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Welcome to “Waterval! Learn Dutch in Maastricht“, the language school for Dutch – experience, enthusiasm, and empathy guaranteed. It doesn’t matter where you are: you can come to the classroom, or communicate online. Then why not try Dutch classes here:

experienced (25+ years) yet patient Dutch teacher with thorough books and all kinds of online material (here and here and here) promises interactive and empowering Dutch classes, that energize you wherever you are!

Dutch course Waterval Waterval! is also a kind of a language lab. How can you improve teaching Dutch? With a lot of trial and error, I developed six books, full of clear explanation of grammar, lots of vocabulary exercises (also online), and plenty of incentives to make you speak and drill speech bits.  Waterval I-VI cover the whole trajectory from level 0 (scratch) to C levels:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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At the moment, I’m trying  hard to improve  online teaching. I’m recording classes and explanations,  and putting them online too. Missing lessons or reviewing explanations will not be much of a problem any longer. Also, I made some new interactive pronunciation exercises online, that make you compare your speaking with native speakers.

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! Do send me an e-mail or call (06-41029302) in case you have questions or want to discuss things.

Summer courses 2021

Dag >
Start
v
MAANDAG
Monday
DINSDAG
Tuesday
WOENSDAG
Wednesday
DONDERDAG
Thursday
VRIJDAG
Friday
Week van 19 april/
Week of April 19
2021-26:
beginners Dutch morning course, 0-A1, starts on April 19, Monday and Thursday 10-12am
2021-26:
beginners Dutch morning course, 0-A1, starts on April 19, Monday and Thursday 10-12am
2021-11:
Advanced Dutch, B2+, Friday 9-11am, starts on 5 March
Week van 20 april /
Week of April 20
2022-21:
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on April 26, Monday 7-9pm
2022-22: upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, starts on April 27, Tuesday 7-9pm
2022-23:
intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, starts on April 21, Wednesday 7-9pm
2022-24: upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, start op donderdag 22 april, 7-9pm
2022-25:
Towards Advanced Dutch, van B1+ naar B2, start op vrijdag 23 april, 6-8pm

All courses 2021

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Dag >
Start
v
MAANDAG
Monday
DINSDAG
Tuesday
WOENSDAG
Wednesday
DONDERDAG
Thursday
VRIJDAG
Friday
Week van 17 januari/
Week of January 17
2022
2022-01: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, Monday 7pm-9, starting 17 January 2022 2022-02: upper-elementary Dutch, A1-A2, Tuesday 7-9pm, starting 18 January 20222022-03:
intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, Wednesday 7-9pm, starting 19 January 2022
2022-04: upper-intermediate group, B1-B1+, Thursday, 7-9pm, starts on 20 January 20222022-05: towards advanced Dutch and level B2, Friday 6.00-8.00pm, starting 21 January
Week van 18 april /
Week of April 18
2021-21:
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, started on May 10, Monday 7-9pm
2021-22: upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, started on April 20, Tuesday 7-9pm
2021-23:
intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, started on April 21, Wednesday 7-9pm
2021-24: upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, gestart op donderdag 22 april, 7-9pm
2021-25:
Towards Advanced Dutch, van B1+ naar B2: gecanceld
Juli/augustus 2021 -
July/August 2021:
zomercursussen!
100€/20hr
2021-41, summer course 0-A1, 12-16 July, 10am-2pm 2021-42, summer course A1-A2, 19-23 July, 10am-2pm2021-43, summer course A2-B1, 26-30 July, 10am-2pm2021-44, summer course B1-B1+, 2-6 August, 10am-2pm2021-45, towards B2 (B1+ => B2), 9-13 August
Week van 27 september 2021 /
Week of September 27 2021
2021-51:
Beginners
Dutch, 0-A1, 7-9p, starts on Monday September 27
2021-52:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 7-9pm, starts on Tuesday September 28
2021-53:
Intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, 7-9pm, starts on Wednesday September 29
2021-54:
Upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, 7-9pm, starts on Thursday September 30


2021-55: Towards
advanced
Dutch, B1+-B2, 6-7.30pm, starts on Thursday October 21
  • 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€/22 hours) for quality teaching – no humbug, no sociale media and other 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. It’s only by speaking that you can learn to speak, and gain the confidence you are able to communicate in another 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 – a 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 (correcting and preparing 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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