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Private online Dutch lessons with native speaking teachers

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Online Dutch lessons anytime, anywhere

Bring learning Dutch to life through live 1-to-1 classes with a personal Dutch tutor. Our classes are effective, fun and guaranteed to get you talking. Start with a free trial lesson today.

Live conversation. Native speaking tutors

Our online Dutch lessons emphasize conversational skills, enabling you to speak with confidence in real-world scenarios and develop your fluency in a supportive environment.

Tailor made classes matched to your study goals

Enjoy customized classes delivered by expert online Dutch tutors. Whether you're a beginner or an advanced learner, our classes can cater to your unique learning style and individual goals.

Professional and passionate Dutch tutors

Learning a language is not just about grammar and vocabulary. It's about culture, history, and context. Our team of Dutch tutors bring a wealth of experience and enthusiasm to each class.

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Helen Koolschijn
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Get rapid tutor feedback on each core skill. Instant feedback from a native Dutch speaking tutor helps you monitor your progress, focus on areas of difficulty and stay motivated as you learn.

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Listening - B2 - Intermediate
Reading - C1 - Advanced
Writing - B1 - Intermediate

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Booking lesson time is easy. Choose a Dutch tutor by availability, price, profile, student reviews and much more. Start with a trial class to get an evaluation of your existing fluency level and ability.

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Why learn Dutch?

Learning to speak Dutch online is an exciting and rewarding journey.

Learning Dutch is an exciting and rewarding endeavor, opening doors to the rich cultural heritage of the Netherlands and Belgium. Dutch offers insights into a region known for its historical impact on trade, art, and philosophy. By mastering Dutch, learners can appreciate the works of famous Dutch artists like Rembrandt and Van Gogh, explore the rich literary tradition, and engage deeply with the vibrant culture of Dutch-speaking countries. At Verbalplanet, we connect learners with native Dutch tutors who provide personalized instruction, making the journey to fluency both enjoyable and effective.

Additionally, Dutch is closely related to English and German, which can make it easier to learn for speakers of these languages. This linguistic connection allows learners to quickly grasp grammar and vocabulary, accelerating the path to fluency. Proficiency in Dutch can also enhance career opportunities, particularly in fields such as international business, diplomacy, and tourism, given the Netherlands' significant role in the global economy. Verbalplanet's tutors offer immersive and interactive online lessons tailored to individual goals, ensuring that learners gain practical communication skills and cultural understanding. Start building your confidence in speaking Dutch and experience the benefits of connecting with Dutch-speaking communities worldwide.

How long does it take to learn Dutch?

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI), lists Dutch as a Category I language, indicating that it is among the easiest languages for English speakers to learn. This is due to its relatively simple grammar and significant vocabulary similarities with English. However, mastering Dutch pronunciation and understanding regional dialects can still pose challenges. The European CEFR guidelines outline a structured study path from A1 (beginner) to C2 (mastery), which helps learners systematically build their proficiency in the language.

At Verbalplanet, we recognize that even languages deemed 'easier' still require dedicated practice and proper guidance. This is where a native speaking Dutch tutor can make a substantial difference. Our online Dutch tutors provide personalized lessons tailored to your level of ability, preferred pace and goals, ensuring that you grasp the nuances of speaking Dutch effectively. By offering real-time feedback and cultural insights, Verbalplanet's tutors help learners overcome difficulties more efficiently and achieve fluency faster. Engaging with a native tutor not only enhances your fluency but also provides a deeper understanding of Dutch culture, making the experience both comprehensive and rewarding.

Dutch Proficiency Exam Prep

The Staatsexamen NT2 (Dutch as a Second Language State Exam) and CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal) are key Dutch proficiency exams for non-native speakers. The NT2 exam is essential for those seeking to work or study in the Netherlands, assessing proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing at two levels: Program I (B1) and Program II (B2). The CNaVT exam is internationally recognized and offers several proficiency levels, catering to different professional and academic needs.

Preparing for these exams can be challenging, given the comprehensive nature of the tests and the need to master various core communication skills. Engaging in online Dutch classes with a native tutor can significantly improve your chances of success. An online Dutch tutor provides tailored instruction that focuses on the specific requirements of each exam, helping you to improve your weaknesses and reinforce your strengths. Practice tests, real-time feedback, and targeted exercises are integral parts of these personalized lessons, ensuring you are well-prepared and confident on exam day.

