Learn Dutch as a second language 

If you are interested in learning Dutch as a second language we have the following programs:

  • Dutch for children (up to 16+ years old)
We have this program only as Online classes right now. If there is enough interest we could also start a class at our school in North Hollywood or San Diego.

  • Every Saturday from September 12
- 5 to 7 years olds: 9 - 10 am
- 8 to 11 year olds: 10.15 - 11.15 am
- 12 to 16 year olds: 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • Every Wednesday from September 16
- 5 to 7 years olds: 4 - 5 pm
- 8 to 11 year olds: 4 - 5 pm
- 12 to 16 year olds: 4 - 5 pm

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

For whom?
For students who have not had much exposure to the Dutch language. The educational goal for these students is to achieve good verbal skills and to be able to communicate with their Dutch or Flemish family, or to follow further education in the Netherlands or Belgium.

The 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.

We can offer online lessons (private or group) for children from 5 years old up to 16+ years old.

Tuition methods
We have great tuition methods that we use as well as various different educational media that aim to make the class as interactive as possible. 

As of 15 years old, 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 will become an official site for administering the Certificate this year. Exams take place in May every year.

With a higher level of the CNaVT students 14+ may qualify for:
- The Seal of Biliteracy (B1)
- Credits for college (B1)
- Acceptance at Dutch institutions for higher education (B2)

For more information about the CNaVT click here.

  • Dutch for Adults
We have this program as Online classes right now. If there is enough interest we could start group lessons at our schools in North Hollywood, Orange County or San Diego. For more information click here.