It may not be obvious from how Dutch sounds, but apart from Frisian (which is spoken in the Dutch province of Friesland), it is the modern language closest to English and thus the easiest language to learn for native speakers of English!
The Dutch language is a West Germanic language and is the native language of most of the population of the Netherlands. Most speakers live in the European Union, where it is the first language for about 23 million and a second language for another 5 million people. The Dutch language is related to Frisian, German and English. It’s also referred to Hollands, or Hollandish, by those in the Netherlands.
It may not be obvious from how Dutch sounds, but apart from Frisian (which is spoken in the Dutch province of Friesland), it is the modern language closest to English and thus the easiest language to learn for native speakers of English! There’s a surprising amount of modern Dutch which comes directly from the English language.
So take the plunge! There are many reasons to learn Dutch or to improve your Dutch. You will have quick success! Interested? Why not try our Dutch language course; the effort will pay off in ways you will never expect.
Schedule: 10 Lessons per term. Each lesson 1.5 hrs Tuesday or Thursday 6:00-7:30pm
Class Size: Average 6 - 8 students, max 15
Levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate
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For several years Waikato Institute of Education (WIE) has been one of New Zealand's leading English language schools, offering quality English Courses in New Zealand. WIE is a New Zealand Government Approved Institution, and registered with the NZ Ministry of Education. Our Teacher training progrmmes NZCLT 4-5 and English programmes New Zealand Certificate of English NZCEL1-5, IELTS Preparation, General English and accredited by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).
Waikato Institute of Education (WIE) is the only authorised Occupational English Test (OET) and IELTS Pre-Test Examinations Centre in Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and the only testing centre for TOEIC in Hamilton.
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Dutch is spoken by 23 million people, not only in the Netherlands, but also in Belgium, the Caribbean, and South America. Having to share a small space among many people, the Dutch have learned to be very assertive in their opinions and needs. The Dutch language reflects these traits in many ways.