"Chris is a great teacher. I feel his patience is of great quality with learning a new language.
I enjoy the course material and find it well structured." - Wilmarie from South Africa
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What, how & when
As an Afrikaans speaker you have specific advantages and struggles when learning Dutch. We tailor our courses to your needs.
Focus on good speaking and writing
Afrikaans speakers usually understand and read Dutch pretty well. But they struggle with Dutch grammar, pronunciation and the many words that look the same, but mean something different. We will help you get this right and share a good time together in our online classes with only Afrikaans speaking expats! So you become comfortable with Dutch in a relaxed way.
Courses & prices
Note: all prices will go up from March 2022.
Beginners level Afrikaans speakers
For people who speak Afrikaans very well (and therefore understand and read some Dutch), but have had less than 20 hours of Dutch classes.
Beginners Plus level Afrikaans speakers
For people who speak Afrikaans very well and have had Dutch classes at grammar level A1 (20-40 hours of Dutch classes).
Intermediate and Intermediate Plus levels:
At these higher levels it benefits you to mix with people from other counties. The diversity will teach you more! Click here for information on these mixed classes.
How we work?
We work with certified, native teachers that have guided many students towards becoming good friends with the Dutch language. The classes are online in a small group of 4 or 8 people. This gives you the benefits and fun of learning in a group as well as the advantage of personal attention. Classes are 2 hours on 1 evening per week.
Books & online classroom
We work with a grammar book that comes with a website with exercises. (39 euros). You will meet your teacher through Google Meet. And your teacher will offer free extra learning materials through Google Classroom.
Beginner Course for Afrikaans speakers
What will you learn?
Grammar: In the grammar lessons of this course tailored to the needs of Afrikaans speakers, we offer you a strong foundation in the Dutch grammar on level A0-A1. These lessons differ from the regular courses, because we take your grammatical lacunae as point of departure. We aim at enlarging your grammatical understanding and your awareness of grammatical differences between the South African and Dutch language. For example, by focusing on essential topics like correct usage of the tenses, articles and demonstrative pronoun.
Speaking practice: Another important aspect that differentiates this course from the regular courses, is the level of conversation. The instructions and conversation lessons are in Dutch and on A1-A2 level. We thus expect you to converse on that level in Dutch as well. During the conversation lessons we strongly focus on pronunciation, intonation and on so-called “valse vrienden”. We will talk about topics that are related to the workplace, leisure time, weather, travelling, emotions, giving your opinion and asking for information.
Beginners Plus Course for Afrikaans speakers
What will you learn?
Grammar: With this Beginner Plus Course tailored to the needs of Afrikaans speakers you fill up hiatus in your grammatical knowledge of the Dutch language. The grammar lessons will help you to master the essentials of Dutch grammar on level A1-A2. You will take your grammar a step further by strengthening your grammatical basics in more detail with an emphasis on certain fundamentals, such as the correct usage of the tenses and articles. Your homework consists of studying and applying theories in day-to-day situations. During the lessons, we will focus on answering questions, conversation exercises and the practical application of grammar rules.
Speaking practice: The instructions and conversation lessons of this course are in Dutch and on A2-B1 level. We thus expect you to converse on that level in Dutch as well. During the conversation lessons we strongly focus on pronunciation, intonation and on so-called “valse vrienden”. You will furthermore get homework assignments, such as reading and preparing short presentations about the news, books or daily experiences. You will be asked to practice at home, e.g. to watch Dutch tv programs, talk to Dutch people or write a short text.
Intermediate Course for Afrikaans speakers
What will you learn?
Grammar: In the grammar lessons of the Intermediate Course we provide you with a strong foundation in the Dutch grammar on level A2-B1. In the Intermediate classes you strengthen and deepen your grammatical knowledge. Depending on the needs of the group, we will either repeat grammar essentials (normally taught in ‘beginner groups’ but often needed with South African intermediates) or further elaborate on topics such as the “om + te infinitief”, word order and the various tenses. We will also introduce new grammatical subjects, such as, “zouden + infinitief” or “plusquamperfectum”.
Speaking practice: The instructions and conversation in this course is in Dutch and on B1-B2 level. If you want to participate in this group, you should thus be able to converse on that level in Dutch. During the conversation lessons we strongly focus on pronunciation, intonation and so-called “valse vrienden”. Your homework assignments consist of reading and preparing short presentations about the news, books or daily experiences. You will be asked to practice at home, e.g to watch Dutch tv programs, talk to Dutch people or write texts.
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