Eight solid reasons to learn Dutch
Maybe you’ve just arrived in the Netherlands and you want to feel more at home or perhaps you’ve just returned from your holiday full of good intentions. Learning Dutch at Taalthuis may be one of them! But why should you learn Dutch? After all, a lot of Dutch people speak English...
Why learn Dutch?
Well, here are eight reasons why:
1. You’ll be able to really join the conversation
Most Dutch people speak English. However, if you, an English speaker, are not directly involved in the conversation, the language spoken will quickly return to Dutch. One of the reasons to learn Dutch at Taalthuis is to understand the conversations around you, including the jokes and, of course, the notorious remarks about the weather Dutch people often make.
2. You’ll make connections easier
Dutch people really appreciate it when foreigners try to communicate in Dutch. And who doesn’t want to be appreciated? Moreover, learning the local language will make connecting with the Dutch a lot easier!
3. You’ll be ready when you meet the family
The love of your life is Dutch and, fortunately, you both speak English. So, there is no reason to learn Dutch, right? Wrong! Your loved one most likely has family members. Soon enough you will be surrounded by many well-meaning relatives. By learning Dutch, you will be able to have a conversation with the cousins, nieces and grandmother, to name a few, of the love of your life.
4. You’ll be able to keep up with Dutch news
If you want to keep up-to-date with current events in the Netherlands, you need to be able to watch Dutch television and read Dutch newspapers. After all, foreign newspapers don’t always publish news about the Netherlands. Also, many Dutch people listen to the radio at work during the day and the news is often discussed during lunch breaks.
If you don’t want to miss out, following a Dutch course at Taalthuis is a smart idea!
5. You’ll be able to communicate with the Dutch government
A lot of important information from the Dutch government is only available in Dutch. Also, (phone) conversations with government employees are often held in Dutch. At Taalthuis, you will learn how to communicate with Dutch government officials and, also very handy, how to fill in all those pesky official forms.
6. You’ll make new friends easier, starting at Taalthuis
When you have just arrived in a new country, it can be hard to make new friends. Learning Dutch at Taalthuis can be a great way to get a lot of new acquaintances! You will get to meet new people with whom you probably have a lot in common with.
7. You’ll have fun!
Signing up for a Dutch course at Taalthuis will help you learn the language in a playful way. Teachers at Taalthuis aim to make learning Dutch a challenging, but most of all, fun experience! Students learn Dutch by playing games and listening to stories, for example.
8. You’ll feel more at home in the Netherlands
If you add up all the reasons mentioned above, the result will be that you will feel more at home in the Netherlands.
- winning respect from the Dutch
- joining a conversation with Dutch friends and family
- following the Dutch news
- communicating with the Dutch government
- making new friends
- having fun
...will make you feel more at home in the Netherlands!
Learning Dutch at Taalthuis
Founded in 2006, well-known language institute Taalthuis has seven different lesson locations all over the Netherlands: Amersfoort, Amsterdam, Den Bosch, Haarlem, Hilversum, Leiden and Utrecht.
Taalthuis offers Dutch courses at all levels, from A0 up to B2, as well as in-company courses. Lessons are given in small groups and feature a broad range of interesting and current topics.
Get a discount!
If you sign up for a language course at Taalthuis together with your partner, one of you will get a 5% discount using the code: 5%partnerdiscount.
More good news, you get a 10% discount on the course fee if you are a student or an au pair!
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