Intensive

Take your Dutch to the next level and sign up for Summer School in July 2017. 

The idea of the summer school is that we work together in class, through the morning until lunch. In the afternoon and evening, we process what we’ve learned on our own, with some homework for the next day. It’s generally a good idea to clear your work calendar for the week, so you can give the course your undivided attention.

Post-Elementary Dutch – Target level A2

Cost:€ 380
Class times:9:30-13:00
Class days:Monday to Friday
Duration:15 hours
Course dates:10, 11, 12, 13, 14 July
Course book:Nederlands in Gang from Chapter 9

The Summer School program for Post-Elementary level focusses on the use of the past tenses, vocabulary for talking about your social life, holidays, getting around on public transport, directions and such. We use the book Nederlands in Gang, Chapter 9 onwards. The target level of this course is A2.

IntermediateDutch – level B2 is the target level

Cost:€ 380
Class times:9:30-13:00
Class days:Monday to Friday
Duration:15 hours
Course dates:17, 18, 19, 20, 21 July
Course book:Nederlands op Niveau chapter 4, 5 and 6

In the intermediate summer school program, we focus on a review of the present, perfect and past tenses, the use of the passive and the use of Er. We move on to relative pronouns, separable verbs, and the many uses of the verb Zouden. The themes are Internationaal, Creatief and Duurzaam.

I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Inburgering

Inburgering Diploma Course 

Do you need to study for the Inburgeringsexamen (Civic Integration Test) and acquire Dutch Citizenship? Are you a non-EU citizen and do you wish to ease visa hassle? Or are you British and unsure what the effects will be of the Brexit vote? Then please contact me here. Inburgering students at Dutch & Such have a 95% success rate.

Join the Inburgering course in spring 2017. Please apply with the registration form.

Class times:Tuesdays 18:00-19:30
Cost:€ 360.- (excluding book)
Start date:2 May 2017
Duration:10 weeks
Class dates:2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May
6, 13, 20, 27 June
4 July
Course book: Welkom in Nederland
(the 2015 edition)

Join the Inburgering course in January 2017. Please apply with the registration form.

Class times:Tuesdays 20:00-21:30
Cost:€ 360.- (excluding book)
Starting:2 May 2017
Duration:10 weeks
Class dates:2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May
6, 13, 20, 27 June
4 July
Course Book:Welkom in Nederland (2015 edition)

Further details:

To start the Inburgering Diploma course your Dutch must be at A1/A2 level. Test your level of Dutch using the online checklist .

The fee includes all Dutch & Such worksheets. Dutch & Such is certified, so a course with me is VAT free!

Preview or pre-order our course book ‘Welkom in Nederland’ (this is a new edition).

There is a maximum of 10 participants per course. There is a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. I will let you know if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, a credit note or a refund.

Read more on Inburgering

For the latest news (August 2015) on the EU laws in relation to Inburgering check this article.

Latest update on Inburgering (January 2015)

The latest developments concerning the inburgering exam.

(translated from a LinkedIn forum on inburgering)

Good news! On 1 November 2014 the TGN Toets Gesproken Nederlands was scrapped.

In its place there is a new speaking test. You can find the link to a mock exam on the Dutch State information website here. In this test you have to respond to situations. You watch a short video. You hear a short instruction. You have to respond to two questions per video. You do that by speaking into the microphone.

On 1 January 2015 a new section was added to the exam. That is the ‘mini-portfolio’ also known as O.N.A. (Oriëntatie Nederlandse Arbeidsmarkt). It’s not possible to use the old (2007) portfolio version here. This new ‘mini-portfolio’ section is for people who have arrived in the Netherlands and apply for the inburgering test on or after 1-1-2015. People who have to do the inburgering exam and came to the Netherlands before 1-1-2015 can do the inburgering exam (version 2013) – in which the TGN has been replaced by the new oral exam (as of 1-11-2014).

Immigrants who are not obliged to do the inburgering exam (such as Eastern Europeans, knowledge immigrants from India) have to do the new section ‘mini-portfolio’ (2015) if they are doing the exam to gain a permanent residency permit or Dutch nationality.

