Have you recently moved from The Netherlands or Belgium and are interested in continuing to study the Dutch language and culture? Are you planning to relocate to The Netherlands or Belgium and want to prepare yourself by learning some Dutch? Or do you simply have a passion for learning languages? 

Everyone is welcome to the one and only Dutch School in Chicagoland! We offer Dutch language and cultural lessons in a classroom setting at two locations, Chicago and Naperville, for children from pre-school to high school as well as for adults. Under our location pages you can find class times, activity calendar, address details and information over school fees. 

Learning Dutch effectively happens through following a comprehensive program of reading, writing, conversation, listening, and last but not least, playing. Interested to learn more? Sign up for a free class today.

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Dutch language education for adults

Beginners course
Saturdays 09.00 - 10.30 am 
St. Matthias Elementary School 
4910 N. Claremont Ave, Chicago

Thurdays 05.30 - 07.00 pm

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'. 

Made up of 4 sessions, 9 classes each, the course requires a minimum of 4 students to enroll.

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. 

Further information including class dates and fees; click here for Chicago and here for Naperville.

We're adding a course starting on January 26th. Please click here for more information.


Activity calender

Thursday November 23
No school: Thanksgiving
Sunday December 2
Sinterklaas in cooperation with The Dutch Club
Saturday November 24
No school: Thanksgiving
Sunday December 2
Sinterklaas in cooperation with The Dutch Club

Take a look

Take a look at our school newspaper (in Dutch) 'de Molenwiek' that all our students receive digitally 3 times a year. Don't forget to also visit our facebook page!

The Schoolguides 2018 - 2019 for both Chicago and Naperville are now available for download.

Distinctly Dutch

Voor translation services (Dutch-English, English-Dutch) contact Diane Van Hoof at: www.distinctlydutch.com

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