Face-to face courses
Taalthuis offers face-to-face courses at seven lesson locations in the Netherlands! Taalthuis keeps offering online courses as well.
Due to all rules concerning Covid-19, we have decided to postpone all our face-to-face courses until after the summer holidays. We do offer a few face-to-face courses for au pairs you can find them when you click on this link.
Personal attention is important so the maximum number of participants in one group at the moment is 8. This is also in line with government guidelines according to social distancing. Naturally we will also observe all other guidelines regarding Covid-19.
We aim to make learning a fun experience! Founded in 2006 Taalthuis now is a well known language institute in the Netherlands for higher educated students. With lesson locations in seven different cities in the Netherlands, Taalthuis makes it possible for expats, au pairs and international students to learn Dutch all over the Netherlands.
Taalthuis uses its own course materials at the Beginner and Intermediate levels. During the courses you will be exploring all kind of interesting subjects and current topics. Each lesson takes 2 hours and 15 minutes. Besides that you need to spend about 5 hours weekly on homework. For the Advanced courses the lessons are 2,5 hours and the homework will be more.
The e-learning is an important tool that helps you with vocabulary, pronunciation and provides you with challenging exercises.
For the beginners courses it is obligatory to have a basic knowledge of the English language.
The Introduction course (A0) teaches au pairs more about the Dutch language and culture by exploring all sorts of themes and subjects
The Beginner basic course (A0>A1) teaches you the very basics of the Dutch language and culture. Besides learning to speak some Dutch, they can learn something about Dutch practices and customs.
The Beginners plus course (A0>A2) is especially developed for German and South African students, or students who already have some knowledge of the Dutch language. This course has a higher level than the Beginners Basic course. Students who are not from Germany or South Africa or don’t have any knowledge of the Dutch language are advised to do the Beginners basic course.
For the Intermediate course (A1>A2) you have to have finished a beginners course at A1.
For the Advanced course (A2>B1) you have to have finished a beginners plus or intermediate course at A2.
You’re welcome to join the conversational courses if you are at A2-level.
For the Advanced course (B1 > B2) you have to have finished an Advanced course at B1.