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Frequently Asked Questions.

If you cannot find the answer to your question,contact us at info@taalthuis.nl or +31(0)23 3050305

What is the difference between the beginners basic course and the beginners plus course?

The beginners plus course is specially developed for students who are native German or Afrikaans speakers. The Beginners Plus course is at double the pace of an already challenging Beginners Basic course.  Native German or Afrikaans speakers have an advantage and learn faster because of similarities in the language.

Do I get an official certificate at the end of the course?

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance ( if you have attended 80% of the lessons). If you want to have an official certificate, you will need to do an exam at an official governmental institute.

What is the difference between the Taalthuis account and the e-learning account?

As soon as you register for a course, we will create a personal account for you. This is your Taalthuis account. In this account you can view your courses, the invoices and, if apllicable, download your certificate of attendance.

You will receive the login details for the e-learning account as soon as we have received your payment. The login details are send to you in an email, this sometimes ends up in the spamfolder. The e-learning platform will be used during the lessons, to listen to conversation fragments, see grammar videos and do excersices.

What is the difference between the courses for au pairs and the other courses?

The difference between the regular Basic courses and the Basic courses for au pairs and students is the composition of the groups. The students and au pairs are all young. Au pairs stay in the Netherlands in a host family. They are here to look after children and  learn more about the Dutch language and culture. The lesson materials that are used are the same as in the other beginners courses.

What can I do if I miss a lesson?

You can use our e-learning to catch up, there is a student guide for every course. In this guide we have explained what will be covered per lesson. You can listen to the vocabulary, learn the grammar and do all the exercises to be at the same level as your fellow students.

If you have the feeling that catching up solo is not enough, we offer the possibility to arrange a private catch-up lesson with your teacher. The price for this is € 69,50 per hour and you can ask your teacher to arrange a date and time for it. Taalthuis sends you an invoice.

Can I use the STAP budget for a course at Taalthuis?

No, it is not possible to use the Stap budget at Taalthuis.

Does Taalthuis offer integration courses?

Taalthuis doesn’t give integration courses or specific courses that prepare for the Inburgeringsexamen. We do provide general Dutch language lessons that help you get up to A2 or B1 level (even up to C1 if you want). ​

Does Taalthuis accept a DUO loan?

No, we do not accept DUO loans.

What requirements do you need to register for a course

Students need to understand and speak English at an elementary level.


Courses and requirements Level Lessons and hours Lesson material
Beginner basic courses basiscursus (students must have knowledge of the English language) A0->A1 13 x 2 hours and 15 minutes (12 + exam)
30 hours total
Kom maar binnen! (Taalthuis)
Het fundament (Taalthuis)
Beginners plus cursus
(especially for students from Germany and South-Africa)
A0-> A2 13 x 2 hours and 15 minutes (12 + exam)
30 hours total
Kom gauw binnen! (Taalthuis)
Het fundament (Taalthuis)
Intermediate course
(students must have finished a beginners course)
A1->A2 13 x 2 hours and 15 minutes (12 + exam)
30 hours total
Kom maar verder! (Taalthuis)
Het fundament (Taalthuis)
Advanced course (part 1 and 2)
(students must have finished a beginners plus or intermediate course)
A2->B1 28 x 2 hours and 15 minutes
65 hours in total
Nederlands in Actie (Coutinho)
High Advanced course (part 1 and 2)
(students must have finished a course at B1 level)
B1-> B2 28 x 2 hours and 15 minutes
65 hours in total
Nederlands op Niveau (Coutinho)
To perfection course (part 1 and 2)
(students must have finished a course at B2 level)
B2 -> C1 28 x 2 hours and 15 minutes
65 hours in total
Nederlands naar Perfectie (Coutinho)

Which courses can you take at Taalthuis?

At Taalthuis we only teach Dutch from levels A0 up to C1.

If you are an expat and want more information about our Dutch courses, click here.

If you are an au pair or student and want more information about our Dutch courses, click here

When will I receive my books for the online course?

We will send the books to your home address in the week before the course starts. When you have done the payment, you can find a pdf version of the books in the student guide of the e-learning platform.

We charge additional shipping costs for deliveries outside the Netherlands.

When will I get access to the e-learning platform?

As soon as we have received your payment, you will get access to our e-learning platform. If your company is paying for your course, the payment might take a little longer. In that case, please contact us so we can give you access to the e-learning manually.

Does Taalthuis offer accommodation?

No we do not offer accommodation, we only offer Dutch courses.

Can Taalthuis assist with visa application?

No, we cannot assist with your visa application.

Does Taalthuis offer private lessons

All our Dutch courses are group courses. Our groups are small, 5 people is the minimum and 12 people the maximum, so still a lot of personal attention from our teachers.




Where can I register for a Dutch course at Taalthuis?

Registration for our Dutch courses can only be done online. Once you have found the course you want to enrol in, click the sign-up button to register.

Can I pay in installments?

We do not accept payments in instalments. The payment has to be done before the course starts. You only receive access to our e-learning platform once the payment is done.