Dutch for adults

If you are interested in Dutch for adults we offer classes at school and online classes (private or group classes). Right now all our classes are online due to covid-19.

Beginners - new classes start in February
Weekday evening (probably Thursday) at 7.30 pm from February 4 OR Sunday mornings at 9 am from February 7 

Intermediary - new classes start in February 
Weekday evening (probably Tuesday) at 7.30 pm from February 2 OR Sunday mornings at 10.45 am from February 7

TRIAL CLASS: on Thursday January 21 we have a half hour trial class at 7.30 pm.

We will have a Fall and a Spring session with 16 classes each. The fall session will last from mid September until January. The spring session starts  begin February and lasts until begin June. We need at least 2 students to start the class. If there is not enough interest we could offer you private classes. 

If you are interested or would like more information please contact Laura Ligthart via lligthart@dutchschoolsocal.org.

Our lessons

"Wie ben je, wat doe je en waar kom je vandaan?”  "Who are you, what do you do and where do you come from?” Our Introduction to Dutch course for adults teaches the basics of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself, conduct simple conversations and ask for directions to name a few examples. No prior knowledge of the language is required to join this fun-filled introduction to Dutch. The focus of the classes will be conversation and pronunciation, in addition to learning elementary grammar.

Our lessons are focused on achieving good verbal language skills using different themes and situations. Enrichment of the vocabulary, the correct pronunciation, grammar and conversational skills are taught.

Different levels

We have classes for beginner and intermediary levels. If there is enough interest we can also offer classes for advanced students.

Teaching method

We use one of the latest interactive tuition methods that has an interactive and very professional online program.


Students can obtain a Certificate for Dutch as a Foreign Language (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal, CNaVT). The CNaVT has various profiles. The students follow the profile best suited to them. The Dutch School of SoCal is an official site for administering the Certificate. Exams take place in May every year.