Trying to learn Dutch? You can do it in Delft, right in the heart of the city, at Gasthuisplaats 1 (behind the Koornmarkt). We have small groups (max 8) and give you lots of personal attention. We specialise in courses for people with a higher education, who learn fast and don’t like to waste time. During our sessions we speak a lot. Reading, writing and listening can be done outside the classroom, whenever you want. We use state-of-the-art educational materials, like e-learning and of course the latest books.
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Group courses usually have sessions once a week. As you are probably busy during the day, our lessons are planned from 19.00 or on Saturdays.   You can also opt for private lessons, if you need to be flexible. There’s also the possibility of designing a special program for you and your friends or colleagues. We’re open to your suggestions. Check out the upcoming courses on this website! If you are in doubt, please make an appointment. We’ll be happy to advise you, free of charge. 
 A good atmosphere, personal feedback and the right materials are essential. You should feel free to speak and happy to be heard. - PETRA KOTTMAN
 To have another language is to possess a second soul.   - CHARLEMAGNE
 A different language is a different vision of life.   - FEDERICO FELLINI

BEGINNERS

We offer group courses Beginners I and Beginners II. Beginners I takes you to level A1 of the Common European Framework. Beginners II from A1 to A2. A2 is the language level of the Dutch integration exam. We use a powerful blend of group sessions and interactive e-learning. 

INTERMEDIATE

To be admitted to Intermediate I you need to be at level A2. After this course you are halfway to B1. Intermediate II gets you there. B1 is the level of states exam NT2 I. If the government asks you to take an integration exam, this states exam is also valid.

ADVANCED

To start Advanced I you need level B1. The course takes you halfway to B2. To get to B2 you need Advanced II as well. We work with De Finale. Level B2 is needed for states exam NT2 II. It is the right exam for students with a higher education.  

ADVANCED PLUS

To register for one of the Advanced Plus group courses level B2 is required. You may have taken states exam NT2 II, but it’s not necessary. In these courses we work with Nederlands naar Perfectie, which offers challenging assignments and interesting subjects.

CUSTOM COURSES

We can imagine that the regular group courses don’t match your specific needs. Maybe you want to take a special course with a small group of friends or colleagues. We are flexible. Just call or mail.   

STATES EXAM NT2

If you want to take one of the states exams, we can help you prepare. In a group, if there are enough other students, or privately. We work with recently published exams.
2008 quality classes since

ABOUT

DUTCH CLASSES IN DELFT
Trying to learn Dutch? You can do it in Delft, right in the heart of the city, at Gasthuisplaats 1 (behind the Koornmarkt). We have small groups (max 8) and give you lots of personal attention. We specialise in courses for people with a higher education, who learn fast and don’t like to waste time. During our sessions we speak a lot. Reading, writing and listening can be done outside the classroom, whenever you want. We use state-of-the-art educational materials, like e-learning and of course the latest books.
Group courses usually have sessions once a week. As you are probably busy during the day, our lessons are planned from 19.00 or on Saturdays.   You can also opt for private lessons, if you need to be flexible. There’s also the possibility of designing a special program for you and your friends or colleagues. We’re open to your suggestions. Check out the upcoming courses on this website! If you are in doubt, please make an appointment. We’ll be happy to advise you, free of charge. 

GALLERY

HAVE A LOOK
ENTRANCE FREE COFFEE OR TEA VIEW FROM CLASSROOM

LEVELS AND OPTIONS

SEE COURSES FOR MORE INFO
 A good atmosphere, personal feedback and the right materials are essential. You should feel free to speak and happy to be heard. - PETRA KOTTMAN
 To have another language is to possess a second soul.   - CHARLEMAGNE
 A different language is a different vision of life.   - FEDERICO FELLINI

BEGINNERS

We offer group courses Beginners I and Beginners II. Beginners I takes you to level A1 of the Common European Framework. Beginners II from A1 to A2. A2 is the language level of the Dutch integration exam. We use a powerful blend of group sessions and interactive e-learning. 

INTERMEDIATE

To be admitted to Intermediate I you need to be at level A2. After this course you are halfway to B1. Intermediate II gets you there. B1 is the level of states exam NT2 I. If the government asks you to take an integration exam, this states exam is also valid.

