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Dutch book reading on level A2 and up

Duration: once a month

Days/Time: Thursday morning 10.00 - 11.30 h. / 10.00 - 11.30

Teacher(s): Mrs. Cynthia Mulder

Start date: 27 October 2022

End date: 15 December 2022

Location: online lessons

Fee: €120 course of 4 sessions / € 30 per separate 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!

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 one of the students' homes in The Hague or Wassenaar or online.
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 27 October 2022, 10.00 - 11.30 h.  
we will discuss the Dutch novel

 "Broer" (94 pages)
by  Esther Gerritsen

* Thursday 24 November 2022, 10.00 - 11.30 h.
we will discuss the Dutch novel

 "Nachtangst" (185 pages)
by Ronald Giphart 

* Thursday 15 December 2022, 10.00 - 11.30 h.
we will discuss the Dutch novel

 To be decided on soon

 

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
•    “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” and "Nijntje"
•    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 € 30,- per person, per session).
Exact dates and times to be discussed with the students.
Minimum 4, 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!