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A2 - B1B1B2

Dutch reading club

Read a book and discuss it in group, practice your Dutch and set goals together! One meeting per month. We read books from Leeslicht/Eenvoudig lezen which are adapted for Dutch students (+/- B1). Or, if you like, you can read the original version.

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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
One meeting per month at the first Thursday of the month. We read books from Leeslicht/Eenvoudig lezen which are adapted for Dutch students (+/- B1). So make sure you buy the right version (see links below). Sometimes you can also opt for the original version.
  • 3 november (18:30 - 19:30) lezen we Voetstappen
  • 8 december (19:15 - 20:15) lezen we Karel en Elegast. Een kort verhaal, maar heel bekend in Nederland. Het is geschreven in de middeleeuwen. We lezen deze versie (A2/B1). 
  • 19 januari (19:15 - 20:15)  lezen we Zonder genade. Dit boek is verkrijgbaar voor A2/B1, maar geoefende lezers kunnen ook voor de originele versie kiezen. Hier kun je de eerste bladzijden van de originele versie bekijken (klik op inkijkexemplaar)
  • 16 februari (19:15 - 20:15) lezen we Camera obscura. We lezen deze versie (B1).
  • 16 maart (19:15 - 20:15) lezen we Kees de jongen. Je kunt dit boek een kinderboek noemen, maar het is leuk voor jong en oud. Je kunt de leeslicht-versie kiezen (A2/B1), maar er is ook een gewone versie. Als je die wilt lezen, kies dan deze uitgave. Het is een oud boek (1923) en in deze uitgave gebruiken ze modern Nederlands. 
  • 13 april (19:15 - 20:15) lezen we De wandelaar. Ook bij dit boek kun je voor de leeslicht-versie kiezen (A2/B1) of de originele versie. 

Open groups:

Still a spot available

Karel en Elegast (19:15 - 20:15)

Starting on: Thursday, December 8thUntil: Thursday, December 8thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Zonder genade (19:15 - 20:15)

Starting on: Thursday, January 19thUntil: Thursday, January 19thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Camera Obscura (19:15 - 20:15)

Starting on: Thursday, February 16thUntil: Thursday, February 16thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Kees de jongen (19:15 - 20:15)

Starting on: Thursday, March 16thUntil: Thursday, March 16thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

De wandelaar (19:15 - 20:15)

Starting on: Thursday, April 13thUntil: Thursday, April 13thPrice: 9

*All hours are in Amsterdam Time (CET)

Frequently asked questions

  • How do the lessons work?

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    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?

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    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?

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    Yes. We are a registered Dutch business and provide invoices.
  • Can you tell me a bit more about yourself?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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?

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    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.