ADVANCED

To start Advanced I you need level B1. The course takes you halfway to B2. To get to B2 you need Advanced II as well. We work with De Finale. Level B2 is needed for states exam NT2 II. It is the right exam for students with a higher education.  

ADVANCED PLUS

To register for one of the Advanced Plus group courses level B2 is required. You may have taken states exam NT2 II, but it’s not necessary. In these courses we work with Nederlands naar Perfectie, which offers challenging assignments and interesting subjects.

CUSTOM COURSES

We can imagine that the regular group courses don’t match your specific needs. Maybe you want to take a special course with a small group of friends or colleagues. We are flexible. Just call or mail.   

STATES EXAM NT2

If you want to take one of the states exams, we can help you prepare. In a group, if there are enough other students, or privately. We work with recently published exams.

ABOUT

SCHOOL AND TEACHER  A good atmosphere, personal feedback and the right materials are essential. You should feel free to speak and happy to be heard.  

LOCATION

You don’t need a plane to get there. We are a few minutes away from Delft central station. Coming by car? Paid parking is available at Gasthuisplaats.

TIME

All regular group courses will suit your daily working schedule. We have evening and weekend classes. We also take into account that you might spend a long holiday with your family abroad.

SMALL GROUPS

We have groups of no more than eight students. Sometimes just four. Warning: you can’t hide. All students in one group are at the same language level.

QUALITY

Your teacher is fully qualified and has a lot of teaching experience (since 2004). She has a degree in Linguistics. Besides teaching she is a judge for the states exam NT2. Kottman Taal en Verhaal also worked for (a.o.) Mondriaan, IVIO, UAF and the municipality of Delft.  

FREE ADVICE

If you are not sure what’s best for you, just call or make an appointment. We’re happy to help you. Even if that means referring you to another language school.

STUDENTS

All regular courses are designed for students with a higher education. Many students have demanding jobs or do research of some kind. They want to learn the language for job purposes or integration.

FACTS

NICE TO KNOW
Kottman Taal en Verhaal is a small private school in Delft (town center). Since 2008 hundreds of students took courses to learn the Dutch language. Owner/teacher Petra Kottman is a fully qualified teacher. She also has a degree in Linguistics and took extra classes to specialize in Dutch as a second language. She started teaching Dutch in 2004. She worked in many different teaching organizations, big and small, until she decided to start her own school. This gives her the opportunity to optimize the approach and facilities. 
The school specialises in courses for students with a higher education. Their  needs are met with sessions that are inspirational and interesting. The school places high value on customer satisfaction. Key words: flexibility and creativity. Most group courses are in the evening or weekend, to accommodate the students. Private lessons are by appointment, of course.
 Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery.    - MARK AMIDON

ABOUT

SCHOOL AND TEACHER  A good atmosphere, personal feedback and the right materials are essential. You should feel free to speak and happy to be heard.  
Kottman Taal en Verhaal is a small private school in Delft (town center). Since 2008 hundreds of students took courses to learn the Dutch language. Owner/teacher Petra Kottman is a fully qualified teacher. She also has a degree in Linguistics and took extra classes to specialize in Dutch as a second language. She started teaching Dutch in 2004. She worked in many different teaching organizations, big and small, until she decided to start her own school. This gives her the opportunity to optimize the approach and facilities. 
The school specialises in courses for students with a higher education. Their  needs are met with sessions that are inspirational and interesting. The school places high value on customer satisfaction. Key words: flexibility and creativity. Most group courses are in the evening or weekend, to accommodate the students. Private lessons are by appointment, of course.

LOCATION

You don’t need a plane to get there. We are a few minutes away from Delft central station. Coming by car? Paid parking is available at Gasthuisplaats.

TIME

All regular group courses will suit your daily working schedule. We have evening and weekend classes. We also take into account that you might spend a long holiday with your family abroad.

SMALL GROUPS

We have groups of no more than eight students. Sometimes just four. Warning: you can’t hide. All students in one group are at the same language level.

QUALITY

Your teacher is fully qualified and has a lot of teaching experience (since 2004). She has a degree in Linguistics. Besides teaching she is a judge for the states exam NT2. Kottman Taal en Verhaal also worked for (a.o.) Mondriaan, IVIO, UAF and the municipality of Delft.  

