Dutch lessons

Are you looking for high-quality, engaging Dutch lessons for expats? I offer many different learning options to help you incorporate learning Dutch into your life.

Small group Dutch courses
(online / Alphen aan den Rijn)

 

Meet other expats in my small group courses designed to make learning Dutch enjoyable and social! I offer group Dutch courses for beginners up to level A2. Knowledge of English is required, especially for beginners, because I will give instructions and explain grammar in English.

Small group Dutch courses
(online / Alphen aan den Rijn)

 

Meet other expats in my small group courses designed to make learning Dutch enjoyable and social! I offer group Dutch courses for beginners up to level A2. Knowledge of English is required, especially for beginners, because I will give instructions and explain grammar in English.

Beginner Dutch course for expats - Active Dutch

My teaching approach

 

In a small group of maximum six students, you will have lots of opportunity to practice speaking. Instead of a traditional teacher-centred lesson, you will be actively engaged in learning. We will use the book Taaltalent part 1​ or ​part 2to guide some of our learning. You will be expected to prepare before each lesson, completing homework or fun video assignments! Taaltalent also offers the ability to practice what you have learned in class online afterwards. To maximize your learning, I recommend 2-3 hours of guided self-study each week.

My teaching approach

 

In a small group of maximum six students, you will have lots of opportunity to practice speaking. Instead of a traditional teacher-centred lesson, you will be actively engaged in learning. We will use the book Taaltalent part 1​ or ​part 2to guide some of our learning. You will be expected to prepare before each lesson, completing homework or fun video assignments! Taaltalent also offers the ability to practice what you have learned in class online afterwards. To maximize your learning, I recommend 2-3 hours of guided self-study each week.

Dutch course for expats - Active Dutch

Course options and details

 

In just 8-10 weekly Dutch lessons (20 hours in total), you will learn the basics
of the Dutch language, some interesting things about the culture of the Netherlands, and meet other expats learning Dutch!

I offer beginner Dutch for expats at four different levels. You can check your CEFR Dutch language level here

Course options and details

 

In just 8-10 weekly Dutch lessons (20 hours in total), you will learn the basics
of the Dutch language, some interesting things about the culture of the Netherlands, and meet other expats learning Dutch!

I offer beginner Dutch for expats at four different levels. You can check your CEFR Dutch language level here

Dutch course for expats - Active Dutch
Dutch courses for expats - Bronze - Beginner

Dutch Bronze (0)

Dutch for beginners
Learn to:
  • introduce yourself and others
  • ask and say how you are
  • use numbers 1-100
  • congratulate someone
  • talk about your family
  • describe someone’s appearance
  • use basic grammar: personal pronouns, conjugate verbs, plural of nouns
  • ask questions and make sentences negative
  • use about 400 new everyday Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Silver - Basic Dutch

Dutch Silver (low A1)

BASIC DUTCH
Learn to:
  • use common phrases while grocery shopping
  • talk about means of transportation
  • tell the time
  • talk about your house
  • talk about the past in the past tense (perfectum)
  • talk about your daily routine
  • use grammar: adjectives, auxiliary verbs (kunnen, mogen, moeten), words of frequency, comparative, separable verbs (inchecken) and word order with inversion
  • use about 500 new everyday Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Basic Plus Dutch

Dutch Gold (high A1 - low A2)

Basic plus Dutch
Learn to:
  • talk about hobbies
  • go shopping for clothes
  • talk about food and speak with restaurant staff
  • give instructions on how to cook your favourite dish
  • make an appointment
  • talk about work
  • show uncertainty
  • new grammar: diminutive, the superlative, the future with “gaan”, making a suggestion with “zullen”, the imperative, conjunctions, deze/die/die/dat, the past tense of separable verbs (Ik heb mijn trui aangedaan)
  • use about 500 new practical Dutch words
Dutch courses for expats - Pre-intermediate Dutch

Dutch Platinum (A2)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE DUTCH
Learn to:
  • talk about the city where you live
  • ask for and give directions
  • talk about what you did on the weekend
  • talk about school and education
  • have a telephone conversation
  • talk about your childhood
  • make a promise
  • talk about health
  • new grammar: indirect questions, er/daar, conjunctions (omdat/als), om te..,imperfectum, reflexive verbs (zich wassen), moeten/hoeven
  • use about 500 new practical Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Bronze - Beginner

Dutch Bronze (0)

Dutch for beginners
Learn to:
  • introduce yourself and others
  • ask and say how you are
  • use numbers 1-100
  • congratulate someone
  • talk about your family
  • describe someone’s appearance
  • use basic grammar: personal pronouns, conjugate verbs, plural of nouns
  • ask questions and make sentences negative
  • use about 400 new everyday Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Silver - Basic Dutch

Dutch Silver (low A1)

BASIC DUTCH
Learn to:
  • use common phrases while grocery shopping
  • talk about means of transportation
  • tell the time
  • talk about your house
  • talk about the past in the past tense (perfectum)
  • talk about your daily routine
  • use grammar: adjectives, auxiliary verbs (kunnen, mogen, moeten), words of frequency, comparative, separable verbs (inchecken) and word order with inversion
  • use about 500 new everyday Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Basic Plus Dutch

Dutch Gold (high A1 - low A2)