If you have done the TGN abroad at a Dutch embassy. Did you get 37 points or more for the test? Then you are exempt of doing the (new) test for spoken Dutch A2, which will be part of the exam on as of 1-11-2014.

(Source LinkedIn – Inburgering Group – Written by Ad Appel – NT2 specialist)

Inburgering and NT2 diploma

Since the wet inburgering (citizenship law) came into effect in 2007 many non-EU citizens in the Netherlands have been faced with the task of following a programme for Inburgering (citizenship). The alternative is doing the NT2-programme.

One of the problems people face is the municipal communication about the various programmes, and which programme fits your needs and skills. Very often the Inburgering programme is confused with the NT2 diploma programme. If this is all Dutch to you, please read on.

For Dutch citizenship there are 3 different routes to take. These are generally separate routes, and not to be taken one after the other. It is important to choose the route that is right for you. Your choice should be determined by first assessing what you need the diploma for; naturalization for instance.

1. Inburgeringsexamen

Since 2007 75% of examinees have passed the Inburgeringsexamen. (Source: NRC Handelsblad) The following exerpt is from www.inburgeren.nl on 13 November 2012.

Inburgeringsexamen: old and new
From 1 January 2012 you can do either the old or the new exams. You can choose. Until 1 January 2015 you can still take the old exams.
What aspects of the exams will change?

The Praktijkexamen with a portfolio of assessments and the Elektronisch Praktijkexamen will be changed in 3 new exam sections. These are: het Leesexamen (reading exam), het Luisterexamen (listening exam) and the Schrijfexamen (writing exam). Are you working on a Portfolio? Or do you want to make a portfolio? Then you can still do that until 1 January 2015.

Please note: I strongly advise you to take the new Inburgering exam!

The Inburgeringsexam as of 1 January 2015 has 6 parts:

  1. Toets Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving (KNS)
  2. Toets Gesproken Nederlands (TGN)
  3. Toets Lezen, level A2
  4. Toets Luisteren, level A2
  5. Toets Schrijven, level A2
  6. Portfolio Oriëntatie Nederlandse Arbeidsmarkt (ONA)

KNS – Knowledge of Dutch Society

The theory part of the Inburgeringsexamen tests your Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNS).

You need a minimum of 60% to pass this part of the programme. And… you can retake this exam if you don’t pass it first time round.

The speaking test

With the speaking test you have to respond to a short video using a few sentences of spoken Dutch. You are in a secluded room with a headset and a microphone which are hooked up to a PC. Your spoken Dutch response is recorded and played back later for assessment.

Reading, Listening and Writing

The reading and listening tests are multiple-choice tests which are taken on a PC. The writing test is done with pen and paper. You have to write short notes or emails, fill in forms and complete unfinished sentences.

Portfolio Oriëntatie Nederlands Arbeidsmarkt (ONA)

In addition to the 5 tests mentioned so far, you also have to create a portfolio as evidence of your orientation on the Dutch job market. Once you have completed this task, and your portfolio has been submitted, you are asked to come and speak about your portfolio. An examiner will ask you questions about your portfolio ONA, mainly to test whether your answers are authentic. All this of course in Dutch.

2. NT2 Examen Programma 1

The NT2 Examen Programma 1 is mainly to prove your Dutch language skills if you are working in Dutch in the Netherlands. Programma 1 means that you have done a vocational degree i.e. you are a trained receptionist, carpenter, hairdresser, waiter, cook, electrician etc.

The NT2 Programma 1 exam falls into 4 parts. For each part you receive a certificate. When you have 4 certificates you are awarded the diploma. The diploma gets you Dutch citizenship, and exempts you from the Inburgeringsexamen.

Having this NT2 exam on your CV will increase your chances of a job within a Dutch organization considerably.

If you have a University degree or a higher education degree at Bachelor or Masters level then this exam is not for you. You need to do the NT2 Examen Programma 2.

2. NT2 Examen Programma 1

You have a Bachelors or Masters degree and you are a knowledge worker with a profession in science, law, finance, education, health care, business, research etc.

The NT2 Programma 2 exam falls into 4 parts. For each part you pass you receive a certificate. When you have 4 certificates you are awarded the diploma. The diploma gets you Dutch citizenship and exempts you from the Inburgeringsexamen.

