Mercuur Taal Learn Dutch in Amsterdam
Do you want to learn Dutch in Amsterdam?
Mercuur Taal is a Dutch language school in the centre of Amsterdam, close to the Heineken Brewery. We offer Dutch language classes that are stimulating and fun.
Dutch for foreigners at a reasonable price!
We offer open registration courses in our school in the centre of Amsterdam. We also offer company courses in our school, or at your location.
Some quotes from the course evaluations:
- Very good course. Excellent instructor.
- Great explanations and easy to follow. I have been using my Dutch more and more as confidence grows.
- The course is really useful. I learn faster and I learn what I am too lazy for to learn myself (grammar, for instance).
About learning Dutch
Quite soon Dutch language students notice they understand more and more of the language surrounding them. They can distinguish and understand separate words. But for a long time it remains difficult to start speaking themselves. This is normal. Children as well understand a lot more before they start speaking!
You cannot learn the Dutch language just by studying your books. It is important that you expose yourself as much as possible to the language. For instance by watching Dutch television, by listening to Dutch radio or by reading Dutch newspapers or children’s books. And of course, you should start speaking as well. The problem is, the Dutch often respond in English if they hear an accent. Then it is difficult to keep on speaking Dutch!
A lot of foreigners with Dutch partners find it extremely difficult to switch over to speaking Dutch. They are used to communicate in another language with their partner. It feels strange to speak Dutch. But it is important for them to use their language skills as much as possible. Only then they can really master the language.