Do you feel helpless? You really don’t need to. Don’t think you need a good Dutch course first or at least study at home before you can say a word. When you are as lazy as I am you don’t study at home and you’ll keep postponing, something that makes you feel bad about yourself. And this is what you don’t want to feel, so you’ll ‘stick your head in the sand’ (Dutch expression […]
I can’t say it enough. Exposure is the key word for learning a new language. It’s just how your brain works. Unfortunately it throws out everything that is not needed. So joining a course once a week is not enough!!
But how about combining learning with something relaxing.
How the brain works.
Listening is the key to speaking. First because you need to understand to be able to react. Second your brain will remember structures and sayings after you’ve […]
You can learn a lot of Dutch out of street names (straatnamen). A walk through Amsterdam Centre.
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“You might actually know a lot more Dutch than you think you do”. This is something I tell each student during the first lesson of the courses I offer.
If you have lived in Amsterdam for an extended period, you probably already know many street names in which Dutch words are present. Many people don’t even realize that they already know so many words.