Learning Dutch in 1 week ? That's possible !


Learning Dutch in just 1 single week : Immersion Dutch course,

5, 7 or 9 day efficient intensive private made to measure language courses for the higher educated.

private intensive 1 week Dutch courses in Belgium

Learn Dutch in 1 week near Brussels, 5, 7 or 9 days intensive private Dutch lessons.contact Richard

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1 week. If English or any other germanic language is your mother tongue, you don't need more to learn Dutch.

A 5, 7 or 9 day immersion crash course, according to what proficiency level you already have or want to get, suffices.

Starting from scratch you may get up to level A2 on the European Language Proficiency Scale in 5 to 7 days or even B1 in just 1 weekend more.

Immersion Dutch course? You almost only (but not exclusively, that's not efficient) hear, read and talk Dutch that week. Looks tough. Is though the first hours. Then you discover how this is amazingly efficient. Richards approach to learning languages by immersion is a most efficient intensive dialogue and client centered method focusing on learning to speak Dutch. To speak fluently (the right words, correct sentences, good pronunciation) about those topics you are interested in. Starting to think in Dutch about things you like, want or need to talk and share about with your colleagues, neighbors, friends, partner, in-laws, ... . Your and their work, hobbies, interests, ideas, goals, experience, ... .
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You get the Dutch vocabulary and proficiency you are looking for, learning at your pace, as fast and efficiently as you can ... .

After only 1 week full immersion Dutch course with Richard you're able to understand, speak and communicate fluently in Dutch.

Richard is fluent in Dutch - his mother tongue - French, German and English.

But since these are full immersion Dutch courses English is rarely used, only when it would help you to learn Dutch faster. you will be learning Dutch, speaking Dutch from the beginning, being able to communicate in Dutch at basic level from your first day on.

Richard studied sociology, social psychology, organizational development and languages at Louvain University (KUL), he's also an external lecturer on 'Phenomenology of problem solving and learning processes' at school of continuing studies at Lille University (France). 

Learning Dutch in 1 week ? Of course that's possible ! All you need is a made to measure 1 week full immersion Dutch course.

Of course you learn Dutch in 1 week.

How do I learn Dutch in 1 week, in only 5, 7 or 9 days?

In 1 week or if you prefer in a couple of weekends. You learn Dutch that fast because in addition this immersion course is intensive, private, one to one and made to measure just for you.


While talking about topics you like or need to talk about, you learn that Dutch you want to know: you learn those words, phrases and sentence constructions you need to be able to speak in Dutch about what you want to speak and communicate about.


Your Dutch lessons are centered on your interests : your background, your work, your hobbies, your family, your friends, your values and concerns and how you integrate them to a fascinating happy life and way of living. This Dutch immersion courses are not schoolish, they're rooted in your real life and every day experience. You learn Dutch that fast because staying in a Dutch speaking society you want to be able integrate and have more sharing real human contact. You don't need to stay an outsider. It's much more rewarding and pleasant to get involved and appreciated.

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What else do I learn in such an intensive made to measure private immersion Dutch course?

Learning Dutch : Here are some differences with English this private intensive Dutch courses focuses on:

Dutch pronunciation : f.i. The 'u' vowel as pronounced in Dutch doesn't exist in English. It's necessary to focus on that. Taking time training your ears, some humoristic exercising and a bit of self-discipline. To be easily understood you need to get the difference between short and long vowels but without diphthongizing too. Long vowels rhythm words and sentences in Dutch. That's uncommon in English. Fortunately Dutch pronunciation is more phonetic and spelling more regular: while starting to read Dutch texts on topics you're intersted in, with Richard's help, you'll quickly grasp those regularities.
Dutch word order : That piece of non conjugated verb at the end of Dutch sentences is a bit strange, isn't it? It's usual in Dutch as well as in German. Talking in Dutch about those topics you're really interested in, you'll learn Dutch sentence structure quickly. Simple subordinate clauses are quite often used in spoken Dutch.
One idea, one sentence that's necessary to be easily understood. That's the same as in English.
Essential Dutch grammar : Focusing on studying grammar and exercising may be a usual way for teachers to get along with a class. Maybe you already learned some Dutch that way in your home country. It's useful : it helps reading and understanding a Dutch text at your pace when you've got all the time you need. But that's not enough if you are involved in conversation. What you miss is familiarity with spoken Dutch and native speaker's variations in pace, rhythm, pronunciation and accent. Richard hands you the Dutch grammar you need the moment you need it during daily live Dutch conversations. The presence at diner of other native speakers familiarizes with these real live differences in spoken Dutch. That's the way you learned your mother tongue and that natural immersion is the easiest and fastest way to learn Dutch in 1 week. Dutch or any other language you may want to learn later.