Basic plus Dutch
Learn to:
  • talk about hobbies
  • go shopping for clothes
  • talk about food and speak with restaurant staff
  • give instructions on how to cook your favourite dish
  • make an appointment
  • talk about work
  • show uncertainty
  • new grammar: diminutive, the superlative, the future with “gaan”, making a suggestion with “zullen”, the imperative, conjunctions, deze/die/die/dat, the past tense of separable verbs (Ik heb mijn trui aangedaan)
  • use about 500 new practical Dutch words
Dutch courses for expats - Pre-intermediate Dutch

Dutch Platinum (A2)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE DUTCH
Learn to:
  • talk about the city where you live
  • ask for and give directions
  • talk about what you did on the weekend
  • talk about school and education
  • have a telephone conversation
  • talk about your childhood
  • make a promise
  • talk about health
  • new grammar: indirect questions, er/daar, conjunctions (omdat/als), om te..,imperfectum, reflexive verbs (zich wassen), moeten/hoeven
  • use about 500 new practical Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Bronze - Beginner

Dutch Bronze (0)

Dutch for beginners
Learn to:
  • introduce yourself and others
  • ask and say how you are
  • use numbers 1-100
  • congratulate someone
  • talk about your family
  • describe someone’s appearance
  • use basic grammar: personal pronouns, conjugate verbs, plural of nouns
  • ask questions and make sentences negative
  • use about 400 new everyday Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Silver - Basic Dutch

Dutch Silver (low A1)

BASIC DUTCH
Learn to:
  • use common phrases while grocery shopping
  • talk about means of transportation
  • tell the time
  • talk about your house
  • talk about the past in the past tense (perfectum)
  • talk about your daily routine
  • use grammar: adjectives, auxiliary verbs (kunnen, mogen, moeten), words of frequency, comparative, separable verbs (inchecken) and word order with inversion
  • use about 500 new everyday Dutch words!
Dutch courses for expats - Basic Plus Dutch

Dutch Gold (high A1 - low A2)

Basic plus Dutch
Learn to:
  • talk about hobbies
  • go shopping for clothes
  • talk about food and speak with restaurant staff
  • give instructions on how to cook your favourite dish
  • make an appointment
  • talk about work
  • show uncertainty
  • new grammar: diminutive, the superlative, the future with “gaan”, making a suggestion with “zullen”, the imperative, conjunctions, deze/die/die/dat, the past tense of separable verbs (Ik heb mijn trui aangedaan)
  • use about 500 new practical Dutch words
Dutch courses for expats - Pre-intermediate Dutch

Dutch Platinum (A2)

PRE-INTERMEDIATE DUTCH
Learn to:
  • talk about the city where you live
  • ask for and give directions
  • talk about what you did on the weekend
  • talk about school and education
  • have a telephone conversation
  • talk about your childhood
  • make a promise
  • talk about health
  • new grammar: indirect questions, er/daar, conjunctions (omdat/als), om te..,imperfectum, reflexive verbs (zich wassen), moeten/hoeven
  • use about 500 new practical Dutch words!

Next available Dutch for expats group course schedules

Dutch group courses for beginners - Active Dutch
Dutch beginners courses online - Active Dutch

In-person Dutch courses in Alphen aan den Rijn

 

Whether you are living in Alphen aan den Rijn or a nearby city such as Leiden, join me and up to 5 other expats for face-to-face Dutch classes just a 5 minute walk from Alphen aan de Rijn Station (15 minutes by train from Leiden Centraal!).

●  Dutch Bronze – 9.30 – 12.00; Saturday, September 12th – Saturday, October 31th

●  Dutch Gold – 12.30 – 15.00; Saturday, September 12th – Saturday, October 31th

Price: €320 for 20 hours of in-person instruction, excluding the cost of the course book (€31)

Contact me​ for more details or to enroll today!

Online Dutch courses via Zoom

 

If you live elsewhere in the Netherlands (or in the world!) or want to maintain more location flexibility, online Dutch lessons are ideal. With the use of screen-sharing and a virtual whiteboard, my online Dutch courses are just as effective as lessons in a classroom!

●  Dutch Bronze – 19:00-21:00, Monday, September 21st – Monday, November 23rd

●  Dutch Bronze – 19:00: 21:00, Thursday, September 24th – Thursday, November 26th

●  Dutch Silver – 19:00-21:00, Tuesday, September 22nd – Tuesday, November 24th

Price: €295 for 20 hours of online live instruction, excluding the cost of the course book (€31)

Contact me​ for more details or to enroll today!

Private lessons

 

Private Dutch lessons can help you ​achieve your specific language goals quickly and efficiently​. Whether you want to improve your speaking, listening, reading, or writing skills, as an ​experienced Dutch teacher to expats​ I will create a ​personal lesson plan designed just for you​. I offer a free intake session for private Dutch lesson students to discuss your unique learning goals, desired course schedule, and assess your current level of Dutch.

In-person lessons
€65 per hour, minimum of 1,5 hours per lesson, excluding any course books
Package deal: €60 per hour for 20 hours or more

Classes to be held in Alphen aan den Rijn, or I can bring the learning to you (maximum 1 hour travel time; please contact meregarding travel costs)

Online lessons via Skype or Zoom
€ 60 per hour, excluding any course books
Package deal: € 55 per hour for 20 hours or more

Contact me​ for more information about how I can help you reach you Dutch language goals!