Whether you require an intensive one-to-one Dutch course at our London training centre or an in-company Dutch course at your offices, Communicaid is uniquely placed to provide you and your organisation with a Dutch language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international training partner for Dutch courses.
Our Dutch courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Dutch communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Dutch language course
A Communicaid Dutch language course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Dutch with confidence
- Interact more confidently when visiting the Netherlands or dealing with Dutch nationals
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Dutch colleagues and clients through a show
of interest in the Dutch language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Dutch school
A Communicaid Dutch course is suitable for:
- Anyone planning to relocate to a Dutch speaking region and wishing to attend a Dutch course
in order to prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Dutch speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Dutch language training course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in a Dutch-speaking
region who need to be able to communicate at all levels
Dutch course content
The content and format of your Dutch language course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Dutch and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Dutch courses include:
- Oral fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Dutch Telephone skills
- Writing emails in Dutch
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Dutch language training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published Dutch course materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Dutch course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Dutch course trainer
All Communicaid Dutch trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Dutch training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Dutch trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Dutch trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Dutch training team.
HL has a wealth of experience delivering Dutch courses to business professionals at all levels. With over ten years’ training experience behind her, she is adept at delivering Dutch courses for individuals requiring a tailored approach to large groups preparing for language exams, including GCSEs. Over the years, she has worked for a number of adult education colleges as well as the University of Hull as a Dutch trainer and course developer.
HL is also a qualified Dutch to English translator and professional proof-reader.
Nederlands – Facts about the Dutch language
Dutch joins Frisian as one of the two official languages of the Netherlands. It also possesses official language status in Aruba, Belgium, Netherlands Antilles and Suriname. Today, Dutch is spoken by approximately 22 million people, mainly in the Netherlands and the Flanders region of Belgium.
Classed as a Low Germanic language, the Dutch language is most closely related to the German language. Dutch dialects are not spoken as often as they used to be in the Netherlands. Most towns and cities stick to standard Dutch - although many cities have their own city dialect, which continues to prosper. In Belgium however, dialects are very much alive, with many senior citizens unable to speak standard Dutch.