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Nederlandse Taallessen met Nederlandse
en Belgische cultuur in New York en omgeving
‘t Klokhuis is een non-profit 501c3 organisatie
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Basic Dutch for adults - information and enrolment

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.

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 tourist and informal 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?

We offer our courses at three locations:

Manhattan
West End Collegiate Church, 245 West 77th Street (corner West End Avenue), New York, NY and

Harrison NY
Harrison Presbyterian Church, 181 Harrison Avenue, Harrison, NY

Courses in these locations are held on Mondays 7-9 pm
Courses in Harrison will only commence with a minimum of 4 students

Fall course dates
2019 - Sept 23, 30; Oct 7, 14, 21, 28; Nov 4, 14, 18, 25; Dec 2, 9, 16; 2020 - Jan 6 and 13

Spring course dates
2020 - Jan 27; Feb 3, 10, (no class Feb 17), 24; March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Apr 6, (no class Apr 13), 20, 27; May 4, 11 and 18

Gillette NJ
New Jersey, Meyersville Presbyterian Church, 223 Hickory Tavern Road, Gillette, NJ and

Courses will only commence with a minimum of 4 students
Courses are held on Tuesdays 7-9 pm

Fall course dates
2019 - Sept 24; Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Nov 5, 15, 19, 26; Dec 3, 10, 17; 2020 - Jan 7 and 14

Spring course dates
2020 - Jan 28; Feb 4, 11, (no class Feb 18), 25; March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Apr 7, (no class Apr 14), 21, 28; May 5, 12 and 19

Once you have chosen your basic course and prefered location click on the link below:

Adult Enrolment Form 2019-2020

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.

More advanced?
Want to take your Dutch to the next level after you have completed our Basic III course? email Dit e-mailadres wordt beveiligd tegen spambots. JavaScript dient ingeschakeld te zijn om het te bekijken. to discuss your options.

More general information can be found on the Dutch for Adults page of this website.

Nederlandse Taallessen met Nederlandse en Belgische cultuur in New York en omgeving. ‘t Klokhuis is een non-profit 501c3 organisatie.