EXCELLENT DUTCH offers

I Private lessons : regular or intensive at the Excellent Dutch locations or at the student's location..

II Skype  lessons : regular or intensive , private or  group

III Group lessons and group courses at the Excellent Dutch locations or at the student's location.

Of course various combinations can be made, depending on your individual needs/location etc.

Prices depend on your specific arrrangement and the according rate per hour, see Pricing.  

I Private, regular.

Excellent Dutch's lessons are focused on CONVERSATION. In order to converse one needs to (1) actually do it, to practise.We start from there. Where conversation gets stuck, we fill gaps in knowledge, concerning (2) pronunciation, (3) vocabulary,and (4) grammar. As Dutch pronunciation tells a lot about (5) spelling, Excellent Dutch integrates spelling in pronunciation.Also grammar is integrated in the conversation, in order to achieve that one can - as much as possible - use it right away in daily conversation.In order to obtain this, Excellent Dutch teaches grammar in a way that is as compact and practical (ready for use) as possible.
Excellent Dutch will do a little coaching as well about how to practise Dutch in daily conversation, because it is not easy to learn to speak Dutch in Holland,as most people - as soon as they notice you are foreigner - will direct to you in any other language but Dutch. Practising Dutch in daily conversation will be part of home-work exercise. 

I Private, intensive.

The individual INTENSIVE courses have the same content,structure and method as the individual regular lessons.It is just intended to give your Dutch a boost within a short time.The student takes lessons every weekday (f.e." minimum course" : 5 x 1.5 hours per week,during 2 weeks = 15 hours ) during a couple of weeks, or even including the weekend .

 

Are the “on location student " lessons above your budget?

Apart from lessons on the student’s location  , Excellent Dutch also offers a more favourable price for

lessons on 2  locations in Amsterdam, 2 locations in Amstelveen , 1location in Diemen and1 location in Driemond  :

 

- Amsterdam Oud- West :  Borgerstraat 102 , 1053 PW (near Kinkerstraat, 7 mnts walking from A 10)

 25,- ph , conditions : 16 consecutive weeks, payment in advance, Monday- Saturday   9.00-21.00, in case of rescheduling by student rpossibly on other location ( On-line, E.D or any other location in Amsterdam  

  to be selected by ED). 

Amsterdam Nieuw- West : Derkinderenstraat 24 , 1062 DB ( near Amsterdam Lelylaan station, near A 10, free parking)

25,- ph ,

conditions : 16 consecutive weeks, payment in advance, Monday- Friday   9.00-17.00,

in case of rescheduling by student possibly on other location ( on-line, E.D or any other location in Amsterdam  to be selected by ED).

Amstelveen : Populierenlaan 597, 1185 SX and Bavinckstaete Business Center. Prof.J.H.Bavincklaan 5, 1183 AT. 

25,- ph ,

conditions : 16 consecutive weeks, payment in advance, Monday- Friday  9.00-17.00,

in case of rescheduling by student  possibly on other location ( On-line, E.D or any other location in Amsterdam  to be selected by ED) .

Diemen: Ouddiemerlaan 104, 1111 HL ( near Diemen station, near A 10, free parking).

25,- ph ,

conditions : 16 weeks consecutive weeks, payment in advance, Monday- Friday, from on August 16th, 9.00-21.00,

in case of rescheduling by student  possibly on other location ( On-line, E.D or any other locationin Amsterdam  to be selected by ED)

Driemond : Winterstraat 31, 1109 BD . 

 

II Skype lessons . Through the highly accesible platform of Skype, individual teaching is provided with streaming video & audio,creating a unique opportunity for students all over the world to benefit from the highly efficient and personalized individual tutoring.

Apart from international appliance of this platform, local students who don't have the time to commute within the city of Amsterdam can benefit from this as well ! See requirements & manuals to verify if your set-up is ready to begin and to remain a stable connection during the course.

III Group lessons and group courses at the Excellent Dutch locations or at the student's location..

Students can either apply for lessons as a group - forming their own class so to speak- or participate in a course set up by ED. 

I you wish to participate in ED courses, please read the info below concerning current courses 

 

 

Beginners- Medium course :

Scheduling:  Mo 20.45 -21.45 and Wed 20.15 -21.15

Focused on conversation, on a solid base of  pronunciation, spelling and grammar.

suitable for people that start "from scratch" and for "semi- beginners". 

start: a.s.a.p with  minimum of 2 participants.

duration: 4 weeks in a row , can be extended if desired.

costs: € 20,00 (total hours : 4).          

included :  digital grammar files on all subjects.

excluded: audio- MP 3 on pronunciation

procedure: Excellent Dutch will  do  a little " intake- test" by telephone.

content of lesson: The lessons will cover these grammatical subjects of "basic knowledge", as there are :

1. Pronunciation, 2. Spelling, 3. Reading, 4.Present - and Past Tense  regular- and irregular verbs, 5. Basic knowledge of gender of words ( het /de), 6.Vocabulary, based on regular- and irregular verbs and genderlist  and adjectives, adverbs, personal pronouns, 7. Syntaxis/word order in sentence, 8. All kind of basic skills  on a "need to know" basis (f.e.:  "om  te" and choice between "hebben" or "zijn" in the ( Present) Perfect Past, the choice between Simple Past and (Present) Perfect Past, Future Tense, Passive etc.etc. 9. The actual proficiency to express one self in Dutch conversation  in the conversational part of the lesson) . 10. Coaching,  concerning "how to practise Dutch in daily life" , through special exercises and advice .

Special condition: use of headset .

 

Medium - Advanced course:

Scheduling Wed 17.45-18.45 and Thurs 20.45-21.45

Focused on conversation, on a solid base of  pronunciation, spelling and grammar.

suitable for people that start have a " medium- up to advanced level.". 

start: a.s.a.p with  minimum of 2 participants.

duration:4 weeks in a row  , can be extended if desired.

costs: € 20,00 (total hours : 4).          

included :  digital grammar files on all subjects.

procedure: Excellent Dutch will  do  a little " intake- test" by telephone.

content of lesson: We will practise conversation, write and read, but the student is supposed to be (more) familiar with the basic knowledge as described above. We will extend knowledge by learning new and more complicated vocabulary, by dealing with sentences with a more complicated structure, and we will develop conversational skills to a higher level.

Special condition: use of headset .

 

"Conversation Group" :

Scheduling:  Tues 20.45 -21.45

This course is strictly conversational and suitable for people that have a proficiency that is "avarage" up to  "advanced".

start: a.s.a.p with  minimum of 2 participants.

duration: 4 weeks in a row , , can be extended if desired.

costs: € 20,00 (total hours : 4). 

included :  digital grammar files on all  subjects concerning the items the participant has to work on for the next lesson.   

procedure: Excellent Dutch will  do  a little " intake- test" by telephone.

content of lesson: In  the first hour you will only talk Dutch , with the  teacher as conversation- host ". In the last 15 minutes everyone will get comments and guidelines/ advice , concerning what to work on for the next session.

 Special condition: use of headset .