Reviews Dutch Course Eindhoven
If all my language courses in the past would have this kind of an approach of teaching, I would be fluent in many languages by now! Very intensive course with a lot of additional study materials. Groups are small, both of the teachers are super nice, helpful and they really try to explain to you in that way that you understand. The most important, they encourage you to use the language in everyday situations. I am really looking forward to attend A2 level in December!
Dutch course Eindhoven
It has been a wonderful experience of learning at Dutch academy. They have a very good course plan and also provide you with lot of material to enrich your vocabulary, sources of information to make you self sufficient. They teach the basics of Dutch, which is very important because we might say Dutch is close to English or the two languages share many words, but in fact, they are quite different. I would definitely definitely recommend this academy. Happy learning!
I’m very happy to have found Dutch Academy Eindhoven. I had taken a previous course elsewhere and thought learning Dutch would be impossible as it all seemed too complicated, but our teacher did such a wonderful job at making the information understandable and digestible. I’m very happy to have signed up, and would happily take a course with them again! Can highly recommend!
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Learning Dutch with Dutch Academy Eindhoven is a good experience, the course is very intensive and very interactive. The teachers are excellent. I would strongly recommend Dutch Academy Eindhoven to my friends. I am looking forward to join my A2 level course.
I found learning Dutch a very pleasant experience with Dutch Academy Eindhoven! The teaching method is very unique and enjoyable, with lots of games to emphasize on speaking and learning the grammar in a fun and effective way! Also there are lots of grammer homeworks, speaking excercises, reading and listening exercises as well to strengthen your learning. Lots of additional study materials are also provided/recommended. Both the teachers are super nice, friendly and helpful! I would definitely recommend Dutch Academy Eindhoven to everyone! I am looking forward to start the A2 course with them!
I did two levels at Dutch Academy - A1 and A2. The classes were a good mix of teaching and pair/group activities. There was a lot of focus on grammatical rules with the help of 'recipes' - these can be very useful for students who are beginners and getting familiar with Dutch. There were also plenty of resources for self study available on the dashboard.
While there was 'huiswerk', I felt like it was more about making up a bunch of random (often unrelated) sentences using the grammar from that day's lesson and less about using it in a context. I also didn't enjoy that the first half an hour of the lesson was spent correcting these sentences instead of using that time to practice speaking in a context with what we had learnt - afterall, a huge part of needing Dutch lessons is to be able to communicate in the language. The testing method was also not holistic - as all 4 skills of speaking, reading, writing and listening were not given adequate attention. Lastly, sometimes there are questions or issues that crop up with the administration side of things (signing up, technical glitches etc) but instead of getting an answer about these when asked, I was always directed to the FAQs. While I understand that FAQs cover all the general points, there are definitely times when the question is NOT covered there and to keep directing someone there is not effective two way communication.
Our response to this review
We do understand the disappointment of this student with her technical glitches.
To successfully participate in our Dutch courses someone has to have sufficient common digital skills (such as creating website accounts, signing up, logging in, etc.) which was not the case with this student. All information needed for our course is provided on our website and was provided by email. We expect our students to read our emails and follow our instructions. Unfortunately some students do not read our emails. They send us requests for information which was already provided by email. They just need to find our emails and read them. This was also the case with this student.
We do not teach Dutch for travellers. Our main goal is to provide complete language education at reasonable costs to people who need the Dutch language for their carrier and future in the Netherlands. Unfortunately some people have unreasonable expectations due to very poor understanding of the levels of Dutch, the difficulty of Dutch grammar, and the language itself. The Dutch language has a spoken facet (Spreektaal, a spoken language) and written facet (Schrijftaal, a written language) which are often not the same (especially at the high level of education). Even if someone is fluent in Dutch, it does not mean that he/she can write in Dutch correctly. The structure of written Dutch is not as flexible as that of the spoken language. We want our students to develop both facets of the language at the same time. That is why we spend approximately 20-25 minutes per lesson checking sentences from this very important part of homework. We also spend 40-60 minutes on speaking exercises during every lesson. The speaking exercises are designed to train our students to build questions and answer them quickly in different ways so that they can develop fluency in the Dutch language. We also do other speaking exercises during our lessons, such as speaking engagements on various topics, personal presentations, and speaking assignments for the Civic integration exam. Beside all these speaking exercises our students are expected to build their speaking skills by joining the weekly Additional Online Speaking sessions with our native Dutch speakers.
