I started to teach online group lessons Dutch as a corona compassion project for expats during the first lockdown, with the goal to help them connect to eachother and to Dutch society. It is growing into a professional Dutch language training program, hosted by a small team of native, certified and experienced Dutch teachers. They are all happy, kind and engaged people in the first place. We focus on conversation, grammar and connection in daily Dutch life. I am so happy to offer you the opportunity to join our online Dutch group courses every week from Monday night to Thursday evening for only 11 euros per class! Besides our regular group classes, we offer programs with extra small groups where you will get extra attention and speaking time, making it an extra fun and efficient way to study. Aside our classes for (higher educated) expats from around the world, we offer group classes specifically tailored to the needs of Afrikaans speakers.
For people from all around the world:
Beginner (A0-A1) - 3 spots left for March/April
Beginner Plus (A1-A2) - FULL for March/April
Beginner Plus (A1-A2) Extra Small Group - 3 spots left for March/April
Intermediate (A2-B1) - 3 spots left for March/April
Intermediate Plus (B1-B2) - 5 spots left for March/April
For Afrikaans speakers:
Afrikaans Beginner (A0-A1 grammar level, A1-A2 speaking level) - 4 spots left for March/April
Afrikaans Beginner Plus (A1-A2 grammar level, A2-B1 speaking level) - 5 spots left for March/April
Afrikaans Intermediate (A2-B1 grammar level, B1-B2 speaking level) - FULL left for March/April
Afrikaans Intermediate Plus (B1-B2): it is in your advantage to join our mixed group - 6 spots left for March/April
Join our course? Questions?
Interested in joining? Please click here and fill out the form. You can tell me your preferences and questions. You will receive an email from me with information on the course that suits you, when you can start and of course I will answer your questions. After that you can confirm or cancel the course. If you want to receive our newsletter, please click here.
Regular group course
199 euros for 18 classes (9 weeks / 6-7 people)
Small group course
299 euros for 18 classes (9 weeks / 4 people)
Prices are including a free monthly speaking practice with Dutch volunteers (from A1 and up) and excluding a book (39 euros). A0-A1 for people from around the world: no book needed.
Structure of the courses
Our online courses are 9 weeks in which you will have 2 hours of class on 1 or 2 evenings per week. This will leave you time to also engage in your family, work and social life. In this class you will have full attention and guidance of your teacher. But of course, In order to advance, you will have to make homework also. The more you invest, the more you harvest. But you'll need at least 1 hour of preparation per class.
If you are engaged in the program, you can advance from A0-A1 in 1 course of 9 weeks. For A1-A2 it will take you 1 or 2 courses of 9 weeks, depending on the work you put in and your starting level. For the other levels you will need 2 or 3 courses of 9 weeks. Of course we will offer you new material in every course.
Our online courses are Monday until Thursday evening. Classes of 1 hour start at 19.00h or 20.15h. Classes of 2 hours start at 19.15h. If you send us your details here we will send you the availability we have for your level.
We care about connection, especially in this extraordinairy time. That is we focus on conversation. Aside from practical skills, you will need confidence to connect to people. With our homework we will stimulate and support you with this. Also, from A1 and up, we offer a free monthly speaking practice with Dutch volunteers.
Goals for this course:
Learn Dutch grammar and apply it to make correct sentences
Learn how to deal with various social and workrelated conversational situations
Practice pronunciation, so you will be understood
Expand your vocabulary
Build the confidence to speak
We will address all of the subjects above in every class. But to help you focus while learning, we will dive deep into grammar one class a week and the other class into speaking practice.
What you will learn per level
In the Beginner classes we will happily assist you with learning the practical basics of Dutch language. In the Intermediate class we offer various types of social conversations and needed grammar for people who already speak some Dutch and want to practise it in a safe environment to gain confidence and feel comfortable speaking in social situations. If your Dutch already flows pretty easily, you are welcome to join the Intermediate Plus class and expand your vocabulary and fluency on specific, relevant subjects in your life.
In our classes there are no mistakes. There is the joy of learning, sharing and connecting. We are here to support and stimulate you. We are experienced coaches and certified, native teachers and will make sure everybody gets a good amount of attention in class. And of course there is a lot of space for your questions. Let's enjoy!
Join our course? Questions?
Interested in joining a course? Please click here and fill out the form. You can tell me your preferences and questions. Then you will receive an email from me with information on the course that suits you, when you can start and of course I will answer your questions. After that you can confirm or cancel the course. If you want to receive our newsletter, please click here.
