Welcome to “Waterval! Learn Dutch in Maastricht“, the language school for Dutch – experience, enthusiasm, and empathy guaranteed.  Cool, well-structured classes, enthusiastic and empathic teacher, books that are fun to work with, and lots of clear and effective online support (grammar, vocabulary, audio with feedback). We’re into Dutch for you and for the ♥ of languages, not for the money!

Because of the corona virus we recently moved to online teaching. Using Skype and Zoom, it’s still possible to have fruitful classes. By projecting and annotating the lessons on screen, and by using headsets and cameras, we can communicate. On the other hand, you can’t deny it’s all a little stressful, and some things go missing.
At the moment I’m looking how to improve on this, for instance how we can do role plays online. Furthermore I will record lessons, and put them on Youtube. Missing lessons or reviewing explanations will not be a problem any longer. Meanwhile, let’s hope for the best. We’ll meet again – in the classroom, in a few months time.

Do send me an e-mail in case you have questions or want to discuss things!

All courses 2020

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13 januari 2020-07: intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, 9.30-11.30am, Mondays & Thursdays, starts 13 January2020-06: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, 10am-12, Tuesdays & Fridays, starts 14 January 2020-07:
intermediary Dutch, A2-B1, 9.30-11.30am, Mondays&Thursdays, starts 13 January
2020-06: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, 10am-12, Tuesdays & Fridays, starts 14 January/a>
13 januari 2020-01: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, Monday 7pm-9, started 13 January 2020-02: upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, Tuesday 7-9pm, started 21 January2020-03:
intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, Wednesday 7-9pm, started 15 January
2020-08: second beginners group, 0-A1, Thursday, 6.30-8.30pm, starts on 6 February2020-05: advanced Dutch,
B2-C1, Friday 6.00-8.00pm, started 17 January
2/10/13 March2020-11:
upper-intermediate Dutch, B1-B2, Monday 10-12am, starts on 2 March
upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, Tuesday & Friday 10-12am, starts on March 10
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, Friday 6.30-8.30pm, starts on 13 March
(week of)
20 April
beginners Dutch morning course, 0-A1, starts on April 20, Monday and Thursday 10-12am
beginners Dutch morning course, 0-A1, starts on April 20, Monday and Thursday 10-12am
(week of)
20 April
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on April 20, Monday 7-9pm
2020-22: upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, starts on April 21, Tuesday 7-9pm
Dutch, A2-B1, starts on April 22, Wednesday 7-9pm
2020-24: upper-Intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, starts on April 23, Thursday 7-9pm
Advanced Dutch, B1+-B2, starts on April 24, Friday 6-8pm
week van 25 mei2020-27: Upper-Elementary Dutch, A1-A2, starts on 25 May, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays2020-27: Upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, 25 May, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays
2020-42, summer course A1-A2, 12-16 August, 10am-3pm 2020-45, STATE EXAM II Training course B2, 26-30 August, 10am-3pm2020-46, summer course 0-A1, 2-13 September, 7-9pm2020-56, morning course 0-A1, 23 September-24 October, twice a week,10am-12
21 september2020-51:
Dutch, 0-A1, 7-9p, start 23 September
Dutch, A1-A2, 7-9pm, start 24 September
Dutch, A2-B1, 7-9pm, start 25 September
Dutch, B1-B2, 7-9pm, start 26 September

Dutch, B2+, 6-8pm, start 27 September
9 november2020-61:
Dutch, A1-A2, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays, start 2 November
Dutch, A1-A2, 10am-12, Mondays and Thursdays, start 2 November
Dutch course Waterval

  • Positive, genuinely interested teacher
  • Learning by doing: learn to speak by speaking
  • Well-structured courses, step by step
  • Lots of effective exercises and audio material online
  • Plenty of help with cultural and bureaucratic pitfalls
  • Affordable prices (200€/20 hours) for quality teaching – no humbug, no bla bla

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* Learning Dutch – the idea

* We focus on speaking, as both the means and the end of our initial teaching. Only by speaking you can learn to speak, and gain the confidence you can communicate in a language. Only by listening you’ll listen, by writing practical assignments you’ll write.

* Pleasure is an effect of good education, but it’s a condition too. People prefer to memorize nice things; you learn better when you feel good!

* Vocabulary and grammar, the bricks and mortar of language, get presented in a playful way – they can be fun too. Clear rules, explanations and (online) drills give you something to hold on to. Online pronunciation tools, with comparison possibility, give you the chance to polish your pronunciation.

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All means – books, newspapers, songs, films – are used to catch your attention. We bring Dutch language and culture alive using papers, tv programs, videos, stories, plays and games. Learn faster by making your personal “method mix”, and find your way along!

* Learning Dutch – the teaching cycle

This is how we work in our courses:

welcome chat homework evaluation → recap → vocabulary of new theme  → book dialogue→  grammar rule explanation practice/exercise speech bits → role plays conversation/interaction feedback from class and teacher (stored online)→  reading (mostly about Dutch culture) listening (mostly online)speaking (in class)writing (reading homework assignments)→vocabulary & games→ new homework→ (explanation of) e-learning tools→ next session:





* Blended learning

* Everything mentioned above comes together in Waterval! (“waterfall”*): books and a web site containing audio and exercises with meaningful feedback. Have a look at the general training website – or at Quizlet, the special vocabulary site.

Vocabulary training site
Vocabulary training site

* The Dutch say: “Hij/Zij is een spraakwaterval“, he or she is a waterfall of speech. That’s what we aim at: to make a fluent speaker of you. You’ll experience a “waterfall of Dutch” at Waterval, a shower of Dutch. Together, we’ll find the mix that suits you best!


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