Dutch Academy Eindhoven Placement Test for New Students Name Email I agree to receive emails from Dutch Academy Eindhoven 1. Why would you like to learn Dutch? I do not need Dutch. Just for fun. I need Dutch for my job and career. I need Dutch for my future in the Netherlands. I need Dutch for the Civic Integration Exam (inburgeringsexamen). 2. Our Dutch course consists of two important parts: Dutch lessons and homework. If you are not going to do your homework, you will not be able to do our speaking exercises with your fellow students in our classes. How much time are you going to spend on your homework? As much as I can! I will do my best to do all of your homework! From time to time. It depends on my schedule. I don’t have much time. It is not my priority. 3. How much time are you going to spend on practicing Dutch every week (speaking, reading, listening, trying to communicate with Dutch people)? From time to time. It depends on my schedule. I don’t have much time for this. As much as I can! 4. How would you rate your level of English? I speak a little English. I do not speak English. I speak fluent English. My English is so-so. I can speak English well. 5. Do you know the difference between 'Your' and 'You’re'? Even native English speakers often make mistakes with these two words.Your is a possessive – it means something belongs to you. Example: your name, your car, your house.The word you’re is short for 'you are'. Example: you’re beautiful, you’re smart, you’re welcome. You’re means beautiful, smart, welcome. Your is a possessive. You’re is short for You are. Your are is long for You are. You’re means You smart. Your means Your are name. You’re means 'You are'. Your means 'You possess something'. 6. Our courses are designed for highly educated people. Having a higher education degree is not an absolute must, but please take into account that our courses are not suitable for slow learners. How would you rate your speed of learning? I have difficulty learning new things. I am a pretty quick learner. Below average. Learning is a problem for me. I am an average learner. Learning has never been a problem for me. 7. Here are two reviews of our students: "The lessons were really nice. I really liked the way of teaching. However, the course is quite intensive and demands a lot of time for homework". "Docents are very qualified and focused on make you learn as fast as possible. The lessons are well structured and the website is full of examples to continue improving. I particularly enjoyed the recipes. It was like cooking with Dutch language. I have already joined A2. One suggestion: because it is a very intensive course, join only if you have high motivation." This is not suitable for me. This is what I am looking for! 8. We offer only intensive courses which consist of two parts: Dutch classes with our Dutch teacher and our e-learning (homework). What do you expect from our intensive course? I want to learn a lot in the classes. I do not want to do any homework at home. I only have to visit all classes. I do not have to do anything else outside of the classroom. I want to learn a lot in short period of time in the class and by myself. 9. How would you rate your computer skills? Good. No problem. I use a computer every day. I use a computer in my daily life and at work. I always have difficulties using a computer. Using a computer is always a problem for me. Bad. I do not use a computer much in my life. 10. What is your opinion on your teacher? He explains. I am INTERRUPTING him. He teaches me. I am LISTENING very carefully. He teaches me. I am TALKING to my fellow student. 11. How do you deal with difficult challenges? I give up. I get frustrated or show my frustration. I face them with a curious attitude and I try to solve them. 12. Do you have enough time and motivation to learn Dutch language? Im not sure now. I need to think about it. Yes! I am sure! 13. If you fail a test, what is the first thought that goes through your mind? It is not my fault. The school program should be much better. Ugh! I am so stupid! I shouldn't be allowed to live! Stupid teacher. They did this on purpose! I've been doing really well on this course, it won't affect me much. The school is not good. They did not teach (me) very well! Well, next time I'll try harder! 14. What is your Highest level of education? Higher education Associate degree Higher education Doctoral degree High School Graduate Secondary vocational education Secondary education I am currently studying at a university Higher education Bachelor’s degree Higher education Master's degree 15. How important is learning Dutch for you? Very important Not at all important Important 16. Do you want to continue to learn Dutch after A1 level? Probably not. I just need some basics of Dutch, that would be enough for me. Yes, for sure. I need Dutch for my future. Probably yes. I do not know yet for sure. 17. How soon do you need to start learning Dutch? Within 2-3 months. As soon as possible. It does not matter. Within 4 weeks. I do not know yet. Somewhere this year. 18. What is the correct preposition? I watch videos ... Youtube. on add an ad in over 19. What is the correct preposition? I am .... home. ad after at in on a an 20. We provide some important information and instructions necessary for our Dutch courses ONLY by email. I do not use email very often in my life. I do not like computers. I only read interesting emails. I immediately delete all other emails. I will read all information and follow all instructions which will be provided. I do not like reading emails. I only want an explanation in person. 