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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?

 

Babbelkous language IMMERSION

The school holidays are the ideal moment for children to participate in relaxing and enjoyable activities, and so that is the period when Panta Rhei and vzw ´de Rand´ organize 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

Babbeltuur language courses

Babbeltuur is a weekly workshop for children from 4 to 7 years old who do not have Dutch as their native language. This is an excellent occasion to tinker and play in Dutch for 8 weeks!

 

 

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').

 

CD & SHOW Bonski

Lennaert & de Bonski’s have created a show for people learning Dutch. De Bonski’s kennen hun wereld is full of Dutch-style world music. But this time around, cultural identity is to the fore.

 

Taalblad

Taalblad is an e-zine for people learning Dutch. It features up-to-date information, language trips and Dutch exercises. The more difficult terms are translated into English and French.

 

Oefen hier je nederlands

Oefen hier je Nederlands provides addresses near your home where you can practice your Dutch.

Agenda - Speak

LEARNING DUTCH THROUGH PLAY - Reading and play sessions

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.
de muse
28 Mar
02.00 PM

Dutch language immersion - for children from 10 to 12 years

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 lijsterbes
09 Apr
08.45 AM

Dutch language immersion - for children from 4 to 9 years

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. With this in mind,
de lijsterbes
09 Apr
08.45 AM

VRT Bigband - Toots Thielemans Tribute

In 2016 we said farewell to a great jazz musician. A musician who was a simple Brussels-born kid from the Marolles. Toots Thielemans always loved jazz. He played the accordion and guitar but his main instrument was the harmonica. You can hear him playing it in the world famous ‘Bluesette’.
de zandloper
26 Apr
08.00 PM

LEARNING DUTCH THROUGH PLAY - Reading and play sessions

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.
de muse
11 May
10.30 AM

Dutch language immersion - for children 4 – 12 years

02 Jul until 06 Jul
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. With this in mind, ‘de Rand’ and Hakuna Matataal are organising entertaining and ed
vliegicoon
de zandloper
02 Jul

Dutch language immersion - Babbelkous

20 Aug until 24 Aug
Panta Rhei and vzw ´de Rand´ organize creative and instructive language apprenticeships for all children from 4 to 12 years of age for whom Dutch is not their native language.
vliegicoon
de bosuil
20 Aug

Dutch language immersion - 4-5 years (group 1) - The restaurant

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 boesdaalhoeve
20 Aug
09.00 AM

Dutch language immersion - 6-8 years - The restaurant

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 boesdaalhoeve
20 Aug
09.00 AM

Dutch language immersion - 9-12 years - The restaurant

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 boesdaalhoeve
20 Aug
09.00 AM

Dutch language immersion - Babbelkous

new
The school holidays are the ideal moment for children to participate in relaxing and enjoyable activities, and so that is the period when vzw ´de Rand´ and Panta Rhei organize creative and instructive language apprenticeships for all children from 4 to 12 years of age for whom Dutch is not their nat
vliegicoon
de kam
20 Aug
09.00 AM