FREE ADVICE

If you are not sure what’s best for you, just call or make an appointment. We’re happy to help you. Even if that means referring you to another language school.

STUDENTS

All regular courses are designed for students with a higher education. Many students have demanding jobs or do research of some kind. They want to learn the language for job purposes or integration.

FACTS

NICE TO KNOW
 Language is the means of getting an idea from my brain into yours without surgery.    - MARK AMIDON
Kottman Taal en Verhaal

BEGINNERS I

  TBD Your first steps! The basics of Dutch in eight weekly sessions. Topics: introducing yourself, time, appointments, food and drink, ordering, housing and furniture, travelling, public transport, clothing and appearances, entertainment, invitations. Homework ± eight hours a week, with the book and a strong e- learning module. This course gets you to level A1 (European Framework). Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 38

BEGINNERS II

TBD Eight sessions to reach level A2. Topics: buying and selling, shopping, services (bank, library, municipality), health, small talk, relationships, family, education and schools, art and culture, work and profession, job agencies, news, transport, the weather. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 38

INTERMEDIATE I

TBD  Now it gets a bit more difficult. You’ll discover the rich idioms in the Dutch language and learn more about word order and specifically the placing of verbs. Your own texts will be longer. You’ll get personal feedback on them. Your conversations in the classroom will get more interesting too. Topics: your neighborhood, insurances, problems with neighbors; family, feelings, different generations, food, eating habits, public transport. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 90

INTERMEDIATE II

TBD Building on from Intermediate I, eight more sessions with the same book. After this course you should be at level B1 (= states exam NT2 I). Topics: leasure, the media, health, sports, hobbies, work, job interviews, jokes, opinions, religion, integration. Homework about eight hours a week. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 90

ADVANCED I

TBD Eight sessions for students from level B1. Topics: vacationing, spending your free hours, traffic, transport, nature, landscapes, eating and drinking. De Finale has an extensive grammar module. Also, some of the exercises are taken from states exams NT2, which is nice if you are preparing for that. Homework ± eight hours a week. Individual feedback on your writing. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 34

ADVANCED II

TBD We use the same book: De Finale. Topics: the environment, safety and health, economy, jobs, science. More grammar and lists of useful sentences. Eight sessions where we talk a lot. After this course you are at language level B2, the level of states exam NT2 II. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 34

COURSES

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BEGINNERS I

  TBD Your first steps! The basics of Dutch in eight weekly sessions. Topics: introducing yourself, time, appointments, food and drink, ordering, housing and furniture, travelling, public transport, clothing and appearances, entertainment, invitations. Homework ± eight hours a week, with the book and a strong e-learning module. This course gets you to level A1 (European Framework). Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 38

BEGINNERS II

TBD Eight sessions to reach level A2. Topics: buying and selling, shopping, services (bank, library, municipality), health, small talk, relationships, family, education and schools, art and culture, work and profession, job agencies, news, transport, the weather. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 38

INTERMEDIATE I

TBD  Now it gets a bit more difficult. You’ll discover the rich idioms in the Dutch language and learn more about word order and specifically the placing of verbs. Your own texts will be longer. You’ll get personal feedback on them. Your conversations in the classroom will get more interesting too. Topics: your neighborhood, insurances, problems with neighbors; family, feelings, different generations, food, eating habits, public transport. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 90

INTERMEDIATE II

TBD Building on from Intermediate I, eight more sessions with the same book. After this course you should be at level B1 (= states exam NT2 I). Topics: leasure, the media, health, sports, hobbies, work, job interviews, jokes, opinions, religion, integration. Homework about eight hours a week. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 90

ADVANCED I

TBD Eight sessions for students from level B1. Topics: vacationing, spending your free hours, traffic, transport, nature, landscapes, eating and drinking. De Finale has an extensive grammar module. Also, some of the exercises are taken from states exams NT2, which is nice if you are preparing for that. Homework ± eight hours a week. Individual feedback on your writing. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 34

ADVANCED II

TBD We use the same book: De Finale. Topics: the environment, safety and health, economy, jobs, science. More grammar and lists of useful sentences. Eight sessions where we talk a lot. After this course you are at language level B2, the level of states exam NT2 II. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 34

