Study Dutch with Nacel! Our exchange program in the Netherlands provides international students with the opportunity to learn the Dutch language from within the country itself.

You can live with a local Dutch host family, ride a bike to school, and enjoy delicious Dutch cheese. Take advantage of the Dutch language in the Netherlands!

Why learn Dutch?

There are many benefits to learning Dutch. And we at Nacel are here to make sure it happens in the best possible way.

Dutch is spoken by around 30 million people and the language is used in the Netherlands, Belgium, Suriname, Aruba, Curaçao, and Sint Maarten.

It doesn't matter if you want to learn Dutch because:

  • Do you like the Dutch rock band Racoon?
  • Do you want to discover the famous canals of Amsterdam?
  • Interested in the Netherlands national baseball team?
  • Are you studying Dutch Art at school?
  • Do you intend to study at a Dutch University?
  • Do you want to visit famous cheese markets or some windmills?
  • Have a passion for Dutch films?
  • Loving Rijsttafel, Stroopwafel and Bitterballen?
  • Do you travel to Utrecht, Rotterdam, or Amsterdam?
  • Do you have business with Dutch companies?
  • Needing to translate something from Dutch to your language?

Coming to learn Dutch in the Netherlands with Nacel is the best way to improve your language.

Choose from Homestay immersion or High school programs.

Invest in your education, and learn Dutch with us. Hundreds of students have already traveled with Nacel. You too are welcome in the Nacel family!

Would you like to learn how to speak Dutch?

The dialects of the West Germanic languages originated in Dutch. The language uses three grammatical genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. It also has two definite articles (de and het) and two indefinite articles (een and geen).

Contemplating Dutch fluency? Craving a swift learning journey? It's all about dedication! Here are some tricks to fast-track your language proficiency:

  • Make it a daily practice: Whether it's podcasts, series, or articles, spend a few minutes each day on these activities in the language you're learning.
  • Relate it to your reality: Learn words that align with your daily life and goals. Traveling or working, for example? Focus on journey-related phrases.
  • Keep notes: Develop a habit of jotting down new words or sentences, be it on your cell phone, notebook, or computer. This aids in memorization.
  • Use available resources: Explore online classes, language apps, or study groups. Identify what captures your interest and get started.
  • Consider formal classes: Despite immersive experiences, having structured learning time is crucial.
  • Stay consistent: Immersion is key to language fluency, so choose your method and stick with it consistently.

Would you like to learn how to live with a host family in a foreign country and explore a new culture? Please take a moment to check out our content Live in a host family abroad and discover a new country!

Accelerate your language learning with these useful tips. Imagine combining them to elevate your language skills while living abroad, studying, and fully experiencing the local culture. Join Nacel for a transformative language journey! Learn Dutch with our language courses in the Netherlands.

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Which tests prove proficiency in Dutch?

Proficiency tests are widely used by companies and universities. They consist of reading (lezen), listening (luisteren), speaking (spreken) and writing (schrijven).

The proficiency Dutch test test is called NT2, and the abbreviation NT2 stands for Nederlands als Tweede Taal. It is divided into programs:

NT2 Level II: is for people who have some degree of study and intend to go on to higher education or follow a profession.

NT2 Level I: is for those looking for a lower-level course or job, but who are still above the level of unskilled work.

Are you convinced? Choose your program and discover all the study possibilities of learning Dutch. Nacel has the right program for you.

Surviving in Dutch: Basic vocabulary and phrases

We'll give you some tips on vocabulary and phrases that can help you when you're traveling abroad.

Here are the Dutch greetings, so you can start your introduction with "Hallo" (Hello), "Mijn naam is..." (My name is...) and end with "Tot ziens." (Goodbye). As well as the nice "Hartelijk dank." (Thank you).

There are simple phrases that can be very useful when you arrive in a country:
Ik begrijp het niet. (I don't understand)
Kunt u me helpen? (Can you help me?)
Kunt u het herhalen, alstublieft? (Could you repeat that, please?)
Kunt u langzaam spreken, alstublieft? (Can you speak slowly, please?)
Ik begrijp het niet. Kunt u me helpen de weg te vinden? (I'm lost. Can you help me find my way?)

And others for everyday use:
Ik wil graag bestellen... (I would like to order...)
Hoeveel kost het? (How much does it cost?)
Waar is het bus-/trein-/luchthavenstation? (Where is the bus/train/airport station?)
Waar kan ik een kaartje kopen? (Where can I buy a ticket?)
Kunt u een goed restaurant aanbevelen? (Can you recommend a good restaurant?)

These are just a few ideas that can help you travel to a Dutch-speaking country. Like them?
Nacel is here to guide you and help you choose the best Dutch language course. Count on us!

Learn Dutch now with Nacel!

Study Dutch with Nacel! We offer our students several opportunities to learn how to speak Dutch.
Teenagers will enjoy staying with a Dutch host family and attending a high school in the Netherlands with their host siblings!

Choose one of our programs and start learning a new language now. 

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