14 July 2022 2 minutes
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The (un)importance of learning Dutch

If you are planning to move to the Netherlands, you will probably have also thought about learning Dutch. Maybe you have already started a language course and are trying to learn as much as possible before you emigrate.

Why you do not need to be fluent right away

Learning the language is part of the process if you want to live and work abroad. But you really don’t need to be fluent in Dutch before you leave because most Dutchies master the English language. The most important thing is that you have a basis and can more or less understand people approaching you, or that you can manage when you go shopping, for example.

Why deepening in the Dutch language could be useful

Surely, situations in which a good command of the language in speech and writing proves to be more important will occur. You will regularly receive mail from various authorities, it can be important for your safety and that of others, it can be useful at work, or beneficial when looking for new social contacts, to name a few. Whatever your situation, there is almost always a reason for either a little language support or a full language course.

Language tip

There may not be a lot of time for a 4-day course though, as most expats come to the Netherlands to work. ExpatLanguageSchool.net offers flexible and personalized 1-on-1 language courses at times that suit you, both face-to-face and online. The courses are provided by certified native speakers who have experienced life as an expat first-hand. So, whether you want to improve your English or want to fully master Dutch (or any other language for that matter), TOSS can recommend them wholeheartedly.

TOSS in Holland customers who register with ExpatLanguageSchool.net with this code: TOSS, will receive 5% discount on their first contract with them!

About ExpatLanguageSchool.net

We are ExpatLanguageSchool.net, a group of independent teachers who are expats themselves. We understand what it means to work and raise a family abroad. We provide (amongst others) Dutch, English, French and German tutoring sessions, whether you need just 1 or 2 sessions for support or a full-fledged language course. We believed in “online teaching” from the start, before everybody else did.