Beginners Dutch Course

They say learning Dutch is difficult, we say it’s different!

A beginners’ Dutch course is for people who would like to learn to use Dutch in their working environment. We analyze the needs, work environment and goals of each student and from there we create a tailor-made learning program. During the training sessions, we place emphasis on using real-life activities to help students build fluency and develop confidence.

Subjects of a program may include:
  • greetings and introduction
  • numbers/time/spelling/phone numbers/e-mail addresses
  • talking about your job/company
  • business verbs/nouns/job titles/branches
  • daily routine
  • making appointments and arrangements
  • social reactions/responses/social talk

Private Course
Private training is designed for people who would like one-on-one coaching to build particular skills. We customize course content to reflect the needs and interests of the student. Courses consist of a minimum of 10 sessions. Each training session is 2 hours. The cost includes training, customized lesson materials, homework and e-mail support.

Group Course
Group training is designed for people who would like to learn in a more social environment and who have similar learning goals. They have the opportunity to practice Dutch with other students. We customize course content to provide the group with a variety of interesting discussion topics and role-playing opportunities. The cost includes intake, training, customized lesson materials, homework and email support.

Jessica de Rooij, founder and trainer at both Zaantraining en Dutchtraining, gives Dutch language training to professionals from all over the world.

Using experience gained from her theater background, Jessica has developed a dynamic, student-centered approach to teaching that is mindful of individual learning styles. She creates a relaxed atmosphere in which students can learn at their own pace, and where the main focus is placed on communication, rather than trying to memorize rules and complicated grammatical constructions.

Jessica is experienced in effective feedback, the seven learning styles and the lexical approach. Her specialty is teaching people to improve their verbal expression.

She is familiar with the mental and emotional hurdles that people face when learning a new language. Her patience and enthusiasm are very encouraging for clients from all walks of life. Her students include everyone from high-ranking business people to sportsmen, including non-Dutch members of the Ajax football club.

Looking for an beginners’ social Dutch course in Amsterdam or Zaandam? We offer those too, at:


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