Do you speak Afrikaans well? Then you have the advantage of already understanding some Dutch. And your vocabulary will expand much quicker. But you will find many words and expressoins sound the same, but mean something something else. Also it is very likely that learning Dutch grammar is hard for you, simply because you are used to a different grammar structure. And pronounciation will require specific attention, so the Dutch will understand you.
In our group classes for people who speak Afrikaans, we take all of that into account. Our program is adjusted to your advantages and struggles. We will speak Dutch in the classroom from the beginner level, so you will get used to this language asap. We offer Beginners (A0-A1), Beginners Plus (A1-A2) and Intermediate (A2-B1) for Afrikaans speakers. If you are at level B1-B2 it will benefit you to be in a mixed class with people from all around the world. You will be challenged more. We offer a free monthly speaking practice with Dutch volunteers.
NB. If your Afrikaans is not fluent, you won't be able to keep up, so it is better to join a class for people from around the world.
Who is Joyce?
My name is Joyce Veldsink. I am native Dutch, spent a lot of years living in the Netherlands, but also welI known with expat life. I studied Communications in Rotterdam and worked as a communications advisor for many years, running PR campaigns, writing policy documents and teaching communication to Dutch professionals. Also I worked in the UK, Spain and Mexico, which is why I have a good understanding of English and Spanish. And thanks to travelling a few months in Brazil, France and some other countries, I have a pretty good grasp of Portuguese, French and German. The last 10 years I have been working as a life coach to entrepreneurs, CEO's and others wanting to reconnect to their spirit.
I have always loved teaching and therefore through the years taught many types of classes to children, CEO's, engineers, councilors, consultants, mothers, small business owners, etc. Also I love connecting to people from differtent backgrounds. What most of us have in common is that we like classes to be interactive, fun, safe and open to questions and initiatives of students. So that is what I offer. I am looking forward to spending some quality time together and enjoy this extraordinary time!
Reviews group classes
"Thank you for your kind help, Joyce. I have learned a lot from you. Especially about pronunciation. Good and lively teaching!" - Chai from Taiwan
"Dankjewel voor het creëren van een warme en vriendelijke omgeving waar leren leuk is (en niet intimiderend!)." - Kriti from India
"I am happy that I found you and now I have a place where I can always come back to practise speaking Dutch. Thank you for your kindness and for being such an enthusiastic teacher." - Rui from Portugal
"I really like Marieke's classes. She teaches both basics and grammar, but also talks fluently with us, to see if we understand. And I like that she makes sure we all speak and practice, even if we're embarrassed. She does that in a very nice, not pushy way. And when someone asks a question, her explanations are very thorough." - Yuval from Israel
"Hi Joyce, I just wanted to let you know that our teacher Vivian is fantastic! What a wonderful lesson!" - Genevieve from South Africa
"It was a wonderful experience to work with you! I learned a lot under your supervision. Thank you." - Ifra from Pakistan
"Joyce, thanks for letting me attend your school. I found Lonneke to be a really fantastic teacher. She always made a great atmosphere in the group, encouraging us a lot and making sure the material was interesting but not too challenging. Well done to you both and thanks again!" - Ben from UK
"Thank you for creating a great environment to learn!"- Dilip from India
"We really like Chris' class ánd his personality and entertaining style." - Leonie from South Africa
"Thank you for being such a great teacher. It has been such a beautiful journey! I always take back the immense warmth and love that you give to your classes! Grateful." - Sonakshi from India
"Ik vind Lonneke leuk! I like structure. And she speaks a lot of Dutch. That is a little hard, but very good, because I train to listen to Dutch!" - Alice from Italy
Reviews private classes
"I like learning Dutch with Joyce. I had difficulties with speaking. She helped me speak more confidently and implement a plan to speak more Dutch in my everyday life. So learning is also continuing out!" - Noura from Qatar
"My mindset about learning Dutch has changed. Before I was too serious. But now it is so much more fun and that makes me try more! I am proactive now in learning in daily life." - Maria from Portugal
Joyce is een krachtige en dynamische transformatiecoach, met een verfrissend en hoog perspectief. Ze begeleidt mensen naar die plek in hun leven waarin ze in hun kracht staan, hun talenten gebruiken, zingeving ervaren en vooral: plezier hebben! Joyce werkt op mentaal, emotioneel, spiritueel en energetisch vlak en dat maakt haar werk diepgaand en transformerend. En haar humor en levendigheid maken het werken met Joyce gewoon heel leuk en inspirerend!
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