The 4 certificates are for reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

This exam is the highest level of Dutch a non-native speaker can achieve. It is equivalent to the IELTS Proficiency English diploma. Having this NT2 diploma on your CV will increase your chances of a job within a Dutch organization considerably.

In general these tests and exams are conducted through the municipality or university. For instance you can do the training and take the tests for the NT2 Examen Programma 2 at the University of Amsterdam or the ROC. For the inburgering you would have to go through your local ‘gemeente’ or ‘stadsdeel’.

Dutch & Such offers support for all 4 of these programmes. The success rate at Dutch & Such for passing the Korte Vrijstellingstoets, the Inburgeringsexamen and the NT2 Examen Programma 2 is 95%. If you are interested in guidance and coaching for any of the above mentioned exams or tests please feel free to contact Nick Walker. For further details please fill out the contact form.

Elementary

Start up your Dutch! Elementary Dutch Group Course

‘Lekker!’ ‘Leuk!’ ‘Gezellig!‘ Since you arrived in The Netherlands you have heard these words many times, but what do they actually mean? And what is it about life in The Netherlands that makes it so incredibly ‘Leuk’, ‘Lekker’ and ‘Gezellig’? You need a Dutch survival kit.

In this programme we’ll be working on the basics of the language. Daily Dutch is our main focus. In a café, At the market, In a restaurant and At the doctor are just a few examples of themes we work on at this stage. Sounds like fun? Or ‘leuk’, as we say.

Elementary Dutch course 2017

The next Elementary Dutch course is scheduled for July 2017

Please send me an email if you wish to apply for the next Elementary Dutch class. Thanks!

The target level of the Elementary Dutch course is A1.

Feel free to preview and order the book Nederlands in Gang at BOL.com

Assessment

To do a self-assessment please look on the Levels page. Read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch or English. If you have specific questions about your level please drop me a line by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join a Dutch course then please click the button at the top of the page.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please fill out the contact form.

You can reach me on the following numbers:
Mobile: +31 (0)6 – 42272974

Further details

There is a maximum of 10, and a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. You will be informed if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, or a refund.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Post-Elementary

Moving on with your Dutch… Join us for the Post-Elementary Dutch Course.

You have the basics of Dutch and now you’re ready to move it on to the next level and gain confidence using the language. In this program you’ll consolidate the basics you have learned so far. Daily Dutch is still at the heart of the vocabulary we learn.

In the Post-Elementary Dutch course you’ll learn to use the past tense and move on to constructing more complex sentences. Conversational Dutch is still our main focus. You’ll be talking about your work, general interests, travel, food, and more. Sounds like fun? Then join us!

The target level of this Dutch course is A2.

 Post-Elementary starting spring 2017

Class times:18:00-19:30
Class Day:Thursdays
Cost:Euro 360 (excluding book)
Duration:10 weeks
Class dates:
4, 11, 18 May
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June
6, 13 July
Course Book:Nederlands in Gang from chapter 8

If you wish to sign up for this course please fill in the registration form.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Further details

The fee includes all Dutch & Such worksheets. (See Downloads page for samples.) Dutch & Such is a certified language school, so all my language courses are exempt of 21% VAT.

Preview or pre-order our course book Nederlands in Gang at BOL.com

There is a maximum of 10, and a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. I will let you know if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, a credit note or a refund.

Assessement

To do a self-assessment please look on the Levels page and read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch. If you have specific questions about your level please send me a quick email by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join us then please fill in the registration form.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please feel free to get in touch with me by using the contact form.

You can reach me on the following numbers:
Mobile: +31 (0)6 – 42272974
Office: +31 (0)20 – 6221198

I look forward to hearing from you!

Upper-Intermediate

You can easily order a ‘broodje bij de bakker’, but you would also like to feel confident expressing your ideas in Dutch. You know the difference between a ‘vis restaurant’ and a ‘vies restaurant’, but you would also like to have an interesting conversation with your Dutch dinner date. You know that in The Netherlands ‘koffie’ is the single most important substance at work, but you would also like to know what’s being said during meetings and around the coffee machine. Does this sound familiar? Then join us! And move your Dutch to the next level…

Upper-Intermediate Dutch on Thursday Evenings

The target level of the Upper-Intermediate Dutch course is level B2.

