Dutch courses for your learning (or language) goals
Try speaking, listening, reading and writing in Dutch with our Complete Dutch online course. With Dutch lessons covering everything from learning basic vocabulary to advanced grammar, our interactive lessons will get you speaking Dutch confidently in no time.
Dutch for Business
Do you want to speak Dutch with confidence in the workplace? This course covers things like local workplace etiquette, norms and business-specific vocabulary. With Dutch as an official language in six countries, you never know where it may take you.
Our dedicated Dutch pronunciation lessons will teach you all you need to know about the Dutch language and how it sounds. Hear native speakers pronounce those tricky words, then you’ll be given plenty of opportunities to practise and get feedback.
Busuu’s Dutch syllabus
You’ll learn Dutch expressions and Dutch language basics related to introducing yourself, getting to know other people, and asking and answering simple questions about where you’re from.
You’ll progress to more common expressions and questions related to basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography and employment.
You’ll become more comfortable speaking about familiar topics in a work, school or public setting. You’ll learn how to deal with common situations that arise when travelling, as well as share your dreams, hopes, ambitions, plans and opinions.
You will learn how to discuss and debate concrete, abstract topics and current affairs with native Dutch speakers in a fluent and comfortable manner.
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How to really learn Dutch online
|What you’ll do||How it works|
|1. Study||Our bite-sized Dutch lessons mean you can study Dutch as much or as little as you want. Keep it interesting with comprehension exercises, listening exercises, writing challenges and conversations. Plus, our personalised Study Plan helps keep you on track when learning Dutch online.|
|2. Practise||Join a Live Group Lesson or 1:1 Live Lesson with a friendly, qualified language teacher. Practise your speaking skills in a safe, supportive virtual classroom.|
|3. Remember||Our smart vocabulary and grammar review tool knows which words you’ve learned, and which ones you’re struggling with. We will tailor your quizzes to help lodge words into your long-term memory.|
|4. Test yourself||Put everything you’ve learned into practice without the stress. Complete a written or spoken exercise, send it out to our community of native speakers, then receive helpful feedback that will help you improve – all within the app.|
3 things you didn't know about the Dutch language
1. It’s an exclusive club
There are only around 24 million Dutch speakers in the world, compared to 1,132 million English speakers. So by learning Dutch, you’re joining a very exclusive club.
2. Santa Claus was Dutch
Well, not exactly, but the name Santa Claus originated in the Dutch language. So did brandy, cookie, gin, and waffle. Thank you, Dutch!
3. The Dutch language loves consonants
Consonant-heavy Dutch words like dichtstbijzijnde (nearest), slechtstschrijvend (worst writing) and angstschreeuw (cry of fear) can be tricky to pronounce. But not to worry – our Dutch classes will help you tackle tricky words without letting out a angstschreeuw!
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