At Verbalplanet, we connect learners with private Dutch teachers who are professionals in preparing students for the Staatsexamen NT2 and CNaVT exams. Our tutors use interactive online teaching methods and customized lesson plans to ensure comprehensive preparation for these exams. With Verbalplanet’s online Dutch lessons, you gain access to high-quality education that caters to your individual objectives, helping you achieve fluency and succeed in your proficiency exams. Start your Dutch adventure today and unlock the full potential of your language skills.

Why learn with an online Dutch tutor?

Learning Dutch with a private online Dutch teacher has numerous advantages to self study and classes can be tailored to your individual needs and goals. Whether for business, academic support, or personal development, our native tutors provide personalized and effective instruction.

  • Dutch for Business: Develop proficiency in business terminology and cultural nuances to enhance professional interactions in Dutch-speaking markets.
  • Learning Dutch Grammar, Accent Reduction, and Pronunciation: Master complex grammar rules, reduce your accent, and improve pronunciation with expert online tuition.
  • Helping with Dutch School Exams: Receive tailored support for important exams such as A-Level, GCSE, and AP Dutch to excel in academic assessments.
  • Travel: Enhance your travel experiences with fluent Dutch, allowing for richer cultural immersion and easier navigation.
  • Emigrating to a Dutch-Speaking Country: Prepare comprehensively for a smooth transition and integration into a new community with advanced speaking skills.
  • Personal Pleasure: Enjoy Dutch literature, film, and music in their original form for a more fulfilling cultural experience.
  • Career: Expand your career opportunities in global markets with proficiency in Dutch.
  • Personal Development: Enhance cognitive abilities and cultural awareness by learning a new language.
  • Official Dutch Exams: Prepare for key proficiency tests such as the Staatsexamen NT2 and CNaVT with expert tutoring.

Working with a private Dutch teacher ensures a flexible, personalized, and effective learning experience, helping you reach your goals efficiently.

Frequently asked questions about our Dutch lessons

Why learn Dutch with us?

We've been helping people to learn foreign languages since 2006 and all our tutors are experts in helping anyone looking to improve their fluency, build confidence in speaking and learn Dutch efficiently and effectively.

Our language tuition services are rated as excellent on Trustpilot and we have private Dutch tutors for people of all ages and abilities.

Web based Dutch tuition can help you quickly improve all the core skills - listening, writing, reading, speaking, pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary. You can also customize your lessons to focus on goals such as business Dutch, conversational skills, accent reduction or passing official Dutch proficiency tests. Whatever your goal we have some amazing Dutch tutors here to help.

We've also a friendly customer service team on hand to help with any queries and guarantee an extra trial lesson if you're not completely happy with your Dutch teacher after your first lesson.

What qualifications and experience do Dutch tutors on Verbalplanet have?

Teaching on Verbalplanet is by application only and our standards are high so we only admit the very best tutors from around the world. We also monitor tutor performance 24/7. All our tutors are rated on their performance by fellow students so you can make an informed choice.

Our team of professional Dutch tutors have years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities, including children, and the vast majority are bilingual and can speak English.

You'll also find many tutors have additional professional qualifications or experience in teaching specialized areas such as conversational Dutch, emigration tests, exam preparation and cultural studies.

How can a Dutch tutor help me improve my fluency?

1-to-1 tuition with a private Dutch teacher can help you improve core skills in several ways.

  1. They can provide personalized lessons tailored to your study style and goals.
  2. They can offer feedback on your pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary, helping you to develop better conversational skills.
  3. Native Dutch tutors can introduce you to cultural nuances and help you to understand the context behind certain words and phrases.
  4. Our Dutch tutors have years of experience and can recommend the best resources, such as books, podcasts, radio channels and movies to help you practice and improve your fluency outside of class.

Overall, a private Dutch tutor can be a valuable resource and can help you to achieve your goals more efficiently and effectively.

How do I pay for my Dutch lessons?

We have several payment methods available for our Dutch lessons. You can use credit/debit cards and PayPal.

Payment can be made quickly and securely in your local currency through the Verbalplanet platform. You can book as many Dutch lessons as you want with no obligation to buy more than you need.

Working with an online Dutch tutor tends to be cheaper than face-to-face lessons because the tutor doesn't need to travel to you. Typically web based Dutch tuition will cost between $20 USD to $40 USD per lesson.

Unlike other platforms we offer loyalty discounts based on your booking history so your lessons can get progressively cheaper as you progress, which means that you can receive discounts whether you're buying one lesson or twenty.

What is the fastest way to learn Dutch?

The most effective approach to learn Dutch is through full immersion by living and working in the community alongside native speakers.

For most people that's not possible so we offer the next best thing which is to practice with a private Dutch tutor.