Details of the Upper-Intermediate Dutch course

Class times:20:00-21:30
Class day:Thursdays
Cost:€ 360.- (excluding book)
Course Book: Nederlands op Niveau Chapter 1
Duration:10 weeks
Course dates:4, 11, 18 May
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June
6, 13 July

Further details concerning my Dutch courses:

The fee includes all Dutch & Such worksheets.

Dutch & Such is a certified language school, so a course with me is VAT free!

Preview or pre-order our course book ‘Nederlands op Niveau’ on BOL.com

There is always a maximum of 10 students in the course. There is a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. I will let you know if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, a credit note or a refund.

Assessement

To do a self-assessment please look on the Levels page and read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch. If you have specific questions about your level please send me a quick email by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join us then please fill in the registration form.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please feel free to get in touch with me by using the contact form.

You can reach me on the following number:
+31 (0)6 – 42272974

I look forward to hearing from you!

Registration

Mr/Mrs*

Full name*

Street*

Postcode*

City*

Mobile number*

Email Address*

I would like to register for the following Dutch course:

Price € 380.- (book not included)

I agree with the general terms & conditions

In-company

Have a Dutch or English course at your office and cut down on travel time.

Many companies or organisations based in the Netherlands offer international employees Dutch language courses. Although internationals often don’t need Dutch for work, speaking the local language makes you feel more at home and less like a tourist. English on the other hand is the language of international business, also within The Netherlands, and many professionals who live and work in the Netherlands need a high level of Business English. In today’s connected world language skills are more important than ever.

Dutch & Such provides in-company Dutch and English courses tailored specifically to your language needs.

A Dutch or an English language course could include the following:

  • Individual or group language courses up to 10 participants
  • All levels of learning from Elementary to Advanced
  • Any language topic from Social to Business
  • 
Classes are held on week days during office hours
  • Classes are held at your offices

Fees for in-company language courses

  • Private Dutch or English course – price per hour € 85
  • Group course (up to 10) – price per hour  € 140

A few more details

Courses can be booked in series of 10 or 15 weekly lessons.
Travel costs and course books are not included.
Courses with Dutch & Such are VAT free, however, if required, an invoice with 21%VAT can be issued.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch with me by using the contact form.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Companies where Dutch & Such has provided language courses:

Shell Group, Wieden & Kennedy, 180 Amsterdam, Allen & Overy, VBAT, Forrester, Monsterboard, IKEA, Royal Tropical Institute, University of Amsterdam Business School, The Rietveld Art Academy, The International School of Amsterdam, BNP Paribas, Blast Radius, Funda.nl, ING Bank, Off The Fence, RTL Nederland, Dentsu-Aegis and Buma/Stemra.

Individual

D&S-Google-Street-view-2Flexibility is key

A one-hour private lesson in a conference room at WeWork costs € 85.- You can book from 10 private lessons per block.

No VAT is added.

The price of the course is excluding the cost of the course book (typically around € 40)

It is also possible to take your private lessons in-company, within the Amsterdam area, including Amstelveen, Hoofddorp, Hilversum and Haarlem.

The rate for a private in-company lesson of 1 hour is € 90.-.

No VAT is added. Travel costs and the course book are not included.

Tailor-made lessons

Please contact me if you are interested in a private tailor-made Dutch or English course. Together we can choose the topics and language points which are relevant to your daily life. Whether it’s for work or for social integration, your world becomes so much bigger with an additional language.

Acquisition of vocabulary and idiom, understanding of complex grammar points, and the practice of pronunciation are all part and parcel of a successful language lesson.

When working on these privately you can take them at exactly your own pace and get straight to the heart of the matter.

Getting in touch

For more details about my private Dutch and English courses please contact me at the Dutch & Such language school. For registration, details concerning payment or a quotation please fill in the contact form.

Alternatively you can call me on my mobile : +31 (0)6 – 42272974

I look forward to hearing from you.

Take your Dutch to the next level and sign up for Summer School in July 2017. 

