The Dutch group classes from Litterate are for those who:
– have a medium to advanced level (about B1);
– specifically want to improve their speaking skills;
– do not want to follow classes the whole year round.
These group courses are organized in the evening, in my office (Rue Dansaert, Brussels), and start as soon as four participants have registered. No more than eight participants are allowed per group.
Classes are organized per five or ten sessions and focus on contemporary, semi-professional topics such as mobility, environment, work conditions,… Competences such as “giving your opinion” and “having a meeting” are of key importance.
The students are expected to do some preparation at home before a lesson, in order to give a presentation or perform a role play, for example. The interaction between participants is always key, everyone should have lots of opportunities to speak, practise and express themselves.