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Why choose us?

Dulanco was established in 1999 by Gert-Jan Rodermond, after his career teaching Dutch as second language in the national school system having graduated his masters at Leiden University.

The Dulanco language school provides friendly and effective courses for anyone who wants to learn the Dutch language.

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Our students include many foreigners and expats who just want to better appreciate their new environment as well as those who wish to pass the ‘inburgering examen’ – the Dutch government’s citizenship exam.

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We also prepare students for the national ‘Dutch as a second language’ exams (‘NT2′)

What will I learn?

The Dulanco language school provides friendly and effective courses for anyone who wants to learn the Dutch language. Our students range from those who wish to pass the ‘inburgering examen’ – the Dutch government’s citizenship exam – to those who just want to better appreciate their environment here in the Netherlands. We also routinely prepare students for the national ‘Dutch as a second language’ exams (‘NT2′).

Dulanco has produced an excellent and extensive range of material suited for students of all backgrounds and aptitude levels. Our beginners programme, teaches students how to express themselves confidently in Dutch shops, restaurants and other social and business settings where Dutch is spoken. Right from the start we practice conversational dialogue.

As the lessons progress and become more advanced, the topics cover increasingly complex scenarios, words and expressions. Learning of the language is closely linked to life in The Netherlands and during these highly-interactive studies, students become acquainted with the culture, history and peculiarities of life in the Netherlands.

If you are considering taking a course and have further questions just let us know by e-mail or telephone and we will be happy to answer them. If you like what you hear, then the next step is a trial lesson – at no charge to you – where you can find out first-hand about what to expect and make a decision on how to proceed. The trial session provides an opportunity for us to assess your current level of Dutch and discuss how best to achieve your language goals – hopefully with us! The session follows the Dulanco lesson format.

Otherwise, every first Saturday morning of the month from 10-13h we run an open house. Feel free to pass by for a friendly chat and cup of tea or coffee. We can tell you about our teaching methods and you can get a feel for our learning environment. Our entrance door is on the corner of Laan van Meerdervoort 198 B in Den Haag.

Latest News

  • 31Dec

    Dear visitors, We at Dulanco wish you you a happy and prosperous New Year. In new 2016 we will be starting with our group lessons in February. For those who can't wait until February we are giving you  a possibility to start on

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  • 20Nov

    Each month we will be giving away a free lesson to the person who makes the best guess and the best score, about which part of the Hague is in the photos. The photos are showing well know parts of the

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  • 02Jul

    The summer courses are starting from:   Beginners:   6 July - 30 July, on Mondays (10:00 - 12:00) and Thursdays (9:00 - 11:00), three weeks duration for €275 per person. Intermediate level (A2)   14 July - 1 August,

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About

Meet your teacher: 

After graduating with a Masters degree at Leiden University in 1991, and before opening Dulanco, Gert-Jan Rodermond spent 6 years teaching Dutch as second language in the national school system. Dulanco opened its doors in 1999 and since then, more than 6,000 students have received language training from us.

The methods of instruction and course materials produced by Dulanco, are continually improving and always adapting to the changing needs of foreigners learning Dutch. This includes the evolving requirements of the NT2 and inburgerings curses. It has also been enriched by over 14 years of experience serving major International Organisations in The Hague – ensuring their staff are equipped to meet their Dutch language training needs on bespoke courses.

The emphasis of all Dulanco tuition is for the student to become conversationally proficient as swiftly as possible. Where the student goes from here is based on personal language objectives. If you want to gain absolute command the Dutch language, and prepared to put in the effort, we will make you fluent, thereby exceeding Netherlands state language exam pass level requirements.

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What our students say about us?

I highly recommend Dutch lessons given by Mr. Gert Rodermond and Dulanco. After studying different languages in various types of courses, I myself found Mr. Gert Rodermond approach greatly effective, highly professional, well understandable, and easy to follow. Dulanco will make a difference in your learning. It is very pleasant to live in The Netherlands, but it is highly useful to know the language with some cultural aspects. Dulanco courses is definitely a great choice to achieve this goal.

Ivana

Beste Gert,
This semester was wonderful and I’m looking forward to resuming the classes in September. You made the learning of Dutch both exciting and fun. Thanks to your innovative method of teaching Dutch as a foreign language, I was amazed at the progress I was able to achieve in a few weeks. I would definitely recommend your classes without hesitation to all those who are willing to combine learning and pleasure. I have enjoyed every single moment in your class. Thank you very much.

Mohamed E.K.

It used to be books; now there is software, apps, and varieties of on-line offers for learning a new language. But there is nothing like learning through a dedicated tutor. Gert-Jan is a complete teacher. He combines his skills with uncanny wit and a method that advances seamlessly from the basic to the advanced.
Everywhere in the Netherlands, I easily get by with English; yet I keep taking courses with him because he anchors the teaching of language so well in Dutch culture. That not only makes learning easier but also far more rewarding. It just becomes an enjoyable experience!

Malik, OPCW

Gert is echt een super leraar! Ik heb in alleen twee jaar Nederlands geleerd en nu kan ik het pratten en begrijpen. De lessen zijn grappig en je kan wel Nederlands leren terwijl je plezier hebt.​

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I attended a basic course in Dutch with Gert and enjoyed it very much. It was fun and felt effortless. I’m happy that thanks to Gert’s patience and teaching skills, I can now build simple sentences and follow quite a lot of written text in Dutch. I now hope to take another course with Gert to consolidate this basic knowledge and improve my conversational skills.

Sylvie

Contact us

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Laan van Meerdervoort 198 B
2517 BJ The Hague

Founder Director: Gert-Jan Rodermond
Telephone direct: 06 24 607 559
E-mail:
Office hours: 08:00 – 20:00, Monday – Friday