Dutch beginners group course starts this Authum

The online course is for everyone who wants to learn or improve the Dutch language.
There will be 2 options to choose. An absolute beginners group and a group for when you already have some basic knowledge of the Dutch language.

I am an absolute beginner
I don’t know (much) Dutch yet.
Then you choose this group!
In 16 online lessons, you will learn the basics of the Dutch language.
We will work on growing your vocabulary and learning how to conjugate verbs.
At home, you will focus on reading and listening skills.
At the end of this course, you will know how to introduce yourself. You can have a small basic conversation with people. You will know the numbers and the time. You can read a short email and write a response of 3 sentences.

The group will consist of a maximum of 6 people.  
Every Monday and Wednesday there is a 1-hour online group session at 7.00 pm.
The price for this online course is € €289,- p.p. including VAT.
We start on the 3rd of October.

I already know some Dutch
I am not a beginner anymore, but I can’t have a conversation yet or understand what people say to me. Then this group is for you!
In 26 online lessons, you will learn the basics of the Dutch language.
We will work on your speaking skills and learn how to build a good sentence.
At home, you will focus on reading and listening skills.
At the end of this course, you can have a basic conversation with people. You can understand what people tell you. You can have a telephone call and make some notes. You can read a short text and recipes. You can write simple emails and text messages in Dutch.

The group will consist of a maximum of 6 people.  
Every Monday and Wednesday there is a 1-hour online group session at 8.15 pm.
The price for this online course is € €477,- p.p. including VAT.
We start on the 26th of September.

Would you like to understand a Dutch conversation in a shop, restaurant, or gym?
Would you like to be able to talk Dutch to your colleagues at work?
Would you like to have better contact with the Dutch people around you?
Do you think it is important to learn Dutch because your children are at school here?
Do you want to grow your knowledge of the language?
Do you want to have fun while learning something new?
Do you want to achieve guaranteed success?

I have developed online courses in which I will share with you my years of knowledge and experience in the Dutch language.

After these courses, you will have a basic understanding of the Dutch language.
You will feel more confident when you use the language in your daily life.
Do you want to join, leave a message and I will contact you.
Need more information? Feel free to ask questions.

What is the A1 level?
You have a basic knowledge of the Dutch language.
The alphabet, the numbers, the clock times, what you can say in the shop, at the market, in a cafe, and in a restaurant. How to talk about yourself and how to ask questions to someone else. You know the rules about regular verbs, sentence structure, how to ask a question, and the plural form of nouns.

What others say about the Dutch courses
“I’m working with Elizabeth now to learn Dutch. I know I’m a slow learner but she makes it fun and very engaging. I’m really enjoying our lessons and the structure.
I’ll post this in Dutch one day soon!!”
Richard Green

“My main problem was unable to communicate and talk with people either in my work or outside. It made me feel left most of the time. I wanted to engage more and to understand what was going on around me. I have learned a lot my speaking and reading skills have improved significantly. A lot of people complimented my improvement which made me feel more comfortable to talk more not just in a work environment but even more in social interacting.”
Shiko Hassan

“I spoke Dutch very simply and I was always ashamed to try out with new people, so I always felt like asking to switch to English. I was always a little embarrassed because I could not communicate in Dutch. Now I’m able to speak more clearly and I started to speak Dutch everywhere. I feel I can communicate better in Dutch. I feel very happy and proud. The lessons were absolutely worth the investment.”
Diana Esquivel

What is special about this course?
We work in a small group, so you have intensive personal guidance.
The lessons are well structured.
I am an experienced teacher with more than 16 years of experience and 4 years in NT2 education.
I teach what you need. My lessons are individualised to each person’s level.
I am an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys it when you make progress.
The group energy takes you to a higher level.
If you have difficulties with a particular topic, there is extra material available to practice.
You meet new like-minded people.
Together is more fun!

At the end of the lessons you will have achieved this:
-You will have a basic vocabulary and you know how to form a good sentence.
-You will understand better what people are talking about.
-You will enjoy making contact with people in Dutch.
-You can have basic conversations with other people.
-You will use Dutch in your daily life.

You will learn to use the Dutch language.

We use the study book Nederlands in Gang. You can buy this one yourself. link to book

During the lesson, you will practice a lot with the language and you can ask questions. If you need extra practice material, this will be provided.
The course takes about 5 hours per week of your time.

What others say about the Dutch courses

“I did not know pronunciation and rules. Speaking was a problem.
Right now it feels better. I know the rules and can speak better.
In the group, we worked well. I’m planning to do the integration exam.
The B1 course is my next step.
Coral Mabe

“I’ve been taking lessons with Elizabeth and she’s been very good.  Her prices are reasonable too. ”
Michelle Bergsma

“Elizabeth helps and puts all her effort into reaching your language goals according to your expectations, pace, and level. She makes sure that things are on the right way, and she understands the troubles of the Dutch language. She is patient.”
Lorena Romero

“I am so happy to be learning Dutch with “Talk Dutch 2. Elizabeth is such a talented teacher. She beautifully orchestrates online courses while being inclusive of all students with varying degrees of knowledge of the Dutch language and the Dutch culture.
The general atmosphere in the class is positive and uplifting. Magically, Elizabeth makes learning Dutch fun!!!”
Asala Mahajna

About the teacher
My name is Elizabeth Bergsma and I am a teacher. I have always been very interested in languages. I am convinced that language enriches our lives. This idea is at the heart of my company Talk Dutch 2.
I assist people in learning the Dutch language, focussing on those who come to live in the Netherlands, be it for love or work or any other reason. Central to integrating into a new culture is speaking the language and this can be achieved much faster with inside knowledge of local culturalisms. By offering language courses I make sure that your Dutch speaking skills, listening skills, and a general understanding of the language improve significantly.

– Do I need to buy the study book myself? Yes, you need the book Nederlands in Gang. You can buy it here.
-Will I get a diploma or certificate after the course? No, a diploma is given when you take the exam. You can only take exams via DUO.
-Does this course prepare me for an exam? Yes, this course is the first step in preparing you if you want to take the civic integration speaking exam at A2 level.
-Will there be a next time? A new group course will start in January 2023.
If you want to sign up for it, send an email to
-Will I receive an invoice? Yes, after your registration an invoice will be sent to you by email. There is VAT charged.
-Is the program suitable for children? This program is not written for children. Are you looking for a program for children, please contact me so we can look at the best solution together.
-I have more questions where can I ask them? Send an email to and I will answer your questions.