Dutch is a Germanic language spoken by more than 23 million native speakers. Mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as in Suriname in South America. It is also understood in former colonies such as the Dutch Caribbean and Indonesia. Besides Afrikaans which is spoken by millions in South Africa and Namibia. Afrikaans and Dutch share many of the same tonal intonations and grammatical structures so they are mutually intelligible. Start learning Dutch by taking one of our Dutch language courses.
Dutch is the 7th most-spoken language in Europe and the 30th most-spoken language in the world. Even more importantly, the Netherlands and Belgium belong to the largest trading partners of both the UK and the US. It makes learning Dutch an important language in import/export sector. 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.”
There are many courses and learning options to start learning Dutch. From part-time courses to online Dutch courses. Before studying Dutch it’s important to assess which type of language course is the most appropriate for you. So find out what are the best ways to start learning Dutch.
Are you at beginner level or advanced level? You can check your Dutch language level for free! Test your Dutch with our Dutch language level test. Find out which level is right for you before you book!
Cactus offers online Dutch language courses for students looking to learn Dutch wherever they are. Courses are interactive and engaging, and students can enjoy real-time interactions with teacher.
An excellent way to improve your Dutch language skills before or after your language course abroad with Cactus. We offer Dutch language courses in the UK, including Dutch courses in London.
Cactus offers a range of options for Dutch private tuition. You can choose one-to-one classes in your home or place of work. If you prefer online, private Dutch lessons at the time and place of your choice. More information on our Private Dutch Lessons division.