Learn Dutch as a second language (at school and online)

If you have no or little knowledge of the Dutch language and are interested in learning Dutch as a second language we have the following programs:

  • Dutch for children (at school and online - times are different at school)
  • Every Wednesday from September 16
  •    - 6 to 7 years olds: 4 - 5 pm
       - 8 to 11 year olds: 3.15 - 4.15 pm OR 4.30 - 5.30 pm
       - 12 to 18 year olds: 3.45 - 5 pm

    OR
  • Every Saturday morning from September 19
            - 6 to 7 years olds - 10.45 to 11.45 am
            - 8 to 11 year olds - 10.45 - 11.45 am
            - 12 to 18 year olds - 10.45 - 11.45 am

We have a Fall and a Spring session of 16 classes each. The fall session lasts from mid September until January. The spring session is the next level once the fall session has been completed. It lasts from begin February until May. We will also start a new session for beginners from February 2021. We need at least 2 students to start a class. If there is not enough interest we could offer private classes. 

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

For whom?
For students who have little or no knowledge of 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.

Age
We offer lessons (private or group) for children from 3 years old up to 18 years old. We have classes at school and online for those who live to far away.

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

CNaVT
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. The CNaVT is a European Union Common Framework exam, and is therefore also recognized in other EU countries

With a higher level of the CNaVT students 15+ may qualify for:
  • Acceptance at Dutch and Belgian institutions for higher education (Level B2)
  • California (and other US States) Seal of Biliteracy (level B1 or B2, depending on the school district)
  • With the Seal of Biliteracy, students qualify for credits for college

For more information about the CNaVT click here.

  • Dutch for Adults (at school and online)
For more information click here.

CNaVT
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 is an official site for administering the Certificate. Exams take place in May every year. For more information about the CNaVT click here.

If you are interested please contact Laura Lighart via lligthart@dutchschoolsocal.org.