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.

Intermediate Dutch course

Learn to have simple conversations in Dutch. Intermediate Dutch consists of three courses of 10 lessons each. After completing Intermediate Dutch 1, 2 and 3, you can continue with the Advanced Dutch course.

Prerequisites

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

Main objective

The main objective of the Intermediate Dutch course is to advance your communication in Dutch and have simple conversations. 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 able to understand and express sentences and regular expressions in situations that are of immediate importance (for example with personal information, family, shopping, local geography, and work). You will be able to communicate in simple and everyday tasks that demand a simple and direct conversation about trusted and everyday subjects. You will be able to express and describe simple aspects of your background, the immediate environment, and matters in the domain of direct needs. 

Intermediate Dutch 1 is for you if you have completed Basic Dutch course or an equivalent course on A1 level Dutch. During the course you complete chapters 1 to 5 in Contact! nieuw 2.

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

Intermediate Dutch 3 is for you if you have finished Intermediate Dutch 1 and 2. During the course you complete chapters 11 to 15 in Contact! nieuw 2. After completing Intermediate Dutch 3 you have reached level A2 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: Intermediate Dutch consists of three courses. It consists of Intermediate Dutch 1, 2, and 3. Each course consists of 10 lessons so in total there are 30 lessons to finish the Intermediate 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 2. 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 2 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 2 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.