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Dutch courses for adults

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 learning in a small group. We offer courses at multiple levels: from the basic to the expert level.  Once you have decided on the appropriate level, click on the registration form link below.  If you cannot find your level, please contact us and we will discuss the possibilities.

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

If you are planning to prepare for the Inburgeringsexamen, we can help you prepare for the exam. 

If you are unsure of your level , please email us at Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. or call 908.626.0608 and we will arrange a Zoom meeting or phone call to determine which level fits you best.

Summer course 2024 - to register click here

When: Tuesdays from 7 - 8.30 pm ONLINE
Starting July 16 until September 3 (8 weeks) - course cost $395 + $25 administration fee

1. Students who finished Basic 1 or 2
The course is based on the soap "Nieuw Leven", which is developed for students (working towards) level A1. It is based on a story of two families living in the same street and contains all day situations and conversations. The focus is on conversation, vocabulary and listening skills. Grammer will be part of this course as well.

2. Students who finished at least Basic Advanced or Basis Advanced Plus
This course is based on a book (Johnny Stalker or Antwerpen-New York). In class we will read and discuss the book. The focus is on conversation, vocabulary and reading. Grammer will be part of this course as well.


Unfortunately, at this time we do not have a summer course for the Intermediate level.  Although if you haven't done the summer course for Basic Advanced Plus yet, you are more than welcome to join this course.  

Registration form 2024

What does each course cost?

Each course of 15 weeks costs $625 ($600 online) + $15 administration fee. 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.

Where and when

Group classes
Upperwest location: Second Presbyterian Church, 3 West 95th Street , Manhattan - different levels
Mondays 7.00-9.00 pm

Chicago location: St. Matthias Elementary School, 4910 N. Claremont Ave,  Chicago - different levels
Saturday 8.45-10.30 am 
Saturday 10.30 am -12.15 pm 
Saturday 12.15 - 1.30 pm

Online classes
All online classes are from 7.00-9.00 pm - different levels on different days

Spring course dates Monday:
2024 Feb 5, 12, (no class Feb 19), 26; March 4, 11, 18, 25;  April (no class 1)  8, 15, 22, 29; May 6, 13,  20  and June 3

Spring course dates Tuesday:
2024 Feb 6, 13, (no class Feb 20), 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April (no class 2),  9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, and 28 

Spring course dates Wednesday: 
2024 Feb 7, 14, (no class Feb 21); March 6,  13, 20, 27; April (no class 3), 10, 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and June5

Spring course dates Thursday:
2024 Feb 8, 15, (no class 22), 29; March 7,  14, 21, 28; April (no class 3), 10, 17, 24; May 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30

Spring course dates Saturday, Chicago:
2024 Jan 20, 27, Feb 3, 10, (no class 17), 24; March 2,  9, 16, 23, (no class 30); April 6 , 13, 20,  27; May 4, 11, 18, June 1

Fall course dates Monday: 
2024 Sept 16, 23, 30, Oct 7,  (no class 14), 21, 28, Nov 4, 11, 18, 25, Dec 2, 9, 16  2025 Jan 8 and 15

Fall course dates Tuesday: 
2024 Sept 17, 24, Oct 1,  8,  15, 22,  29, Nov 5, 12, 19, 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, 2025 Jan 7  and 13

Fall course dates Wednesday: 
2024 Sept 18, 25, Oct 2,  9,  16, 23,  30, Nov 6, 13,  20, (no class 27), Dec 4,  11,  18, 2025 Jan 8  and 15

Fall course dates Thursday: 
2024 Sept 19, 27, Oct 3,  10,  17, 24,  (no class 31), Nov 7, 14, 21,  (no class 28),  Dec 5,  12,  19, 2025 TBD Jan 7,  and 14

Fall course dates Saturday, Chicago: 
2024  Sept 7, 14, 21, 28, Oct 5,  12,  19,  26, Nov 2, 9, 16,  23, (no class 30),  Dec  7, 14, TBD 21,  2025 Jan 11,  and 18

Level overview

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Breakthrough or beginner Course: Basic 1 and 2
- Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
- Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
- Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

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Waystage or elementary Course: Basic advanced and Basic advanced plus
- 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).
- Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters
- Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

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Threshold or intermediate Course: Intermediate 1 and 2
- Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
- Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
- Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
- Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

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Vantage or upper intermediate Course: Intermediate advanced and Intermediate advanced plus
- Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
- Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
- Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

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Effective operational proficiency Course: Advanced
- Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
- Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions. -Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
- Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.

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.
If you would like to learn more about the Dutch language in general, visit the page: https://klokhuis.com/nl/dutch-for-adults/general-information.html