Welkom! Being on this page means that you have some interest in learning the Dutch language. If you want to learn the basics of the Dutch language this is the right place to be! You probably already know some words in Dutch since there are some similarities between the Dutch and English language. For example, the word "papier" in Dutch is very similar to its English translation "paper". You will definitely learn more words that are similar to English, or are completely the same!
You can learn Dutch for free with this online self-study course. The course is separated in topics that are interesting for learners of Dutch. The chapters include several exercises where you can train your skills. The chapters of the course will help you to improve your Dutch reading, writing, pronunciation and listening skills.
This course will give you a basic understanding of Dutch grammar and vocabulary. In each chapter, vocabulary about a certain topics will be explained extensively. First of all, you will familiarise yourself with 'The Dutch alphabet and pronunciation'. When you master the Dutch pronunciation, you can learn about subjects such as: 'the numbers in Dutch, 'Dutch colours' and 'Food and drinks in Dutch'. Do not forget to take a look at the grammar topics that are included on some pages, these topics will help you to understand the Dutch language even better!
After reading this, you might wonder: why should I learn Dutch? Well there are several good reasons to learn Dutch:
Good luck and have fun with this Dutch course for beginners, or as we say in Dutch: "Veel succes en veel plezier met deze cursus Nederlands voor beginners!'
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Learn to communicate in Dutch from the first lesson! Enjoyable classes with teaching materials tailored to your needs. First 30 min. class for free. My name is Karin and I'm from Holland, but I live on the Canary Islands. I love teaching DUTCH and have done so for more than 20 years. I have a Diploma in English Philology. I also have two methodology degrees: the CELTA (Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults of the University of Cambridge) and the FCTBE (Foundation Certificate for Teachers of Business English of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry).
I have taught at a Business School and ten companies. In the last two years I've mainly been giving private lessons and I've developed a variety of online self-study DUTCH courses. My schedule is flexible and I adapt myself to the needs and interests of my students so that they reach their objectives in the shortest possible time.
Enjoyable classes, with teaching materials tailored to your needs.
How do the classes work? A class lasts 45 minutes. I'll send you the materials we are going to use in class beforehand so you can print them. After the class I'll send you audios of the notes we made, vocabulary etc. My speciality is communication, from beginner level to advanced. So, you will speak some Dutch in the first class already! Why wait any longer? Let's get started! :-)
Karin is a very good teacher for beginners. Her methodology seems to work well and she is very dedicated to each of her students. I would highly recommend her if you're looking for a native Dutch professor.
Thank you for your great review, Aude. I enjoy our classes too!
First of all, I would like to congratulate you on the decision to learn or improve a new language. Whether it is Estonian, English or Russian, beginner, advanced or Business language - you are in the right place.
My name is Martin and I am coming from a tiny country in the Northern Europe called Estonia. One of my biggest hobbies is teaching and educating others, that is why for the past 3 years I have been living and working in Istanbul while teaching English to different age groups: kindergarten, school, university as well as adults. I have had students from Beginners to Advanced as well as several businessmen and CEOs of international companies located in Istanbul. What is more, for the last 2 years I have been teaching Estonian, English and Russian online through Skype that gave me chance to meet people from all over the world and help them on their journey of learning foreign languages in a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
We are going to have a 20-30-minute trial lesson during which we can get to know each other, set expectations towards the lessons and schedule the timetable. The next step is simple - we start learning the language of your choice! As simple as it is :)
During the lessons we will focus on making you speak even with the limited vocabulary because speaking is the key to learning a new language quickly and in a fun way!
Cannot wait to receive your in-mail and help you on your journey to learn and speak a foreign language.
Oh my God! Every lesson with Martin is full of big news, about grammar and not only! Wooooooow! :-)
Hello,I would love to help you improve your knowledge of English.I adapt the lessons following your wishes : are you a beginner and need to get some basic knowledge with grammar and easy texts or do you want to improve your conversation skills. I can help you either way.Looking forward to meeting you !
We spoke in Dutch for most of the lesson which was ideal for me. Francoise was very patient and helpful.
I want to help people to improve the level of their chosen language.
wat een uitstekende leraar! In addition to being competent, Nancy is always on time and does not hesitate to exceed the class hour to complete the lesson.
Thank you Thibaut for your kind words. It was a pleasure to be able to help you.
I'm offering informal Dutch and English lessons based on conversation and will conduct my lessons for as much as possible in the target language.
I use text, weblinks to tv shows to get us talking and am a fan of the TPRS method.
There's a lot of information on that method online. Basically it's getting to know the structure Dutch and English through simple conversation. (questions about 1 or several sentences on any topic)
I have some useful weblinks to tv shows in Dutch (with subtitles in Dutch) adjusted to your level and the shows are entertaining too. :-)
We can discuss the shows preferably in the target language of course.
I can explain some grammar too if needed and have articles and books ready to read from. This again will be adjusted to your proficiency. But of course if you'd like to focus on a topic which has your interest that is possible as well. This makes it more personal and more fun.
