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Dutch reading club

Read a book and discuss it in group, practice your Dutch and set goals together! One meeting per month at the first Tuesday of the month.

Total course price: 7.5

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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.

Get motivated to read in Dutch by participating in our Book Club!

  • Give your opinion about the storyline and the characters in the book.

  • Check if others share your opinion.

  • Would you recommend the book to others (and why)?

  • Guided by a professional Dutch teacher. 

Note that it is necessary to purchase the book: This is the book for 4th of May. Make sure you buy the right version: Leeslicht. And read it before we meet.

Meetings will be on Zoom with groups of maximum 8 people (min 4).

Open groups:

Still a spot available

May 4th (19:30 - 20:30) - Het huis aan de gouden bocht

Starting on: Tuesday, May 4thPrice: 7.5
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Still a spot available

1st of June (19:15 - 20:15) - Is er hoop

Starting on: Tuesday, June 1stPrice: 7.5
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Past groups:

Sep 1st - Het Diner (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Tuesday, September 1stPrice: 7.5

Oct 13th - Een onverwachte vriendschap (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Tuesday, October 13thPrice: 7.5

Nov 10th - Een schot in de roos

Starting on: Tuesday, November 10thPrice: 7.5

Dec 8th (19:30 - 20:30) - Hoe duur was de suiker?

Starting on: Tuesday, December 8thPrice: 7.5

January 5th - Het meisje in de trein (19:30 - 20:30)

Starting on: Tuesday, January 5thUntil: Tuesday, January 5thPrice: 7.5

March 2nd - De komst van Joachim Stiller (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Tuesday, March 2ndPrice: 7.5

April 6th - Het Rosie Project (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Tuesday, April 6thPrice: 7.5

April 20th - Hoe ik talent voor het leven kreeg (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Tuesday, April 20thPrice: 7.5

Frequently asked questions

  • How do the lessons work?

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    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?

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    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?

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

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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.