While many Dutch native speakers have a good knowledge of English, speaking Dutch will always make a difference. By learning Dutch, you will fully take advantage of your trips to the Netherlands, Belgium, and other communities worldwide. Many Cactus language learners also learn Dutch as it is a great way to improve their career prospects.
With so many language learning options available ranging from evening classes to online courses, it is often difficult to know where to start your Dutch language learning journey. It’s important to assess which type of language course or combination of courses is the most appropriate for you. To help you make the right choice, the experts at Cactus have compared the benefits of each alternative and provided a comprehensive list of language learning options to get you started. So what are the best ways to start learning Dutch?
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Evening classes in the UK are ideal if you want to learn Dutch after work or your studies. They are a great opportunity to study the language with a qualified, native or bilingual teacher and will help you learn Dutch quickly in a sociable environment. These courses also offer excellent preparation for a language holiday abroad, as they will enable you to understand the basics of Dutch prior to your trip. Are you a beginner? Find out more about our Beginners Language Courses.
If you can’t fit a group language course in your schedule or you prefer to study in your own time, one-to-one Dutch classes are the perfect solution. Cactus offers both face-to-face and Skype Dutch language lessons. These are tailored to your needs and can take place anywhere, anytime.
Online language courses are an excellent way to practice a language when and where you want. Such courses can’t fully replace lessons with a qualified teacher who will not only motivate you throughout your language learning journey, but will also answer any questions you may have. Nevertheless, they are an excellent way to supplement your lessons with a teacher. As it can be difficult to choose quality resources from the considerable number of courses available online, Cactus has carefully assessed and listed free online Dutch resources for your reference.
Cactus also offers Skype private tuition with a qualified native speaking teacher, which is an excellent online alternative to other online courses.