21. What is a browser? It is a computer program for the internet. It is a computer virus from the internet. It is a company which brews beer. It is another tool for a Window. It is a kind of a book. It is a tool to comb brows. 22. Have you ever created a new account on any website? I always need help with new accounts. I do not know. Someone usually creates accounts for me. Yes, I have. No problem! 23. What do you do when you can not log in to your email account? I try to reset my password and try solve it by myself first. I immediately contact the support helpdesk. I always need/want help. 24. We have more than 250 students each year. We want to keep our fees low. That is why we do not have any customer service agent to answer your questions. Our course fees are based on Dutch lessons provided by our teachers. It means that you will have to find your way through our website by yourself. All information needed for our course is already provided on our website and will be provided by email. You just need to read it and follow it. We will also give you a short explanation about our website during the first lesson. You can always ask your fellow students to help you when you get stuck. If you can not find your way on our website by yourself or you have a custom request, you can always book a personal support appointment with us (it is not free!). We will be glad to help you with your inquiry. Yes, I understand and agree with this. I will read all necessary information provided on your website and by email. It does not suit me. I do not want to read any information. I always need the help of someone. 25. How often do you read your email? 1 time per week. I do not like reading emails. 2-3 times per week. Not really important to read it often. Every day. I do not want to miss anything. 26. Do you answer all of your emails when it is asked? Yes, I do! I find it very important to give a reply. No, not really. Sometimes I do, sometimes I don't. If they really need me, they can call me or send me a letter. Not a big deal. 27. We do not use established teaching methods from others. We have our own unique method. What are your expectations of our way of teaching? I am a teacher myself. I know what a good language course must include! I do not know what I expect, but I trust your way of teaching. I read reviews of your students. I am very curious about your way of teaching. I expect you to let me read a text from a book and translate it word for word for me and do listening exercises in every lesson (these are not priorities in our courses; we expect you to get busy listening and reading Dutch yourself). I want to learn all Dutch vocabulary in your classes. I do not want to learn any vocabulary myself. 28. What is your opinion on Copyright content of others? I do not care much. I respect the intellectual property of others! Sharing is caring! I do not know. Never heard of Copyright. 29. It doesn’t take much to make me angry. Small things can set me off. Rarely Very Often Never Often 30. When someone tells me I did something wrong, I feel the need to defend myself relentlessly. Rarely Very Often Often Never 31. School rules are unfair and oppressive. Very Often Rarely Often Never 32. I can’t stand authority. Very Often Never Often Rarely 33. What do you expect from yourself in learning Dutch with us? I expect from myself to work hard and pass your exams. I have a busy life. I do not have any goals in learning Dutch. It is not my priority. I do not know. I do not have any expectation for myself. 34. I focus more on the problems than on their solutions. Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Slightly agree Strongly disagree 35. Exercising and collaborating with other students is an important part of our courses. Are you judgmental (tending to form opinions too quickly, esp. when disapproving of someone or something, being too quick to criticize people)? Yes! Someone has to do it! No, I am not! 36. Do you complain a lot? Strongly disagree Agree Slightly agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree 37. What is your opinion on your teacher? The teacher has authority in the class. The teacher has no authority in the class. I am the authority meself. The teacher has to do what I want/say. 38. Are you constantly offering unsolicited (not asked for) opinions? Often Very often I would not overstep the boundary I try not to 39. Do you feel like you're a good listener? I think I do okay Yes! No, not really 40. How often do you interrupt someone mid-sentence? Never Often Rarely Very often 41. Are you a team player? We are expecting you to do some speaking exercises with our students outside of the classroom (online via the internet). I have a busy schedule. I have no time for this. It is not suitable for me. I always do everything alone. Despite being very busy, I will definitely give it a try! I would love to exercise with other students! 42. What is more important for you? The quality of the Dutch lessons. Good lessons are more important. The price of a Dutch course. The cheaper the better.