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Dutch

Information about and learning and speaking Dutch.

  • Dutch lessons for adults: there are several places in the Flemish Rand offering Dutch lessons. You can also learn Dutch in some of ‘de Rand’ centres.
  • Practice Dutch in your spare time: ‘de Rand’ has developed lots of language-related initiatives and a wide range of materials to help you to practice and improve your Dutch.
  • Language courses and workshops for children: children aged 4 to 12 making things and playing while learning and speaking Dutch, during the school holidays or days off during the school year.

Dutch lessons

A few adult education centres (CVO) provide Dutch lessons in ‘de Rand’ community centres.

Conversatiegroepen

Conversation groups

If you can speak Dutch quite well but would like some more practice, why not enrol with a ‘de Rand’ conversation group?

 

language IMMERSION for children

The school holidays are the ideal moment for children to participate in relaxing and enjoyable activities, and so that is the period when ´de Rand´ organizes creative and instructive language apprenticeships for all children from 4 to 12 years of age for whom Dutch is not their native language.

 Babbeltuur taalatelier

Learning dutch through play

If children learn Dutch it is important to practice in their free time. There are plenty of opportunities for this not only during the school holidays but also during the school year. Children can play games, make things, sing, listen to stories,…and learn new words while having fun.

 

 

Pictogram booklets

Our four pictogram booklets contain a theme-specific series of images. Next to each image or pictogram is the right word in Dutch.

 

 

Dictionary for newcomers

Vzw ‘de Rand’ is publishing a bilingual dictionary for non-native speaking newcomers, called Jouw vragen ondertiteld ("Your questions with subtitles").

 

Agenda - Speak

HorizonTAAL - Dutch language immersion for children 4 – 9 years

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The well-rounded programme is an opportunity to enjoy a unique weeklong experience of the Dutch language. The monitors will encourage the children to speak Dutch while they play, even though these workshops are not supposed to be language courses.
de muse
27 Aug
09.00 AM

Ezelsoor - Free book covering day

Come along with your (grand) parents to have your books and notebooks covered for free. Each child is issued with five sheets of paper to cover about 12 books or notebooks.
vliegicoon
de kam
04 Sep
12.00 PM

Ezelsoor - Book covering day

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Come along with your (grand) parents to have your books and notebooks covered for free. Each child is issued with five sheets of paper to cover about 12 books or notebooks. If you prefer an original cover, head for the illustrator to brighten your dullest book or notebook and make sure it is unique!
de moelie
06 Sep
03.30 PM

Ezelsoor - Book covering day

new
Come along with your (grand) parents to have your books and notebooks covered for free. Each child is issued with five sheets of paper to cover about 12 books or notebooks. If you prefer an original cover, head for the illustrator to brighten your dullest book or notebook and make sure it is unique!
de muse
06 Sep
03.30 PM

Learning Dutch through play (4 – 9 years) - Practising Dutch - Theme: the fair

A reader from the De Horizon non-profit-making organisation uses a kamishibai (Japanese story-book theatre) to tell a story in simple Dutch. Listening to a story is great and it allows you to fantasise and dream about the story and the characters.
vliegicoon
de boesdaalhoeve
28 Sep
02.30 PM

Erhan Demirci, Han Coucke & Latif Ait - De leeuwen van Vlaanderen

Erhan, Han & Latif set out to discover the origins of our Flemish culture. And what better way to do this than by reconstructing the story about the stories of that Flemish culture, 'The Lion of Flanders' by Hendrik Conscience?
de zandloper
17 Mar
08.00 PM