Intensive Dutch Language Course in Amsterdam

📅  Dates: Any (Discussed Individually)

🏷️  Price: from € 800

Intensive Dutch in Amsterdam

Do you want to learn Dutch and spend some time in another country? The Netherlands Education Group invites you to join the Intensive Dutch Language Course in beautiful Amsterdam!

The course consists of a series of individual lessons and additional activities where you can practice your knowledge and improve your speaking skills. The lessons are customized especially for you taking into account your level and learning needs. We will help you to improve your language skills in a short time!

Join the course and spend a great time in a lovely place, meet great people and improve your Dutch!

What you need

  • You need Dutch to find a new job and build a successful career, and there is no time for long-term courses
  • You need speaking practice
  • You tried to learn Dutch many times, but still do not speak fluently
  • You want to move to another country
  • Other related reasons

What we offer

It is well known that the best way to improve language is to dive into a foreign environment where you will be able to practice. Within this program, we combine Dutch classes with immediate practice. You will take lessons and then can go out to the city and practice what you have learned.

We offer:

  • Individual approach
  • Intensive schedule based on the principle of changing activities
  • Professional trainers-linguists, native speakers
  • Game format!

After the course:

  • You will increase your language proficiency by at least one level
  • You will refresh your existing knowledge
  • and increase the vocabulary up to 1500 new words and expressions
  • You will overcome the “language barrier” and be able to freely express your thoughts in Dutch without cramming
  • You will improve your business communication skills in Dutch, learn self-presentation and effective teamwork
  • You will meet new people and start practicing immediately
  • You will get great pleasure during the whole learning process!

Program

The course takes place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, where you can find everything for full “immersion” in the language environment and recreation.

Every weekday from Monday to Friday, you will have 1 class per day.

The duration of the class is 1 hour.

Total per day: 1 hour

For an extra fee, you can request extra lessons, but our experience shows that 1 hour per day can provide high effectiveness of a learning process and there is no need for extra lessons. In addition to the lessons, we offer different activities every weekday, so you could practice your language skills – sightseeing tours, excursions, guided city walks, meetups, visits to various organizations, etc.

Different activities follow each other, so you will not feel tired during the day. The course is conducted by teachers-linguists who have passed strict selection. They all are native speakers.

What is the process?

Before your arrival, we ask you about your learning needs – why would you like to learn/improve Dutch and what exactly you would like to achieve. You might be invited for a Skype conversation with us. After the conversation, we will design the structure of the lessons accordingly.

You will also take a test in order to determine your level.

The Basic course is focused on General Dutch to improve speaking skills, grammar, or both (you can choose). You could also pay attention to Business vocabulary or another specialized field. If you are looking for something very special – please mention it in your application form.

At the end of the course, you will receive a certificate confirming your Dutch language level.

Accommodation and Meals

Students live in shared rooms for 2 people (single rooms are possible for an additional fee).

Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and coffee breaks) are not included in the basic price. You can add this option for an additional price.
Extra nights could be also added for an additional fee. Please let us know in advance if you arrive earlier or depart later so we could check the availability.

Dates and Price

Dates*Price
1-week program€ 800
2-week program€ 1200
1-month program€ 1800
3-months program€ 4500

*The course is individual so it will be arranged especially for you upon request. You can email us and let us know the exact dates when you would like to have the course. Almost any dates would be possible.

The price includes:

  • Program and materials
  • Accommodation
  • Visa Invitation Letter
  • Certificate

The tickets to and from Amsterdam are not included in the price.

  • Transfer from/to the airport (one-way): € 100
  • Single room occupation: € 100 per 1 week / € 190 per 2 weeks / € 290 per 1 month / € 870 per 3 months
  • Meals (3 times a day): € 250 per 1 week / € 500 per 2 weeks / € 1000 per 1 month / € 3000 per 3 months
  • One Extra Class: € 50

Visa

If you want to travel to the Netherlands you might need a visa.  Here you could determine whether you need a visa. Please tick “90 days or less” in the first question. Or just send us an email and we will advise you.

When you apply to our programs and provide mandatory pre-payment, we provide you with a visa assistance: an official visa invitation letter which is necessary for applying for a visa. Also, we will guide you on the visa process and consult you regarding the documents that you need to prepare for the successful visa application. We will be happy to look through the package of the documents that you will prepare for the visa application, analyze it and help you to prepare all the documents correctly. Usually, visa type required to attend our courses: Short-term business visa. But it would be better to make a double check at your local Consulate / VFS Center.

Step 1

Please go to your local Consulate / VFS website and make an appointment. Sometimes you can make an appointment only 1-2 months in advance. We recommend doing that as soon as possible and then proceed to Step 2.

Step 2

Please learn more about the list of all the required documents (usually, those documents are listed on the website of your local Consulate / VFS. This list also includes visa invitation letter that we send. Usually, we send a visa invitation letter within 1-3 days after receiving the required pre-payment from the applicant.

Step 3

With the full list of documents and completed visa application form, you have to go to the local Consulate/VFS on the appointment day and submit them. The fee for the visa might differ depending on the country where you apply. VFS might also apply an extra charge for their services.

