Booking, Payment, Price and Cancellation
You can find all available Dutch courses at our registration page. In case a course you’re looking for is not in the overview, it means you can’t book it at the moment. We update the course schedule regularly.
Every course is 225 euros for 24 hours of class, unless stated differently. This is only 9.38 euro per hour!
This is excluding the course book, which is usually about 40 euros.
Yes. You can find out which book in the course description at our registration page.
In our courses, we use a course method developed by Publisher Boom. These methods consist of books and an online learning environment.
We have chosen this method because of it’s ease of use, natural dialogues and practical approach to learning.
You can buy the books directly from the publisher at www.nt2.nl.
We use these books in our courses:
– A1 and A2: Van Start
– B1 part 1 and B1 part 2: In Zicht
– B2 part 1 and B2 part 2: De Finale
We can also order the book for you (not applicable to online courses). Let us know if you’re not able to get the book on time for your lesson!
After registering, you can pay right away or later with Ideal, Creditcard, Paypal etc. You can also pay by bank transfer. You should make the payment within 5 days after registering to secure your seat.
When a course has a wait list, it means the course is fully booked. You can join the wait list if you want to get notified when a spot opens up in the course. This sometimes happens even on the day before the start of the course!
Yes, you can cancel for free up to 10 days before the start of the course. For more details, please look at our Terms and Conditions.
No, we are not able to accept your DUO-loan for your courses. We never applied for this, since it comes with a lot of extra costs and administration hassle. This would increase our costs and fees tremendously, while we aim to be affordable for everyone.
Each course has 24 hours of class. We have several options of course intensity:
– A regular course takes place 1 or 2x per week. The lessons are 1,5 hours each. The course takes 8 or 16 weeks.
– A semi-intensive course takes place 2x per week. The lessons are 3 hours each. The course takes 4 weeks.
– An intensive course takes place 4x per week. The lessons are 3 hours each. The course takes 2 weeks.
In case there’s a public holiday, there will be no lesson. So the course might take longer, but the amount of hours stays the same.
You can find the complete course schedule of each course by clicking ‘Info’ and then ‘ schedule’ for the course on the registration page.
Course Tests & Certificates
At the end of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attendance. The certificate will testify that you have completed the Dutch course (at an attendance of at least 70% of the program).
There is no official exam at the end of the course. We might provide you with a practice exam, so you can see for yourself how you’re doing.
Online and Classroom Courses
Our online courses resemble our classroom courses a lot: very interactive, lots of different activities and an engaging teaching style.
We use the same course books in our online and classroom courses, so you can start online with A1 and then continue A2 in the classroom (or vice versa).
To participate in our online Dutch course, you need to have a computer with a microphone and, preferably, a webcam. Of course, a good internet connection is also essential.
We use the platform Zoom for our lessons. Before the start of the course, you will receive an email with a link to participate. This link is valid for all lessons.
If you book a Classroom course, you’re expected to physically come to class.
Online participation is possible in case you need to quarantine (other reasons may be discussed with the teacher). When you join online, it’s possible that you’re not able to participate in every exercise – our focus is with the students that are present in the classroom.
If you already know that you wish to join more than two lessons online, please book an online course instead.
In case a teacher has to quarantine, the lessons during those weeks will also take place online.
We are located inside BrightSpace, which is an office building. You can find the entrance left of the apartment complex Fronten-Veste.
Before your first lesson, you will receive a link with which you can open the gate with your phone.
You can also call your teacher through the intercom left of the gate so we can open it for you.
Teaching Approach and other questions
Remember those boring language classes you had in high school? That’s NOT how you learn with us!
We aim to make every lesson engaging, using a variety of activities. In each course, we cover listening, speaking, writing, reading and grammar. We focus mostly on speaking and conversation, since that’s for most people the purpose of the course. We also spend a decent time on grammar, because many find this hard, but also super useful.
We have found that our approach is highly effective. Our beginner students often gain enough skills (and courage) to have small conversations within a few weeks, or even within a few days of intensive courses!
This really depends on your background (native and other acquired languages), motivation, time dedication and learning skills.
If you’re a beginner now and you’re super dedicated, in ideal conditions, you could get to B2 in a year. Our advice would then be to not focus too much on the levels, but immerse yourself in the Dutch language as much as possible.
Most of our students are highly skilled expats and University students. They usually range between 20 and 45 years old. They are working at the University or a multinational, run their own business or they’re staying home with their kids.
It’s usually a great mix of languages, nationalities and personalities.
We always get a kick out of how motivated and enthusiastic our students are!
Especially in the beginners courses (A1 and A2) we use English as a support language. This means that we explain grammar and definitions using English. You should know some basic English to understand this. Of course, we also use lots of (Dutch) examples to clarify things even more. In B1 level, English is phased out more, and we usually don’t use any English in B2 courses.