Your Dutch teacher can manage your development through a personal study plan designed to focus on your goals and areas of difficulty. All you need to do is create a free account, choose your tutor and start building your confidence in speaking in live conversation.

How can I learn correct pronunciation with an authentic accent?

To develop correct pronunciation and an authentic accent, consider these strategies:

  1. Listen and Imitate: Regularly listen to native Dutch speakers through movies, songs, podcasts, and news broadcasts. Try to imitate the sounds, rhythms, and intonation.
  2. Use Pronunciation Tools: Leverage apps that focus on pronunciation, offering audio comparisons and feedback.
  3. Practice with Native Speakers: Engage with fluent Dutch speakers or a tutor who can provide immediate feedback and corrections, helping you adjust your accent gradually.
  4. Record and Self-Assess: Record yourself talking and compare it to natural speakers, noting areas for improvement.

These methods, combined with regular practice, will gradually help you adopt an authentic Dutch accent.

A problem many learners face is being embarrassed about talking outloud or making mistakes. Working with a Dutch tutor is a great way to overcome this problems and grown in confidence.

How do I choose my Dutch tutor?

Choosing an online Dutch teacher involves several key considerations to ensure the best experience:

  1. Qualifications and Experience: Look for tutors with formal teaching qualifications and check their experience, especially with teaching students at your level. We only accept tutors with significant teaching experience and qualifications and all our tutors detail their past teaching experience on their profile page.
  2. Reviews and Feedback: Read reviews from other Verbalplanet students to gauge the tutor's effectiveness, reliability, and teaching style.
  3. Teaching Style and Approach: Consider what teaching style suits your needs. Some tutors may focus more on conversation, while others might emphasize grammar or pronunciation. Contact our tutors for free to learn more.
  4. Trial Lessons: These are a great way to test your current level of fluency and get to know your Dutch tutor. Use this opportunity to see if the tutor's approach aligns with your personal goals and if you communicate well with each other.
  5. Flexibility and Availability: All available lesson times are shown in your time zone so you can ensure your preferred tutor's schedule aligns with yours and that they can commit to the number and frequency of lessons you'd like.
  6. Compatibility: Learning a language is a long-term commitment, so it's important that you feel comfortable and motivated by your tutor.
Should I choose a Dutch tutor who is a native speaker?

Learning Dutch with a native speaker isn't strictly necessary, but it does offer several important advantages.

Native Dutch speakers provide authentic pronunciation, idiomatic use, and cultural context that can significantly enhance the overall experience. This real-world exposure helps learners understand how Dutch is used in everyday conversations and situations, improving their listening and speaking skills more effectively than with non-native instructors.

Regular conversation with one of our Dutch tutors will significantly boost your confidence in speaking and provide cultural insights enriching the learning process in ways which simply aren't possible through apps or self study programs.

How do Dutch lessons work over the internet?

Online Dutch lessons with Verbalplanet are a convenient and effective way to learn and are almost the same as 1-on-1 in person classes.

Our classes are conducted over Skype, Zoom or Microsoft Teams. This enables you to learn Dutch from any location and keep using the same Dutch tutor no matter where you are in the world. During the lesson, you will have the opportunity to interact with your tutor in real-time, practice your speaking, and receive immediate feedback and guidance.

You will also have access to our bank of resources to enhance your progress between classes.

How many Dutch lessons do I need?

The optimal number of Dutch lessons per week you'll need will vary depending on your fluency goals and any previous study. However, most educational experts say that regular practice is the key to becoming fluent in Dutch quickly.

Ideally, around two or three online classes per week can offer a balanced approach, allowing enough time for new information to be absorbed and practiced, while also maintaining momentum without overwhelming the learner.

Engaging with a private Dutch teacher with Verbalplanet can provide you with focused intensive practice and feedback that accelerates your path to fluency.

About the Dutch language

Choosing to become fluent in Dutch is an exciting challenge.

Dutch, known as Nederlands, is spoken by approximately 23 million people as a first language and 5 million as a second language. It is officially recognised in the Netherlands and Belgium (where it is referred to as Flemish) and is also spoken in Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten. Dutch is part of the West Germanic language family, making it closely related to German and English, which can make it easier to master for speakers of these languages.

Learning Dutch opens doors to understanding the rich cultural heritage of the Netherlands and Flanders, from iconic art and literature to modern-day innovations in design and technology. The language's structure is characterized by relatively simple grammar rules compared to other languages, though pronunciation can pose a challenge due to unique sounds not found in English. Mastering Dutch can greatly enhance travel experiences, career opportunities, and personal growth by connecting you with Dutch-speaking communities worldwide.

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