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Share your story course

Are you looking for ways to practice telling stories or sharing ideas? Would you like to connect with other Dutch learners? Are you eager to learn not only about Dutch culture, but also others? Prepare small lectures for your co-students and listen to those of others!

Total course price: 92

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Student reviews

If you want to improve your Dutch, if you want to have fun learning Dutch, then I really recommend conversation course A2. The topics are interesting, and these conversations are a great way to break the ice! It's the perfect opportunity to express yourself, learn new things, all under the guidance of Ida, who patiently and tactfully helps you navigate this journey.

-Ida is een geweldige docent, ik heb veel geleerd en ik ben blij dat ik aan de cursus heb deelgenomen.

Ik vond de cursus "conversation course A2" prima. Het thema gebruikt een goed vocabulaire, waarvan ik veel heb geleerd. De grammaticatips hebben me geholpen om mijn Nederlands te verbeteren. Ik raad deze cursus aan aan mensen die hun spreekvaardigheid willen verbeteren.

The twelve-week course was extremely helpful. Ida creates an encouraging atmosphere and is a patient teacher. The lessons had a balance between grammar from the text book and free conversation and by the end of the course we were able to be more spontaneous with this. I now feel much more confident about speaking in Dutch and may well go back to The Dutch Online Academy for more tuition in the future.'

I found the structured group lesson A1/A2 course with Ida very helpful and clearly more personalized than large class lessons I took elsewhere. I have been able to improve my Dutch thanks to the long conversation time that each participant had, and Ida was great as a teacher. In the future, I would definitely consider taking courses for further levels and also recommend my friends to take courses from her!

Ik ben altijd al een taalfanaat geweest. Nadat ik bijna 3 maanden alleen Nederlands studeerde, was het tijd om een leraar te vinden om sneller vooruitgang te boeken. En zo vond ik Ida. Haar lessen zijn goed gestructureerd en toch flexibel. Ze hielp me om mijn zwakke punten in de grammatica te verbeteren zonder het ritme van onze dialogen te verliezen. Ida’s belangstelling voor verschillende onderwerpen en haar enthousiasme maakte het hele proces leuk en interessant. Ook lette ze op mijn uitspraak. Dit is in het Nederlands niet altijd makkelijk en als je niet constant gecorrigeerd wordt dan loop je het risico om op de lange termijn altijd dezelfde fouten te maken. Als ik zulke leraren had gehad voor de anderen talen die ik nu spreek zou ik mezelf door de jaren heen veel tijd hebben bespaart! Ik beveel Ida ten zeerste aan als lerares Nederlands.

This course is all about practicing speaking and learning about other people and other cultures. Prepare small lectures for your co-students and practice monologues.

Gezelligheid and learning from each other is key in this course and you will definitely expand your vocabulary and feel more comfortable speaking at the end.

Content of the course:

This course is about preparing short lectures/stories for your co-students (+/- 10 min) and listening and reacting to those of others. Every week we will have a new topic. What is a special holiday in your country? Do you have a favourite work of art and which book, movie or song made an impact on you? Which person inspired you and why? You will be able to tell us all about it.

  • 5 lessons, very small group (min. 3 - max 6 students)

  • Suitable for B1 and up

  • Zoom: 75 minutes per lesson

  • Every week we share stories and information about a certain topic

  • Every week you will receive instructions how to prepare for the next lesson

  • Practice talking for a longer amount of time

  • Practice telling stories in past tense

  • Learn how to describe in detail

  • Guidance by professional teacher

Open groups:

Still a spot available

Share your story: 12th of January (19:45 - 21:00)

Starting on: Wednesday, January 12thUntil: Wednesday, February 9thPrice: 92
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Past groups:

Share your story: 23rd of November 17:30 - 18:45

Starting on: Tuesday, November 23rdUntil: Tuesday, December 21stPrice: 92

Frequently asked questions

  • How do the lessons work?

    Each day we have a lesson (you will see it depending on the group you join) you will receive a Zoom link 30 mins before the lesson. When you click the link you will join a zoom call with your teacher and colleagues to have your lesson!
  • Can I pay by transfer?

    Yes. Just select the group you want and click the write an email to join button and we will give you more details!
  • Is it possible to receive an invoice?

    Yes. We are a registered Dutch business and provide invoices.
  • Can you tell me a bit more about yourself?

    I am a professional Dutch teacher, living in Amsterdam. I used to teach Dutch at a school in the Netherlands, but I moved to Spain in 2017 (and back to Amsterdam in 2020), which made me explore the possibilities to teach Dutch offline and online. I have given over 2500 online Dutch lessons. I am still learning Spanish myself and I know the process is long and difficult at times, but I enjoy the little moments of success. The feeling that conversations get more and more natural is really rewarding. In my free time I enjoy running, reading, spending time with family and friends and cooking (+ eating ;).
  • I don't know what I need to work on. Is that a problem?

    Absolutely not. In private lessons I will quickly get an idea of your needs and will share my opinion with you, giving you clear tips to get your Dutch to the next level. In conversation lessons, you will get lots of opportunities to practice your speaking skills. In the structured group lessons I will make sure every student gets the support he or she needs and I will give you personal feedback outside the lessons too.
  • I want to combine our lessons with self study, is that possible?

    Of course. Especially private lessons and structured group lessons go well with self study. Homework is included in packages and it will be completely tailored to your needs. In the structured group lessons, we will work with a book. Certain exercises are perfect for self-study. I will indicate which ones and give feedback and support, also outside the lessons.
  • I am not sure about my level. What do I do?

    If you have followed Dutch courses before, you can start where you left off. So if you, for example, passed an A2 exam, you can move on working from A2 to B1. You can always send an email if you are in doubt. I will then help you decide which course fits you best. For private lessons, your level doesn’t matter. I will always tailor the material to your needs, whether you are a beginner or working towards C1.
  • Do you have any other doubt?

    Do not hesitate in contacting us in the bottom link at this page to write us an email with whatever doubt you may have, we will be delighted to respond as fast as we can.