Dutch course for au pairs

Introduction Dutch course for au pairs

Do you have an au pair who would like to learn something about the Dutch language and culture? Then this is the ideal course therefore! Our introduction course ‘Dutch for au pairs’ is tailored made for participants of the au pair program in the Netherlands. In this compact course with two lessons on location (first and last lesson) and eight online lessons, the au pair is taken along a unique story: the journey of an au pair. The lessons are designed around important themes for an au pair; from the arrival in the Netherlands and meeting the host family, grocery shopping at the supermarket, playing with the children of the host family and finally saying goodbye and departing for home. The emphasis during the course is focused on learning to speak and understand the Dutch language. The au pair also learns a number of important verbs and basic grammar. Thanks to the  use of interactive and educational games, the au pair also picks up on some parts of the Dutch culture. Besides, our classes are super fun; we encourage participants to meet each other outside of class in order to become friends more quickly.

Got excited? Register your au pair today for one of the courses because full = full !!


Information about the course:

– Groups of ten to twelve people;

– A total of ten two-hour lessons;

– First lesson on location in the Hague;

– Tenth and last lesson on location in Utrecht;

– Dutch is spoken during the lesson and English for support where necessary;

– No need to purchase books;

– Teaching materials are handed out during the first lesson;

– Homework load is approximately two hours per week;

– Lessons are online and live once a week (first & tenth/last lesson);

– No possibility for catch-up lessons;

– Attendance of the live lessons is mandatory to be eligible for a certificate of participation;

– Certificate of participation (with a minimum of 80% attendance at the lessons);

– Registration is final after payment of the full tuition fee. Refund of the paid tuition fee is not possible, but a € 75 discount voucher for a new language course by Au Pair International could be requested if the au pair is forced to discontinue her attendance before lesson six.


Lesson plan and topics:

  • Introduce yourself; meet and greet;
  • Daily tasks of an au pair; morning and evening ritual;
  • Leisure activity; language course, going out;
  • Interaction with children; play, bath, homework help;
  • Make an appointment; registration at the municipality, restaurant, hotel;
  • Personal care; body, at the doctor’s;
  • Future; return home, deregister from the municipality;
  • Looking back; goals achieved?, tips and tops.

After the course, your au pair will be able to:

  • Tell who he/she is and where he/she comes from;
  • Say where he/she lives now and tell about his/her host family;
  • Have a simple conversation with the children of his/her host family;
  • Making appointments with institutions and persons;
  • Ordering and paying in the catering industry;
  • Do (grocery) shopping;
  • Connect and keep in touch with new people/friends;
  • Talk about his/her future plans.



€295 for au pairs registered with Au Pair International

€325 for au pairs registered at another agency

Course material:

Course folder


– Au Pair is registered with a recognized sponsor of the IND

– Au Pair has sufficient basic knowledge of the English language


There are so many providers, so why choose us?

– Because we offer a tailor-made language course based on the au pair’s journey during his/her au pair year in the Netherlands;

– We offer two lessons on location to meet the teacher in person and then the remaining lessons take place online;

– We offer compact lessons where the emphasis is focused on conversation so that the au pair can have a simple conversation right away;

– Enthusiastic and certified teachers with a lot of (language) experience all over the world;

– Certificate of participation will be handed out personally at a festive award ceremony after the last lesson on location;

– WhatsApp group to keep in touch with the students and to do homework and study together;

– Personal approach because we work with small groups.


 Course options & details:

Option 1 Wednesday morning Lesson date Lesson time Location
Lesson 1 29-01-2022 13.00 – 16.00 Joho Den Haag
Lesson 2 02-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 3 09-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 4 16-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 5 23-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 6 02-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 7 09-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 8 16-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 9 23-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 10 02-04-2022 13.00 – 16.00 Joho Utrecht



Option 2 Wednesday evening* Lesson date Lesson time Location
Lesson 1 29-01-2022 13.00 – 16.00 Joho Den Haag
Lesson 2 02-02-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 3 09-02-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 4 16-02-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 5 23-02-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 6 02-03-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 7 09-03-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 8 16-03-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 9 23-03-2022 19.00 – 21.00 Online
Lesson 10 02-04-2022 13.00 – 16.00 Joho Utrecht

 *The Wednesday evening course is especially for native speakers of Afrikaans, German and English. 


Option 3 Friday morning Lesdata Lestijd  Locatie
Lesson 1 29-01-2022 13.00 – 16.00 Joho Den Haag
Lesson 2 04-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 3 11-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 4 18-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 5 25-02-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 6 04-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 7 11-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 8 18-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 9 25-03-2022 09.00 – 11.00 Online
Lesson 10 02-04-2022 13.00 – 16.00 Joho Utrecht



Lesson one for all options is on Saturday January 29, 2022 in the Hague from 13.00 to 16.00 hours and lesson ten (last lesson) is also for all options on Saturday April 2, 2022 in Utrecht from 13.00 to 16.00 hours.

In case the lessons on location cannot take place due to the current or newly imposed restrictive corona measures, we will replace these by online lessons. As soon as the corona-related restrictions will be eased or uplifted, we will organise a fun yet very educational ‘live’ event for all the participants.