Frequently Asked Questions
Is it possible to sign up children from Belgium for the Dutch lessons at Dutch for Kids?
Belgian children are as much welcome as Dutch children!
What are the prices per lesson?
By clicking here, you’ll find our prices.
Are the Dutch lessons only for Expat children?
All children who want to learn Dutch are welcome at Dutch for Kids. The children who want to read, write and speak at the level of the Dutch primary schools. Even children who are not planning to move to the Netherlands but want to learn Dutch at the highest possible level from abroad are welcome at Dutch for Kids.
In which weeks are there no lessons due to vacation?
This is different for all children and teachers because the holidays abroad don’t always match Dutch holidays. When you’re going on holiday, you can let the teacher know as soon as possible. The teachers also let you know when they are having their holidays.
It’s also possible to have a substitute teachers in the weeks that you want to have lessons but your teacher is on holiday.
Do I need to pay during the holidays, or if my child is sick/not able to make the lesson?
No, you only pay for the given lessons, also if your child is sick (or not able to make it). Please let us know at least 48 hours before the lesson starts and you don’t have to pay for your lesson.
When can I have my lessons?
This will be coordinated in consultation with you and the teacher. Due to the large time differences between the different parts of the world, there are daytime, evening, and weekend classes. When you apply for a trial lesson is desirable if you mention a number of available days and times on which you are available to have the lesson.
Which days can I choose for my lessons?
You can choose every day of the week.
You can make a proposal for a day and time on which you would like to have lessons. It is advisable to mail a few suggestions for days and times because of our availability.
In which countries does Dutch for Kids teach?
Dutch for Kids teaches children from all over the world. A few examples of countries (and places) where Dutch for Kids is currently teaching via Skype are: New Zealand, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Thailand, Vermont, Chicago, Pakistan, South Korea, Oman, Curacao, St. Maarten, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Colombia, Norway, China (Shanghai), Germany, Australia (Sydney, Brisbane and Perth), South Africa, The United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Africa (Nigeria and Kenya), Italy (Tuscany and Milan), Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), Poland, Romania, Sicily, Belgium, England, Sweden (Stockholm), America (New York), Brazil and Canada. Have a look at our country page for more info.
Do I have to pay for the lesson material?
No, the course material is included in the price. The course material will be mailed weekly to you prior to the lesson. Only when your child is following the method “Hotel Hallo” (which is optional) do you have to pay for the workbook and also if you want to buy extra workbooks from “Taal Actief” and the material for the online adult lessons which are also optional.
What are the requirements for Dutch online lessons?
It doesn’t matter whether your child already speaks Dutch well or not.
Based on an intake interview, we look at your child’s development. Based on this, your child will be classified at a level with lessons on which he/she works for a fixed period.
What do we need for your Dutch Lessons?
– A dedicated, quiet space
– A desk with a high enough chair
– A computer/laptop
– A printer to print the lesson material
– A pencil or pen
– A binder to store all lessons
I want my child to start learning Dutch online. What’s the next step?
First, we make an appointment for a no-obligation introductory meeting via Skype, Zoom, or Teams, in which you can indicate your child’s level and his/her points of interest.
During this meeting, we also discuss the reading level and possibly the test results.
How do we proceed after the introductory meeting?
After the introductory meeting, we link your child to one of our teachers. He or she will then send you an invitation for the trial lesson.
When your child is happy with the lesson, you can let the teacher know if you want to start with the Dutch online lessons at Dutch for Kids.
You agree with the Dutch for Kids teacher on definite days and times. You can now let the teacher know whether you want to start with a package of 12, 18, or 36 lessons. You only pay for the lessons given, so you don’t pay for the lessons during holidays or days off.
What about the homework?
After or during each lesson, the teacher will let you know which assignments must be done as homework.
In addition to the lessons, your child will spend about 60 minutes a week on homework.
What does a school year look like?
Your child will start lessons once or twice a week with one of our experienced teachers at a fixed time.
A school year typically has 36 lessons.
We evaluate and decide whether the set goals have been achieved twice a year and whether your child has acquired sufficient knowledge to proceed to the next level.
You will receive a report twice a year describing your child’s progress.