Internal Language Classes- Beginners’ Dutch at ESA ESTEC

Welcome to the information page for ESA ESTEC staff members, contractors and spouses. This page contains the information you will need to register for Beginners’ Dutch courses starting in March 2021. You will need your ESTEC Division Code to register.

Please note:  these courses are ONLY for complete Beginners.

Course format

All courses will be ONLINE via Webex.
Courses are once a week for 2 hours per week.


The deadline for registration is Monday 1 February 2021. The courses will start in the week of 1 March 2021.

We are offering three lesson times but require a minimum number of participants to start the groups. The lesson times are:

Monday 10:30-12:30

Tuesday 08:15-10:15

Thursday 08:15-10:15

After registration, you will be given the opportunity to sign up for the time slot of your choice.


Course fees for 30 hours’ tuition are €113.75 for staff members, their spouses and trainees. Contractors and their spouses pay €227.50.

PLEASE NOTE: newcomer PERMANENT staff who arrived in the Netherlands less than one year ago can take advantage of one fully subsidised Dutch course. You can either start in March and do a 30-hour course or wait for the September session and benefit from the 60-hour course. This offer is the result of a new policy for Dutch courses to encourage integration in the Netherlands.

German speakers

There will be no special group for native German speakers in the Spring round of courses.

Further details

You will receive information on your course schedule in mid-February together with details on how to pay. Payment must be made after lesson 2 of your course. Course books are not included in this fee and we will provide you with details of how and where to purchase these online.

Cancellation and Absence

If you have to stop participating for any reason or expect to miss any classes, please inform The Square Mile at as soon as possible. Please note that the full fee is payable even if you do not complete a course, or if you do not cancel in writing before lesson three of your course. No refunds can be given.

 Ready to Register?

Please complete the form below. Remember to have your ESTEC division code to hand. Registration closes 1 February 2021. If you have any questions, please contact us at