Learn Dutch as a second language -  Adults and Children 

If you are interested in learning Dutch as a second language we have the following programs:

  • Dutch for children (up to 16+ years old)
We have this program as Online classes right now. If there is enough interest we could also start a class at our school in North Hollywood or San Diego.

NEW ONLINE CLASSES 

  • Every Saturday from September 12
- 5 to 7 years olds: 9 - 10 am
- 8 to 11 year olds: 10.15 - 11.15 am
- 12 to 16 year olds: 11.30 am - 12.30 pm
  • Every Wednesday from September 16
- 5 to 7 years olds: 4 - 5 pm
- 8 to 11 year olds: 4 - 5 pm
- 12 to 16 year olds: 4 - 5 pm

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

For whom?
For students who have not had much exposure to 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 can offer lessons for children from 5 years old up to 16+ years old.

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

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
We have this program as Online classes right now. If there is enough interest we could start group lessons at our schools in North Hollywood, Orange County or San Diego. For more information click here.

NEW ONLINE CLASSES
- Beginners: Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm from September 15
- Beginners: Saturday mornings at 9.00 am from September 19
- Intermediary: Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm from September 16
- Intermediary: Saturday mornings at 10.45 from September 19

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.