The idea of the summer school is that we work together in class, through the morning until lunch. In the afternoon and evening, we process what we’ve learned on our own, with some homework for the next day. It’s generally a good idea to clear your work calendar for the week, so you can give the course your undivided attention.

Post-Elementary Dutch – Target level A2

Cost:€ 380
Class times:9:30-13:00
Class days:Monday to Friday
Duration:15 hours
Course dates:10, 11, 12, 13, 14 July
Course book:Nederlands in Gang from Chapter 9

The Summer School program for Post-Elementary level focusses on the use of the past tenses, vocabulary for talking about your social life, holidays, getting around on public transport, directions and such. We use the book Nederlands in Gang, Chapter 9 onwards. The target level of this course is A2.

IntermediateDutch – level B2 is the target level

Cost:€ 380
Class times:9:30-13:00
Class days:Monday to Friday
Duration:15 hours
Course dates:17, 18, 19, 20, 21 July
Course book:Nederlands op Niveau chapter 4, 5 and 6

In the intermediate summer school program, we focus on a review of the present, perfect and past tenses, the use of the passive and the use of Er. We move on to relative pronouns, separable verbs, and the many uses of the verb Zouden. The themes are Internationaal, Creatief and Duurzaam.

I look forward to seeing you this summer.

Inburgering – Civic Integration Exam

Inburgering Diploma Course 

Do you need to study for the Inburgeringsexamen (Civic Integration Test) and acquire Dutch Citizenship? Are you a non-EU citizen and do you wish to ease visa hassle? Or are you British and unsure what the effects will be of the Brexit vote? Then please contact me here. Inburgering students at Dutch & Such have a 95% success rate.

Join the Inburgering course in spring 2017. Please apply with the registration form.

Class times:Tuesdays 18:00-19:30
Cost:€ 360.- (excluding book)
Start date:2 May 2017
Duration:10 weeks
Class dates:2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May
6, 13, 20, 27 June
4 July
Course book: Welkom in Nederland
(the 2015 edition)

Join the Inburgering course in spring 2017. Please apply with the registration form.

Class times:Tuesdays 20:00-21:30
Cost:€ 360.- (excluding book)
Starting:2 May 2017
Duration:10 weeks
Class dates:2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May
6, 13, 20, 27 June
4 July
Course Book:Welkom in Nederland (2015 edition)

Further details:

To start the Inburgering Diploma course your Dutch must be at A1/A2 level. Test your level of Dutch using the online checklist.

The fee includes all Dutch & Such worksheets. Dutch & Such is certified, so a course with me is VAT free!

Preview or pre-order our course book ‘Welkom in Nederland’ (this is a new edition).

There is a maximum of 10 participants per course. There is a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. I will let you know if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, a credit note or a refund.

Read more on Inburgering

For the latest news (August 2015) on the EU laws in relation to Inburgering check this article.

Latest update on Inburgering (January 2015)

The latest developments concerning the inburgering exam.

(translated from a LinkedIn forum on inburgering)

Good news! On 1 November 2014 the TGN Toets Gesproken Nederlands was scrapped.

In its place there is a new speaking test. You can find the link to a mock exam on the Dutch State information website here. In this test you have to respond to situations. You watch a short video. You hear a short instruction. You have to respond to two questions per video. You do that by speaking into the microphone.

On 1 January 2015 a new section was added to the exam. That is the ‘mini-portfolio’ also known as O.N.A. (Oriëntatie Nederlandse Arbeidsmarkt). It’s not possible to use the old (2007) portfolio version here. This new ‘mini-portfolio’ section is for people who have arrived in the Netherlands and apply for the inburgering test on or after 1-1-2015. People who have to do the inburgering exam and came to the Netherlands before 1-1-2015 can do the inburgering exam (version 2013) – in which the TGN has been replaced by the new oral exam (as of 1-11-2014).

Immigrants who are not obliged to do the inburgering exam (such as Eastern Europeans, knowledge immigrants from India) have to do the new section ‘mini-portfolio’ (2015) if they are doing the exam to gain a permanent residency permit or Dutch nationality.

If you have done the TGN abroad at a Dutch embassy. Did you get 37 points or more for the test? Then you are exempt of doing the (new) test for spoken Dutch A2, which will be part of the exam on as of 1-11-2014.

