Many people learning Dutch get stuck in thinking about what they want to say and don’t get to actually saying it. We call this: “Overthinking instead of speaking.” During the silence, the listener switches to English. “Oh nee!” The end of what could have been a chance to connect or express yourself.
This is because most learners lack practice. Traditional group lessons often can’t provide time to practice speaking with a partner that knows the language. Once you’re actually trying to speak Dutch outside the lesson, you have no idea what to say. Not a great investment.
We think lessons should be about practicing, asking questions and learning to speak with confidence in a quick and effective way. That’s why we focus on private lessons, with an approach based on 30+ years of liguistics and neuroscience research.
During our Dutch lessons we start with the things you already know from other languages, and simplify what you still need to learn. Loan words, fixed sentence patterns, and lots of other science-based language hacks make learning and speaking easy.
Always practice one-on-one with our private Dutch teachers to get personalized, direct feedback from a native speaker. Learn at your own speed, in your own way. Whatever your goals, your personal teacher will help you get there.