Scroll down to find the answers to the
frequently asked questions.
Pssssst… wanna learn some Dutch while reading the FAQ?
Dutch grammar can be quite simple. Instead of learning the grammar rules independently, look at the order of words in a sentence. It’s often nearly identical. If a word type isn’t present, it’s just left out. Notice how each question below follows this simple order:
question words verb + subject object context other verbs?
1. Do you provide 2-on-1 lessons?
‘Geven jullie 2-op-1 lessen?’
Yes. Want to learn together with your partner or a friend? Learning is even more fun when you can challenge each other and improve together. Even better, in these cases we offer a 50% DISCOUNT for the second student!
2. Do you provide online lessons?
‘Geven jullie online lessen?‘
Yes. We provide remote Dutch lessons as well as Dutch lessons at home. Private online lessons can be just as effective, fun and easy as in-person lessons. Lessons can be done via Skype, Google Hangouts or any other secure platform. As there are no travel costs, lesson packages for online Dutch lessons come with a 10% DISCOUNT.
3. Do you provide company group lessons?
‘Geven jullie groepslessen bij bedrijven?‘
Yes. We provide Dutch lessons at the office for small groups of 3-6 students. Our smaller group size means all students can practice, ask questions and get individual feedback from the tutor. This keeps lesson interactive and ensures everyone gets the personal guidance they deserve. In-company lessons can be given at any level. CONTACT US to discuss your goals and plan an intake with the group.
4. Do you provide training for the inburgering or NT2 exam?
‘Geven jullie training voor het inburgerings- of NT2-examen?’
Of course! We’ve helped many students obtain their citizenship or language certification. Private Dutch lessons allow you to further improve your strengths and fix your weaknesses. Practice general skills and conversation or see if you’re ready by working with old exams. Feel ready to PASS YOUR DUTCH EXAMS.
5. Do you have intensive courses?
‘Hebben jullie intensieve cursussen?‘
As you are free to determine both the frequency and duration of your lessons, we can easily CUSTOMIZE AN INTENSIVE COURSE based on your needs. This is definitely a possibility and does often lead to faster results, with the bottleneck being an increased need for vocabulary self-study. Luckily we make learning vocabulary easier and more effective with our
DUTCH READY METHOD. We focus on the most frequently used words first which form the core of the language, kickstart your Dutch with words you secretly already know (the student = de student for example), and use a spaced-repetition platform that improves the speed of learning. This way vocabulary doesn’t lag behind the rest of your progress.
6. How can I pay?
‘Hoe kan ik betalen?‘
Payment is done in advance by bank transfer. We’ll send you over an invoice for your lesson package. Payment can also be done in 2-3 monthly terms, the first of which is then paid before starting. If your employer will be paying for lessons, written communication confirming this is sufficient to start lessons as long as payment is received within 30 days. No worries, no risk, no questions asked. You can always GET A REFUND of your lesson package up until the 3rd lesson.
7. How do I plan my lessons?
‘Hoe plan ik mijn lessen?‘
Dutch Ready offers truly flexible lessons. LET US KNOW what days and times are convenient for you. We’ll find a tutor with fitting availability. You can then plan your lessons with your tutor directly every week. Lessons can be cancelled up to 48 hours in advance. Otherwise, the tutor reserves the right to deduct the reserved time from your lesson credit.
8. How often do lessons take place?
‘Hoe vaak vinden lessen plaats?’
The lessons are set at your own pace, as you personally plan them with your tutor. We have students that have lessons twice a week, as well as students that fill whole days for a personalized intensive course. It’s all up to you and your schedule really. If you don’t know where to start, we usually advise 2 lessons of 1.5-2 hours each in order to have both repetition and depth. This makes picking up the language a lot quicker.
9. Can I use my own course books?
‘Mag ik mijn eigen lesboek gebruiken?’
Of course! The most important factor is that lessons fit your learning style. If you already have a course book you like, we’re happy to continue in that book with you. Otherwise, we have our own UNIQUE LESSON MATERIAL available, completely free.
10. Is VAT included in the price?
‘Is BTW bij de prijs inbegrepen?‘
Yes. Our lessons are tax free, as the Dutch government agrees that Dutch lessons are essential for expats to work, live and feel at home. All our lessons are exempt under ARTICLE 132 of Dutch tax law.
11. How long is lesson credit valid?
‘Hoe lang is leskrediet geldig?‘
Lesson credit is valid for 6 months. Within these 6 months you can decide when and where to have your lessons. This means lessons can simply be paused if you need to travel. You can also GET ADVICE on which lesson package best fits your schedule, or when lesson credit validity can be extended.
12. Can I switch tutors?
‘Kan ik van tutor wisselen?‘
Yes. Finding the right chemistry is key. That’s why we offer a DISCOUNTED TRIAL LESSON to get to know your tutor. If your tutor’s style isn’t a great fit, let us know. We’ll plan a second trial lesson with a new tutor free of charge. We’ll always help you find the perfect replacement so you can make the most of your lessons.
13. Can lesson credit be refunded?
‘Kan leskrediet terugbetaald worden?‘
Yes. We’re convinced of the quality of our tutors and our lessons. So much so that we have a money back guarantee. No worries, no risk, no questions asked. You can GET A REFUND for your remaining lesson credit until after your 3rd lesson. We’re also happy to help you find an ALTERNATIVE TUTOR with the perfect teaching style at any time.