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KansenNet

FOR EVERYONE

FOR WHOM

For people for whom the Dutch language is not their native language. Basic knowledge of Dutch is required to participate.

TARGET

Our volunteers help non-native speakers learn to speak and understand Dutch better so that having a conversation becomes easier for them. Such as a conversation: – at work – in a store or on the market – on the street – at a doctor -… .. so everywhere.

By practicing the language in this practical and informal way, non-native speakers make rapid progress.

METHOD

Our volunteers are Dutch-speaking men and women who know the language and society well. They enjoy being a discussion partner of someone who wants to learn to speak and understand the language better. By practicing the language in this practical and informal way, non-native speakers make rapid progress.

We link a non-native speaker to a Dutch-speaking volunteer. They become each other’s discussion partner. The conversations are one on one. The discussion partners talk to each other once a week about topics that they both find interesting. A meeting usually takes place at the volunteer’s home and lasts one to two hours. The contact is entered into for one year. Participation is free.

SUPPORT

One of the coordinators of ‘Nederlands Speaking’ has an introductory meeting with each new supervisor. During this introductory meeting, the wishes and expectations of the supervisor are discussed. Every quarter there is telephone contact between coordinator and supervisor. A meeting is organized for all supervisors at least once a year.

LOCATION

Throughout Amsterdam, except East.

ACCESSIBILITY

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.