Dutch in Canberra
Considered the easiest foreign language for native English speakers to learn, Dutch is a great choice for those hoping to expand their global skills. Dutch holds official status in countries from the Caribbean to Europe and is closely related to both German and Afrikaans, making learning more than one language a breeze! With an estimated half a million Dutch speakers living in the U.S. and Australia, learning Dutch is an asset whether you plan on traveling to the Netherlands or trying out your language skills at a local level.
Where to Practise Foreign Languages in Canberra: Sign up for a course with us at Language Trainers today and our instructors will tailor each lesson to your preferences and needs, so you achieve fluency smoothly and in a very short time. But it is also essential to practise outside the classroom to improve your accent and gain confidence in your language skills. So, why not join one of the many available meet-up groups in the city? For example, the Canberra Polyglot Meetup, founded in 1986, assembles every Monday evening for its members to practise mainly French, German, Spanish and Danish, although they welcome learners and native speakers of all languages. Do not hesitate to join their dinners and social events to enjoy a good time while improving your grammar, vocabulary and speaking skills. Or you can take part in the gatherings organised by Language Meetup Canberra, a club for anybody interested in learning or improving a second language, learning more about other cultures and being social. If you decide to attend, you will receive little flag stickers from different countries. The first flag is for your native language and the other flag(s) you choose represents the language(s) you would like to learn. Then, you just need to find others who want to practise the same language that you do and begin a friendly chat!
Where to Study Foreign Languages in Canberra: Canberra is also home to many reputable higher education institutions where you can study Bachelor or Master programmes in foreign languages. For example, the Australian National University offers an outstanding variety of programmess on campus or online, from beginner to advanced levels. You can choose one of more than 30 languages, including Spanish, French, Italian, Sanskrit and Latin. Or you can enrol in the courses offered by the University of Canberra Academy of Languages, which include German, French, Tamil, Spanish, Italian, Indonesian, Arabic and Chinese. Meanwhile, if you are interested in demonstrating your language level by sitting for an internationally accredited exam (such as DALF for French or Goethe-Zertifikat for German), then you will find many institutions that host them, such as the Alliance Francaise on McCaughey Street. Please consider that these exams are quite challenging to pass, so you need to get ready as soon as you can. Fortunately, we can help you prepare with our Exam Preparation course, where our experienced teachers can ensure you pass your exam with flying colours.
Language Jobs in Canberra: Learning a new language will also become an asset in the city, especially if you are planning to apply for a new, international job. The economy of the Australian Capital Territory is the fastest-growing of the country, composed primarily of service industries and construction. Also, Canberra is increasingly emerging as one of Australia’s premier innovation hubs, with more and more companies in the field of machine learning and artificial intelligence, like Interferex or AustIndustry, establishing headquarters in the city. Crucially, they are looking for bilingual employees of different languages to ensure fluent communication with their partners and clients at home and abroad. So, give your career a boost by becoming bilingual! Furthermore, those who are looking to connect with foreign entrepreneurs and business owners can contact the relevant international chambers of commerce, such as those of the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Spanish or Italians. These institutions will provide you with all the information and support you need to setup your business abroad by using the language skills you acquired in your course with Language Trainers to network with industry partners and experts.
Using Language to Experience Culture in Canberra: Canberra is an excellent place to explore other cultures and feel as if you were abroad without ever leaving the city. For example, the National Multicultural Festival, established in 1996, is today the biggest occasion on Canberra’s event landscape. This 3-day festival gathers national and international visitors alike for one of the biggest celebrations of cultural diversity across Australia. Enjoy beautiful exotic costumed dancers and marching cultural bands who come from all over the world! Also, if you are studying Spanish and love cinema, you can attend the Spanish Film Festival in Canberra that runs annually between April and May to experience the very best in Spanish and Latin American cinema. Or if you are more interested in German culture, you can take part in the Winter Schnapps Festival, the German Film Festival and the most popular festival of all, Canberra Oktoberfest. There is something for everyone in the city, regardless of the language you are studying. Access Visit Canberra’s website to get a view of the city’s thriving calendar of events.
