Studying in the Netherlands as an expat child

Studying in the Netherlands as an expat child
Are you going to study at a Dutch university soon and do you need online Dutch lessons?
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 prepare 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 can cope with the Dutch study. When 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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Preparation for the Dutch Language Test

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 through 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 expands their 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 with one of our teachers once, twice, or 3 times a week.

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.

Prices

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 € 1412 (€ 100,- discount)
18 lessons € 726 (€ 30,- discount)
12 lessons € 504

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.

Get started with online Dutch lessons at Dutch for Kids!

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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, where you can indicate the child/children’s points of interest. 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.
  • Based on tests and intermediate measurements, you get a clear picture of the student’s performance.

When planning the lessons, we consider any prior knowledge about the Dutch language and the goals the student wants to achieve.

All classes are online via Skype or Zoom.

We provide lessons for: 

Examples

  • Some students know 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 to take the language test afterward. They can then, filled with self-confidence, take the Dutch language test after they have had online Dutch lessons with us for several 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 ensure they can study 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!

“Will we see you soon at the free trial lesson?”

Our dedicated and certified teachers are here to help:

Anouk Hosman
Gijs Hosman
Samantha Braat
Amarins Postma
Amarins Postma
Anita van Leerdam
Anna Sander - Dutch for Kids
Anna Sander
Arianne Verbeek
Camille Nijenhuis - Dutch for Kids
Camille Nijenhuis
Hanneke Aker - Dutch for Kids
Hanneke Aker
Hinke Wijngaard
Hinke Wijngaard
Inge Darquennes
Larissa Staal
Mariëlle Zaagman - Dutch for Kids
Mariëlle Zaagman
Marjolein Mansheijm
Marrit Postma
Marrit Postma
Martine Pietersma
Nicolette Vlaardingerbroek
Pauline Groenenberg
Susanne Kolff
Vera Eysink

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