Links

Dictionary - MWB Mijn WoordenBoek

Grammar exercises - DutchToday

Grammar and more - Dutch Grammar

Video's with subtitles - 2BDutch

Learning Dutch online (registration) - Taalklas

Learning Dutch online (registration) - Braint

Webshop study books NT2 -  Intertaal

Bookshop study books Amsterdam - Scheltema

Information about the Staatsexamen NT2

News in Dutch -  De Volkskrant

News in Dutch (easier) - Nu

Dutch news in English - Expatica

Converting diplomas - DUO - IB-groep

Am I obliged to follow an integration course?

How can I integrate?

IND (Immigration service) - IND

Conversions - Online Conversion

 

MEETUP.COM


The Amsterdam Dutch Language Meetup Group -
Conversation in Dutch with other expats! 

The Amsterdam Expats Hiking Meetup Group - 
Hiking through the characteristic Dutch countryside while speaking Dutch!

The Amsterdam Sing along Dutch songs Meetup Group - 
Singing Dutch songs with other expats in the pub!
 

Article: How to learn Dutch?
Nicole van Schaijik for www.expatica.com

 

Tips on how to learn Dutch outside the lessons:

1.   * Watch Dutch television and listen to Dutch radio. You might want to start with children’s programmes.
Watch (Dutch) films with Dutch subtitles.
Dutch subtitles for programmes on NL 1, 2, and 3 can be found on page 888 of Teletext.
In Amsterdam television programmes for foreigners are broadcast on Salto, A2: Kanaal 64+ (816.00 MHz)
   * Listen to songs with Dutch lyrics (if you want, you can read the lyrics at the same time).

2.   * Read Dutch newspapers. Free newspapers such as Spits and Metro are easier.
You can read Dutch news in English on the Expatica.com website. You might want to read this first and then read a Dutch newspaper.
* Read Dutch books. You might want to start with children’s books.
* Also read advertising brochures and leaflets, such as the leaflets in your doctor’s waiting room.

3.   Spend a lot of time listening to the CDs that go with Dutch text books. The texts are often written out in the books.

4.   Speak to Dutch people, such as your neighbours and fellow shoppers, in Dutch. Make sure that you spend time in a Dutch-speaking environment. Ask people to (occasionally) correct you when you make mistakes.

5.   Do voluntary work that allows you to speak Dutch. Volunteer Centre Amsterdam (VCA) can help you with this. VCA, Vrijwilligers Centrale Amsterdam, Hartenstraat 16, 1016 CB Amsterdam, 020 530 12 20, or Jan Tooropstraat 6a, 1062 BM Amsterdam, 020 408 10 40 or click here.

6.   Gilde Samenspraak (a guild that promotes conversation) will arrange for you to spend an hour or more every week talking to someone over 50 who lives in Amsterdam. This service is provided free of charge. Gilde Samenspraak Amsterdam, Keizersgracht 334-346, 1016 EZ
Amsterdam, 020 420 65 54 or click here.

7.   If you are a beginner, write the names of things on notelets and stick them on objects around the house. Later you can add sentences if you want.
Write the conjugations of verbs on notelets and stick them where you will often catch sight of them in your home.

8.   When you are out on the street, make a point of being observant and listen carefully. Then, when you get home you can look up any words you don’t know.

9.   Remember that, like a child learning to speak, in the beginning you need a lot of input. The output will come later. That doesn’t mean that you can’t speak or write (active skills) but to start with the emphasis is on listening and reading (passive skills).

10.   OBA, Amsterdam Public Library, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam. This
is the central facility of the public library and it contains a large NT2 section. For information about auxiliary branches call 020 523 09 00 or click here.