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Dutch Language Classes with Dutch and
Belgian Culture in New York and vicinity
‘t Klokhuis is a non-profit 501c3 organization

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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’ - written by one of our (former) Flemish teachers. We offer here the first two levels. Once you have decided on the appropriate level, click on the link below to fill in our enrolment form.

Adult Enrolment Form 2020

These are split over three basic courses of 15 weeks each:

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)

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 basic course of 15 weeks costs $550 + $15 administration costs. All three courses are complimented by the same Vanzelfsprekend textbook and workbook + access to a learning platform. You are required to purchase this for an additional one time cost of $125. Once purchased you are set to go for all three basic courses.

Where and when can I study?

Mondays 7-9 pm
Manhattan West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street (corner West End Avenue), New York, NY
Harrison NY Harrison Presbyterian Church, 181 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY
Courses in Harrison will only commence with a minimum of 4 students

Fall course dates
2020 - Sept 14, 21, 28; Oct 5, 12,19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, 23; Dec 7, 14; 2021 - Jan 4 and 11

Tuesdays 7-9 pm
Gillette NJ New Jersey, Meyersville Presbyterian Church, 223 Hickory Tavern Road, Gillette, NJ
Courses in Gillette will only commence with a minimum of 4 students

Fall course dates
2020 - Sept 15, 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec 8, 15; 2021 - Jan 5 and 12

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.

More advanced?
Want to take your Dutch to the next level after you have completed our Basic III course? email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options. More general information can be found on the Dutch for Adults page of this website.

Dutch Language Classes with Dutch and Belgian Culture in New York and vicinity. ‘t Klokhuis is a non-profit 501c3 organization.