(Source LinkedIn – Inburgering Group – Written by Ad Appel – NT2 specialist)

Inburgering and NT2 diploma

Since the wet inburgering (citizenship law) came into effect in 2007 many non-EU citizens in the Netherlands have been faced with the task of following a programme for Inburgering (citizenship). The alternative is doing the NT2-programme.

One of the problems people face is the municipal communication about the various programmes, and which programme fits your needs and skills. Very often the Inburgering programme is confused with the NT2 diploma programme. If this is all Dutch to you, please read on.

For Dutch citizenship there are 3 different routes to take. These are generally separate routes, and not to be taken one after the other. It is important to choose the route that is right for you. Your choice should be determined by first assessing what you need the diploma for; naturalization for instance.

1. Inburgeringsexamen

Since 2007 75% of examinees have passed the Inburgeringsexamen. (Source: NRC Handelsblad) The following exerpt is from www.inburgeren.nl on 13 November 2012.

Inburgeringsexamen: old and new
From 1 January 2012 you can do either the old or the new exams. You can choose. Until 1 January 2015 you can still take the old exams.
What aspects of the exams will change?

The Praktijkexamen with a portfolio of assessments and the Elektronisch Praktijkexamen will be changed in 3 new exam sections. These are: het Leesexamen (reading exam), het Luisterexamen (listening exam) and the Schrijfexamen (writing exam). Are you working on a Portfolio? Or do you want to make a portfolio? Then you can still do that until 1 January 2015.

Please note: I strongly advise you to take the new Inburgering exam!

The Inburgeringsexam as of 1 January 2015 has 6 parts:

  1. Toets Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving (KNS)
  2. Toets Gesproken Nederlands (TGN)
  3. Toets Lezen, level A2
  4. Toets Luisteren, level A2
  5. Toets Schrijven, level A2
  6. Portfolio Oriëntatie Nederlandse Arbeidsmarkt (ONA)

KNS – Knowledge of Dutch Society

The theory part of the Inburgeringsexamen tests your Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNS).

You need a minimum of 60% to pass this part of the programme. And… you can retake this exam if you don’t pass it first time round.

The speaking test

With the speaking test you have to respond to a short video using a few sentences of spoken Dutch. You are in a secluded room with a headset and a microphone which are hooked up to a PC. Your spoken Dutch response is recorded and played back later for assessment.

Reading, Listening and Writing

The reading and listening tests are multiple-choice tests which are taken on a PC. The writing test is done with pen and paper. You have to write short notes or emails, fill in forms and complete unfinished sentences.

Portfolio Oriëntatie Nederlands Arbeidsmarkt (ONA)

In addition to the 5 tests mentioned so far, you also have to create a portfolio as evidence of your orientation on the Dutch job market. Once you have completed this task, and your portfolio has been submitted, you are asked to come and speak about your portfolio. An examiner will ask you questions about your portfolio ONA, mainly to test whether your answers are authentic. All this of course in Dutch.

2. NT2 Examen Programma 1

The NT2 Examen Programma 1 is mainly to prove your Dutch language skills if you are working in Dutch in the Netherlands. Programma 1 means that you have done a vocational degree i.e. you are a trained receptionist, carpenter, hairdresser, waiter, cook, electrician etc.

The NT2 Programma 1 exam falls into 4 parts. For each part you receive a certificate. When you have 4 certificates you are awarded the diploma. The diploma gets you Dutch citizenship, and exempts you from the Inburgeringsexamen.

Having this NT2 exam on your CV will increase your chances of a job within a Dutch organization considerably.

If you have a University degree or a higher education degree at Bachelor or Masters level then this exam is not for you. You need to do the NT2 Examen Programma 2.

2. NT2 Examen Programma 1

You have a Bachelors or Masters degree and you are a knowledge worker with a profession in science, law, finance, education, health care, business, research etc.

The NT2 Programma 2 exam falls into 4 parts. For each part you pass you receive a certificate. When you have 4 certificates you are awarded the diploma. The diploma gets you Dutch citizenship and exempts you from the Inburgeringsexamen.

The 4 certificates are for reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.

