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Online classes

All classes at Direct Dutch Institute will continue as online (video conference) classes until further notice. Future classes will continue as online classes for as long as necessary. With our online classes we offer the same high quality and the same amount of teacher-student interaction as our regular in-house courses.

Online classes at Direct Dutch Institute: smaller groups, the same interaction

> The same approved (direct) method of teaching Dutch
> A virtual classroom with a teacher and a maximum of 6 students
> Real time audio and video
> Smaller groups with a maximum of 6 students (compared to 8 in our regular classes)
> A video conference setting with room to ask questions, practise your speaking skills and interact with- and listen to other students
> Interactive tools: virtual whiteboard, screen sharing, document sharing, real time notes and more
> Digital course material, provided by email (or you can pick up your book at Direct Dutch Institute)

Course structure

Our online classes offer the same format and structure as our classical courses. The classes are based on the direct method: they are highly interactive with a focus on communication. New words and structures are introduced by means of question and answer series. Dutch is spoken in class from the very first lesson (grammar will be explained in English when necessary). For our online classes we have changed the group size from 8 to 6. Reading and writing are taught by means of practical (homework) exercises.

Homework and test

Homework can be sent to the teacher by email and will be corrected by the teacher prior to the lessons. Additional exercises can be made in the digital learning environment (Moodle), which all students have access to. This digital learning environment allows students to:

  • make exercises;
  • listen to conversations;
  • look up words in the dictionary;
  • reread grammar explanations.

At the end of the course, there will be a test, assessing your level of Dutch. Upon handing in this test, you will receive a Direct Dutch certificate.

Enrolment and starting dates online classes

All regular courses will continue as online classes until further notice. You can find all the starting dates on the course pages (see all courses on the right of this page).

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate: call us at 070 – 365 46 77 or send us an e-mail at