Practice Dutch with a language volunteer!

How do you learn Dutch? By going to language classes and by practicing a lot. A language volunteer ("taalcoach") can help you practice.

For live practice sessions with a language volunteer, follow the steps below.

For online practice sessions, apply at Kletsmaatjes. You will use tools like Zoom, Skype or Whatsapp. Some command of oral Dutch required (A1 minimum).

To learn Dutch in class with a professional teacher, find a local language school here

Want to practice speaking Dutch with a volunteer?

A language volunteer helps you!

Did you know that learning a new language is most effective when combining school lessons with lots of practice? This is scientifically proven. By practice sessions with a language volunteer, a newcomer such as yourself learns our language better and more quickly.  And once you speak Dutch, you gain the self-confidence you need to participate in our society. 

You will meet with your language volunteer weekly, either 1-on-1, in small groups or in a "Taalcafé". Not only do you practice your language skills, you also discover more about Dutch culture!

Find a language volunteer locally? Follow these steps.

Step 1

In the search field in the map below, type in the city where you live. Then look for organisations below the map. 

Step 2

Chose an organisation. Check out their website. Apply directly if possible. Or mail or phone them.

Step 3

The organisation will schedule an intake with you. Then they will find you a volunteer. This may take some time.

Samira al Alami - Stichting Het Begint met Taal

Any questions on language volunteers? Contact us.

Language volunteers are no teachers. Want to learn Dutch in a classroom?

Find a language school near you.

Useful information

Welcome App
Create an account and ask questions about the Netherlands.

Government site on integration, also in English, Arabic and Tigrinya.

Logo Pharos
Information in several languages about (mental) health issues.

Self study

Practice your language, calculus and digital skills. 

Logo Net in Nederland

Net in Nederland
Television shows with subtitles in English, Arabic and Dutch. 


Practice exams
For "Inburgering" and "Staatsexamen NT2 Programm 1 en 2".




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