Dutch Course

MIP Dutch Course will start a new semester from March 2020, and it is now open for registration.

Levels from A0 to B2 (16 lessons);

Books: Contact 1 and 3, Nederlands in Actie and Nederlands op Niveau.

The lessons are given by professional Dutch language teachers and they take place on the weekdays in the evening.

The new semester is starting in March 2020 and will finish in July 2020. Please see the detailed information about the Dutch Course in the table here below. At the bottom of this page you can also find common questions and answers regarding the Dutch course.

Group 1 2 3 4 5
Level A2-B1 B1-B2 B2 A1-A2 A0
Teacher Els Castelijns Els Castelijns Mariana Oldemans Mariana Oldemans Marieke van Heuven
Book Nederlands in Actie Nederlands op Niveau Contact 3 Contact 1 Contact 1
Total hours 40 40 32 32 40
Start week March 2 – March 6 March 2 – March 6 March 2 – March 6 March 2 – March 6 March 2 – March 6
Finish week June 29 – July 3 June 29 – July 3 June 29 – July 3 June 29 – July 3 June 29 – July 3
Time 7:00 – 9:30 pm 7:00 – 9:30 pm 7:30 – 9:30 pm 7:00 – 9:00 pm 7:00 – 9:30 pm
Day Tuesday Wednesday Friday Tuesday Thursday
Expense(euro) 260 260 208 208 260
Location Slingertouw basisschool Slingertouw basisschool Slingertouw basisschool Slingertouw basisschool Slingertouw basisschool

Note: Some change has been made to the groups from the previous semester. Marieke’s Thursday group has been merged to Els’ Wednesday group in this new semester. Marieke’s Wednesday group has been merged to Els’s Tuesday group in this new semester. 

If you are not sure which group you should attend, please contact Els Castelijns at els.castelijns@gmail.com for advice.


Please do not buy the books before receiving the final registration confirmation.

2020 Dutch Course Schedule

Week Will there be a lesson?
1 March 2 – March 6 Yes
2 March 9 – March 13 Yes
3 March 16 – March 20 Yes
4 March 23 – March 27 Yes
5 March 30 – April 3 Yes
6 April 6 – April 10 Yes
7 April 13 – April 17 Yes
8 April 20 – April 24 Yes
9 April 27 – May 1 No
10 May 4 – May 8 No
11 May 11 – May 15 Yes
12 May 18 – May 22 Yes
13 May 25 – May 29 Yes
14 June 1 – June 5 Yes
15 June 8 – June 12 Yes
16 June 15 – June 19 Yes
17 June 22 – June 26 Yes
18 June 29 – July 3 Yes

How to register:

1. Please register by filling the registration form! Click here to get to the registration form page

Registration by sending emails will not be handled!

2. Each group will be no more than 14 students. So first come, first serve! The deadline for registration is Feb 16, 2020. We will send a confirmation email by Feb 23, 2020.

3. If you received our confirmation email, please transfer the payment to 

Bewonersvereniging Meerhoven

NL82 RABO 0349 5824 08

Before March 1, 2020.  Please mention ‘the full name of the students & the group’ in your transfer reference. Please make a screen shot after you transfer and send the proof of payment to the email address mipdutchcourse@gmail.com. Only at this point the registration will be completed.

Refund Policy

1. Refund is only possible after the first lesson that the students attend. The students have to inform MIP in 1 week if they would like to resign the course after the first lesson they attend.

2. Refund is possible if the course will be stopped due to the reasons from MIP.  Only the expense of the remaining lessons which cannot be provided will be refunded.

Below you will find answers to the most common questions related to the Dutch courses.

The most common questions:

Do you issue a certificate at the end of the course?

We cannot issue certificates, as we are not a school. Meerhoven Internationals Platform is a volunteer organization which helps internationals in the neighborhood to socialize and integrate. The courses are given though by professional teachers.

Can I follow a trial class?

Yes, you can follow one try-out lesson.

Are the books included in the fee?

No, you should purchase the books yourself online or in the bookstores. The book you need to buy depends on which group you are in. For the new semester the books Contact 1, Contact 3, Nederlands in actie and Nederlands op niveau will be used.

What is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee is EUR 260 for 16 lessons, 2,5 hours each.

How many students are in one group?

The classes are usually around 8 to 14 people.

What is my level?

For beginning students it is better not to overestimate their level. It is easier to move up a class than move down, so when in doubt subscribe to a lower level and you can always switch groups later on. 
You can also test yourself e.g. here: http://dutchsummerschool.nl/dutch-language-level-test/

Where do the courses take place?

Depending on the level, the courses take place in: