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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

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
21 Jan
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
28 Jan
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
04 Feb
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
11 Feb
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
18 Feb
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
25 Feb
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
03 Mar
08.00 PM

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

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
04 Mar
02.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
10 Mar
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
17 Mar
08.00 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

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
24 Mar
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
31 Mar
08.00 PM

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

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
01 Apr
02.00 PM

for children 4 – 9 years - Dutch language immersion

06 Apr until 10 Apr
new
We are opening a new restaurant. Everything has to be ready for the big party on Friday, so there is a lot to do beforehand: decorate the tables, create the menus, invite the guests, cook, sample the dishes … Sign your child up for this activity if he or she would like to help out!
vliegicoon
de lijsterbes
06 Apr

HorizonTAAL - Dutch language immersion for children 4 – 9 years

new
The school holidays are the perfect time for children to take part in fun activities. For children whose mother tongue is not Dutch, this is also an opportunity to learn and practise the language during the holidays.
de moelie
06 Apr
09.00 AM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
07 Apr
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
14 Apr
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
21 Apr
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
28 Apr
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
05 May
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
12 May
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
19 May
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
26 May
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
02 Jun
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
09 Jun
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
16 Jun
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
23 Jun
08.00 PM

Breicafé - vorming

If you fancy knitting together with other people, let us introduce you to the open-to-all knitting café on Tuesday evenings.This is an everybody-welcome group where everyone works on their own knitting project at their own pace. We help each other, exchange tips and patterns and enjoy a nice chat o
de bosuil
30 Jun
08.00 PM

Stage Nederlands - ages 4-9

For children whose mother tongue is not Dutch, this is also an opportunity to learn and practise the language during the holidays. With this in mind, De Horizon and ‘de Rand’ are organising entertaining and educational Dutch workshops.
vliegicoon
de zandloper
06 Jul
09.00 AM