Tag: Koentact

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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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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How to learn Dutch when your office speaks English?

At Koentact we are known for our group courses but we also teach in-company courses at international companies. Learning Dutch whilst working in an English language office can be challenging, but attaining Dutch skills makes life in the Netherlands ever more enjoyable. Our founder Koen was asked for his take on learning Dutch in an …

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In the words of our teachers: Lucy

On Saturday we gathered in Amsterdam Oost for the famous Field Trip – a treasure hunt-like walk that sparks a kind of fanatism that one usually finds in a kid’s eyes. All of my students were already there when I arrived at the meeting point, casually sipping their thee or koffie verkeerd and catching up …

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Teacher workshops

How many teachers have you had in your life that simply told you to open your book at page ‘x’, make exercise ‘y’ and then checked the answers with you? At least one, if not more than one, right? For teachers, it is very easy to fall into the routine of doing things the “simple” …

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What to know about Koningsdag

This Saturday Amsterdam will turn orange. On April 27 we celebrate Koningsdag, the birthday of our king, and there’s no way you will not know about it. Here’s why: A typical activity on Koningsdag is the vrijmarkt (free market), which means that everyone will look for hidden treasures in the attic that will not be …

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