COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are all classes online? 

Yes! Due to the COVID-19 restrictions from the Dutch government, MORE than les isn’t currently offering any face-to-face classes. So for the moment, to keep our customers and teachers safe, we are offering online courses instead, at least until the end of August.

 

How many students have had classes online?

We have been teaching over 188 students online, and still counting!! After work, students join one of our courses and learn Dutch. Check here our reviews for more information. 

 

Why should I do an online course now?

In these trying times where social contacts are limited, it is even MORE important to socialize and put the excessive time to good use and improve a vital skill. This is especially true for expats who already started an adventure by deciding to live in Amsterdam, who like to get to know new people and obtain new vibes. MORE importantly, you get to learn or improve a new language from the comfort of your couch. And when the moment arrives that we can head outside once more, you will be able to say, confidently, “ik heb je gemist”, and, “ik wil graag een biertje!”. 

 

What is the MORE than Quarantine Discount?

We are all going through a difficult time. Because of this, we would like to offer, for the ones who could use this, a 10% discount. Simply enter the following discount code during the registration process: MOREthanquarantine. 

 

Receive an additional 5% for yourself and your Study Buddy¹ that you refer when you sign-up together! Send an e-mail to info@morethanles.nl to receive the discount.

 

How will the online classes be different from face-to-face classes?

Besides the fact that you can enjoy the class from the comfort of your couch via Zoom, online classes will not differ largely from face-to-face-classes. We are with a maximum of 8 students instead of 10. We do a lot of online games and work with break-out rooms within ZOOM, so you can practice conversations with smaller groups and still learn Dutch in a fun way. Our classes are energetic as well as informative. Thanks to the creativity of our teachers, classes are still as practical, interactive, and personal as before. As with offline courses, we will give you more or less 1 hour of homework per week.

 

What technical equipment do I need to attend the online classes?

All you need is a stable internet connection and a device with a camera and microphone so we can connect with each other and have conversations in Dutch. Zoom can be accessed via a browser and does not require the installation of an app or program.

 

Can I miss an online class??

We understand that you might not be able to attend every class, either because you have a deadline for work, a ZOOM-call with the States, or an online date that you have been looking forward to, since ever. We will send you a summary of what we have done in the class and will send you the homework. Do you have a question about the information you have missed, then please send an email to your teacher, and he/she will help you as soon as possible.

 

How safe is Zoom?

To ensure maximum safety, all of our calls are routed via European servers (if possible). If your company has compliance issues with Zoom, we are happy to work out a solution for your team. 

 

Will there be other formats offered by MORE than les?

We are working hard to offer new ways to practice all that you are learning. Stay tuned for online borrels with games and other events that will help you further deepen the knowledge from our online classes in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.

 

¹ (This is only valid for new customers.)