• This course is offered in 2023 Term 2 (May-June), and will be offered again in Terms 2 and 4 each year.

Date & Time:

  • Our 2023 Term 2 course begins on Wed 3 May 2023, 6:30-8:00pm (New Zealand time) and continues for eight consecutive weekly sessions. The final class of the Term is held on Wed 21 June 2023.

  • If you live outside of New Zealand, please check your nearest time zone equivalent listed below as you can attend the live Zoom sessions.

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand. If your Time Zone doesn't suit our live-streamed class, you can also access our courses by watching the live-recorded sessions that are posted to the course webpage each week, usually within 1-2 days.

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Tue 2 May 2023, 8:30-10:00pm

  • US Pacific: begins Tue 2 May 2023, 11:30pm-1:00am

  • US Eastern: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 2:30-4:00am

  • London, UK: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 7:30-9:00am

  • Paris, France: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 8:30-10:00am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 12:00-1:30pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 1:30-3:00pm

  • Singapore: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 2:30-4:00pm

  • Tokyo, Japan: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 3:30-5:00pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Wed 3 May 2023, 4:30-6:00pm


  • Our Introductory Dutch 102, Part 2 course continues with basic conversation, vocabulary and introductory grammar with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Learning about Dutch culture is an integral a part of our study. Our language and culture courses focus on teaching and learning only, and we do not expect you to study outside of class nor do we assign homework. Come and spend 12 class hours per Term (eight 1.5 hour weekly classes) learning Dutch and about Dutch culture, and have some fun too! All of our language classes are designed for busy people.

  • Subsequent Term courses of Introductory Dutch (i.e. our Dutch 103 course) continue with reading and writing practice, introductory grammar, vocabulary, and conversation and will continue in the same time slot for the rest of the year.

Meet our Instructor:

Dutch Instructor Jay Van Der Most

Jeroen (Jay) van der Most holds a degree in Sovietology from the University of Amsterdam. He has worked for many years in Human Resources and Recruitment in his home country The Netherlands, UK and here in New Zealand. He currently works as Employment Consultant for a not-for-profit organisation to help people with a wide range of barriers into meaningful work. With a great interest in languages and culture, Jay has filled his spare time with, among many other things, writing a column about dealing with the Dutch for a Dutch expat magazine, tutoring English as a Second Language and volunteering in the tourism industry. Jay currently teaches EarthDiverse’s Dutch language courses.


All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse offices and classrooms located at 401 Anglesea Street, Hamilton Central, Hamilton (located just north of the Hamilton Central Bus Station) (entrance is located on the side of the building, see map below). Those looking for parking for our evening classes can park just in front of the building in any of the available car parks. Daytime parking can be found in our dedicated car parks, or free 2-hour on-street daytime parking can be found just in front on Anglesea Street.

Distance Learning:

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton, New Zealand. Students have three options for attending our courses once they have registered:

  • Attend in-person classes in our Hamilton classrooms at the regularly scheduled day and time.

  • Attend our live on-line classroom sessions via Zoom at the regular scheduled day and time.

  • Watch the live-recorded class sessions at your leisure, at a time, day and place more suited to your schedule.

Distance-Learning options:

  • In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our courses offer distance learning options for those unable to attend classes in-person. Live-streamed Hamilton classes are available via free Zoom software for those living outside the Waikato. Live-streaming allows you to participate fully in your own learning, ask questions of the instructor and participate fully in the same way as if you were in the physical classroom.

  • Those unable to attend the scheduled date and time of the actual class sessions, or those who need to miss a class or two due to previous engagements or unexpected illness, can watch any or all of the live-recorded video sessions on their computers, laptops, tablets or mobile devices and study at their own pace and in their own time.

  • Detailed instructions on how to access our distance learning components will be sent after completing your registration. There are no additional fees for this service. However, distance learners will need access to a desktop or laptop computer with a good quality web-camera (tablet devices and mobile phones can also access our live-streamed classes), a built-in microphone (most modern laptops have built-in microphones) or a headset with a microphone. You will also need to download and install the free Zoom software on your computer or device. Those accessing the video recordings will be able to do so with a simple web browser on any device.

Pricing options:

All prices in New Zealand dollars and includes GST. Unwaged includes students, seniors and retirees.

Course curriculum:

Week by week new material will be posted throughout the duration of the course. Video recordings of each weekly session will be posted here after 1-2 days after each class.

    1. EarthDiverse Course Information

    2. EarthDiverse Zoom instructions

    1. 20230503 T2.1 Dutch 102 PDF

    2. 20230503 T2.1 Dutch 102 video

    1. 20230510 T2.2 Dutch 102 PDF

    2. 20230510 T2.2 Dutch 102 video

    1. 20230517 T2.3 Dutch 102 PDF

    2. 20230517 T2.3 Dutch 102 video

    1. 20230524 T2.4 Dutch 102 PDF

    2. 20230524 T2.4 Dutch 102 video

    1. 20230531 T2.5 Dutch 102 video

    2. 20230531 T2.5 Dutch 102 PDF

About this course

  • Video and PDF content of class presentations or whiteboards notes are uploaded weekly after each live session.
  • Begins on Wed 3 May 2023
  • NZ time: Weds 6:30-8:00pm


  • Those who cannot make the class meeting day and time via live Zoom sessions may consider accessing this course through the weekly recorded video sessions. Class videos are usually 1-2 days after each live class session and are available for your own personal learning session on a day and time of your choosing.


  • Introductory Dutch 101, or equivalent. New students can enrol if they have some knowledge of Dutch, as assessed by the instructor.


  • The course fee includes all teaching materials.

  • You will only require a pen or pencil, a notebook for taking your own class notes, and a loose-leaf binder. Any notes that our instructor writes on the class whiteboard will be emailed to you as a digital PDF file so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.