We strongly recommend to check all the documents before the submission and make sure you provide the correct information to the Consulate and in that case, you most probably will receive a visa without any difficulties.

If you have any questions, we would be happy to assist at any stage of your application!

Apply

Please let us know about your Place of Residence, Date of birth, Telephone number, Your learning needs and goals, Convenient start date and Other wishes
In exchange for being granted the opportunity to participate in The Netherlands Education Group (TNEG) programs, the student, intending to be legally bound, agrees to the following terms and conditions:

ELIGIBILITY AND COMPETENCIES
1. ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible to participate in TNEG programs, you must:
a. Have good command of English;
b. Be in good financial standing to pay for the course;
c. Be in good academic standing;
Please note that we do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. A person of any age from any country is welcome to apply for the program.
2. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: In order to participate in TNEG programs, you must demonstrate the following required competencies:
a. Ability to be flexible and adapt to new, unexpected circumstances as they occur. Navigate independently and/or appropriately in a new and /or unfamiliar environment. (Ex: live in a host dorm; use urban/rural public transportation systems).
b. Ability to be responsible for all known personal medical and psychological needs prior to participation in the program.
c. Ability to respect the host culture and its different language, values, customs, and belief systems.
d. Ability to respect people living with you as well as your neighbors, if living in an accommodation provided by TNEG. It is not allowed to make any kind of noise after 10pm, included but not limited to speaking on the phone loudly. If participant makes noise after 10 pm, he or she may be asked to leave the accommodation.

COST AND PAYMENTS

1. REGISTRATION FEE POLICY:
Option 1
1st instalment: You pay 50% of the course fee. Then we send you a visa invitation from the organization that you use to apply for a visa. 2nd instalment: You pay the remaining 50% of the course fee within 5 business days after receiving a visa.
Option 2
1st instalment: You pay 100% of the course fee. Then we send you the following package of documents:
Visa invitation from the organization
The official visa invitation from the Municipality of Amsterdam confirming the invitation and supporting your visa application process
Proof of payment that can be included in your visa application package to confirm your financial sufficiency
The sponsorship letter from us stating that we are covering all your travel expenses during your stay in the Netherlands. 2nd instalment: No

2. ACCEPTANCE: By submitting an application or registration form online to a TNEG program you are agreeing to enroll in the program for which you applied/registered if you are approved and accepted. Programs may require interviews, written statements, or both, before deciding to accept a student. 3. PROGRAM COST AND BILLING: Upon acceptance into the program, if applicable, the TNEG’s communication manager will send you an invoice for the program cost less the deposit. Full payment is due as stated on the invoice. For specific costs, please refer to the applicable program. 4. STUDENT WITHDRAWAL: In order to withdraw from a program, you must notify the communication manager and/or Program Leader(s) in writing. The participant has the right to cancel his/her participation in the program 30 days prior the starting date. In this case, second installment is not required (if it has not been already paid). If the participant cancels participation in less than 30 days, provided that a visa has been obtained (if necessary) and there are no other good reasons for canceling participation, then the participant must pay the full amount for participation in the program (remaining 50% of the payment, if they have not yet been paid) or reimburse all expenses incurred for the organization of the program. The organization, in negotiation with the participant, will determine which option is most appropriate. 5. REFUND POLICY. If a student cancels registration, there is no refund. Deposit is kept on the student’s account within the organization. If a student can’t join the planned course, the student can join any other one in future and the deposit will be successfully transferred. There is no deadline and student can use deposit anytime in future for any of the courses. Deposit transfer is available only between programs and can’t be moved to another person.

VISAS: You are generally responsible for obtaining proper visas and paying all costs associated with such visas. However, some programs include visa processing, which is coordinated by the Program Leader(s). Obtaining visas may be a lengthy and detailed process involving persistence. Check for specific entry requirements from VFS advisor. To attend our courses which are up to 3 months, you have to apply for a Short-Stay Schengen Visa. Go to VFS Advisor webpage, enter your country and destination. Complete the online application form, print it and sign it: https://consular.mfaservices.nl/schengen-visa/short-stay. Take your documents and print the completed Application Form and go to your local VFS center on the booked date and time. Submit your visa application.

AUTHORIZATION AND RELEASE OF COPYRIGHTS: I grant permission to TNEG to use my photograph, likeness or comments in any medium for educational, promotional, or any other purpose in furtherance of the non-profit missions of the organization. By signing below, I confirm that I have read and understand these conditions and agree to be bound by them.

If you can’t submit a form – just send an email to the following address: netherlandsinstitute@gmail.com
Please indicate the “Intensive Dutch Language Course in Amsterdam” in the subject and provide the following information in the body of the email:

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone number
  • Your learning needs and goals
  • Convenient course duration and dates
  • Other wishes

We do not have any age or geographical limits for the applicants. People of any age from any country are welcome to apply for the program.
In case of any questions regarding the program – feel free to send us an e-mail – or call us + 31 85 401 89 52