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Why learn Dutch?


A Dutch class at Indy Language Center can help you travel more places than you might think! Dutch (nederlands) is spoken not only in the Netherlands, but also in Belgium, Suriname, and the Dutch Antilles (Caribbean). Over 23 million people worldwide speak Dutch, including former colonies South Africa and Indonesia. And according to the 2010 census approx. 136,000 people in the US still speak Dutch!


What is the difference between Dutch and Afrikaans?


Dutch spoken by the 17th and 18th century settlers evolved into Afrikaans, one of the official languages of South Africa. With an estimated 90 to 95 percent Dutch origin in Afrikaans vocabulary, a Dutch speaker and Afrikaans speaker can communicate with each other. The main difference between the two languages is that Afrikaans does not have grammatical gender and the grammar is less complex.


Fun Facts about Dutch


  • Dutch is a Germanic language, so it shares a lot of similarities with German and English. If you already speak one of these languages, it is easier for you to learn Dutch from one of our Dutch courses.

  • With 35 letters “meervoudigepersoonlijkheidsstoornis” (multiple personality disorder) is the longest word in the Dutch dictionary - talk about compounding nouns!

  • Probably the most important Dutch word you need to know is “gezellig”.  Often equated to cozy, it is a concept with more depth than its English counterpart, associated with the comfort of time spent with loved ones, seeing a friend after a long separation or simply togetherness.


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(ACTFL Novice) (CEFR A1)


At the end of beginner level Dutch, you will be able to use familiar everyday expressions and have the knowledge needed for basic survival in Dutch.



(ACTFL Intermediate Low, CEFR A2)


At the end of elementary level Dutch classes, you will be able to express yourself in predictable concrete exchanges needed for basic life situations in Dutch.



(ACTFL Intermediate-Mid, CEFR B2)


At the end of Pre-Intermediate level, you will be able to deal with most situations you will encounter in Dutch when working or attending school. Students finishing this level can usually be understood by native Dutch speakers with some patience.



(ACTFL Intermediate-High, CEFR B2)


At the end of Intermediate level Dutch, you will be able to speak with fluency and spontaneity without difficulty. Students finishing this level can easily be understood by native Dutch speakers, even those unaccustomed to dealing with non-native speakers. 



(ACTFL Advanced Mid, CEFR C1)


If you study Dutch at this level you will be able to express yourself skillfully, with ease and confidence. At this level, you are able to deal with any social situation, even with unexpected social complications fluidly and with ease using Dutch.


Private Lessons


Minimum 1½ hours each lesson.
Please allow at least 1 week to secure an instructor.

***Rates do not include textbook.

Textbook options will be discussed

with your instructor.