The Learn Dutch program for adults at ’t Klokhuis

We offer you a fully comprehensive grounding in the Dutch language, enabling you to understand, speak and read with confidence, in a comfortable class setting. We use the method ‘Vanzelfsprekend’ and 'Niet Vanzelfsprekend' - written by one of our (former) teacher. We offer multiple levels. Once you have decided on the appropriate level, click on this link to fill out the registration form. If you are unsure of your level, please mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 908.626.0608.

If you are interested in a private (online) class, please contact us. To enroll for a private (online) lesson please click this link.

We have native speakers from both the Netherlands and Flanders, and we both speak the same language: DUTCH - watch this movie to find out how we share this one language.

Levels offered:
Basic 1 
Basic 2 
Basic Advanced 
Basic Advanced Plus 
Intermediate 1
Intermediate 2
Intermediate Advanced

Adult registration form group lessons 2022 - 2023

Each course is 15 weeks:

ERK A1: Basic I and II*

At the end of these courses you can
- understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- introduce him/herself and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where he/she lives, people he/she knows and things he/she has.
- interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

At the end of the Basic II course, students are ready to take the Inburgeringsexamen (integration examination for immigrants from outstide the EU)
* Basic I and Basic II are each 15 weeks long

ERK A2: Basic Advanced

At the end of this course you can
- understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
- communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
- describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

At the end of the Basic Advanced course, the student can take the Profile 'Maatschappelijk Informeel'l language proficiency test from CNAVT.

ERK B1: Basic Advanced Plus

At the end of this course you can
- understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- deal with most situations likely to arise while traveling in an area where the language is spoken.
- produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

At the end of the Basic Advanced Plus course, the student can take the Profile 'Maatschappelijk Formeel' language proficiency test from CNAVT.

What does each course cost?

Each course of 15 weeks costs $575 ($550 online) + $15 administration costs. The different levels require materials which need to purchased. 'Vanzelfsprekend' will be used for the first 3 Basic courses, 'Niet-Vanzelfsprekend' will be used for Advanced Plus and Intermediate, and 'Nederlands op Niveau' will be used in the Intermediate Advanced level.

Upperwest location: West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street, Manhattan
locatie UW
Mondays 7.00-9.00 pm - different levels

Fall course dates
2022 - Sept 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, (no classes Oct 10),17, 24, (no classes Oct 31); Nov 7, 14, 21, 28; Dec 5, 12, 19; 2023 - Jan 9 and 16

Spring course dates
2023 -  Jan 30; Feb 6, 13, (no class Feb 20), 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27; (April 3 no class) Apr 10 (will be online class), 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, and 22 

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ONLINE classes
All online classes are from 7-8.45 pm - different levels on different days

Fall course dates Wednesdays - online
2022 Sept  14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, (no class on 23), 30; Dec 7, 14, 21; 2023 Jan 4

Fall course dates Thursdays - online
2022 Sept  15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, (no class on 24), 30; Dec 1, 8, 17; 2023 Jan 5

Spring course dates Tuesdays - online (multiple levels available)
2023 Jan 31; Feb 7, 14, (no class Feb 21), 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28; (no class April 4),  Apr 11, 18, 25; May 2, 9, 16, and 23 

Spring course dates Wednesdays - online
2023 Feb 1; Feb 8, 15, (no class Feb 22), March 1,  8, 15, 22, 28; (no class April 5),  Apr 12, 19, 26; May 3, 10, 17, and 24

Adult registration form group lessons 2022-2023

Further information

For any further questions about our basic courses, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.