Living in the Netherlands without being able to speak the language is possible, but life here is more enjoyable and easier when you speak Dutch. About five years ago, we started organising Dutch language courses in partnership with Lingua Franca, a specialised institute in the field.

There are groups for all levels - beginner, intermediate or advanced, which take place in the mornings, evenings and even on Saturdays. The rates are cheaper than most comparable courses at other institutes.

If you’re ready to learn Dutch, visit www.linguafranca.nl to apply. You can also drop by the Common Room at Plexus for more information. Contact the instructors by calling 071 5173029 or e-mail linguafranca@ziggo.nl.