Netherlands (and Belgium)

Dutch language courses in the Netherlands

Are you already living in the Netherlands? It’s never too late to learn the language! DUTCH APPROACH offers Dutch language courses online and in-class in Amsterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven!

We offer courses on multiple levels. Our in-class courses are ‘Beginner’, towards level A1 (CEFR*). Our online courses cover level 0 (‘Beginner’) up to B2 (‘Upper Intermediate’).

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

End of August we will start our introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ and follow-up course ‘Beginner 2 (10 weeks, 1 class per week, 2 hours) in Amsterdam, at our classrooms at Vrije Universiteit, close to Station Amsterdam Zuid. You can sign up through these links: ‘Beginner 1’ en ‘Beginner 2’. 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 NLD): AUG 31 / SEP 7, 14, 21, 28 / OCT 5, 12, 19, 26 / NOV 2; or
    • Thursday evening (19:00- 21:00 NLD): SEP 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 6, 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3.
  • Follow-up course ‘Beginner 2’ in Amsterdam:
    • Wednesday evening (19:00- 21:00 NLD): AUG 31 / SEP 7, 14, 21, 28 / OCT 5, 12, 19, 26 / NOV 2; or
    • Thursday evening (19:00- 21:00 NLD): SEP 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 6, 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3.

Beginner course in The Hague

End of August we will start our 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:
    • Monday evening (19:00-21:00 NLD/): AUG 29 / SEP 5, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31.

Beginner course in Eindhoven

As the largest Taiwanese community resides in and around Eindhoven, DUTCH APPROACH provides an introduction course ‘Beginner 1’ (10 weeks, 1 class per week, 2 hours) in Eindhoven, at Volksuniversiteit Eindhoven  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:
    • Monday evening (19:00-21:00 NLD): AUG 29 / SEP 5, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; or
    • Friday evening (19:00-21:00 NLD): SEP 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 / OCT 7, 14, 21, 28 / NOV 4.

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 end of August 2022. The online ‘Beginner 1’ courses are scheduled for Monday, Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons.

  • Online introduction course ‘Beginner 1’:
    • Monday evening (20:00-22:00 NLD): AUG 29 / SEP 5, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; or
    • Tuesday evening (20:00-22:00 NLD): AUG 30 / SEP 6, 13, 20, 27 / OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 1; or
    • Thursday afternoon (14:00-16:00 NLD): SEP 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 6, 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3.

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

More advanced online courses

If you have already followed a Dutch language course and have obtained some language skills, DUTCH APPROACH does offer online language courses from level A1 to B2:

  • ONLINE Follow-up course ‘Beginner 2’:
    • Tuesday evening (20:00- 22:00 NLD): AUG 29 / SEP 6, 13, 20, 27 / OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 1; or
    • Wednesday afternoon (14:00- 16:00 NLD): AUG 31 / SEP 7, 14, 21, 28 / OCT 5, 12, 19, 26 / NOV 2.
    • SIGN UP HERE
  • ONLINE Follow-up course ‘Elementary 1’:
    • Thursday evening (20:00- 22:00 NLD): SEP 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 6, 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3.
    • SIGN UP HERE
  • ONLINE Follow-up course ‘Elementary 2’:
    • Monday evening (20:00- 22:00 NLD): AUG 29 / SEP 5, 12, 19, 26 / OCT 3, 17, 24, 31 / NOV 7.
    • SIGN UP HERE
  • ONLINE Advanced course ‘Intermediate 1’:
    • Tuesday evening (20:00- 22:00): AUG 30 / SEP 6, 13, 20, 27 / OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 1; or
    • Thursday afternoon (14:00- 16:00): SEP 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 / OCT 6, 13, 20, 27 / NOV 3.
    • SIGN UP HERE
  • ONLINE Advanced course ‘Intermediate 2’:
    • Tuesday evening (19:00- 21:00): AUG 30 / SEP 6, 13, 20, 27 / OCT 4, 11, 18, 25 / NOV 1.
    • SIGN UP HERE
  • ONLINE Advanced course ‘Upper Intermediate 1’:
    • Wednesday evening (19:00- 21:00): SEP 29 / OCT 6, 13 / NOV 3, 10, 17, 24 / DEC 1, 8, 15.
    • SIGN UP HERE

Teaching method

In our ‘Beginner’ courses towards level A1 (CEFR*), we use the textbook Start.nl part 1. In our ‘Elementary’ courses (from A1 to A2) we use the textbook Start.nl part 2. This method 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.

In our ‘Intermediate’ courses (from A2 to B1) we use the textbook Nederlands in actie, in the ‘Upper Intermediate’ courses (from B1 to B2) the textbook Nederlands op niveau. Homework for all courses is approximately 2 to 3 hours a week (20 to 30 minutes per day). Classes are confirmed after the minimum number of students have paid the tuition fee**.

Our teachers are all Dutch natives, with in-class and online teaching experience. The teachers live or 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.

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

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