I started to teach online group lessons Dutch as a corona compassion project for expats during the 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 certified, good Dutch teachers. They are all happy, kind and engaged people in the first place. We focus on conversation 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 night!
We offer 5 levels: Beginner, Beginner Plus, Intermediate, Intermediate Plus and Advanced. In the Beginner classes we will happily assist you with learning the practical basics of Dutch language. In the Intermediate classes 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 and happy environment to gain confidence and feel comfortable speaking in social situations. If your Dutch already flows easily, you are welcome to join the advanced class and expand your vocabulary and fluency on specific, relevant subjects in your life. In every class you will be joined by a small group of 3 to 6 higher-educated people. Most of them live in the Netherlands. Some are preparing for their stay in the Netherlands from another country.
How we teach?
In our online classes you will learn and practise speaking, listening, pronunciation, vocabulary and various types of conversation that are useful in daily Dutch life. And also: we offer a good base of grammar (adjusted to your level), since that is the base you need to speak well. We always look for interesting homework for you to prepare for class, that suits exactly what you need to learn. Also you are asked to make notes during class and study them afterwards. In our classes there are no mistakes. There is just the joy of learning, understanding and sharing. How much you learn in how little time depends on how fast you learn and how much effort you put in your homework (preferably 30 minutes to 1 hour daily). We are here to support and stimulate you in every step! We are experienced coaches and certified teachers and will make sure everybody gets a good amount of attention and speaking time in class. And of course there is a lot of space for your questions. Let's enjoy!
Structure of the classes
We offer blocks of 4 or 5 weeks. You'll have a 1 hour class on either Monday night & Wednesday night or Tuesday night & Thursday night. As an extra we offer 45 minutes of speaking practise with Dutch volunteers weekly (from A1 and up). You will most likely spend 4 blocks in one level. Every time we offer new material, so your understanding of the languange deepens. You are welcome to stay longer then 4 blocks if that is what you need. If you are already half way a level when you enter our course, you will go to the next level sooner. Or you can spend 1 block in 1 level, just to warm up for the next level. You can always change levels when a new block starts.
No guts no glory
If you know all the details of a language, but don't have the confidence or skills to speak with natives, you miss out on the fun! Language is about connection between people. We are here to help you with exactly that! Therefore we will do anything to support your speaking practise in safe environments, besides class. We offer online speaking practise with native Dutch volunteers from level A1 and up.
You either have class on Monday & Wednesday or on Tuesday & Thursday. Fill in the form below to see when you can start!
Monday / Wednesday
19.00 - 20.00 INTERMEDIATE (A2-B1)
19.00 - 20.00 BEGINNERS PLUS VOOR AFRIKAANS (A1-A2)
20.15 - 21.15 BEGINNERS (A0-A1)
20.15 - 21.15 BEGINNERS PLUS (A1-A2)
Tuesday / Thursday
19.00 - 20.00 BEGINNERS PLUS (A1-A2)
19.00 - 20.00 - BEGINNERS PLUS (A1-A2)
19.00 - 20.00 - INTERMEDIATE (A2-B1)
20.15 - 21.15 BEGINNERS (A0-A1)
20.15 - 21.15 INTERMEDIATE VOOR AFRIKAANS (A2-B1)
20.15 - 21.15 INTERMEDIATE PLUS (B1 - B2)
20.15-21.15 BEGINNERS PLUS VOOR AFRIKAANS (A1+)
ADVANCED (B2+) TO BE PLANNED - ask for timetable
NEW CLASSESS ARE BEING PLANNED ALL THE TIME, SO CHECK IN WITH JOYCE FOR THE SCHEDULE
We also offer online courses for:
I aim to keep our spirits high during these hard times! Also when money is tight. Therefore all courses are 99 euros.
Join our course? Questions?
Please click here and fill in 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.
Who is Joyce?
My name is Joyce Veldsink. I am a Dutch native. I studied Communications in Rotterdam and worked as a communications advisor for many years, writing press releases, policy documents and teaching writing classes 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. I have always loved teaching and therefore taught many types of classes to children, CEO's, engineers, councilors, consultants, mothers, small business owners, etc. Also I love connecting 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 (Beginners)
Dankjewel voor het creëren van een warme en vriendelijke omgeving waar leren leuk is (en niet intimiderend!). - Kriti from India (Intermediate Plus)
'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 (intermediate)
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 (Beginners)
'Hi Joyce, I just wanted to let you know that our teacher Vivian is fantastic! What a wonderful lesson!' - Genevieve from South Africa (Beginners Plus)
'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 (Beginners)
'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 (Beginners Plus)
'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 (Advanced)
'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 (Beginners Plus)
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
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