Dutch as a second language course


Dutch as a second language course

Is Dutch not your native language? A course of 'Dutch as a second language' by El Molinero is the very thing for you. The training is given to small groups of three to six participants, so there is plenty of time and space for individual attention. After just a few lessons, you will be able to speak simple sentences and the language course NT2 will prepare you for the state exams NT2 I and NT2 II. The training courses are offered at a location near the centre and within walking distance of Alkmaar train station.

Overview group lessons


Beginners - A1
20 lessons of 2 hours

15/10/2022 - 18/03/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

A1 - A2
20 lessons of 2 hours

15/10/2022 - 18/03/2023
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

A2 - B1
25 lessons of 2 hours

11/10/2022 - 11/04/2023
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

B1 - B2
25 lessons of 2 hours

13/10/2022 - 20/04/2023
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Dutch for German speakers
20 lessons of 1.5 hours

12/10/2022 - 15/03/2023

20 lessons of 2 hours

January - June 2023
starts week 3

Formal English
10 lessons of 1.5 hours

January - March 2023 and April - June 2023
starts week 3 and week 14


German-speaking students

If German is your native language, Dutch has its own challenges. The German and Dutch languages are so related that you can reach CEFR level B2 with fewer lessons. At the same time, the similarity of words in German and Dutch causes problems. "False friends," words that sound (almost) the same but mean different things, can lead to hilarious situations in conversation. There is therefore a special training with its own method for German-speaking students.

German-speaking students

Dutch as second language

Those who live in the Netherlands increase their chances by learning Dutch. If you work at a company where English is the official language, it is nice if you understand the social talk of your colleagues. You increase your career opportunities in the Netherlands and moreover, Dutch is indispensable if you want to communicate with your Dutch neighbors and expand your social network.


Learning a new language gives your brain a boost. For example, you improve your memory and that's a nice bonus?! Besides English and Mandarin, Spanish is the most widely spoken language in the world. You can also use English in Spanish-speaking countries, but with Spanish you get a lot further there. And it is a beautiful language. The Spanish group lessons will start in January 2023. For individual lessons, please contact us.

Business English

Google Translate is patient. But how much time do you have to keep looking up words, making grammatically correct sentences and striking the right tone? And what if you have a customer on the phone? Then you better be well prepared. With the Business English course you will learn to write and make phone calls flawlessly.

The group lessons business English will start in January 2023. For individual lessons you can contact us.



Online lessons

If you do not live in or near Alkmaar or are often abroad, you can take online classes. Usually these will be individual lessons, but small groups can also take online lessons.


Akeleistraat 16,
1817 CL Alkmaar


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