"MORE than 1500 students and over 100 companies have successfully completed our Dutch courses."

Jumpstart your Dutch, one on one.

Intensive private one-week course so you understand your Dutch colleagues.

Speaking Dutch with confidence, connect with your colleagues effortlessly, and navigate everyday situations like a local.

  • Struggling with the language barrier at work?
  • Feeling disconnected from your Dutch colleagues and daily life in the Netherlands?

Our intensive one-week course is designed for you. Gain the confidence to speak Dutch, understand Dutch culture, and handle professional and everyday interactions with ease.

Ready to make your live more easier by attending this course? Let’s get started!

50+ glowing reviews: “An amazing course where you learn up-to-date Dutch, with an extra bonus of making friendships.”

Imagine speaking a new language with confidence

Effortlessly connecting with your colleagues, and navigating everyday situations like a local.

Transformative experiences

Hear directly from those who’ve benefited

Rapid mastery, real impact

Get up to speed in just one week with our lively and intensive course. Here's how our unique approach benefits you:​
  • Yes, that might sound a bit self-assured, but it’s true. Let me explain why. I strongly believe that learning is most effective when there’s a great connection with the teacher. Most of my students come to me through recommendations from friends, colleagues, and HR members.
  • For over 8 years, I have helped people improve their language skills. In that time, I’ve assisted more than 1500 students. I know how to explain things clearly, simply, and effectively while remaining positive and energetic!
  • I don’t like overly formal lessons myself. It’s very important to me that the lessons aren’t boring. I want you to feel energized and have fun during this week as well. So don’t worry, you’ll learn a lot while also feeling comfortable.
  • Making mistakes is okay! This is crucial for the learning process and your overall mindset. Be proud that you are committed to learning Dutch, especially in Amsterdam, where it can be quite challenging. That’s what I want to convey to you. My aim is to boost your confidence so you dare! Let’s go!
 
  • What I love about this course is the opportunity to work closely with each student. You receive continuous feedback and personalized tips to help you improve quickly. This ensures you are always on the right track and making the most of your learning time. By the end of the week, I’m having real conversations with students who could barely say “hallo” when they started. It’s truly rewarding to witness their incredible progress!
  • We incorporate real-world practice into the lessons. Are you into tennis? We talk about that and give you an extra vocab list that you can use on the tennis court! Douze points for you! 
  • We simplify grammar and vocabulary learning with tips and tricks that stick. Plus, we recommend the best tools and apps to help you reinforce your learning in between classes.

  • The course schedule is adaptable to your needs, allowing you to balance intensive learning with necessary breaks and personal time. So, you have free time between classes to unwind, relax, work, or do some homework.​
  • Yes, that’s correct! It’s much cheaper than certain other courses where you will have to invest sometimes triple the amount!
  • We do everything to teach you as soon as possible! Sometimes we can even start within a week! ​
  • For that one week, the teacher is yours! We are available 24/7, and yes, we mean for all Dutch-related questions 😉.

What the course looks like

Peek inside the course setup:
  • Approval: Either you’ve approved yourself to follow the course, or your manager did and we have a green light!
  • Scheduling: We find a week where we will deep dive into your Dutch! Yes!
  • Details: You know where we will meet, you know the schedule, and basically that’s it!

 

I am ready! Are you?

1. Warm-up session:

  • We start each morning with relaxed Dutch conversation over coffee or tea. No worries if you’re starting from scratch! We want you to feel at ease.
  • We do some speaking exercises at your level to build comfort.
  • Then, tell us if there’s something specific you want to focus on.

2. Grammar and vocabulary:

  • We introduce new words and grammar while your mind is fresh. We’ll show you how to use them in your daily life.
  • Prefer a homework review from the previous day? That’s fine!

3. Homework review:

  • We focus on a presentation, like “Introduce yourself in Dutch” or “Describe your job in Dutch.”
  • We review and tweak your homework as needed.

4. Break time:

  • We take a short break to relax and process new info.