I've been teaching for about a year now on another platform to students from all over the world and really enjoy having the experience again as I used to be a vocal coach back in the days when I attended conservatory in the Netherlands.
I hope to see you here on Co language. :-)
Since when I started following lessons with Les, I find my Dutch skills improving much faster than just studying on my books. I really like his teaching method, flexible and spontaneous but indeed useful to improve my speaking and reading skills.
As non-native parents it is certainly not easy to teach your children Dutch or to help with the fluency of the new language. Who wants some extra exercise for his children? I can help you with that. As their vocabulary becomes more and more extensive and their sentences become increasingly fluid, your children will get more and more self-confident. To speak well the Dutch language will surely benefit them now and later.
Do your children need some help with their homework, especially with their Dutch, then I can help with that.
Even as non-native-speaking adults, it is sometimes difficult to have enough exercise. That is why also adults who want to make progress in speaking the Dutch language are welcome here! We can practice the everyday language together.
We have been having Dutch lessons with Liesbet now since July last year. I must say that not only is she professional, punctual and conscientious. Ava’s Dutch has come on leaps and bounds, as has mine. As such we have two lessons a week, and I 100 percent whole heartedly recommend Liesbet to anyone looking to improve their language skills. Her technique and teaching skills are exceptional.
Hello, my name is Michel and I'm a Dutch primary school teacher. I arrived in France in 2013 and since then I worked for an international school that is well known all over France. Teaching children and adults is my passion.
My courses are adapted to your level and due to my job and experience I have acces to teaching methodes to learn you the basics of the Dutch language or to improve your level. I can help you to improve your level of writing and speaking or help you learn your first words and phrases.
Johannes is a very good teacher. My friends and I have a group lesson with him every Tuesday night and love that moment. He is very nice, patient, funny, explains really well... in short the best online teacher you can have ! :) We can see we are doing progress every week!
I am loving the experience and I feel like I am making a lot of progress. The lessons are tailor made to suit my preferences and our interactions are very fluid and natural. 10/10
My name is Anco Peeters,. I am born in The Netherlands and a native speaker of the Dutch language..
I started my career as a schoolteacher and as a gymnastic instructor.
Later I started working in the ICT sector. Now I am a freelance instructor and consultant who teaches mainly networking and telephony.
I am also an NLP Practitioner
My hobbies are: Yoga, traveling, fitness, walking, meeting people
I would love to teach the Dutch language in an informal way with the accent on learning to speak the language. Grammar is also important. We can talk about any topic. I would like to help you making progress and have a lot of experience in creating an individual plan for every student based on your needs
Would love to see you for a trial lesson
I started with Dutch language courses a few weeks ago. Anco has a good speaking and teaching style which keeps me interested during lessons. Lots of good learning material and exercises which make easier to understand and learn Dutch and to prepare for exam. Thanks Anco for the great lessons !
Thanks a lot for this feedback Aislu! With your perseverance you will definitely pass the exam.
My name is Laura Borger and I am a qualified language teacher. I have been teaching Dutch and English to young and old for the past five years. At the University of Leiden I completed the Master Linguistics and the Master Education.
I base my lessons on the needs and interests of my students. For example, if you are in need of grammar, I will adjust my material accordingly. Or if you want to focus on speaking skills, I create activities to develop this skill.
My personal goal is to ensure that my classes are dynamic, active and fun! I use games, current topics and digital exercises.
I offer a free trial lesson of 25 minutes!
If this appeals to you, press the button and we will see each other soon!
Laura is an outstanding teacher. She is patient and clear in her explanations, with a natural ability to simplify complex & more technical problems in Dutch grammar and syntax. I appreciate her dynamic teaching style and agile adaptability to my learning progress, which allows me to improve faster and at my own pace. I would highly recommend her to all levels of people keen on learning and advancing in the language.
Hello, my name is Corinne and I am a qualified ESL English teacher from England. I have been teaching in classrooms and online for over 3 years and I have many satisfied students.
My lessons are student-centred and usually take place on Skype. I treat every student as an individual and tailor my lessons to meet their goals. I use a variety of text books and free online resources including exercises, articles and videos. I usually give out a little homework at the end of each lesson to reinforce what we have done together.
In your first lesson, we will discuss your needs and check your current level. From this, we can decide what sort of lessons will suit you the best. Perhaps you struggle with grammar and sentence structure? Perhaps you need to practice English for a specific purpose, like understanding lectures, making phone calls at work, or travelling? Or perhaps you need a structured course so that you can learn English step by step?
Whatever you need, I’m here to help. I see it as my job to make you feel safe, build your confidence and make your lessons enjoyable. I look forward to hearing from you and to helping you on your path to speaking better English. Book your first lesson now and let’s get started.
