Four weeks ago I could barely ask ‘Hoe gaat het met jou?’ and I could only offer two responses, ‘Prima!’ or ‘Goede!’. Now I can express my mood on good and bad days! Not only that but this course has allowed me to settle into Dutch culture whilst giving me some lasting tools to … More 4 weeks later!
Huiswerk / homework isn’t something that many students look forward to, myself included! However, through doing homework, particularly on this course, I have managed to see what areas I need to work on and also the areas that I have actually improved upon. I believe this is particularly important for myself when learning Dutch as … More Favourite huiswerk!
The above scene was the work of the painter, Rembrandt. Rembrandt is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of Europe and certainly thought of as one of the most prominent artists in Dutch history. The prolific painter created many portraits and enjoyed fame and success in his lifetime rather than posthumously, which seems … More De anatomische les van Dr. Nicolaes Tulp
Koetjes en kalfjes literally translates to little cows and little calves in English, however the little/cute phrase actually refers to small talk rather than farm life! To talk over koetjes en kalfjes can be the daily conversations you have with the cashier at the supermarket, a quick chat with your neighbour as you run out … More Koetjes en Kalfjes
New class, new teacher and a new name tag! Once again we are playing intro games and trying to remember everybody’s name as much as the vocab! Just like the first block, our class is filled with people studying Dutch for a range of reasons. This time we have more people wanting to live and … More First day back at school!
The first block is completed! The time here has flown by. I cannot believe 2 whole weeks has already passed and a whole level finished. So the only thing to do is naturally have a BBQ to celebrate our completion of the various blocks and have a farewell drink. Just before I join the party … More 2 week graduate!
Each lesson concludes with the familiar words ‘Huiswerk!’. We naturally have to try and learn the vocab from the days lesson and complete the online assignments that accompany each chapter, as well as watching the #dutchgrammer videos in prep for the next teaching point on the following day. Much like university, rather than school, each … More Huiswerk / Homework