Take one of our Dutch courses in any major city around the world. Dutch is a Germanic language spoken by more than 23 million native speakers in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as in Suriname in South America. It is also widely understood in former colonies such as the Dutch Caribbean and Indonesia. In addition Afrikaans which is spoken by millions in South Africa and Namibia, shares many of the same tonal intonations and grammatical structures as Dutch and they are mutually intelligible. Dutch is the 7th most-spoken language in Europe and the 30th most-spoken language of the 1000s of languages spoken in the world. Even more importantly, the Netherlands and Belgium belong to the largest trading partners of both the UK and the US, making Dutch an extremely important language in import/export. With the majority of Dutch speakers being fluent in English there may seem little reason to learn Dutch but remember that even though you may “buy in your own language” you will find it’s much easier to “sell in the foreign language.”
Cactus offers 10-week group evening language courses in Dutch in central London. This is an excellent way to improve your Dutch language skills in a group setting.
A private course in Dutch is flexible, convenient and effective. Your Dutch classes can take place anywhere in the world and they will be tailor-made to your personal needs and interests, enabling you to make rapid progress. Find out more about private Dutch courses or send us an email with your requirements.