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You can follow courses at all levels. Small groups. Discounts for au pairs, students, partners and friends. Good course materials including e-learning.

Find out what our students are saying:

Zoe: "I feel very welcome in the Netherlands. Even more now I understand the language so much better.”

Expat Zoe (24) from England

“I came to the Netherlands to do a Master’s programme in English Literature. Studying is a lot cheaper here than in England. At the moment I work for a media company, writing about English series, among other things. During my lunch breaks I sometimes practice Dutch with my colleagues. I also speak Dutch with my boyfriend, who is from Amsterdam. A year and a half ago I did the beginners plus course. I manage but still… there is so much in my head that I can’t seem to put to practice. For Dutch grammar I really need a teacher. The Dutch and British people have the same dry sense of humour. It feels familiar. I feel very welcome in the Netherlands. Even more now I understand the language so much better.”

Deepak: "Thanks to Taalthuis learning Dutch is a lot easier"

Expat Deepak (42) from India

"California or Amsterdam, that's where most people from the IT sector apply for a job. I soon knew that it would be the Netherlands. I don't know Europe very well and I really wanted to visit the big European cities. Paris, Lisbon, Berlin, Copenhagen, Budapest; over the last year and a half I visited a different city every month. I love the Dutch climate. Except last summer, I didn't like that. Warm weather is 'overrated'. It makes you tired. I prefer cold weather with a shining sun. You can enjoy coffee on a terrace. The food here is totally different compared to India. You wouldn't expect it given my culture, but I don't like spicy food. Not so long ago I started this language course. English is so much easier for me. But thanks to Taalthuis things are getting better.”

Genavee: "I am glad I made friends during this course. There are many au pairs and students in our Dutch class, which is educational and sociable"

Au Pair Genavee (19) from South Africa

"In South Africa it was financially not possible to study, so I saved money to go to the Netherlands. Hopefully I can stay here permanently in the long run and let my family come over. In South Africa I hunt and guess what? My host family are vegetarian! Luckily I am totally used to it after a month! What I still have to get used to is that not everyone I meet on the street wants to talk to. I try to stroke every dog, I want to have a chat with everyone, but sometimes I get strange looks. I am glad I made friends during this course. There are many au pairs and students in our Dutch class, which is educational and sociable. Tonight I am going for a drink with Anna - she is also from South Africa.”