Frequently Asked Questions

If you are a complete beginner or only know a little bit of Dutch, it is best to start at level 1. When you have learned Dutch before, please click here to find out which level will suit you best.

The possibilities are endless! 🙂 It differs per student what works best, depending on both the time you need to digest the learned information as well as your own schedule. Each level takes one week. Some students take one level per month, others take two to six courses in a row. The Beginners Dutch Courses are usually the most intensive, because you have to get used to a completely new language. Therefore, it can be a good idea to take a break after level 3. But also this is very personal.

Usually it is best to sign up for one, two or three levels in a row, and see how you feel along the way. You can always decide to continue afterwards, as long as the follow-up courses are not full yet.

This is not something that I usually recommend, because it is often necessary to first digest the things you have learned. For some students this point comes after two weeks, for others after six.

Exceptions can occur among native speakers of German or Afrikaans, because these languages are very close to the Dutch language – in this case it is sometimes possible to follow all nine levels in one row.

Usually it is best to sign up for one, two or three levels in a row, and see how you feel along the way. You can always decide to continue afterwards, as long as the follow-up courses are not full yet.

Students that would like to pass the Inburgerinsexamen (A2 level), can best continue to level 4. When necessary, you can book some additional private lessons to prepare yourself for the exams. Keep in mind that the group courses at Zamaradi only focus on the language skills (speaking, reading, listening, talking), and that the Inburgerinsexamen also contains a test on knowledge of the Dutch society. That being said, we will of course also come into contact with the Dutch lifestyle in our courses, and fortunately there are some good books on the market that will tell you everything you need to know for this specific test. 🙂

There are two different programs within the Nt2 Staatsexamen. For Programma I (B1) it is best to continue to level 6 or 7. For Programma II (B2) it is best to do all nine levels. When necessary, you can book some additional private lessons to prepare yourself for the exams.

No, Zamaradi is specialised in intensive language learning. If you want to know why, you can read more information here.

Because of the intensive nature of Zamaradi’s Dutch courses, I do not recommend to combine them with a full-time job. Besides the two hours of class each day, you will also spend two hours on self-study to benefit as much as possible from the course. That is why the courses are not offered in the evening.
Some working students take half days off from work in order to participate in the course.

For students of the intensive group courses, it is possible to book additional private lessons, for example if you want to bridge a gap between courses, when you are struggling with certain topics, or if you want to explore the professional jargon of your working field in Dutch. It is also possible to book some private lessons in order to prepare for an exam, like the Inburgeringsexamens or the Staatsexamen Nt2 (I & II).

Due to the high demand for private classes and the limited available time slots, it is only possible to book private lessons for students of the intensive group courses. Click here to learn more about the additional private lessons.

This depends on your specific situation, please read the general terms and conditions to learn more about the registration process.

The courses take place at the school, which is located in the Coengebouw (Coen building), at Kabelweg 37, 1014 BA Amsterdam.

This depends on your specific situation, please read the general terms and conditions to learn more about the registration process.

When you are learning a new language, the best is to have one hour of self-study for each contact hour with a teacher. That means that you will spend about two hours of self-study per day during the course. Keep in mind that ‘the more the better’ definitely applies here: when you try to immerse yourself as much as possible during the intensive courses, you will benefit most from them. Besides the homework and vocabulary exercises, you can also listen to Dutch music and/or audio books, watch Dutch television and read Dutch (children) books.

If you want to, you can receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course. Please keep in mind that in the Netherlands, you can only receive an official Dutch language level certificate by passing one of the governmental exams (Nt2 Staatexamen).

Zamaradi Dutch Courses Amsterdam

Intensive Dutch Courses

Beginners Dutch Courses

Let’s kick-start your Dutch journey together! Levels 1, 2 and 3 will take you from complete beginners to A2.

Intermediate Dutch Courses

It is time to dive a little deeper into the language. Levels 4, 5 and 6 will help you to work towards B1.

Advanced Dutch Courses

Are you ready to become fluent in Dutch? Levels 7, 8 and 9 are completely taught in Dutch, and will bring you to B2+.

Why people choose Zamaradi

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Small groups
In groups of 3 to 6 students, you will get all the personal attention that you need.

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Comfort
Together we create an open atmosphere, where you can feel at ease.

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Affordable pricing
…with sustainable results. Intensive courses for only €149 per level.

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Flexibility
New courses are starting every week, throughout the whole year.