Full immersion Dutch courses are the most efficient way for higher educated English-speakers to learn Dutch in 1 week. Learning Dutch that way you're progressing up to 2 levels of proficiency according to the European Proficiency Scale in a only 5, 7 or 9 days of client (=you!) centered intensive immersion Dutch course. Yes, it is possible to learn Dutch in 1 week! That's what Richard claims and former students witness since years.



Learning Dutch in 1 single week? Yes, you can!


From the start Richard speaks Dutch with you. That's necessary and sufficient to get your brain to switch to creative dissatisfaction mode. As you are an higher educated you know by experience that giving in to creative dissatisfaction mode your brain (you) without voluntary interfering (that's contra-productive!) starts discovering links to context, relationships, structures, differences, ... and starts guessing, grasping and ends up understanding.

 As you're sharing about what you are interested in, on topics you know, you learn as much Dutch in 1 week as during a full year of weekly Dutch classes or group teaching!

This way of learning Dutch relies on innate natural learning processes and sensorimotor coordination.

That's what explains why and how you're able to learn Dutch in 1 week.


A 5, 7 or 9 day client centered private immersion Dutch course with Richard is necessary and sufficient to learn Dutch in 1 week.

Private Dutch courses in Flanders allow to learn to speak Dutch in 1 week.



1 Week one to one teaching with Richard an experienced native speaker private Dutch teacher about topics you are interested in turns learning Dutch back into a fascinating experience and rediscovery of your natural innate learning processes.

You learn to understand and speak Dutch fluently through ongoing conversation on things you care about, rediscovering the natural creative mode your brain discovers and learns. That way of learning Dutch - or any other language - is natural and most efficient

Learning that way isn't scholastic boring. Vocabulary, grammar, Dutch syntax, ..., are no goals anymore but tools allowing you to understand and speak another language, to exchange about your interests and even a different way of being in the world to discover.

During such an private immersion Dutch course your get intensive personal coaching, your pace and learning style are appreciated, conversation topics are your topics.

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A private made to measure immersion Dutch course with Richard

to learn Dutch in 1 week is very intensive and as efficient.


For an optimal result your commitment is of course necessary too. For this 1 week only free yourself as much as possible - totally would be most efficient - from any contact with any other language but Dutch.

Be aware you need 2 to 3 hours a day extra to review, study, reread and integrate what you learned that day.

You're learning to speak and think in Dutch about what you're involved in. As a result you may even start dreaming in Dutch. But most important you discover how learn to speak Dutch without that time-consuming detour of translation causing you to be only halfway, when your partner already finished his or her sentence ;-).

Learning Dutch this way breaks, lunches and diners are extra opportunities (3 to 4 hours a day!) speaking and sharing in Dutch with Richard and your diner partners from local social and cultural life.


In this made to measure immersion Dutch course you're not only learning Dutch language, you're learning Dutch ways of live, attitudes, ways of thinking and feeling, from inside, through relaxed conversation about people and society in Flanders and the Netherlands, you learn about Dutch and Flemish culture and society, about our values, topics, differences, about our concerns and the ways we are. During this intensive private full immersion Dutch course, you learn more than our language.


You learn our social grammar too: our customs, habits and social rules. That's even necessary if you really want to understand, manage efficiently native Dutch speaking people or get involved more personally with the locals, your Dutch speaking colleagues, friends and neighbors, your partner and his or her family. Learning Dutch in 1 week.

Of course you can.