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Learn Dutch while doing the things you love!

We believe that language learning can be so much more fun and effective than spending hours in classrooms and then ending up not being able to speak at all!

We believe in a new way of learning Dutch: by combining Dutch learning with doing fun and interesting activities!

Advantages of our method

Traditional language coursesOur method
Sacrifice lots of time to achieve language learning ability👍 Spend little extra time to learn the language
Learn textbook language usage👍 Learn the language as it is really spoken
Only get confident speaking in classroom settings👍 Feel confident speaking outside the classroom
Often boring, hard or tedious👍 Relaxed, fun, enjoyable
Only learn the language👍 Expand your network while learning the language
Focused on language learners only👍 Connect with natives and non-natives

Our beginners program

You can experience our way of learning Dutch in our community. During our community events, we try to speak mostly Dutch only, so our community events are suitable for people who already are comfortable speaking Dutch in group settings!

  • Are you not yet able to speak Dutch with confidence?
  • Do you want to learn Dutch as fast as possible?
  • Do you like to get guidance in your learning journey?

Then our beginners program is for you!

We will help you get confident speaking Dutch in a fast, effective and fun way with our unique method of combining Dutch learning with fun and interesting activities!

How does it work?

It is not a traditional language course, where you sit in a classroom and learn Dutch from the teacher and that’s it.

In our beginners program, you learn Dutch through:

  • Guided self-study to learn the basic vocabulary & grammar
  • Focused and fun small-group conversation practice with a coach to learn essential speaking skills
  • Attending community events when you are ready to get confident with speaking in realistic settings
  • Individual language coaching to monitor and guide your progress

The goal of the program is to be able to confidently speak Dutch only for a 2-hour community event without resorting to English! After this, you can continue your learning independently in our community!

The community is the central part in the beginners program! The beginners program also includes community membership, so you can enjoy community events! Your coach will advise you when you are ready to go into community events and which events are good for your level!

We work together with well-known Dutch teacher ‘Kim Jautze’, known for her amazing video content on Dutch! Included in our beginner program is access to her Premium Beginners Course, which complements our program very well!

Practical Details

Location:
Jupiterkade 8A, 2516BS, The Hague. Easy to reach by bike (12 min from central station), by public transport (bus 28 from central station), or by car (free parking).

Times:
When signing up, you choose between two time-slots for the small group conversation practice. You choose between Tuesday 19:00 – 20:30 or Saturday 11:00 – 12:30. We will reserve a spot for you, however, you do not have to attend all the time! We recommend you go at least 3 out of 4 times to the small-group sessions, but you can go as little or as often as you like!

The community events are flexible throughout the week. We usually have activities on weekdays in the evening, mostly on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening, and in the weekends during daytime. You can attend community events whenever it fits your schedule!

Materials:
No worries, we provide all materials needed for the program.
Included with the program is Premium Access to Dutchies To Be’s Dutch For Beginners course (worth €37.50), as one of the ways to learn the basic vocabulary and grammar!

Homework:
We provide you with plenty of options for homework, and you can do as much as you want! It all depends on your learning style, time available, and how fast you want to achieve your goals. Your coach will guide you which homework is best for you.

Dates:
The program is continuous! You can start and stop any time. We designed this program with flexibility in mind!

Frequently Asked Questions

What about grammar? Do you offer grammar lessons?

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How long is the program?

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What happens if I miss a session?

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Is my Dutch level right for this program?

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Costs

The price of the beginners program is €115/month

For this, you get:

✔ Community membership
✔ Personal intake
✔ Once/week 1.5h small-group sessions with coach, focused on beginners (5-7 Dutch learners per coach)
✔ Our e-book full of sell-study advice and Dutch learning tips and techniques
✔ Premium access to Dutchies to Be ‘Dutch For Beginners‘ Course (worth €37.50)
✔ Discount on private teaching

No worries, you can cancel anytime yourself on our website.

You are always free to convert to a basic community-only membership when your Dutch level is good enough to go into the community on your own.

Still not sure if the program is right for you? Ask us any question by e-mail or meet us at the open night!

Ready to join? Sign up here!

Fill in the form below to sign up. After you sign up:

  • You will be contacted by your coach, who will schedule an intake with you as soon as possible
  • You are welcome to join the small-group sessions for your chosen time-slot right away!*

* We are currently on summer break! We start again in September! If you sign up now, you sign up to start in September. Your first small-group session will be either on Saturday September 3 at 11:00 or Tuesday September 6 at 19:00 (depending on which you pick)!
Want to start on a later date? That is also possible! You can start any Tuesday or Saturday afer September 3. Just e-mail us your desired starting date and we will send you a custom registration form.