Cursussen & Trainingen

TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen offers language training to employees of companies and organizations in the Amsterdam area, e.g. in Amstelveen, Hoofddorp, Purmerend, Schiphol, Weesp. TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen also works for (international) relocation services.

We offer both individual and group lessons. Lessons take place on location, at your office, during or directly after office hours. We are expert teachers for students with middle and higher education.

Services

Dutch for foreigners

  • general courses Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)
  • from absolute beginners to A1 (elementary, introduction to Dutch)
  • from A1 to A2 (beginners, to level of integration exam)
  • from A2 to B1 (basic level)
  • from B1 to B2 (advanced)

Tailor made modules Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

  • B2 to C1 (and beyond, towards near native)
  • for use in work or study (from A2)
  • pronunciation (from A2)
Examples
TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen offers Dutch language courses (Dutch as a Second Language) to foreigners and their partners, who are working and/or living in the Netherlands - for a short stay or longer.

Example 1

A company decides to grant a group of employees the chance to learn Dutch or improve their Dutch language skills. Students are invited for intake (face to face or by means of a questionnaire) and based on the results we make two groups: beginners and lower intermediates. Lessons are once a week, on site, around lunch time or directly after work.

Example 2

You have arrived in the Netherlands recently and you want to learn Dutch for social use with colleagues and in shops and restaurants. Your job is very busy with lots of meetings and business trip, and therefore you choose to take individual lessons (sometimes through Skype) and you plan the lesson schedule directly with the teacher.

Example 3

As a part of their relocation package expats and their partners are offered a short intensive course Dutch Language and Culture (total immersion program with language lessons and outings), plus follow up lessons for those who are interested.

Example 4

You have been living and working in the Netherlands for quite some time now and you know the language. Still, your Dutch colleagues say that they have difficulty understanding you in conversations or email. You take a tailor made module: pronunciation and advanced grammar.

Intake and program
We design the contents of the course together with you, based on the analysis of your learning needs and after intake and if necessary a writing assessment.
For Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), various lesson materials are available, designed for specific learner characteristics and according to the definitions or the Common European Framework (CEF). Most of these modern study books are supported by websites for on line (interactive) learning.
Number of lessons
A typical lesson is 90 minutes and for each lesson you have to prepare (make homework) For one or two hours. The given number of lessons is based on average results. Some students need less or more time.
general courses Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

  • from absolute beginners to A1 (elementary) 10-15 lessons
  • from A1 to A2 (beginners, integration exam) 10-15 lessons
  • from A2 to B1 (basic level) 20-30 lessons
  • from B1 to B2 (advanced) 20-30 lessons

tailor made modules Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)

  • B2 to C1 (and beyond, towards near native) based on intake
  • for use in work or study (from A2) based on intake
  • pronunciation (from A2) based on intake
Evaluation
At the end of all courses there is a test and students receive a Certificate. A course report and/or an external test is offered upon request.
For Dutch as a Second Language three officially recognized diploma's can be obtained:
Inburgeringsexamen (niveau A2)
Staatsexamen NT2, Programma I (niveau B1)
Staatsexamen NT2, Programma II (niveau B2)
www.hetcvte.nl/item/staatsexamens_nederlands_als

Besides these three, we can use nationally recognized test to assess startlevel, progress and end level of the student.
www.toets.nl

Communication skills

For those with Dutch as First Language
For those with Dutch as a Second Language and with a Dutch education (mbo, havo, vwo, hbo, universiteit)

  • spelling and grammar
  • speaking in meetings and presentations
  • writing skills for email and reporting

Read more about this service in the Dutch text of this website.

Business English

For those with Dutch as First Language
For those with Dutch as a Second Language and with a Dutch education (mbo, havo, vwo, hbo, universiteit)

  • spelling and grammar
  • vocabulary, idioms, pronunciation
  • listening and reading skills
  • speaking (front desk, meetings, presentations)
  • writing skills for email and reporting

Read more about this service in the Dutch text of this website.

Prices

Lessons on location

General courses

Dutch as a Second Language and Business English per series of 10 lessons(90 minutes per lesson)

€ 240 per student met 5 participants

€ 235 per cursist met 6 participants

€ 300 per student met 4 participants

€ 400 per student met 3 participants

€ 525 per student met 2 participants

€ 900 voor individuele lessen

Tailor made modules

Dutch as a Second Language, Business English, Communication Skills

Price depends on course format and number of participants. Ask for our quotation.

Lesson fees are exempt from VAT.

About us

Yvonne Zevenbergen is senior trainer of TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen. She is supported by a team of excellent and qualified free lance teachers.  are highly educated and qualified teachers. Yvonne has a Master degree in Dutch Language and Literature (Universiteit van Amsterdam) and is registered as Dutch as a Second Language teacher at Beroepsvereniging NT2. She combines her work for voor TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen with projects and  jobs at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Cito Arnhem, ROC van Amsterdam, Hogeschool van Amsterdam. TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen was established in 1985 by Jannine den Hartog en Yvonne Zevenbergen. In 2013, Jannine became ill and died. She remains in our hearts as an expert and excellent teacher and a fine colleague, a reliable business partner and, above of, a wonderful person.

How do we work?

After first contact and, if necessary intake, we make a lesson proposal and assign a teacher. Lessons can begin after your confirmation. TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen is Member of the Comittee of Independent Language Trainers. Commissie van onafhankelijke taaltrainers. [hier link naar klachtenreglement].

Comments

Students commented: Very enthusiastic style of teaching, helped to generate interest! Thanks for taking time for us! Made things easy to understand and also creates interest among students. Very good style of delivery– clear and enthusiastic. We were given clear answers with examples where necessary. I feel as though I made a lot of progress.

Contact

info@taaldenhartogzevenbergen.nl

+31615198803

postal address
TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen
Baron G.A. Tindalplein 51
1019 TW Amsterdam

Kamer van Koophandel Amsterdam 59452900
ABN Amro NL81ABNA0458779032