Why Follow an Intensive Dutch course in Rotterdam?

The Dutch Languages consist of many words. In English, for example, there are more than 1 million. Because of this it is necessary to make a selection which words you need to learn Dutch in Rotterdam, for which purpose (general, business, educational, technical etc.), and then to activate these words in speech and writing.

An average native speaker knows about 35000 words. The amount of words they actually use is about 12000.

So learning how to be fluent in the Dutch language does not happen in trainings of 1 or 2 weeks. Just like going to the gym, following different formats and programmes like a longer Dutch course in Rotterdam is the best way to learn Dutch.

Short, intensive Dutch group courses are very effective for the following purposes, however:

  • Improving confidence in speaking – by activating passive vocabulary and grammar structures during interactive sessions with different speakers of the language, you overcome the ‘fear’ of using the language with other people and improve confidence.
  • Improving knowledge of grammar – learning grammar structures and how to use them intensively in speaking and writing helps you to remember and use these structures in the long-term.
  • Preparing for an examination – once you have reached the right level, an intensive training that focuses on an examination you wish to sit is effective in teaching you the format of the examination and to focus on how to answer the questions.
  • Improving your confidence in specific work-related tasks – for presentations, job applications, meetings and negotiations.