This exam is the highest level of Dutch a non-native speaker can achieve. It is equivalent to the IELTS Proficiency English diploma. Having this NT2 diploma on your CV will increase your chances of a job within a Dutch organization considerably.

In general these tests and exams are conducted through the municipality or university. For instance you can do the training and take the tests for the NT2 Examen Programma 2 at the University of Amsterdam or the ROC. For the inburgering you would have to go through your local ‘gemeente’ or ‘stadsdeel’.

Dutch & Such offers support for all 4 of these programmes. The success rate at Dutch & Such for passing the Korte Vrijstellingstoets, the Inburgeringsexamen and the NT2 Examen Programma 2 is 95%. If you are interested in guidance and coaching for any of the above mentioned exams or tests please feel free to contact Nick Walker. For further details please fill out the contact form.

Elementary

Start up your Dutch! Elementary Dutch Group Course

‘Lekker!’ ‘Leuk!’ ‘Gezellig!‘ Since you arrived in The Netherlands you have heard these words many times, but what do they actually mean? And what is it about life in The Netherlands that makes it so incredibly ‘Leuk’, ‘Lekker’ and ‘Gezellig’? You need a Dutch survival kit.

In this programme we’ll be working on the basics of the language. Daily Dutch is our main focus. In a café, At the market, In a restaurant and At the doctor are just a few examples of themes we work on at this stage. Sounds like fun? Or ‘leuk’, as we say.

Elementary Dutch course 2017

The next Elementary Dutch course is scheduled for July 2017

Please send me an email if you wish to apply for the next Elementary Dutch class. Thanks!

The target level of the Elementary Dutch course is A1.

Feel free to preview and order the book Nederlands in Gang at BOL.com

Assessment

To do a self-assessment please look on the Levels page. Read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch or English. If you have specific questions about your level please drop me a line by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join a course then please fill in the registration form.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please fill out the contact form.

You can reach me on the following numbers:
Mobile: +31 (0)6 – 42272974

Further details

There is a maximum of 10, and a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. You will be informed if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, or a refund.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Post Elementary

Moving on with your Dutch… Join us for the Post-Elementary Dutch Course.

You have the basics of Dutch and now you’re ready to move it on to the next level and gain confidence using the language. In this program you’ll consolidate the basics you have learned so far. Daily Dutch is still at the heart of the vocabulary we learn.

In the Post-Elementary Dutch course you’ll learn to use the past tense and move on to constructing more complex sentences. Conversational Dutch is still our main focus. You’ll be talking about your work, general interests, travel, food, and more. Sounds like fun? Then join us!

The target level of this Dutch course is A2.

 Post-Elementary starting spring 2017

Class times:18:00-19:30
Class Day:Thursdays
Cost:Euro 360 (excluding book)
Duration:10 weeks
Class dates:
4, 11, 18 May
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June
6, 13 July
Course Book:Nederlands in Gang from chapter 8

If you wish to sign up for this course please fill in the registration form.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Further details

The fee includes all Dutch & Such worksheets. (See Downloads page for samples.) Dutch & Such is a certified language school, so all my language courses are exempt of 21% VAT.

Preview or pre-order our course book Nederlands in Gang at BOL.com

There is a maximum of 10, and a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. I will let you know if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, a credit note or a refund.

Assessement

To do a self-assessment please look on the Levels page and read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch. If you have specific questions about your level please send me a quick email by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join us then please fill in the registration form.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please feel free to get in touch with me by using the contact form.

You can reach me on the following numbers:
Mobile: +31 (0)6 – 42272974
Office: +31 (0)20 – 6221198

I look forward to hearing from you!

Upper-Intermediate

You can easily order a ‘broodje bij de bakker’, but you would also like to feel confident expressing your ideas in Dutch. You know the difference between a ‘vis restaurant’ and a ‘vies restaurant’, but you would also like to have an interesting conversation with your Dutch dinner date. You know that in The Netherlands ‘koffie’ is the single most important substance at work, but you would also like to know what’s being said during meetings and around the coffee machine. Does this sound familiar? Then join us! And move your Dutch to the next level…

Upper-Intermediate Dutch on Thursday Evenings

The target level of the Intermediate Dutch course is level B2.

