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Dutch as a second language

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Language Skills at Home

20 April 2020 by Michelle Runyon
If I could count the number of times I have wished for more hours in a day to do the things I always procrastinate, I would be a millionaire in quarantine with a list of chores. We are amid a radical change in how we work, study and manage our...
Dutch as a second language

What’s up with ‘er’?

17 February 2020 by Vika Lukina
“Today we’re going to talk about everyone’s favourite word.” If I start my lesson with these words, most students know what’s coming. “Does anyone happen to know what that word is?” The response to this question is usually nervous shuffling, eye-rolling and deep sighs, but eventually someone always says “er…”....
Dutch as a second language

Natural Dutch | Speaking like a native

by Vika Lukina
What does mastering a language actually involve? Chances are that on reading that question you’re thinking about correct use of grammar and an extensive vocabulary. That’s certainly true, words and grammar rules are the building blocks of language, but to master a language you also need to be able to...
Dutch as a second language

10 Interesting Facts about the Dutch Language

30 November 2018 by Language Partners
Are you learning Dutch? Do you find yourself confused or amused in the Netherlands or Belgium? Are you trying to puzzle it out by communicating with other expats who know a thing or two about hagelslag? Have no fear, it’s not just you! Dutch is even stranger than you thought....
Dutch as a second language

Conquering the Dutch language

23 April 2018 by Alma Bonger
Learning Dutch was never a goal of mine. It simply wasn’t part of my plan. It was something that just happened along the way, as with many things in life. Once it became more apparent that I would be calling Amsterdam my home for the coming few years, I realized...
Dutch as a second language

Learn Dutch: Small words, little meaning?

2 November 2017 by Vika Lukina
Small words. The Dutch language is riddled with them and often they can be omitted without drastically changing the meaning of the sentence, in which they occur. It makes you wonder then, whether we really need these words; personally I think we do. In this blog I will look at...
Dutch as a second language

Learn Dutch: Addressing pronouns

8 August 2017 by Vika Lukina
Pronouns are part of every beginners’ language course and may even appear in the first lesson. These words are used to address someone and refer to people, objects and possessions. You would expect them to be pretty straightforward, but in Dutch even the pronouns come with their own peculiarities. In...
Dutch as a second language

Same difference: why do we muddle up certain words?

29 June 2017 by Vika Lukina
There are a number of reasons why we confuse certain words and, it would seem, end up choosing the ‘wrong’ one. One reason is that the two words may sound similar. It doesn’t help much either if the words are related to one another in meaning. For instance, one of...

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