Whether you want to improve your opportunities to work, study, travel or socialise, learning a language will certainly come in handy. Our native-speaking teachers will support you every step of the way, design tailored lessons to suit your individual abilities and interests, and schedule your lessons according to your convenience. So, you can take your lessons in the comfort of your home or office, or you may decide to study in a public place instead, such as the National Library of Australia on Parkes Pl W, at Coffee Lab on Narellan Place, or Greenhouse Coffee & Food Co on Centre London Circuit.
We have amazing instructors based all around the country and they are ready to get started in places like Queanbeyan, Murrumbateman, Belconnen and Wee Jasper. So, it doesn’t matter where you are based; you can still book a course with us.
Take the plunge and start your desired learning journey today! And, if you have studied it before, please take a language level test, so we can tailor a course package that perfectly suits your current ability.
The language people speak shapes the way they see the world.
Speaking 2 languages improves brain efficiency and performance.
Bilingual students are more likely to succeed in school than their monolingual counterparts.
1-on-1 General Dutch Course in Canberra
Our general one-on-one courses in Canberra will help students improve their Dutch level quickly and efficiently, whatever their needs. One of the most exciting aspects of our courses is that they are developed entirely around the needs of the students. The fact that we offer our Dutch classes on a One-on-One basis means that you can learn the words and phrases you need in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
1-on-1 Business Dutch Course in Canberra
Our Dutch courses in Canberra are taught on a one-on-one basis and will help you improve your business communication skills immensely. No matter what level you begin at we will soon have you dealing with business introductions comfortably before moving onto other matters. Beginner level students can expect to finish the course with basic telephone Dutch and email skills, as well as a level of survival Dutch, granting them the ability to work in a country where Dutch is the native tongue.
2-to-1 and Small Group
Dutch Courses in Canberra (closed group)
Our Dutch courses are also available for small groups studying together (Two-to-One Dutch Course or In-Company Small Group Dutch Course). All participants must have the same language needs, be able to study at the same time at the same place and be at the same level. All participants should be booked at the same time. Language Trainers suggest that you do not look for classes with more than 8 students at one time. However, an In-Company Taster Dutch Course can contain a maximum of 12 people.
Switch between online and face-to-face Dutch classes with a hybrid course!
Continue your language development and learn with your same teacher face-to-face
Start your clases online and switch to face-to-face later
Some of our Language Teachers in Canberra
Patricia is an English teacher who has experience teaching students from a wide variety of ages and skill levels. She earned her TESOL certificate in 2012, and enjoys teaching students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
Arshiya is a native Hindi speaker who has an extensive academic background and over five years of experience teaching Hindi to learners from all over the world. She is a lecturer of Chemistry at the University of Canberra, and holds a PhD specializing in Physico-organic Chemistry.
Our clients include:
Cadbury Europe SA
Lagan Construction Ltd
REMA TIP TOP
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How to Book
Take our Dutch Language Level Test.
Let us know why you need to learn Dutch and include the time and location that best suit you.
Review our quote and, if you are happy with it, receive our invoice and Agreement form.
Sign our Agreement form and submit a deposit* for the course.
Receive confirmation from our team with your Dutch tutor’s details.
Begin your Dutch training and receive your Dutch course book.
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Client testimonialsSee some of the testimonials we have received from our clients.
”We are moving in 4 weeks and are totally under the pump. The classes have allowed us to get a minimum level in Dutch which will help us to get by.We are moving in 4 weeks and are totally under the pump. The classes have allowed us to get a minimum level in Dutch which will help us to get by.”Dutch course in Sydney
”We are really enjoying the lessons. Our trainer is doing a great job and we are learning a lot!”Dutch course in Perth