Intensive group courses
20-25 academic hours per week
A Dutch language course once or twice a week after a busy day at work?!
It might take ages to reach the next level … especially in a group where people skip class or don’t do the homework.
Make learning Dutch a priority!
We offer intensive Dutch courses for higher educated adults. And we specialise in courses with accommodation (optional).
Leave the hassle of your daily live behind. Join us in an inspiring and fun learning environment, that expands beyond the classroom!
Join a group in which everyone is committed to learn the language fast!
And if you’re travelling from another country, you have all you need: courses + accommodation.
For the best course results and full study+live together experience: choose our language campus in Drenthe!
Every year about 300-350 people from all over the world participate in the Dutch Summer School. Read what they say about their stay; and have a look at the pictures/videos. We had a great time and are looking forward to the next Summer!
People of all ages can participate (minimum age = 18 years). About 35% of our participants is below 25, 40% between 25-40, and 25% is above 40 years old.
Our students study Dutch because of: relocation to the Netherlands/Flanders, business, civic integration exam, Dutch roots and/or relatives, as a hobby.
Command of the English language is obligatory on the levels 0, A1 and A2 (instruction language). On the higher levels, the teacher speaks only Dutch.
– Drenthe or Amsterdam
– with or without accommodation
– level 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 (read: level descriptions)
– 1 or more sessions
Levels are successive. If you choose more than 1 session: make a separate booking for the next level at a later date.
Example: if you want to do a 4-week course starting from beginner, book level 1 (starting 3 July) + level 2 (starting 17 July).
The prices of offline courses include: coffee/tea/water during lessons, access to online package #dutchgrammar-1, #dutchgrammar 2 and #dutchgrammar-3 (from 1 month before the course until 1 month after the course). Book not included (€ 39).
* 1 academic hour = 45 minutes.
** Starting from 2022: the Amsterdam accommodation is not offered as part of a package fee. If you want to do the course with accommodation in Amsterdam, you will pay the lessons-only fee, and you will receive a link to book directly at The Student Hotel – Amsterdam West. The mentioned price is an indication and may fluctuate. Terms of The Student Hotel will apply. The Summer School in Drenthe will continue to offer it’s services as a package fee where you pay for course and accommodation at the same time.
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– Other relevant information
– Which courses can be paid?
– What are the conditions?
– How to apply with STAP?
– When to apply?
In 2017, we developed our own learning method: Het Lesboek (beginner-A2). In 2019 ‘Het Lesboek-2’ (A2-B1) and in 2022 ‘Het Lesboek 3’ (B1/B2). This method integrates with Bart de Pau’s online materials (the online course #dutchgrammar and the ‘Heb je zin?’ videos where Dutch grammar and vocabulary is applied in daily conversations).
The learning method is more than just a book: every lesson is a completely prepared set of presentations, role plays, games, speaking exercises, with a strong focus on applying vocabulary and grammar in real conversations.
Our method is based on the flipped classroom. Learn more in this article why the flipped classroom is so effective.
The students of the Dutch Summer School will get free access to the e-learning package during the course:
– #dutchgrammar (from 0 till A1)
– #dutchgrammar-2 (from A1 till A2)
– #dutchgrammar-3 (A2/B1)
The package contains video tuition/exercises for self study (homework), but also serve as a backup in case you can not attend a lesson.
Access is included:
– for from 1 month before the course until 1 month after the course
Can’t wait? You can also buy premium access that gives you 1 year access to these packages (49€ + tax per level). It can be helpful:
– to prepare online prior to the summer – to enroll on the next level
– to review after your summer school participation
Everyone can buy e-learning package #dutchgrammar (also if you don’t attend the summer course).
At the 4th of August 2015, at TV-crew of RTV Drenthe visited the Dutch Summer School for an item in the regional news program.
English subtitles added. Source: RTV Drenthe.
In winter (in January) we have a similar program.
Learn more: dutchwinterschool.nl