How to improve your spoken Dutch?
It is easy: exercise a lot.
You can speak every week with one of our language coaches.
Exercise every week
Regular exercise is essential to improve your skill. Start speaking Dutch is the best practice.
Who can apply?
People whose Dutch is not their native language.
Applicants have to have a basic knowledge of the Dutch language.
Sign up by phone
To register by phone call 06 47 49 90 17
on monday, tuesday or wednesday
between 10:00 and 13:00.
Speak Dutch more fluently
We help you to speak Dutch better, making conversation easier. Start speaking Dutch with some help.
- at work
- in a shop or at the market/li>
- on the street
- with your doctor
- at a counter
How does it work?
You sign up via this website or call
06 47499017 for an appointment.
Then you come to our office for an intake interview.
We will look for a Dutch language coach (male or female) for you. This person is speaking Dutch to practice with you.
You will talk to your supervisor once a week about topics that are important to you.
A conversation usually takes place at your supervisor’s home and lasts one to two hours.
Stories of participants
1 op 1 coaching op maat
De coaches van KansenNet geloven in
1 op 1 coaching op maat. Na het intakegesprek stellen jullie samen vast of er een klik is. De coach zal jou individueel begeleiden en je verder helpen met antwoorden te vinden op de vragen die je hebt..
Sterke punten van onze coaches:
- jarenlange ervaring
- beleidsmatig en praktisch
- branche expertise
- uitgebreid sociaal netwerk
- kan ook expertise collega coaches inzetten
Altijd zonder kosten
KansenNet draait volledig op vrijwilligers, maar maakt wel kosten voor bijvoorbeeld website, reclame-uitingen, beursbezoeken en administratie systemen. De subsidie inkomsten zijn ontoereikend om Stichting KansenNet te laten groeien. Een eenmalige, vrijwillige bijdrage wordt daarom erg op prijs gesteld.
Examples of what coaches do.
Om jou zo goed mogelijk te helpen vinden wij het belangrijk dat jij een klik hebt met de taalcoach van KansenNet. Daarom starten wij altijd met een intake gesprek. Hieronder voorbeelden van wat taalcoaches doen.
Each week 3 parts
Fatih goes weekly for 2 hours to the house of Mennoh. The first half hour they talk with each other about general issues. The second half hour is spent on learning new words and conjugate verbs.
Read a newspaper
In the third part Fatih tries to make proper sentences. Manno and Fatih read a newspaper article together. Subsequently Fatih tries to say in his own words what the article is about.
List of all the new words
Fatih brings every week a list of all the new words he has learned.
To a museum
I went already twice to a museum with I. What I find interesting is that she reads the Dutch rather than the English text next to the paintings.
Many new words
Apparently there were many words in the text she didn’t understand. So I had a lot of explaining to do.
Only the Main Gallery
We only visited the Main Gallery in the Rijksmuseum. It was also great fun and educational for me as I had to look in greater detail.
During 6 or 7 years I studied Dutch, but I never dared to speak. I had not enough self confidence.
Speak with my coach
I dare to speak with my coach though. Our weekly conversations about various subjects help me a lot.
Vocabulary and grammar
My vocabulary and knowledge of the grammar has greatly improved. I always look forward to our weekly conversation.
I enjoy it.
For example the patio of Hortus – Horticultural Gardens.
After several meetings at my house, we decided to meet at different locations. Sometimes we go to a cafeteria, or a library, the Waterlooplein, or Hortus. All these locations give us an opportunity to touch on different subjects.
We meet once a week. We find a time and place convenient to both of us through the app. These electronic conversations appear also very instructive as we both try to use the Dutch language properly.
E. usually writes a small piece which we discuss together and I correct it into proper Dutch. I admire every foreigner who tries to learn Dutch as I now realize how difficult our language is.
Oefenen met een taalcoach van KansenNet brengt je verder.
Apply for improving your Dutch
Are you interested?
Then fill in the form below for Speaking Dutch or call 06 47499017, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 10 and 13 hrs. Within a few days, KansenNet will call you to discuss your application. If we see possibilities to help you, we will seek a supervisor for speaking Dutch that suits you.
KansenNet is a low cost organization, as our staff consists entirely of volunteers. As a result, we can offer our services free of charge. There are expenses though for our website, communication and administration.
Therefore, we would highly appreciate a voluntary contribution. We are thinking of an amount of € 25. But of course, more is welcome! Our bank account number is: (please mention your name).
Banking details: Stichting KansenNet NL87 RABO 0143 6421 03.