Dutch as a foreign language

General Information

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NT3 online

For children aged 6 to 12 years (grade 3-8) we practice with the method 'Horen, Zien en Schrijven' (HZS). This is an exercise program processing of the Dutch language. At the core of the program are 32 workbooks on appealing themes such as school, friends, family, animals and holidays. The workbooks are divided over 4 levels. The program is very suitable for beginners and everyone can board at their own level.

The classes are offered online only and in consultation with the teacher. Depending on the enrolment the group size may vary. If you like to have more information or to schedule a class, please contact tulipschool@tulipschool.org.

Dutch Language education for adults

Classes are normally held on Saturdays in Chicago, St. Matthias Elementary but are now offered online as a precaution due to Covid-19.

Your teacher will be Frits Lentz, who is experienced in teaching Dutch to adults. For the course curriculum he will be using 'Nederlands in gang'. This comprises of 4 sessions, 9 classes each, the course requires a minimum of 4 students to enrol. After taking the four sessions, your level will be CEFR A1 enabling you to take the Dutch Inburgeringsexamen (integration examination for immigrants from outside the EU).

Further courses are planned for levels up to CEFR B2 - the level required to study at a Dutch language university or institute of higher learning. For further information including class dates. times and fees; click here.

CNaVT Exams

The school offers CNaVT (Certificate Nederlands als Vreemde Taal) exams. If you wish to take the CNaVT exam, click here for more information. Please contact Frits Lentz, licensed examiner, to schedule the exam.

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