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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’ 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 Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. 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 2021 - 2022


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)

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.

Our classes will start back up in September 2021 - in person AND online - more information on online classes will follow in the summer:

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

Fall course dates
2021 - Sept 20, 27; Oct 4, (no classes Oct 11),18, 25; Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Dec 6, 13, 20; 2022 - Jan 10 and 17

Spring course dates
2022 -  Jan 31, Feb 7, 14, (no class Feb 21), 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, 11 (no class Apr 18), 25, May 2, 9, 16, and 23 

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

Fall course dates Tuesdays - online
2021 - Sept 21, 28; Oct 5, 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16, (no class on Nov 23), 30; Dec 7, 14, 21; 2022 - Jan 11 and 18 
Fall course dates Wednesdays - online
2021 - Sept 22, 29; Oct 6, 13, 20, 27; Nov 3, 10, 17, (no class on Nov 24); Dec 1, 8, 15, ; 2022 - Jan 5, 12 and 19 

Spring course dates Tuesdays - online
2022 - Feb 1, 8, 15, (no class Feb 22), March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, (no class Apr 19), 26, May 3, 10, 17 and 24
Spring course dates Wednesdays - online
2022 - Feb 2, 9, 16, (no class Feb 23), March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6, 13, (no class Apr 20), 27, May 4, 11, 18 and 25
Spring course dates Thursdays - online
2022 - Feb 3,10,17 (no class Feb 24), March 3,10,17,24,31, April 7,14, (no class Apr 21), 28, May 5,12,19 and 26

Adult registration form group lessons 2021-2022


 Further information

For any further questions about our basic courses, email Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken.