Chinees Onderwijscentrum Nederland (CON) is an innovative institute with the mission to educate Chinese speaking talents for the Dutch society. The Chinese language and culture lessons aren given through a modern approach with high quality. All teachers of the institute are graduates from famous universities. They have longstanding experience in teaching and furthermore well trained in teaching with the aid of multimedia. All Chinese students do have the opportunity to take part in by the Chinese government sponsored summercamps.

The two locations of CON in Amsterdam and Utrecht are easily reachable and without any parking fee. All of our classrooms are equiped with a multimedia installation. 

Our target group are children and young people from the age of 5 to 18 years.

Registration open for the new school year 2020-2021

Registration for the new school year 2020-2021 of the Chinese Education Center of the Netherlands (CON) is open. I.v.m. the coronavirus COVID-19, the CON is well prepared to teach both on location and online. The parents can choose the type of lesson that best suits them.

Online class remains. In the past four months, the CON teachers have worked well together and have followed intensive training courses to provide the online lesson in a fun and effective way. The parents and students have also given a lot of positive feedback on this. The high marks from the final test that the students passed also show that our online lessons were successful. The online lesson gives parents more supervision over the learning process of their children. There is more interaction between the teacher and the student. The student participates more actively in the lesson and doing homework. There are many advantages of the online lesson: travel time is reduced, bad weather no longer matters, a child can learn Chinese in his own familiar environment. The student can practice the language even more efficiently with the help of study materials available online, and through audio, video, text typing and pronunciation. As of September, all online lessons are given on Sundays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, the lesson time is still 40-40-40 minutes, there are 2x 15 minute breaks between those lesson blocks. If your child has other activities on Saturday, you can register for the online lesson on Sunday.

Lesson in classroom comes back. When the coronavirus is under control in September and primary and secondary schools are open again, CON will start teaching in the classrooms again. The pupils of kindergarten groups and groups 1 and 2 are too young to focus for a long time on the online lesson. In a room they can learn and interact more effectively. If you have little confidence in online class, you can choose the “Saturday class group 1-10”. A group will start if it has at least 10 students. Otherwise, groups will be joined together or converted to online class. The class time is as usual: Saturday 10 am-1pm, with 2x 15-minute breaks. To protect everyone, our teachers will wear a mask and students in class may also wear a mask. After all, health is paramount. Parents are not allowed to enter the school building. You can bring your child to the main entrance and the student is taken to the room by the teacher or assistant. The school will also provide disinfectant hand gel.

<Zhongwen> online lesson is available. <Zhongwen> is a series of books that Jinan University created for the Overseas Chinese children. It is based on the book that Chinese primary schools use. The emphasis is on reading and writing skills, not on daily conversations. This is suitable for students from a Chinese family who can already understand and speak Chinese well. Class time is: Sunday 10 am-12:30pm online, 40-40-40 minute class with 2x 15 minute breaks.

International group. Due to the popularity of Chinese, we are increasingly receiving registration from people who are non-Chinese. Because of the different backgrounds, these children cannot learn Chinese at the same pace as the students with a Chinese background. That is why we have now established an international group. In that group they learn a little more Chinese culture. The teaching method and pace will also be adjusted. The non-Chinese children (both of whose parents are not of Chinese descent) are welcome to learn Chinese. The working language is Dutch and English. The class time is Saturday 10:30 am to 12:30 pm.

Download here: the schedule of Sept. 2020 to Jan. 2021

Teachers of Chinees Onderwijscentrum Nederland participate in promoting the global youth speech contest!

RTL4 Nieuws rapportage op het Chinees Onderwijscentrum Nederland.

Nǐ hǎo Hélán! Oftewel 'Hallo Nederland!' Deze Chinese zin kennen steeds meer mensen uit hun hoofd, want het Chinees is in opkomst. Steeds meer mensen melden zich aan voor Chinese taalcursussen en leerlingen doen vaker een examen Chinees op school. "Er is ook meer interesse van Nederlanders zonder Chinese familie."

Almere:       A. Boekenweg 3, 1333 VD Almere (Oostvaarders College, free parking),

Amsterdam:   De Cuserstraat 3, 1081 CK Amsterdam Buitenveldert (CSB, free parking)
(Metro 51, Tram 5 Boshuizenstraat; Bus 62, 142, 170, 199 De Cuserstraat)

Utrecht:   Maartvlinder 1, 3444 DA Utrecht (Leidsche Rijn College, free parking)
(Bus 28 Korianderstraat)