COURSES

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Kottman Taal en Verhaal

1 DAY TRAINING STATES EXAM NT2

2016 This day will give you a clear idea of what to expect of the states exam NT2. We use recent exams (reading, writing, listening, speaking) to help you develop your best strategy. From 11.00 till 13.00 we cover speaking and writing; from 14.00 till 16.00 listening and reading. During lunch break you can eat in one of the many restaurants around the school. Go home with a list of useful tips. Fee: € 125 (group) or € 200 (individually; half a day € 100)

ADVANCED PLUS I

2016  TBD What to do after level B2? Your Dutch may be good enough for daily life, but it isn’t perfect yet. In this course you’ll learn many new words and work on your grammar, using interesting texts and other materials. Eight sessions in a small group. Personal feedback on your writing. Not too much homework: about four hours a week. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 42

ADVANCED PLUS II

2016  TBD We go on to perfect your Dutch in eight more sessions, using the same book as Advanced Plus I: Nederlands naar Perfectie. You are admissible after Plus I. If you didn’t take that course, please make an appointment to discuss your level. Lessons every Tuesday evening 19.00-21.00 or Saturday afternoon 13.15-15.15. Course fee € 349

ADVANCED PLUS III

2016  TBD Still more to learn with Nederlands naar Perfectie. Eight weekly sessions in a small group. This course has not been scheduled yet.

PRIVATE LESSONS

2016  by appointment If you can’t commit to a group course (maybe because you have to be flexible), there is the option of taking private lessons (1 ½ hours). Added bonus: we can focus on your specific needs. Fee € 72 / hour

INTENSIVE BEGINNERS COURSE

2016  TBD This course gives you a basic knowledge of Dutch (level A1 Common European Framework) in just two weeks. You have classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.30 till 15.30 (lunch break one hour), plus some homework, about eight hours a week. Small group (max. four students). You are expected to take your own laptop and headphone to class for some supervised e-learning. Course fee in group € 700, private course € 990 (more flexible program), book and e-learning ± € 37

COURSES

SPECIALS

1 DAY TRAINING STATES

EXAM NT2

2016 This day will give you a clear idea of what to expect of the states exam NT2. We use recent exams (reading, writing, listening, speaking) to help you develop your best strategy. From 11.00 till 13.00 we cover speaking and writing; from 14.00 till 16.00 listening and reading. During lunch break you can eat in one of the many restaurants around the school. Go home with a list of useful tips. Fee: € 125 (group) or € 200 (individually; half a day € 100)

ADVANCED PLUS I

2016  TBD What to do after level B2? Your Dutch may be good enough for daily life, but it isn’t perfect yet. In this course you’ll learn many new words and work on your grammar, using interesting texts and other materials. Eight sessions in a small group. Personal feedback on your writing. Not too much homework: about four hours a week. Course fee € 349, book and e-learning ± € 42

ADVANCED PLUS II

2016  TBD We go on to perfect your Dutch in eight more sessions, using the same book as Advanced Plus I: Nederlands naar Perfectie. You are admissible after Plus I. If you didn’t take that course, please make an appointment to discuss your level. Lessons every Tuesday evening 19.00-21.00 or Saturday afternoon 13.15-15.15. Course fee € 349

ADVANCED PLUS III

2016  TBD Still more to learn with Nederlands naar Perfectie. Eight weekly sessions in a small group. This course has not been scheduled yet.

PRIVATE LESSONS

2016  by appointment If you can’t commit to a group course (maybe because you have to be flexible), there is the option of taking private lessons (1 ½ hours). Added bonus: we can focus on your specific needs. Fee € 72 / hour

INTENSIVE BEGINNERS

COURSE

2016  TBD This course gives you a basic knowledge of Dutch (level A1 Common European Framework) in just two weeks. You have classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 9.30 till 15.30 (lunch break one hour), plus some homework, about eight hours a week. Small group (max. four students). You are expected to take your own laptop and headphone to class for some supervised e-learning. Course fee in group € 700, private course € 990 (more flexible program), book and e-learning ± € 37

COURSES

SPECIALS
Kottman Taal en Verhaal