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Tips and tricks from student Zuzanna

In between jobs When this interview took place, our student Zuzanna “Zuza” (bijna 27 jaar jong, in Nederland sinds juni 2018, super energiek en lief, afkomstig uit Lodz, Polen, Insta: @zuzathezorro) got fired a few days before. However, Zuza probably does not have to wait a long time to get a new job… Our interview got interrupted after a few minutes by a recruiter calling …

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Kim’s Amsterdam tips

Hoi! Ik ben Kim en ik werk bij Koentact. Ik ben private program en content coordinator, maar ook eengeboren en getogen (born and raised) in Amsterdam, and I’d love to share some of my favoriteAmsterdam tips with you. Voting Did you know that a lot of internationals can also vote (stemmen) for theAmsterdam municipal elections …

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Teaching from Portugal

It has been over a year since Koentact’s courses went online. Teacher Kiki saw an opportunity and decided to continue teaching from abroad. She went to Portugal. In this blog, she will tell more about what it has been like to teach Dutch while being away. How did you end up in Portugal?Normally I travel …

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What you should know about the phrase: ‘It giet oan!’

First of all, we want to mention that it giet oan sounds weird for Dutch people as well. To explain, it giet oan is a Frisian phrase which you can translate as ‘it’s happening!’. So, what is happening and why do all Dutch people say it in Frisian? And what is Frisian? FrisianThe Netherlands is …

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Offline classes during our intensive week

2020 has been quite the year. In March all of our classes suddenly went online from one week to another. In our current courses, both our morning and evening courses are being taught in a virtual classroom. We’ve had online open days, workshops, escape rooms and pub quizzes. For our intensive weeks, we have found …

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Koentact Giveaway

Koentact is giving away a free Dutch course for beginners! You can join the contest by visiting our Facebook or Instagram page, liking and replying to the post, leaving a funny small dialogue in which the shown saying is used! So, what is it that I can win? We’re giving away an online Dutch Absolute …

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Online Workshops

NL Wat?! Heeft een cursist de docent een stommerd (a silly person) genoemd? Geen zorgen, de cursist is er ongedeerd vanaf gekomen! Stommerd is een van de woorden die je leert in onze workshop ‘Underground Dutch: schelden en vloeken’. Afgelopen sessie vond onze allereerste Workshop Saturday plaats. In online sessies van een uur, maakten cursisten …

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Moving forward with Covid-19

Updated February 22: GOOD NEWS! With the new easing of restrictions on February 25, all COVID restrictions that we fall under have been lifted. The classrooms that we use for our in-person Evening Courses are originally for 25 students and more so it is very possible to adhere to some distancing during the classes if …

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A-B-Cheese

The Netherlands is famous for its cheeses. You will find cheese shops in every city in the Netherlands, selling many delicious kinds of cheeses. From jonge kaas to oude kaas and from kaas uit Gouda to kaas uit Edam! So, how do you pick the right cheese? Well, it’s a true journey, but here are …

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