Online Dutch Courses

My name is Saskia, and I work as an independent teacher of Dutch as a foreign language.

After more than ten years of experience in the field I now specialize in fast-paced online courses for expats.

Online language course Introduction to Dutch

=> 3-month study program with weekly online classes, starting in January, April and September.
=> Participants are introduced to the basics of Dutch language and culture in a relatively short time, learning ready-to-use phrases for daily life, but also gaining some insight into the bigger patterns.
=> Clearly structured core program, combined with a variable part based on questions and input from the participants.

=> Courses are available on request and according to availability.
=> Program can be adapted to specific possibilities and preferences: day and time, starting date, intensity level, group size, irregular work schedules, etc.

=> Indication of time investment per week (Standard Course): 2 hours online class + minimum of 2 hours of study in between classes.
=> Ideal for a group of colleagues / coworkers, 4-10 participants per group
=> Price indication: €1500-€2500 per course, depending on group size, course duration, day and time slot. The price is for the group as a whole, and includes all materials.

Subjects / themes:  Introducing yourself and others • Saying where you’re from • Asking people’s names • Asking how people are • Asking what people want to drink • Introducing someone • Talking about your family • Saying which languages you speak  • Saying what nationality you are • Asking and answering questions about accommodation • Talking about the surrounding area • Talking about your living arrangements • Asking for things in shops/markets • Saying what you want • Saying how much you want • Using money • Asking for and giving directions • Asking for information • Describing things • Colours • Clothes • Saying whether you like something or not • Asking questions about public transport • Telling the time • Talking about events in the past • Describing places • Talking about the weather     Grammar:  Sentences • Question words •  Je / jij / ik • Negative: nietGa zitten: verbs / • GeenSpreek/spreektTalking about the present: regularTalking about the present: irregularDe nummers 1-20De, het, een When there is more than one (plural)Liggen, zitten, staanMore numbers Possessives: my, your, his/herEr is/zijn PronounsItHoeveel? How much?Formal and informal Modal verbsMoetenLinking sentences: en and maar • Where does the verb go?Numbers: eerste, tweede, derdeDeze/die + dit/dat AdjectivesBig, bigger, biggest Quick and quicklyTalking about the futureWillenTalking about the past The past participleNo ge-Not so regular Hebben or zijnVerbs of motion

About me and my teaching:
Born and raised in Amsterdam, I studied Classical Languages in university, and was a Latin and Dutch grammar tutor to high school students for many years. While living in Italy in 2008, I was asked to teach Dutch to a group of Italians. Later back in the Netherlands, I continued teaching Dutch as a Foreign Language. In the meantime I also worked at a bookstore specialized in language study materials, and as a freelance musician playing in small groups.

For the next ten years I taught both individual classes and group lessons, at beginner as well as advanced levels. I worked for language schools, international companies, and also directly with students. In 2020 my child was born, and soon after, the coronavirus pandemic led to most work turning online. Since that moment I’ve been specializing in online teaching in general, and more specifically online group courses for English speaking expats. In my Introduction Course students are introduced to the basics of Dutch language and culture in a relatively short time, learning ready-to-use phrases for daily life, but also gaining some insight into the bigger patterns.

In my lessons, I make creative use of the different insights and techniques I acquired during my own education and work experience. In the background, I’m continuously working on new ideas and materials. 

Phone / WhatsApp: 06-11056283, Zoom video call

(Phone or video call by appointment)

Bedrijfsnaam: Saskia Taalbegeleiding
KvK-nummer: 65547667
btw-id: NL001726332B60 

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