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ABOUT THE LANGUAGE

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First use

Assess your level in DUTCH

First of all, do you know what is your level in Dutch?

Take the leveling test and find out if your level is basic, intermediate or advanced.

It’s free and fast, enjoy!

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Language Origins

In the Middle Ages the language was called Dietsc, or Duutsc, historically equivalent to German Deutsch and meaning simply “language of the people,” as contrasted with Latin, which was the language of religion and learning. The form Duutsc was borrowed into English and gives modern “Dutch.” The official name of the language is Nederlands, or Netherlandic.

In the Netherlands it is also called Hollands (Hollandish), reflecting the fact that the standard language is based largely on the dialect of the old province of Holland (now North Holland and South Holland). 02:02 04:03 The spoken language exists in a great many varieties. Standard Dutch (Standaardnederlands or Algemeen Nederlands) is used for public and official purposes, including instruction in schools and universities.

A wide variety of local dialects are used in informal situations, such as among family, friends, and others from the same village (these exist in far more variety than does the English of North America). Standard Dutch is characterized grammatically by the loss of case endings in the noun.

CUSTOMIZED COURSES

Language class at your place
The teacher will come to your home to teach you the language of your choice.
Class in the teacher’s classroom
The teacher will welcome you to his own fully equipped classroom
Online courses
Ideal for those who haven´t much time or who do not have a teacher nearby.

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Business
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Avoid surprises by learning the basics before your trip
Career
Add to your resume a second, a third or more languages
Exams Preparation
Preparatory courses for foreign language tests

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Milena Fonseca
French student
Salvador, Brazil

“Worthy of the “golden patience” trophy for good humor and creativity when facing student’s difficulties. Very competent in teaching, my teacher brings the beauty and the richness of the French language through historical and current themes (he is interested in everything!) Focused on the interest of the student and on activities that encourage to understand not only the rules of the language and the meaning of the words, but also the culture of which they are part. Learning the French language gave me a new perspective of the world and France.”

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Eliza Ikeda
Japanese interpreter
Japan

“Working with Talk & Chalk was a very interesting experience that allowed me to learn a lot. Thank you Fabrice! “

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Manuel
Swedish student
Los Angeles, USA

“Very serious and professional. They provide diligent service and are always available to answer your questions. 5 stars for this beautiful experience.

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Luciano Pacheco
French teacher
Salvador, Brazil

“Talk and Chalk is an excellent language school. They have competent teachers with international experience and a solid culture. The atmosphere is welcoming, people are very friendly and funny. There is a sincere and constant search to offer the best to their students. This is the ideal school for anyone looking for coherent, serious learning. Being part of Talk and Chalk is a rewarding experience for teachers and students. I highly recommend this school. “