Netherlands (and Belgium)

Dutch language courses in the Netherlands

Are you already living in the Netherlands? It is never too late to start learning the language! From May 2022 DUTCH APPROACH will provide in-class Dutch language courses in the Netherlands.

DUTCH APPROACH will provide Dutch language courses in Amsterdam, The Hague, Eindhoven (Veldhoven), and online! Our (in-class) courses are ‘Beginner’, towards level A1 (CEFR*), for which we use the method Start.nl. Our online courses cover level 0 (‘Beginner’) to B1 (‘Intermediate’). For level B1 we use the textbook Nederlands in actie.

Teaching is in small groups of 4 to 6 (online) or 8 (in-class) students. Each course is 10 classes (1 class each week, 2 hours). Our classes are focused on Taiwanese nationals in the Netherlands. Our teachers all have lived in Taiwan and are familiar with culture and language, which provides them the understanding of particular difficulties for Mandarin speakers to learn the Dutch language.

Beginner course in Amsterdam

In May we will start our first introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ (10 weeks, 1 class per week, 2 hours) in Amsterdam, at our classroom close to Station Amsterdam Zuid. You can sign up through this enrollment form. If you have any questions about our courses you can contact us through info@dutch-approach.nl.

  • Introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ in Amsterdam:
    • Wednesday evening (19:00-21:00): MAY 25 / JUN 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / JUL 6, 13, 20, 27.

Beginner course in The Hague

In May we will start our first introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ (10 weeks, 1 class per week, 2 hours) in The Hague. The classroom is located near Den Haag Centraal Station, conveniently to reach by train, bus, tram and metro (RandstadRail). You can sign up through this enrollment form. If you have any questions about our courses you can contact us through info@dutch-approach.nl.

  • Introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ in The Hague:
    • Tuesday evening (19:00-21:00): MAY 24, 31 / JUN 7, 14, 21, 28 / JUL 5, 12, 19, 26.

Beginner course in Eindhoven (Veldhoven)

As the largest Taiwanese community resides in and around Eindhoven, DUTCH APPROACH will provide an introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ (10 weeks, 1 class per week, 2 hours) in Veldhoven.  You can sign up through this enrollment form. If you have any questions about our courses you can contact us through info@dutch-approach.nl.

  • Introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ in Eindhoven (Veldhoven):
    • Thursday evening (19:30-21:30): MAY 12, 19, 26** / JUN 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / JUL 7, 14.

**) 26 May is Ascension Day, the teacher will rearrange another date in mutual agreement with the students.

Online courses

Currently we already offer online classes. So, no matter where you live, you can join Dutch class. Our introduction course is the first step to CEFR* A1 level. Teaching is in small groups of 4 to 6 students. Each course is 10 classes (1 class each week, 2 hours).

The next series of these 10-week courses will start in May 2022. The ‘Beginner 1’ course is scheduled for Tuesday evenings and Wednesday afternoons.

  • Online introduction course ‘Beginner 1’:
    • Tuesday evening 20:00-22:00 NL: MAY 24, 31 / JUN 7, 14, 21, 28 / JUL 5, 12, 19, 26; or
    • Wednesday afternoon 14:00-16:00 NL: MAY 25 / JUN 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / JUL 6, 13, 20, 27.

For more information and enrollment click in the Netherlands or Belgium.

Classes are confirmed after the minimum number of students have paid the tuition fee***.

More advanced online courses

If you have already followed a Dutch language course and have obtained some language skills, DUTCH APPROACH can offer online language courses from level A1 to C2. If you are interested in joining one of our more advanced courses, please contact info@dutch-approach.nl.

Teaching method

Our method Start.nl (part 1) is for people who want to learn Dutch quickly in a communicative and interactive way. The website and textbook are equally important, each chapter starts with ‘preparation’ on the website. After the preparation at the interactive website, students can put their new knowledge into practice in class. In every chapter there is also attention for Dutch culture. Homework (through the website) will be approximately 2 to 3 hours a week (20 to 30 minutes per day). The teachers are Dutch natives and have online teaching experience.

*) Common European Framework of Reference for Languages / 歐洲語言共同參考框架

**) 26 May is Ascension Day, the teacher will rearrange another date in mutual agreement with the students.

***) Refund of the tuition fee is determined according to DUTCH APPROACH’s refund policy.