How do we work?

Books for Dutch lessons at doeTAALdoeTAAL is an officially recognized language school in Utrecht with two teachers. These teachers are certified to teach Dutch as a second language for all levels. They are very experienced in teaching.

doeTAAL aims for students that can learn autonomously with little supervision. This is why many higher educated expats follow language courses at doeTAAL. After a comprehensive intake the teacher decides which group is most suitable for the student.

At doeTAAL we work with small intensive groups of 4 to 5 students. Each group has 2 hours of class per week. This time is used to practice and improve speaking and to explain new materials. Pieces of audio, texts from Dutch current affairs, songs and movies are regularly used during class. A nice method to train the skill of reading and hearing!

Outside of class, students are expected to spend a minimum of 4 hours per week on homework. The homework consists of exercises in hearing, speaking and grammar. These exercises are taken from the book and from the website of the book. The students can send an email with questions to the teacher every working day. Feedback on writing exercises is also given by email.

doeTAAL also offers private one-on-one lessons, against an extra fee. Of course, these lessons adress specific learning concerns of our students, such as speaking or writing. We can also help with the editiorial of a dissertation or scientific articles. We are flexible in planning these lessons. Private lessons can also be taken via a Skype conversation, if the student wishes to.

At doeTAAL we do not work with a fixed curriculum, or set end of a course, as you are never finished with learning a language! We can help you to prepare for certain exams, such as the integration exam or the state exam at level I or II.

Costs

A language course at doeTAAL costs € 20 per week. This includes the class and all supervision by email. It is also possible to participate in evening classes, for an additional € 10 per week. If a student is not able to participate in class, we will send a report of the class which includes information about the homework. A fee of € 5 is charged for this service for every missed class. At the end of each month we will send an invoice, which can be paid by bank transfer.
One-on-one lessons cost € 40 per hour. Our experience tells us that lessons of one hour to an hour and a half have the best result.

Convinced?

Contact doeTAAL directly by using our contact page!