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Dutch book reading on level A2 and up, Thursday evenings, starting 28 Sep.

Duration: once a month, next session Thursday 26 October

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

Teacher(s): Mrs. Cynthia Mulder

Start date: 15 February 2018

End date: 30 May 2018

Location: Sweelinckplein 11

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 book of your choice in Dutch (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 15 February 2018, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
  “Morten" by Anna Levander (237 pages)  

 

* Thursday 29 March 2018, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "De verrekijker" by "Kees van Kooten (95 pages) 

 

* Thursday 26 April 2018, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "Eilandgasten" by Vonne van der Meer

 

* Thursday 31 May 2018, 19.30 - 21.00 h.
we will read the Dutch novel
 "De donkere kamer van Damokles" by Willem Frederik Hermans (318 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!