Dutch beginners I and II using Delftse methode

What will I learn in this course that is based on Delftse methode?

During this course using Delftse methode you are given all the tools to have fluent basic conversations in Dutch with confidence. In each course you cover 21 chapters, which can be roughly divided into the following topics:
Beginners I – introducing yourself and meeting others, setting up appointments, doing groceries, discuss about food, get a package from your neighbour, share stories from your holiday or weekend, housing, transportation, finances and generally Dutch society.
Beginners II – relationships and status, Dutch geography, police and stolen goods, Holidays, four biggest cities of the Netherlands, your hobbies,  worklife, health and lifestyle choices, tourism in the Netherlands, various governmental institutes, history of the Netherlands, schoolsystem, municipality, climate crisis and Dutch political system,

What makes Delftse methode special?

It is a method based on conversation classes talking in Dutch from the start. In class you solely use words and sentences used in the chapters you dealt with. Preparation is essential. Since you prepare the text thoroughly before coming to class, you are able to follow and participate at all times. Because the 2200 most frequently used words of the Dutch language are used in the texts, you really learn the essentials first. Even if you don’t speak English, because all the vocabulary lists are translated into 26 languages. Moreover, you evaluate on your learning process frequently with various types of tests, helping you identify your strengths and what needs more attention. Our teachers are trained to teach this method.

Our courses

Semi-intensive courses
Levels: A0 to A2- and A2- to A2+
Frequency: Two classes of 1 hour per week
Study load: 4-8 hours preparation per week
Duration: 10 weeks

Intensive courses
Levels: A0 to A2- and A2- to A2+
Frequency: Four classes of 1 hour per week
Study load: 8-16 hours preparation per week
Duration: 5 weeks

Upcoming courses

10 September 2024 // 09:00:00 – 10:00:00

Dutch semi-intensive A0 to A2- [Delftse methode] start Sept 2024

10 September 2024 // 10:30:00 – 11:30:00

Dutch semi-intensive A2- to A2+ [Delftse methode] start Sept 2024

How do these courses relate to your regular evening courses?

What is similar?

learning Dutch and using the language from the start and practice it with a focus on speaking and vocabulary in small groups of 6-8 students. For a successful course, preparation before class is essential at all times.

What is different?

  • Conversation class vs. class with great variety of exercises and games, all to promote interaction.
  • Study load for Delftse methode is higher and fixed; it does not adjust to your work schedule. Whereas in our evening courses, we can give optional materials for those seeking more challenge.
  • Length of each lesson for Delftse methode is 1 hour vs. 2 hours in evening courses
  • Price of book


What is the best course for me?

One time per week vs. semi-intensive? Delftse methode vs. regular method? If you are in doubt about the best course for you, you can always give us a call or send an email to ask for advice. We would be happy to find the perfect match for you.

A0 to A2- | A2- to A2+
Your teacher is Brecht or Nicole
20 classes per block (excl. obligatory introduction and final test)
1 hour per class
Delftse methode (groene boek)

Study load: 2-4 hours per lesson

u-pas discount – If you have a u-pas, you can use your personal budget to pay for (a part of) the course or get a 15% discount on group courses of 4 or more students (not in combination with other discounts or offers).

Passionate and patient teacher!

Really great intro to Dutch with a passionate and patient teacher! – Liam

Interesting and productive learning experience

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Kookoovaja. Small classes and a variety of learning methods resulted in an interesting and productive
learning experience. – Kester

Excellent experience!

My experience with Kookoovaja has been excellent so far. Fun lessons that will definitely help you improve your Dutch language skills. Highly recommended! – Ilias

A fun, structured and innovative way to learn!

If you want to learn Dutch in a fun, structured and innovative way, this is the place to be! In a short amount of time I felt very comfortable with the language and the way of learning in Kookoovaja! – Christina

What does a class look like?

All courses

Dutch for Beginners I, II (and III)

Level A0 to A2 €375

Dutch Intermediate I, II and III

Level A2 to B1 €375

Dutch Advanced I, II and III

Level B1 to B2 €375

intensive Dutch course

Level A0 to A1 | A1 to A2 | A2 to B1 part I €425

semi-intensive Dutch course

Level A0 to A1 and A1 to A2 €450 -or- €750*

Dutch morning/midday

Level A0 to A1 | A1 to A2 or higher €375

Dutch beginners I and II using Delftse methode

A0 to A2- | A2- to A2+ €450

Dutch Conversation course from B1+

B1+ €375