About me

About learning a language, learning Dutch.

How did you learn your first language.  The first book your parents gave was not a grammar book ( I hope). You learned your first language(s) in a very easy process of copying, mimicking all the sounds and facial expressions around you. You developed your speaking skills step by step in the context of questioning and answering and that all  in the frame of your daily activities and events. With that it all started.

This is exactly what you’re going to do in your Dutch course(s) at the School for Dutch. Of course in a much faster process.

In a comfortable environment you will increase  your confidence to speak by 'trial and error'. Dare to make mistakes, helps to increase your confidence and let you grow into the language, into ‘handling / doing ’ the language.

Learning methods and philosophy.

Learning a language means far more than just memorizing words and learning grammar rules. It is first and foremost a physical activity which starts with just ‘doing the language’. Realize the similarity of learning a language and learning music. By using songs, language games, role playing, recent news events, daily dialogues and relevant stories we create a comfortable environment in which people feel free to work together. Trial and error. This comfortable environment greatly increases a student's confidence to speak by 'trial and error'. This leads them to explore new associations and to venture further based on what they already know. Daring to try is the first step, 'just do and don't think', and practice are the keys. This practice takes place within familiar, personally relevant contexts - in class, at work, in shops and at home. Realize language always functions in a frame. Learning a language means far more than just memorizing words and learning grammar rules. Language always functions in a frame. The same word in a different frame means probably mostly something different. Becoming aware of those frames is more important than just learning words and rules. And don’t forget that learning a language is first and foremost a physical activity which starts with just ‘doing the language’.

Test your level.

The online test gives you and us a hold where you stand with your Dutch. Realize it is just a test, you do the test in your own pace, it’s more checking grammar concepts than checking your speaking skills. If necessary a short telephone conversation ( in Dutch J ) will help to make a more clear decision about the most appropriate course.

Start the test

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The Learndutch community.

Many expats encounter the same difficulties when they arrive, such as finding an apartment and looking for a new job, as well as dealing with local rules and regulations.

Learning a language means far more than just memorizing words and learning grammar rules. It is first and foremost a physical activity which starts with just ‘doing the language’.

During the classes there are always opportunities to exchange information on good restaurants and bars, or to pick up tips on available accommodation and perhaps even meet a new flatmate.

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Making history

This comfortable environment greatly increases a student's confidence to speak by 'trial and error'. This leads them to explore new associations and to venture further based on what they already know.

Learning a language means far more than just memorizing words and learning grammar rules. It is first and foremost a physical activity which starts with just ‘doing the language’.

By using songs, language games, role playing, recent news events, daily dialogues and relevant stories we create a comfortable environment in which people feel free to work together.

Learning a language means far more than just memorizing words and learning grammar rules. It is first and foremost a physical activity which starts with just ‘doing the language’.

Contact us.

Are you interested in following a course with us, or do you have a general question regarding our teaching methods and philosophies? Please head over to our contact page to get in touch.