

10 Sessions
Time: Thursdays 10:00-noon
A conversational course in Dutch.
Participants must have a basic ability to speak Dutch.
Registration Deadline: August 31, 2017
(minimum registration 6 people)
Please see Registration Info on top of page

Course Fee: $165
First Class: September 25th, 2017
(Oct. 9 no class- Thanksgiving)
Location: OPL – Vanier Richelieu Branch

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.”