I learn English with Corinne for a long time enough to credit her with the required qualities to be a good teacher. She is a brilliant listener. She can adapt her teaching style on the fly, depending on the student's needs. The learning materials are varied: news articles, grammar exercises, video, ... Finally, Corinne makes recommendations for books, movies, and series which are a good fit for my current level.
Tired of studying Portuguese and not being able to talk to native speakers? I know exactly what you've been going through. With over 35 years of experience teaching languages, I have seen hundreds of students in your situation. And they all come to me with the same impression: Portuguese is not my thing. And I always tell them what I'll tell you now: don't blame yourself. Blame the awful approaches and methodologies we have on the market, that focus on rules and more rules, but don't help you operate in your target language.
Now, if you're ready to try something new, that will really make you speak Portuguese, I am the one who can help you.
No matter what your level is, in my classes you'll start speaking Portuguese from day one.
Book a class right now and get ready to be surprised!
Viviane is an outgoing, smiling and very open-minded, friendly person. Having led a language school, she brings loads of experience and self-made material into her classes and knows how to adapt to every student - no matter the age, gender or nationality. Be assured that every class with Viviane will be tailored to your needs and interests. Your in good hands - we can recommend her 100%!
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Thank you very much for your kind words, Nadja! It was a great pleasure exchanging teaching experiences with you. This interview was an awesome introduction to the colanguage staff.
My name is Brenda and I am born in the Netherlands. At the moment I live in Nijmegen, the oldest city of the Netherlands. A lot of foreign students live here because it is a university city.
I have been interested in languages from an early age. That is why I have learned English, German, French and Spanish. But in my area I am mainly known for my excellent Dutch language skills and my eye for spelling and grammar.
Other things that interest me are cooking and baking and being creative. As a volunteer I have given guided tours and I have done workshops in both English and Dutch. I also love walking in nature or enjoying the beach and the sea!
I am currently learning Turkish, so I fully understand what you are experiencing as a language student. That’s why I am very patient. We practice as much as what you need. Is there something you don’t understand? Feel free to ask again, then we can approach the material in a different way so that it is clear for you.
I also know from experience how great it feels when you can communicate with someone in the local language! So let's go for this challenge together!
Your needs and progress as a student are central.
Please indicate before the first lesson what you would like to work on so that I can prepare myself for the lesson. A number of options are:
- Preparation for the integration course (inburgeringscursus)
Speaking, listening, reading and writing. Cultural and work-related topics.
- Beginners - Advanced (Personalized Lessons) Dutch
We can focus on every aspect of the language. When you want to learn from a book we can use your material or I will advise you which book you can purchase.
As a beginner you start with the basics, the alphabet and some basic words. We extend this so that you can start simple conversations in situations of everyday life and that you become an advanced!
Brenda is a very friendly and easy-going teacher. She is very well-organised and flexible. During each lesson time just flies cause it's really enjoyable. I am an absolute beginner and I was afraid to start learning a new language from scratch but now I'm confident that I will make it. She can help you learn the language really fast with no stress or tension. Looking forward to my next lesson!
My name is Guus Weltings. I am 22 years old and I am currently living on Aruba. Currently I'm speaking two languages (Dutch and English), and learning two others (Spanish and German), so I am very familiar with the process!
Dutch can be used in more countries than you think! It is an official language in Aruba, Brussels, Curaçao, Flanders, Sint Maarten and Suriname. The Dutch culture is very diverse and full of foreign influences. I can help you learn all you want about our country and culture, and have fun doing so! Of course, if you just want to practice your Dutch by having conversations I can help you as well.
We can start off with a free trial class in which we will get to know each other and make a planning for the topics that you want to learn. After our trial class we could start right away with your first class!
I hope to see you soon! Tot snel!
Guus is a very comprehensive and polite teacher who helps me to improve my difficulties to learn dutch. He gives me good orientations about how to get rid of my barriers.
|1 Dutch alphabet and pronunciation|
|2 Counting in Dutch (indefinite and ordinal numbers)|
|3 Dutch greetings (hello in Dutch)|
|4 Basic words and phrases in Dutch|
|5 Introducing yourself in Dutch|
|6 What time is it? - telling the time in Dutch|
|7 Days of the week, months and seasons in Dutch|
|8 Colours in Dutch|
|9 Animal names in Dutch|
|10 Family in Dutch|
|11 Food and Drinks in Dutch|
|12 How to order food in Dutch?|
|13 The weather in Dutch|
|14 Countries, Cities and Nationalities in Dutch|
|15 Body parts in Dutch|
|16 Clothes and shoes in Dutch|
|17 Travel and vacation in Dutch|
|18 Dutch proverbs and sayings|
|19 I love you in Dutch (Emotions and feelings)|
|20 Happy birthday in Dutch (birthday wishes)|
|21 Asking for directions in Dutch|
|22 Needs and opinions in Dutch|
|23 Hobbies in Dutch|
|24 House, room, furniture vocabulary in Dutch|
|25 How to describe a person in Dutch|
|26 Business Dutch|