Online Dutch courses

We offer the following Dutch courses and lessons: Basic Dutch, Intermediate Dutch, Advanced Dutch, & Dutch Conversation course, and Private Dutch Lessons. More information about registration and assessment can be found here.

Advanced Dutch course

Learn to have more complex conversations in Dutch. Advanced Dutch consists of three courses of 10 lessons each. After completing Advanced Dutch 1, 2 and 3, you can continue progress to B2 level Dutch.

Prerequisites

Instructions during the course will be given in Dutch and English. Sufficient knowledge of is English is required. Have completed the Basic and Intermediate Dutch courses or equivalent courses on A1 and A2 level Dutch.

Main objective

The main objective of the Intermediate Dutch course is to further advanced your communication in Dutch and have simple discussions. All skills are developed: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. To this end, attention is given to such matters as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Reading and writing skills are mostly practiced in the time allotted for self-study.

You will learn to use the Dutch language as an instrument to give and receive information, express thoughts, feelings, experiences, and personal opinions in your own environment. During the course, you master the lexical and grammatical background of the Dutch language to use for diverse situations in your personal, work and study life.

Advanced Dutch 1 is for you if you have completed Basic and Intermediate Dutch courses or an equivalent courses on A1 and A2 level Dutch. During the course you complete chapters 1 to 5 in Contact! nieuw 3.

Advanced Dutch 2 is for you if you have finished Advanced Dutch 1You complete chapters 6 to 10 in Contact! nieuw 3.

Advanced Dutch 3 is for you if you have finished Advanced Dutch 1 and 2. During the course you complete chapters 11 to 16 in Contact! nieuw 3. After completing Advanced Dutch 3 you have reached level B1 Dutch according to the CEFR framework and you can progress to the Advanced Dutch course.

Practical information

Winter trimester: Starts in week 3 (January 16 onwards)

Classes on: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings, from 7 pm until 8:30 pm PST. For more information about the schedule, click here.

Number of lessons: Advanced Dutch consists of three courses. It consists of Advanced Dutch 1, 2, and 3. Each course consists of 10 lessons so in total there are 30 lessons to finish the Advanced Dutch course. 

Duration of each lesson: 1.5 hours.

Number of students: Minimum 3 students before a class can start. Maximum 5 students per class.

Language during the course: Dutch and English.

Location: Zoom video.

Teaching method

The accredited teaching method we use is Contact! nieuw 3. It is developed by Radboud in’to Languages, the center of expertise for language and communication of Radboud University Nijmegen

Course material

Tuition

  • Intermediate Dutch 1 course: $300
  • Intermediate Dutch 2 course: $300
  • Intermediate Dutch 3 course: $300

Included in the tuition of one course:

  • 10 Weekly online lessons taught by a Dutch tutor.
  • Availability of the tutor during the week, for questions.
  • Additional learning materials besides Contact! nieuw.
  • Lessons will be recorded for reviewing at a later time.

Excluded in the tuition of one course:

Contact! nieuw 3 text- and workbook. The license for the digital version is approximately €43.00 or $50.00. You may purchase a paper & digital version of Contact! nieuw 3 but it costs more due to the material and shipping costs.

Registration & assessment

After registration and before the start of the course you will be contacted to assess your current level of Dutch and for final placement. You can only start a Dutch course (except with the Dutch Conversation course) after the intake-assessment and placement. After placement, you will be provided order information for Contact! nieuw, and you will receive tuition payment information.

In short, to start a Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Dutch course there are five successive steps:

  1. Register for a Dutch course.
  2. Have an intake-assessment by phone to asses your current level of Dutch and to map out your learning wishes and look at which course fits your needs best. The assessor will explain their advice and you will get more information about the contents and procedure of the course.
  3. Final placement in a Basic, Intermediate, or Advanced Dutch course (as a minimum of 3 students is required to start a course).
  4. Order a Contact! nieuw 1, 2, or 3 text- and workbook.
  5. Pay the tuition fee.