Details of the Upper-Intermediate Dutch course

Class times:20:00-21:30
Class day:Thursdays
Cost:€ 360.- (excluding book)
Course Book: Nederlands op Niveau Chapter 1
Duration:10 weeks
Course dates:4, 11, 18 May
1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June
6, 13 July

Further details concerning my Dutch courses:

The fee includes all Dutch & Such worksheets.

Dutch & Such is a certified language school, so a course with me is VAT free!

Preview or pre-order our course book ‘Nederlands op Niveau’ on BOL.com

There is always a maximum of 10 students in the course. There is a minimum of 4 applicants for the course to be viable. I will let you know if the course does not go ahead. If so, then naturally you will be offered a different course, a credit note or a refund.

Assessement

To do a self-assessment please look on the Levels page and read through the descriptions and fill in the self-assessment checklist to get a good idea of your level of Dutch. If you have specific questions about your level please send me a quick email by using the contact form.

Registration

If you would like to join us then please fill in the registration form.

Payment

For details concerning payment or a quotation please feel free to get in touch with me by using the contact form.

You can reach me on the following number:
+31 (0)6 – 42272974

I look forward to hearing from you!

Registration

Mr/Mrs*

Full name*

Street*

Postcode*

City*

Mobile number*

Email Address*

I would like to register for the following Dutch course:

Price € 380.- (book not included)

I agree with the general terms & conditions

In-company

Have a Dutch or English course at your office and cut down on travel time.

Many companies or organisations based in the Netherlands offer international employees Dutch language courses. Although internationals often don’t need Dutch for work, speaking the local language makes you feel more at home and less like a tourist. English on the other hand is the language of international business, also within The Netherlands, and many professionals who live and work in the Netherlands need a high level of Business English. In today’s connected world language skills are more important than ever.

Dutch & Such provides in-company Dutch and English courses tailored specifically to your language needs.

A Dutch or an English language course could include the following:

  • Individual or group language courses up to 10 participants
  • All levels of learning from Elementary to Advanced
  • Any language topic from Social to Business
  • 
Classes are held on week days during office hours
  • Classes are held at your offices

Fees for in-company language courses

  • Private Dutch or English course – price per hour € 85
  • Group course (up to 10) – price per hour  € 140

A few more details

Courses can be booked in series of 10 or 15 weekly lessons.
Travel costs and course books are not included.
Courses with Dutch & Such are VAT free, however, if required, an invoice with 21%VAT can be issued.

If you would like to find out more please get in touch with me by using the contact form.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Companies where Dutch & Such has provided language courses:

Shell Group, Wieden & Kennedy, 180 Amsterdam, Allen & Overy, VBAT, Forrester, Monsterboard, IKEA, Royal Tropical Institute, University of Amsterdam Business School, The Rietveld Art Academy, The International School of Amsterdam, BNP Paribas, Blast Radius, Funda.nl, ING Bank, Off The Fence, RTL Nederland, Dentsu-Aegis and Buma/Stemra.

Individual Dutch courses

Flexibility is key

A one-hour private lesson in a conference room at WeWork costs € 85.- You can book from 10 private lessons per block.

No VAT is added.

The price of the course is excluding the cost of the course book (typically around € 40)

It is also possible to take your private lessons in-company, within the Amsterdam area, including Amstelveen, Hoofddorp, Hilversum and Haarlem.

The rate for a private in-company lesson of 1 hour is € 90.-.

No VAT is added. Travel costs and the course book are not included.

Tailor-made lessons

Please contact me if you are interested in a private tailor-made Dutch or English course. Together we can choose the topics and language points which are relevant to your daily life. Whether it’s for work or for social integration, your world becomes so much bigger with an additional language.

Acquisition of vocabulary and idiom, understanding of complex grammar points, and the practice of pronunciation are all part and parcel of a successful language lesson.

When working on these privately you can take them at exactly your own pace and get straight to the heart of the matter.

Getting in touch

For more details about my private Dutch and English courses please contact me at the Dutch & Such language school. For registration, details concerning payment or a quotation please fill in the contact form.

Alternatively you can call me on my mobile : +31 (0)6 – 42272974

I look forward to hearing from you.