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Dutch Book Reading, level A2 and up

Duration: once a month, next session 24 January 2019

Days/Time: Thursday 19.30-21.00 / 19.30 - 21.00 h.

Teacher(s): Mrs. Cynthia Mulder

Start date: 24 January 2019

End date: 23 May 2019

Location: Sweelinckplein 11 or students' home

Fee: € € 40 per session

DUTCH BOOK READING CLUB

 

Dutch book reading on intermediate / advanced level (A2 and up).

The DUTCH FOR EXPATS® Dutch Book Reading Club meets every month at our teaching location
Sweelinckplein 9/11, 1st floor, unit 18, The Hague "Duinoord" or at one of the students' homes in The Hague or Wassenaar.
We discuss Dutch novels, short stories, poetry and childrens' books.

This Book Reading Club is also open for Dutch native speakers and book lovers.
Joining this club is the perfect way to make new internationals friends!


What to expect?

•    You read a novel in Dutch by a Dutch author (title advised by your teacher)
•    The teacher provides a list with questions to answer to prepare for the Book Club session
•    Discussion in Dutch about the book

Next sessions on:

* Thursday 24 January 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "Red ons, Maria Montanelli" by Herman Koch (125 pages)
 

* Wednesday 13 Februari 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel

 "Meisje met de parel"
Dutch translation of "Girl with the pearl earring" by Tracey Chevalier (246 pages) 

 

 

* Thursday 14 March 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "Een mooie jonge vrouw" by Tommy Wieringa (94 pages)

 

 

* Thursday 18 April 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "Hartje zomer" by Jan Siebelink (140 pages)

 

 

* Thursday 23 May 2019, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "De avondboot" by Vonne van der Meer (203 pages)

Suggestions of Dutch novels on intermediate/advanced level (A2 and up):

•    “Het bittere kruid” by Marga Minco
•    “Twee vrouwen” by Harry Mulisch
•    “De zoon uit Spanje” by Tessa de Loo
•    “Zomerhitte” by Jan Wolkers
•    “Water en As” by Nelleke Noordervliet
•    "Oeroeg" by Hella Haasse
•    "Erik, of het klein insectenboek" by Godfried Bomans 
•    "Een vlucht regenwulpen" by Maarten 't Hart
•    "De leesclub" by Renate Dorrestein
•    “Het zwijgen van Maria Zachea” by Judith Koelemijer
•    “Het meisje met de parel” by Tracey Chevalier (Dutch translation)
•    "De spion" by Paulo Coelho
•    The story of “The Flying Dutchman”
•    Dutch short stories
•    Short stories for children “Jip en Janneke”
•    Suggestions from the students

… but we could  also choose a more challenging novel like:

•    “De Tweeling” by Tessa de Loo
•    “Het Tulpenvirus” by Daniëlle Hermans
•    "Het diner" by Herman Koch
•    Dutch poems
•    Suggestions from students

The teacher will provide questions about the books which you receive before reading.
One session every month.
Complete course (4 sessions) costs € 120.
Sign up per separate session is possible (fee € 40,- per person, per session).
Exact dates to be discussed with the students.
Minimum 3, maximum 8 students per session.

This Book Reading Club is also open for DUTCH native speakers and book lovers.
Joining this club is the perfect way to make new internationals friends!

Sign-up now!