Do you want to learn Dutch or improve you skills? If you are looking for a fun and practical course in Amsterdam – you’ve found it!
Dutch as a second language (NT2)
I am an experienced teacher of Dutch as a second language (NT2).
I believe lessons should focus on what you need the most, so we will spend most time on using Dutch in real life situations: how do you order in a café or restaurant? What phrases do you need in a shop? With more advanced students we’ll talk about Dutch in the workplace, or speaking to a doctor and practice writing skills. I always encourage students to bring in their own materials as well. Did you recieve a letter you have trouble understanding? Bring it to class, and we’ll look at it together.
After your application, I will contact you for an intake, during which we will establish what your current level is, which level you would like to achieve and what you want to practise most. That way I can choose books that best suit your needs, and also determine what other materials we will use. These can be songs, news stories, video’s, games, etc. I believe learning should be fun. That way you will remain motivated to keep improving yourself. Of course we can make changes in the original plan once we get started. And of course I will make sure that all aspects of Dutch are covered in the lessons: speaking, listening, writing, reading and grammar.
Private or small group lessons
I usually give private lessons, but if you have a spouse or friend or two that you want to take lessons with, this is possible too. Learning in a small group will give you more interaction, which can be great.
At home or office
The lessons can take place at your home or office, on weekdays between 9 am and 17 pm. Usually my lessons are two hours, but if you prefer shorter lessons, that is possible too.
For absolute beginners I offer the starter pack. In 20 hours of lessons you will learn to have basic conversations with Dutchies, such as ordering in bars and restaurants and asking for directions. You will also learn to read and write simple messages.
Cost: for 1-4 people the whole course is € 1000,- + study materials. For 5-8 people the cost is € 1500,-
To the next level
If your starter packs has you wanting more, or if you already have a higher level of Dutch, 30 hours of lessons will take you to the next level. Reading and writing will become more important, but of course you will still do a lot of talking.
Cost: for 1-4 people the whole course is € 1500,- + study materials. For 5-8 people the cost is € 2250,-