Dutch Language Classes

Dutch language classes

For women who:

  • have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in another language;
  • want to accelerate their career or educational opportunities in the Netherlands, but lack the required level of Dutch to be able to further develop;
  • enjoy learning in small group settings and meeting other inspiring women from various cultural backgrounds;
  • would like to be taught by highly motivated volunteers who respect and take time for every individual.

These language groups are not meant for full-time students of ROC, Saxion or UT. Following Dutch lessons at ROC is no problem of course, on the contrary, that’s always good.

Levels, material and course periods

At SIVE we offer Dutch lessons for three levels:
Beginner: A0-A1 (the A1 group)
Advanced beginner: A1-A2 (the A2 group)

Intermediate: A2-B1 (the B1 group)

We use the books of “Begin Vandaag” by Intertaal. Every level consists of two course periods of 14 weeks. New groups start in September. In some cases, it is possible to join an existing group in February, but usually we can only let you join right at the start of a new level in September.


Please consider the following costs: the price of the book (30-35 euros) and a contribution for the organisation of the lessons (coffee and tea included) of 45 euros per period of 14 lessons. This price rate is valid as of September 2022.


Applying for Dutch language lessons is possible at any given time by mailing to info@sive.nl. The lessons could be full at that time. In that case, you will be placed on a waiting list. If you prefer to know what to expect concerning the waiting time, please contact the office of SIVE to be informed. Please consider visiting the SIVE Taalcafé while waiting for placement in a group.