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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

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Week of April 27/
WEEK OF JUNE 11
2022-27: extra beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on April 27, Wednesdays 5-7pm2022-28: extra beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on June 11, SATURdays 10am-12
Week van 18 april /
Week of April 20
2022-21: beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on April 18, Monday 7-9pm2022-22: upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, starts on April 19, Tuesday 7-9pm
2022-23: intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, starts on April 20, Wednesday 7-9pm
2022-24: upper-intermediate Dutch, B1-B1+, start op donderdag 21 april, 7-9pm2022-25: richting gevorderd Nederlands, van B1+ naar B2, start op vrijdag 22 april, 6-8pm

All courses 2021

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Week van 17 januari/
Week of January 17
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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
2022-21:
beginners Dutch, 0-A1, starts on April 18, Monday 7-9pm
2022-22: upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, starts on April 19, Tuesday 7-9pm
2022-23:
intermediate
Dutch, A2-B1, starts on April 20, Wednesday 7-9pm
2022-24: upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, start op donderdag 21 april, 7-9pm
2022-25: richting Nederlands voor gevorderden, van B1+ naar B2: start op vrijdag 22 april, van 6 tot 8!
Week of 10 June2020-27: 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
2022-28, weekly beginners course on Saturday mornings, 10am-12
August 2022:
intensive summer courses
2022-41, summer course 0-A1, 1-5 August, 10am-2pm 2022-42, summer course A1-A2, 15-19 August, 10am-2pm2022-43, summer course A2-B1, 22-26 August, 10am-2pm2022-44, summer course B1-B1+, 29 August - September 3, 10am-2pm2022-45, towards B2, 6-10 September, 10am-2pm
Week 26 september 2022 2022-51:
Beginners
Dutch, 0-A1, 7-9p, starts on Monday September 26
2022-52:
Upper-elementary
Dutch, A1-A2, 7-9pm, starts on Tuesday September 27
2022-53:
Intermediate Dutch, A2-B1, 7-9pm, starts on Wednesday September 28
2022-54:
Upper-intermediate
Dutch, B1-B1+, 7-9pm, starts on Thursday September 29


2022-55:
Dutch conversation course, level B1+ and higher, starts on Friday September 30, 6-8pm
  • 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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