Our testing method consists of online tests and a speaking final test. The speaking test is designed in the form of a job interview. Our students have to find a job vacancy (reading skills), write an application letter (writing skills), introduce themselves (speaking skills), and answer questions (listening and speaking skills). This way we holistically test all the necessary language skills.
I really enjoyed taking A1 & A2 at Dutch academy. The class content is really complete and the sessions with the teachers are really fun!
I recommend Dutch Academy to everyone!
The course structure and the learning method are nicely provided by Dutch Academy Eindhoven. I started from A1 half year ago and finished A2 just recently, the course gives me a fruitful and effective learning experience. Now my colleagues are surprised to see me capable of chatting with them in Dutch as I was "zero" Dutch half year ago. Thanks Dutch Academy Eindhoven!
I really enjoyed studying A1 class at the Dutch Academy Eindhoven. I feel I've gained a lot of knowledge in a short period of time. Highly recommended!
Very good Dutch course! The big differential in my opinion is the extensive exercising options to improve the learning, especially conversation sessions with Dutch Friends. It turns Dutch learning into a immersive and fun experience. I surely recommend Dutch Academy to everyone!
It was a great learning experience. Well structured curriculum, knowledgeable teachers and well explained materials with examples makes it easy to equip yourself with the foundation to build your Dutch speaking skills and vocabulary. The introduction of Dutch Friends is a great way to practice your Dutch speaking and understanding skills. Thank you for this opportunity. Looking forward to continue A2 with them!
The course was really well structured from content perspective and they have kept the pace in balance so that everyone get the full benefits. Teachers are very nice and make the lessons interactive and smooth.
Structured and easy-to-follow teaching methods, access to Dutch native speakers, many many assignments to practice the grammar - such a well-rounded course for both speaking and writing! Highly highly recommend The Dutch Academy and look forward to doing A2 with them.
I highly recommend this course! The method of teaching is very systematized and easy to learn!
The method of teaching is well structured, it makes easy to understand and learn Dutch. Teachers are also very nice. I highly recommend this course!
I am really satisfied with this Institute and really happy with their method. I came here with zero confidence in this academy but now going out with complete confidence. It was really good and wonderful experience. It was worth for me to attend the classes where I learned grammar and sentence formation, it was an easy way of learning Dutch. Thanks for all your effort!
Very good course. Well structured in a way that you always use what you learned in the previous lessons. Teachers are also very nice and make the lessons run smoothly and fun.
Nice experience. Very flexible to change to online courses due to Corona Virus. And online courses went smooth. Lots of material for study and provide lots of chance to talk with native speakers. In general it's great!
I really liked the course and the method of teaching. I have learned a lot and would highly recommend it to everyone!
I think the course is quite easy to understand due the structure of it. I am very happy that I was able to lear a lot!
The course is very well organised and the material is nice. The teaching is also outstanding. I loved the book, it is the reference any Dutch learner needs, and it includes a lot of exercises too. I highly recommend this course!
Very good course. Great teachers, good structure, nice atmosphere!
Ik ben bij dat ik deze cursus heb gevonden! (I am happy that I have found this course!)
I definitely learn a lot during this course. The groups arent too big and the teacher was great. Highy recommended! :D
I am very satisfied with the Dutch course. It provided all the basics to continue the learning path of the Dutch language while seeing and experiencing the progress. The Dutch lessons were very enjoyable and rich in content. I would definitely recommend Dutch Academy Eindhoven to anyone who is serious about learning Dutch!
Dutch Academy Eindhoven has very interactive sessions and a friendly atmosphere. Also, they teach the basics of Dutch in a way which we can use in our day to day lives. Look forward to take the next level course. Highly recommended!
I'm very happy to have found Dutch Academy Eindhoven. I had taken a previous course elsewhere and thought learning Dutch would be impossible as it all seemed too complicated, but our teacher did such a wonderful job at making the information understandable and digestible. I'm very happy to have signed up, and would happily take a course with them again! Can highly recommend!
It was fun to learn basics of Dutch at Dutch Academy in A1 course. The content of the online lecture is far comprehensive and facilitates the process of learning. I already started to recommend to my friends who have intention to learn Dutch. And see you in A2 level!