Taalthuis in the Media
Check out our media coverage below to read more about how Taalthuis started, has grown, and how we have helped Expats, Au pairs and international students learn Dutch throughout the years!
‘Online learning replaces more than I could have imagined, but you need to limit the group size,’ says owner and director Margreet van ‘t Haaff. She says she is ‘overwhelmed’ with how well students are coping and is impressed by the creativity of the teachers in adapting to this new medium.
On of our students Sarah wrote an article about her Learning Dutch at Taalthuis: “I logged on to my first lesson at my school of choice, Taalthuis, a bit nervous. But, I quickly discovered that learning Dutch online is just as good as learning in a classroom — with some added benefits too.”
‘Show your Dutch partner you’re serious
Here’s some advice on what to do if you fall in love with a Dutch man or woman when it comes to language and culture.
This includes the so-called “Máxima effect” – how the current Dutch queen conquered the king even if she didn’t speak his language.’
Maybe you’ve just arrived in the Netherlands and you want to feel more at home or perhaps you’ve just returned from your holiday full of good intentions. Learning Dutch at Taalthuis may be one of them! But why should you learn Dutch? After all, a lot of Dutch people speak English… Why learn Dutch? Well, here are eight reasons why:
Many are surprised to hear that a country as small as the Netherlands not only has several dialects, but even multiple languages, with each province or region, and even some individual towns, having their own accent or dialect. So, let’s dive into the main accents and dialects (and even another official language) used in the Netherlands that are not Dutch!