How do you choose a Dutch course?

Which course will you buy? A course of 359 or 550 euro?

A course of 359 euro, right? Let me show you why you might be wrong! I will also explain you:

  1. How do you compare the price of Dutch courses?
  2. Why is the number of students in your class so important for your learning?
  3. Why is the teaching method so important for your learning?
  4. Why are reviews of other students so important for your decision?
  5. Why are your fellow students so important for your learning?
  6. Where are our students working?
  7. Why are our students learning Dutch?
  8. Download my checklist of 17 things you should know before booking your Dutch course!

Why do people lose time and money and become disappointed? Please take 5 minutes to read this to the end. It will save you a lot of time, money and avoid disappointment in the future!

Dutch Course Eindhoven TeacherTeacher Philippe

1. How do you compare the price of Dutch courses?

Dutch CourseDutch AcademyAnother school
Price499-575 euro*359 euro
Lessons2210
Duration lesson2 hours2 hours
Totaal hours44 hours20 hours
Price per hour10-13 euro 17,95 euro!

2. Why is the number of students in your class so important for your learning?

Dutch CourseDutch AcademyAnother school
Number of students8-1215-18

We offer a very affordable price per class hour (your discount depends on when you book)! But still, the price should not be your main reason to join a Dutch Course! Why? Let me explain it you!

Why should the price not be the main reason for your decision?

Always check the limit of students per class. In many other schools they have 15 students in one class, hence the price can be lower. “So what?”, you might think.. I can tell you as a teacher that you will receive less attention from your teacher during the speaking exercises in your class. There will be just no teacher available to correct your mistakes because the class is too full to help everyone. Please read this Dutch word: chauffeur. Do you pronounce it correctly? Are you not sure about it? Exactly! You need a teacher to correct your pronunciation. When there will be no teacher available, you will be making mistakes, and you will even never know you are making them. Your teacher should not have too many students so he has time to help you personally. That’s why we have a maximum of 12 students per class. Our students are always exercising in pairs of 2. In this case, I, as a teacher, have only 6 pairs so that I can track the speaking exercise of everyone. In the class of 15, it would not be possible.

Dutch Course Eindhoven TeacherTeacher Philippe

3. Why is the teaching method so important for your learning?

Learning Dutch in a Dutch course is an investment in yourself, your career and future. This is not only an investment of your money but also an investment of your time and energy. You can learn a lot in a short period of time in our Dutch course. Our courses are designed on speed and efficiency of learning. Our students are saying that we offer “the best value for your money”.  We offer only high-quality Dutch lessons. Our Dutch courses are developed and divided into A1, A2 and B1 levels according to CEFR standard (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).  We make sure that our students get all knowledge they need to keep the development of their Dutch language in the future.

Why are some people paying twice?

We regularly receive applications of students from some other schools. They finished their A1 level there and want to enroll in our A2 level. Unfortunately, we see a lot of gaps in their knowledge due to the quality of their previous courses. These students were not able to achieve their A1 level yet. These students can not be admitted to the A2 level with us and can enroll only in our A1 course. It means they have to take the A1 level course and pay again for their A1 Dutch course. These students have to pay twice. They are spending twice more (1.000-1.200 euro) for their A1 level because they want to speak and write correct Dutch. Especially when you think you may need Dutch in your future, career or education, you need to think twice before you book a Dutch course. You want to make sure that your colleagues understand what you are saying or writing without smiling or laughing. You know what I am talking about, do you? If English is not your first language, you will understand what I mean. So even if you have saved 100 euro on a cheaper course today, you will spend twice more money in the future. Here is a review of our ex-student Sadia who finished her Dutch course at another school:

Dutch Course Eindhoven TeacherTeacher Philippe

But you need to know much more! Download my checklist below!