As a new visitor to the Netherlands, you will want to be welcomed and accepted into the country. Knowledge of the Dutch language can really help with this. Even if you have managed to come quite far using English, speaking Dutch is necessary in order to really feel at home and to be taken seriously. People will appreciate and respect you if you speak their language. If you want to settle in the Netherlands permanently (with your family), integration and therefore knowledge of Dutch is necessary, particularly if you would like to obtain a residence permit or passport.
A language course in Dutch will help you with socialising and can aid in making friendships. In addition, knowledge of Dutch will increase your career prospects too. Understanding each other stimulates team spirit and connection within the workplace. Good language proficiency is also important to prevent miscommunication and any mistakes, which also improves productivity and effectiveness. An investment in the Dutch language can definitely pay off!
You can take part in one of our group language courses through Open Enrolment. The courses are given in small groups of up to nine participants, where everyone has the same starting level. Level increase courses at STE Languages is ideal for learning a language in stages. In these courses the emphasis is on general business language. You work progressively towards a higher level and complete the course with a test. Once you pass the test you can take part in a course at a higher language level.
The Level increase for Dutch can be attended once, twice or three times per week. Starting dates are in January, April, June, September and November. You can view all our scheduled Open Enrolments here.
Would you like to learn to speak better Dutch in a short time frame? Have you mastered the language in general but feel that you are still often searching for the right words? Then increase your speaking skills with a language Clinic. In just 8 weeks you will be able to improve your language skills and language confidence.
Regular language training courses focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing. In a Language Clinic the emphasis is on speaking skills and fluency and that is exactly what can make the difference in daily practice. Our trainers are native speakers who can help you to really understand a language. Learn to listen better and speak more fluently, so that you can start every conversation with confidence. Interested in a language training? See which course is best suited for you in our overview of courses.
Would you like to learn how to make a telephone call in correct Dutch? Or perhaps to write better in Dutch? Maybe you’re not satisfied with the way you write your emails? If so, then enrol on our "Language Boost Dutch: telephone and e-mail" interactive short language course!
Would you like to speak better Dutch? Do you not have many people with whom you can practice using your Dutch? Would you like to have a language trainer to help you improve your speaking skills? Then enrol via an intake on our "Language Boost Dutch: speaking at your own level" individual language training course!
Would you like to work on or acquire a specific skill within a short time frame? In addition to our 'Language Boost' Dutch, boost your language skills for Spanish, English or German. Please see our range of courses below.
You have taken training or a workshop to refine your skills in a particular area. Still, you need some more structural feedback. Then get to know our individual language training "e-Coaching" for Dutch. The objective of this language training is to improve your objective: this can be a subject that has to do with writing, speaking, reading or listening skills. The goal that has been set is achieved by the targeted feedback on your topic. Individual language training 'e-Coaching' is also available for other languages. Enrol via an intake for our e-Coaching course.
The In-company group training "Dutch language coaching for the workfloor" offers students the chance to receive Dutch language support and is aimed at specific topics that play a role on the workfloor. This can range from short chats or discussions on the workfloor to giving and receiving safety instructions or feedback. The target group is companies and organizations employing internationals and labour migrants, in the development and / or production environment and for whom good communication in Dutch is required.
Small groups, big steps. Experience the support and encouragement of your group.
Language training based on cases within the workplace. An investment that pays for itself!
The benefits of an individual training course. Fully tailored to your learning objectives.
Always on the job through digital contact. Handy for students who may need to skip a lesson and ideal for students who would like to attend a program fully online.
Tailor-made language training, insight into language levels and advice on language development.