Studying in the Netherlands as an expat child

Studying in Holland as an expat child

Are you going to study at a Dutch university soon? The teachers of Dutch For Kids are ready to guide you in this process.

The online Dutch lessons help you prepare, in the Netherlands or abroad, for your arrival at a Dutch-speaking university.

We also help young adults who are going to start an English-language study in the Netherlands with their preparations to come to the Netherlands. This way you can immediately make yourself understandable and build friendships upon arrival.

How?

If your son or daughter decides to study in the Netherlands (with a foreign diploma), some colleges and universities want you to take a Dutch language test.

The purpose of this language test is that the college or university knows that your son or daughter is capable of coping with the Dutch study. As soon as they start there, they will have to read large chunks of Dutch text and search through Dutch-language books. The language test was created to prevent the acceptance of students who are not yet competent enough, to participate in a Dutch study.

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We prepare your son or daughter for studying at a Dutch-speaking university by practicing the following during the online Dutch lessons:

Grammar

In this part, the student’s knowledge of grammar is tested. Attention is paid to the correct spelling of the verbs, the tenses, and the order in the sentences.

Writing

Some students need help with academic writing before entering university. We help our students to write an essay about a given topic. The student has to give his/her opinion about a text and highlight different sides.

Listening

We help our students with the ‘listening comprehension’ part by answering questions about fragments we listen to together.

Speaking

During our online Dutch lessons, we prepare the student for the ‘speaking’ part by making his or her point of view clear within a few minutes, by means of a monologue. Then we also practice having a conversation about this topic.

Reading

During the reading lessons, we read informative, argumentative, and contemplative texts together and make multiple-choice questions about them. This allows your son or daughter to practice reading focus and it also expands the vocabulary.

What does the student need?

  • A quiet workspace and well-functioning internet. This way he/she can work undisturbed with one of the Dutch for Kids teachers for 45 minutes per lesson.
  • A printer to print out teaching materials that can be written on during class.
  • A binder in which the teaching materials and homework can be stored.

We work with blocks of 12, 18, or 36 lessons per student. The student can have lessons once, twice, or 3 times a week with one of our teachers.

You can opt for extra homework, or only have homework during class.

Online Dutch summer school

It’s also possible to let the students continue during the summer period. This, of course, is in consultation with our teachers, who also take a few weeks of well-deserved vacation in the summer.

Costs

45-minute lessons

Installments Price per installment (You don’t pay VAT)
36 lessons € 1948 (€ 140,- discount)
18 lessons € 999 (€ 45,- discount)
12 lessons € 696

Family Discount

For every additional student, a family discount of €75 is applied, when you choose our annual installment.

Did you know?

  • Above prices are per student.
  • You can take any lessons left over to the next school year.
  • You can plan your holidays yourself, in consultation with your teacher.

30-minute lessons (for 3, 4 & 5-year-old children)

Installments Price per installment (You don’t pay VAT)
36 lessons € 1405 (€ 100,- discount)
18 lessons € 705 (€ 30,- discount)
12 lessons € 480

Family Discount

For every additional student, a family discount of €35 is applied, when you choose our annual installment.

Did you know?

  • Above prices are per student.
  • You can take any lessons left over to the next school year.
  • You can plan your holidays yourself, in consultation with your teacher.

Way of work

We offer tailor-made lessons for primary and secondary school students. It doesn’t matter whether the students already speak Dutch well or have just come to live in the Netherlands. Based on an intake interview with the parents and student, we look at where the development points of the student lie. Based on this, a lesson series is compiled for the student on which the child works for a fixed period.

First, we make an appointment for a no-obligation introductory meeting via Skype or Zoom, in which you can indicate what the child/children’s points of interest are. During this conversation, we also discuss the reading level and possibly the test results.

The online Dutch lessons help you prepare, in the Netherlands or abroad, for your arrival at a Dutch-speaking university.

The student then starts weekly lessons with one of our authorized teachers, at a fixed time. After a period of 12 or 18 weeks, we evaluate and decide whether the goals set have been achieved and whether the student has acquired sufficient knowledge to continue independently without our help.

  • Contact between the Dutch for Kids teacher and the school is possible at the start of the trajectory and during the interim evaluation.
  • You will receive all materials needed for the lesson by email or will be shared with the student during the lesson.
  • On the basis of tests and intermediate measurements, you get a clear picture of the student’s performance.

When planning the lessons, we take into account any prior knowledge about the Dutch language and the goals that the student wants to achieve.

All classes are online, via Skype or Zoom.

We provide lessons for: 

Examples

  • Some students already know that they want to study in the Netherlands within the next few years. They take weekly online Dutch lessons at Dutch For Kids until the period has come when they move to the Netherlands and can start at a Dutch university after the language test.
  • Other students come to live in the Netherlands within a few months and want to take a crash course in Dutch in order to take the language test afterwards. They can then, filled with self-confidence, take the Dutch language test after they had online Dutch lessons with us for a number of months.
  • Still, other children do not yet know whether they want to start a Dutch or English study in the Netherlands. They start with Dutch lessons to make sure that they can do the study of their choice when they know what study they want to go for.

Which study programs can you choose at Dutch universities? This link will take you to the page with an overview of all Dutch universities. Have fun choosing!

Amarins Postma
Anouk Hosman - Dutch for Kids
Marrit Postma

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