5. Continued learning:

  • We keep practicing grammar and vocab. Ready for more? We’ll introduce new material or keep reinforcing what you know.

1. Rest and recharge:

  • We recommend taking 1 to 1.5 hours off to rest your brain. Enjoy a bike ride, have a great lunch, and relax.

2. Homework assignment:

  • We assign homework to complete. Focus on what you can do.

3. Refresh before the next session:

  • We suggest taking another break to digest everything and refresh your mind.

1. Warm-up and confidence building:

  • We start with a warm-up. Build your confidence and speaking skills.

2. Daily situation practice:

  • We practice conversations relevant to your life. If you’re into dancing all night in a bar, we’ll focus on that!

3. Daily review:

  • We reflect on the day’s activities. Review exercises, discuss what worked, and set goals for the next day. We’ll also assign some homework.

1. Preparation:

  • We ask you to prepare a presentation or complete exercises for the next day. Relaxation is crucial, so take breaks to help your brain process new info.

2. Rest up:

  • We remind you to sleep well and see you tomorrow!
  • Presentation: Besides the ‘normal study day’, we want you to do a presentation about your work and a topic you choose yourself.
  • Certificate: We give you a certificate at the end of the course.
  • Report: We provide a detailed report for your company, covering what we learned and your focus points.

Take the next step!

You've read about the benefits, heard the testimonials, and seen how we can help you master Dutch quickly. Now it's time to take action! Don’t let this opportunity slip away. Whether you want to impress your colleagues, enhance your career, or simply feel more at home in the Netherlands, this course is for you.​

Who am I?
- Noémie Winkel

I first committed to helping New Amsterdammers while welcoming refugees to Amsterdam in September 2015 (AT5). To expand my reach, I opened my own language school in December 2016, right after graduating with a Master’s in International Development Studies from Wageningen University. Our school, located in a wing of the former Bijlmer Bajes, quickly grew in popularity. With around 20 teachers, MORE than les helped over 500 students (Parool, NOS, JAN Magazine).

Starting in 2017, many companies showed interest in our services, leading to the establishment of in-company Dutch language courses. When government policies for teaching status holders changed in 2019, I shifted focus mainly to organizing these in-company courses.

MORE than les has since worked with over 100 companies in and around Amsterdam and continues to grow. With over 20 energetic and dedicated teachers, we cater to many more companies, offering both live and online courses. This ensures new Amsterdammers can learn Dutch in a fun and informal way, even from home (NRC).

Our latest concept is for those seeking intensive courses who prefer not to go to the Nonnen van Vught. After several trial sessions, I discovered a love for teaching one student intensively for a week—it’s super rewarding and fun. So that’s an option too!

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Now for only €2100.-
Did you know your company often wants to invest in you so they pay (partly) this course?

F.A.Q.s.

Yes, we use a comprehensive textbook named Nederlands in Gang and an extra workbook created by us, with additional exercises tailored to your personal and professional life.

The course is conducted live in Amsterdam. We meet at your office, your home, a café, the library—wherever you want the lessons to be!

Thanks to the experience gained during COVID, we have years of online Dutch teaching under our belt! We can send you the workbook (or a PDF file if you live abroad), and we do the course online. No worries at all!

The course includes personalized one-on-one instruction, learning materials, continuous feedback, and 24/7 access to your instructor for the entire week.

While it’s designed for one person, we can customize it for couples or small groups if needed. Every person has a different learning style and pace, but if you all agree and don’t mind, let’s go for it!

We focus on beginner students up to A2 level. If you’re at a higher level and interested in this course, contact us and let’s see what we can do!

Schedule a Zoom call with us to discuss your goals and see if it’s a good fit for you.

Send us a message, and we’ll be happy to answer any additional questions you have.

We understand that plans can change. Contact us as soon as possible, and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.

After the course, you’ll have access to follow-up resources and the option for additional sessions if needed to reinforce your learning.

Enroll for only €2100,-.
Ready to dive into an intensive, immersive Dutch learning experience? We’re here to support you every step of the way.