Even though nearly all Dutch speak English, learning some Dutch yourself is recommended. It will help you in everyday life, finding a job and Dutch people will appreciate that you have made the effort.
If you want official recognition of your Dutch language skills (i.e. if you’re applying for a permanent residence status) you will need to follow a course that offers exams within the NT2 structure.
Expat Center East Netherlands offers Dutch Language courses; “Dutch as a second language”.
In a small group you will get personal attention and coaching while learning Dutch.
A digital Dutch language method is used as an effective guide to learn a variety of practical language skills.
The text book also provides insights in the Dutch culture.
In addition to the book you will get extra information and exercises tailor-made for your own language level and background.
Method: Via “Taaltalent”
Price: Course, including book € 475,00 (2020)
Duration: 13, weekly, lessons each 2 hours
Location: World Trade Center Twente
7553 LL Hengelo
New courses will start again:
Beginners level, first lesson on Tuesday March 2nd 2021, 18.00-20.00.
Advanced level, first lesson did start on Wednesday December 9th 2020, 18.00 – 20.00.
Important: Minimum number of participants is 6. On registration you will receive an invoice and your registration will only be final when payment is received. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Private tutoring or in-company courses
Expat Center East Netherlands works closely together with Dutch and English language trainers. They have experience in teaching internationals and teach private lessons, small groups or in-company with your employer. Click here for more information and how to contact them.
There are other possibilities as well to learn the Dutch language, by joining a group at ROC van Twente, University of Twente or Volksuniversiteit in Enschede.