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A1 > A2

Private lessons

Starting level

You have a beginner’s level (A1) of Dutch and are able to understand and use the basics of the Dutch language. You can understand conversations with your neighbors, friends and colleagues, provided that they speak slowly and clearly.

Learning goals for this course

Your vocabulary consists of about 2,200 words. Your learning objectives are:

  • being able to speak more easily with other Dutch people, with your friends and family
  • understand conversations more easily at work, at meetings and with colleagues
  • communicate in simple and everyday language about familiar and everyday issues
  • being able to speak and write in simple words about your own background, your current environment and various wishes and needs

For whom?

For immigrants, expats (also people living abroad), partners of Dutch citizens, professionals for whom the command of Dutch plays an important role, students, and any other person who needs to prepare for the Civic State exam or who thrives in a small learning environment.

Content of the course

The lessons are all based on either “Taalcompleet” or the “Delftse methode”. The first focusses on listening, vocabulary and active applying new words in conversation. The latter offers a large number of (online) exercises. Our tutoring always includes explanation of Dutch customs, culture, standard phrases, unwritten rules, common expressions, daily life communication, and the Dutch history and geography. The thematic lessons of the Delft method are very suitable for 1-on-1 conversation training in which you apply the learned grammar immediately. Your vocabulary grows every lesson with about 50 words.

End level

Lower-intermediate level (A2)

The length of the course

Depending on your learning objectives and your availability, you can choose from:

  • 25 sessions of 1 hour
  • 30 sessions of 45 minutes
  • 40 sessions of 30 minutes

Group size

  • 1 to 2 students

Place of tutoring

  • on location in Culemborg, individually or in a group of max. 4 students
  • online (via Skype or Zoom), individually or 1-on-2
  • blended learning

Study load

Depending on the frequency of your lessons and your availability, you will need a minimum of 4 hours for homework and self-study, additionally to the lesson hour.

Additional requirements

  • You have a good command of the English language; we sometimes use this language to explain grammar rules and the background of Dutch.
  • You have time on your hands to do homework; writing and reading are not discussed extensively in class, but speaking and listening will actively be practised, beside grammar and cultural matters.

Teaching material

  • “Dutch for foreigners”, Delftse methode, lessons 25 – 43 (second part of the book). More information at:
  • “Dutch for English-speaking Expats”, Maik Klaassen, Van Dorp Education. More information:
  • “Klare Taal”, grammar reference book and exercises. 

Testing options

  • Tests from Bureau ICE for:
    • Intake test
    • Diagnostic test
    • Final test
  • Interim testing (halfway through the learning path) is highly recommended.

Final assessment

Taaltutor offers final tests from ICE, for which a certificate is awarded for each test. These tests have been approved by the Ministry of Education. The tests we can offer are: Writing, Conversation, Speaking, Listening and Reading, ranging on A2 and B1 level. With this level you can also sign up for the Inburgeringsexamen (Civic State Exam). Read more about this exam here.


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Level: A1 > A2
Number of students: 1 or 2
Online or on site in Culemborg
Lesson time slots: variable
Starting date: variable

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