Our Introductory Dutch 103, Part 3 course is offered this year in 2022 Term 4 (Oct-Dec).

Date & Time:

Our 2022 Term 4 Dutch 103 course begins on Thursday 20 October 2022, 6:30-8:00pm (New Zealand time) and continues for eight weekly sessions, with the final class held on Thursday 8 December 2022.

Time Zone equivalents:

for live-streaming Zoom Sessions from New Zealand

  • Honolulu, Hawai’i: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 7:30-9:00pm

  • US Pacific: begins Wed 19 Oct 2022, 10:30pm-12:00am

  • US Eastern: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 1:30-3:00am

  • London, UK: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 6:30-8:00am

  • Paris, France: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 7:30-9:00am

  • New Delhi, India: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 11:00am-12:30pm

  • Bangkok, Thailand: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 12:30-2:00pm

  • Singapore: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 1:30-3:00pm

  • Sydney, Australia: begins Thu 20 Oct 2022, 4:30-6:00pm


Our Introductory Dutch 103 course continues with a focus on vocabulary, introductory grammar and conversation, 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 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. Dutch 104 and Dutch 201-204) continue with reading and writing practice, grammar, vocabulary, and conversation and will continue in the same time slot.

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.


EarthDiverse, 401 Anglesea St, Hamilton Central, Hamilton, online via Zoom, or through video recordings of our live-streamed sessions.

All in-person classes are held at the EarthDiverse Centre 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). 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 of Anglesea Street.

Distance-Learning :

This course has distance-learning options for those unable to attend the live class sessions in Hamilton. 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. These options can be mixed and matched throughout the course to suit your own availability and location.

Distance-Learning Options:

In addition to our in-person classes in Hamilton, our language 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

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.


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, or PDFs of the weekly lesson, will be posted as a PDF file to the course webpage so that you can print these out at home and add them to your own notebook.


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

Prerequisites :

Dutch 102 and 102, or equivalent.

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