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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 at the first Thursday of the month. We read books from Leeslicht/Eenvoudig lezen which are adapted for Dutch students (+/- B1).

Once per three months there is an extra book club in which we read books in the original version (B2/C1)

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The instructor

Ida Mathilde

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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)

Once per three months there is an extra book club in which we read books in the original version (B2/C1)

At 5th of May we will read Max Havelaar (B1 - leeslicht versie)

At 2nd of June we will read Slaap Zacht (A2/B1 - leeslicht versie)

At 7th of July we will read De voorlezer (B1/B2 - leeslicht versie)

At 4th of August we will read De belofte (A2/B1 - leeslicht versie)

At 1st of September we will read Wij slaven van Suriname (A2/B1 - leeslicht versie - ook verkrijgbaar als e-book)

At 28th of July we will read Het gouden ei (C1 - original version)

At 13th of October we will read Eilandgasten (C1 -original version - this is a trilogy, for the meeting we'll only read the first book)

Meetings will be on Zoom with groups with a maximum of 8 people (min 4).

Open groups:

Still a spot available

Het Gouden Ei C1 (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Thursday, July 28thUntil: Thursday, July 28thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

De voorlezer (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Thursday, July 7thUntil: Thursday, July 7thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

De belofte (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Thursday, August 4thUntil: Thursday, August 4thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Wij slaven van Suriname (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Thursday, September 1stUntil: Thursday, September 1stPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Eilandgasten C1 (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Thursday, October 13thUntil: Thursday, October 13thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Hittegolf B1 (18:30 - 19:30)

Starting on: Thursday, October 6thUntil: Thursday, October 6thPrice: 9
Still a spot available

Voetstappen B1 (18:30 - 19:30

Starting on: Thursday, November 3rdUntil: Thursday, November 3rdPrice: 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.