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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

Lennaert & de Bonski's - Zing mee met de Bonski's

Lennaert & de Bonski’s have created a new show for people learning Dutch! They sing uncomplicated, well-known songs in Dutch. Everyone can sing along. The lyrics are projected. The performance features some surprising translations, while the Bonski's also sing some of their own compositions.
de boesdaalhoeve
15 Nov
08.00 PM

Learning Dutch through play - Practising Dutch

A reader 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. Today we have a special guest. Lennaert Maes tells stories about Santa Claus and joins us in singing the most enjoyable songs about this legendary figu
de muse
28 Nov
02.00 PM

Babycafé - Soorten wonden en wondverzorging bij baby’s en peuters

If your child gets burned or takes a tumble, he or she may end up with an unsightly wound. You may be anxious to comfort your child, but the main thing to do is to provide a quick response and treat the wound in a proper way. You will be given detailed information about various types of wounds.
de zandloper
29 Nov
10.30 AM

HorizonTAAL - Children’s workshops Dutch - 4 to 9 years

09 Jan until 27 Feb
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It is important for children whose mother tongue is not Dutch to be able to practice this language during their spare time. Thanks to De Horizon, children can spend eight weeks playing games based on a theme in Dutch. The children learn new words every week related to this theme, with the help of st
de moelie
09 Jan

Theater van A tot Z - Romeo en Julia

'Romeo and Julia' is the most beautiful love story of all time. Back in 2006 Fast Forward created the play ‘Romeo and Julia’ to be performed in simple Dutch. It turned out to be such a huge success, that many people will be delighted to see it produced on stage again.
de bosuil
13 Feb
08.30 PM

Sportstage - Sport en oefen Nederlands

School holidays are the ideal time for children to enjoy pleasant activities. For children whose mothertongue is not Dutch, learning and practising Dutch during the holidays is absolutely beneficial.
de kam
04 Mar
09.00 AM

Theater van A tot Z - Romeo & Julia

'Romeo and Julia' is the most beautiful love story of all time. Back in 2006 Fast Forward created the play ‘Romeo and Julia’ to be performed in simple Dutch. It turned out to be such a huge success, that many people will be delighted to see it produced on stage again.
de zandloper
26 Mar
08.00 PM