Dutch reading club
Read a book and discuss it in group, practice your Dutch and set goals together! One meeting per month at the first Tuesday of the month.
Get motivated to read in Dutch by participating in our Book Club!
Give your opinion about the storyline and the characters in the book.
Check if others share your opinion.
Would you recommend the book to others (and why)?
Guided by a professional Dutch teacher.
Pick up lots of new vocabulary while reading and during the meeting
At 3rd of Februari we will read Een Rus in de Jordaan - Baantjes & De Waal (original version)
At 15th of February we will read Oorlogswinter - Jan Terlouw (original version)
At 3rd of March we will read Een nagelaten bekentenis (B1 - leeslicht versie)
Meetings will be on Zoom with groups with a maximum of 8 people (min 4).
Oorlogswinter - 15th of February (19:30 - 20:30)Starting on: Tuesday, February 15thUntil: Tuesday, February 15thPrice: 7.5€
Een Rus in de Jordaan - 3rd of Februari (18:00 - 19:00)Starting on: Thursday, February 3rdUntil: Thursday, February 3rdPrice: 7.5€
Een nagelaten bekentenis (B1) (19:00 - 20:00)Starting on: Thursday, March 3rdUntil: Thursday, March 3rdPrice: 7.5€
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Tijdens deze cursus had ik een uniek kans om spreken en schrijven in Nederlands te oefenen. Omdat er geen specifiek structuur is, kon ik mijn eigen creativiteit de vrije loop laten. Ik vond ook heel interessant presentaties van andere mensen te horen.
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I love the different themes and the follow-up questions. Other student's answers gave me a different perspective of the world. Hence; I learned not only some Dutch but also about other countries & cultures; which is fun!
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Ik vond de cursus "Share your Story" geweldig. Het heeft me geholpen mijn uitspraak, vloeiendheid en woordenschat te verbeteren. Ook het luisteren naar de presentaties van de andere deelnemers was erg goed voor mijn auditief begrip. Alle deelnemers waren aardig en de feedback van Ida in de chat was erg nuttig.
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I really loved this course! I had not been in a group class before and I was surprised by how well you kept everyone engaged, and how much fun it was. The lessons were very well organized and the pace was perfect for me. I liked the way you had us interacting with each other so there was a conversational element, which gave me more confidence in my listening and speaking abilities.
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If you want to improve your Dutch, if you want to have fun learning Dutch, then I really recommend conversation course A2. The topics are interesting, and these conversations are a great way to break the ice! It's the perfect opportunity to express yourself, learn new things, all under the guidance of Ida, who patiently and tactfully helps you navigate this journey.
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Ik vond de cursus "conversation course A2" prima. Het thema gebruikt een goed vocabulaire, waarvan ik veel heb geleerd. De grammaticatips hebben me geholpen om mijn Nederlands te verbeteren. Ik raad deze cursus aan aan mensen die hun spreekvaardigheid willen verbeteren.
Review by:Structured course A1/A2
The twelve-week course was extremely helpful. Ida creates an encouraging atmosphere and is a patient teacher. The lessons had a balance between grammar from the text book and free conversation and by the end of the course we were able to be more spontaneous with this. I now feel much more confident about speaking in Dutch and may well go back to The Dutch Online Academy for more tuition in the future.'
Frequently asked questions
How do the lessons work?+Each day we have a lesson (you will see it depending on the group you join) you will receive a Zoom link 30 mins before the lesson. When you click the link you will join a zoom call with your teacher and colleagues to have your lesson!
Can I pay by transfer?+Yes. Just select the group you want and click the write an email to join button and we will give you more details!
Is it possible to receive an invoice?+Yes. We are a registered Dutch business and provide invoices.
Can you tell me a bit more about yourself?+I am a professional Dutch teacher, living in Amsterdam. I used to teach Dutch at a school in the Netherlands, but I moved to Spain in 2017 (and back to Amsterdam in 2020), which made me explore the possibilities to teach Dutch offline and online. I have given over 2500 online Dutch lessons. I am still learning Spanish myself and I know the process is long and difficult at times, but I enjoy the little moments of success. The feeling that conversations get more and more natural is really rewarding. In my free time I enjoy running, reading, spending time with family and friends and cooking (+ eating ;).
I don't know what I need to work on. Is that a problem?+Absolutely not. In private lessons I will quickly get an idea of your needs and will share my opinion with you, giving you clear tips to get your Dutch to the next level. In conversation lessons, you will get lots of opportunities to practice your speaking skills. In the structured group lessons I will make sure every student gets the support he or she needs and I will give you personal feedback outside the lessons too.
I want to combine our lessons with self study, is that possible?+Of course. Especially private lessons and structured group lessons go well with self study. Homework is included in packages and it will be completely tailored to your needs. In the structured group lessons, we will work with a book. Certain exercises are perfect for self-study. I will indicate which ones and give feedback and support, also outside the lessons.
I am not sure about my level. What do I do?+If you have followed Dutch courses before, you can start where you left off. So if you, for example, passed an A2 exam, you can move on working from A2 to B1. You can always send an email if you are in doubt. I will then help you decide which course fits you best. For private lessons, your level doesn’t matter. I will always tailor the material to your needs, whether you are a beginner or working towards C1.
Do you have any other doubt?+Do not hesitate in contacting us in the bottom link at this page to write us an email with whatever doubt you may have, we will be delighted to respond as fast as we can.