Dutch for adults

If you are interested in Dutch for adults we offer classes at school and online classes (private or group classes). 

Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm from Sept. 15 OR Sunday mornings at 9.00 am from Sept. 20
Tuesday evenings at 7.30 pm from Febr. 2 OR Sunday mornings at 9.00 am from Febr. 7 

Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm from Sept. 16 OR Saturday mornings at 10.45 from Sept. 20
Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm from Febr. 3 OR Saturday mornings at 10.45 from Febr. 7

We will have a Fall and a Spring session with 14 classes each. The fall session will last from mid September until January. The spring session will last from begin February until May. The spring session is the next level once the fall session has been completed. We will also start a new Beginner class in February. We need at least 2 students to start the class. If there is not enough interest we could offer you private classes. 

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

Our lessons

"Wie ben je, wat doe je en waar kom je vandaan?”  "Who are you, what do you do and where do you come from?” Our Introduction to Dutch course for adults teaches the basics of the language. You will learn how to introduce yourself, conduct simple conversations and ask for directions to name a few examples. No prior knowledge of the language is required to join this fun-filled introduction to Dutch. The focus of the classes will be conversation and pronunciation, in addition to learning elementary grammar.

Our 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.

Different levels

If there is enough interest we can also offer Dutch classes on a higher level (from A2 to B2) for adults that have already knowledge of Dutch.

Tuition method

We use one of the latest interactive tuition methods that has books as well as an online program so that you can continue working at home as well. You are required to purchase an online system, ordering books is optional.


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.

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