Language School
Joyce Veldsink Coach

Learn Dutch with Joy!


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 has now grown into a small, professional Dutch Language School, with a great 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 to Thursday evening from only 11 euros per class! Besides our regular group classes, we offer programs with extra small groups where you will get a more personalized approach, making it an extra efficient and fun 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. And of course, you can contact us for private classes e.g. to prepare for exams.


Levels

Groups for people from all around the world:

Beginner (A0-A1) - 5 spots left for April/June
Beginners Plus (A1-A2) - 5 spots left for April/June

Intermediate (A2-B1) - 4 spots left for April/June

Intermediate Plus (B1-B2) - 4 spots left for April/June

We update these spots once a day, so there can be a difference with our actual stock


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Groups for Afrikaans speakers:

Afrikaans Beginner (A0-A1 grammar level, A1-A2 speaking level) -

1 spot for April/June. 


Afrikaans Beginner Plus (A1-A2 grammar level, A2-B1 speaking level) - 

4 spots left for April/June. 


Afrikaans Intermediate (A2-B1 grammar level, B1-B2 speaking level) -

4 spots for April/June. 


Afrikaans Intermediate Plus (B1-B2): it is in your advantage to join our mixed group -

4 spots left for April/June.

We update these spots once a day, so there can be a difference with our actual stock


Click here for more information on what you will learn in every level.

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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 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.


Prices

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)


Private classes

299 euros for 9 classes (schedule as you like / 1 person)

225 euros for 9 classes (schedule as you like / 2 people)


Prices are including a free monthly speaking practice with Dutch volunteers (from speaking level A1 and up) and excluding a book (39 euros). A0-A1 for people from around the world: no book needed.


If you would like an intensive course, we can offer you a package of group course with private classes. It will offer you the benefits of both learning with others and focussing on your specific goal at the same time.

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. Your teacher will give full attention and guidance to your group. But of course, In order to advance, you will have to make homework also. The more you invest, the more you harvest. Put in 1 hour of preparation per class and you will advance well. If you would like a more intensive course, we can offer you a combination package with private classes.


If you are engaged in the group 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 about 3 courses of 9 weeks, also depending on your starting level and your amount of self study. Of course we will offer you new material in every course.


Schedule

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.

Study goals

We care about connection, especially in this extraordinairy time. That is why 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 our courses:

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

Practice listening

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 next 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. 


Click here to read exactly what you will learn per level!


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.


Afrikaans speakers

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 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 (grammar A0-A1, speaking A1-A2), Beginners Plus (grammar A1-A2, speaking A2-B1) and Intermediate (grammar A2-B1, speaking B1-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. Nice to know that we offer a free monthly speaking practice with Dutch volunteers.


Click here if you want to read what you will learn in every level.

Click here if you would like to join one of our courses for Afrikaans speakers!


NB. If your Afrikaans is not fluent, you won't be able to keep up, so it is in your best interest 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 in various governmental organisations as wel as business, 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. With this language school I reconnect my own spirit to my business.


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 we offer at our Dutch Language School Joyce Veldsink. I am looking forward to supporting your expat journey studying the Dutch language! 


Reviews group classes

"Dankjewel voor het creëren van een warme en vriendelijke omgeving waar leren leuk is (en niet intimiderend!)." - Kriti from India

"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


"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


"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


"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


"Thank you, 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


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