How do I learn Dutch in 1
week, in only 5, 7 or 9 days?
In 1 week or if you prefer in a couple of weekends. You learn Dutch
because in addition this immersion course is intensive, private, one to one and
made to measure just for you.
While talking about topics you like or need to talk about, you learn that
Dutch you want to know: you learn those words, phrases
and sentence constructions you need to be able to speak in Dutch about what
you want to speak and communicate about.
Your Dutch lessons are centered on
your interests : your background,
your work, your hobbies, your family, your friends, your values and concerns and
how you integrate them to a fascinating happy life and way of living. This Dutch
immersion courses are not schoolish, they're rooted in your real life and every
day experience. You learn Dutch that fast because staying in a Dutch speaking
society you want to be able integrate and have more sharing real human contact.
You don't need to stay an outsider. It's much more rewarding and pleasant to get
involved and appreciated.
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Dutch is more difficult to adults.
What else do I learn in such an intensive made to
measure private immersion Dutch course?
Learning Dutch : Here are some differences with English
this private intensive Dutch courses focuses on:
- Dutch pronunciation
: f.i. The 'u' vowel as pronounced in Dutch doesn't exist in English.
It's necessary to focus on that. Taking time training
your ears, some humoristic exercising and a bit of self-discipline. To be easily
understood you need to get the difference
between short and long vowels but without diphthongizing too. Long vowels rhythm words and sentences in Dutch. That's uncommon in
English. Fortunately Dutch pronunciation is more phonetic and spelling more regular:
while starting to read Dutch texts on topics you're intersted in, with Richard's help, you'll
quickly grasp those regularities.
- Dutch word order : That piece of non
conjugated verb at the end of Dutch sentences is a bit strange, isn't it? It's
usual in Dutch as well as in German. Talking in Dutch about those topics you're really
interested in, you'll learn Dutch
sentence structure quickly. Simple subordinate clauses are quite often used
in spoken Dutch.
- One idea, one sentence that's necessary to be easily understood. That's
the same as in English.
- Essential Dutch grammar : Focusing on studying grammar
and exercising may be a usual way for teachers to get along with a class.
Maybe you already learned some Dutch that way in your home country. It's
useful : it helps reading and understanding a Dutch text at your pace when
you've got all the time you need. But that's not enough if you are involved
conversation. What you miss is familiarity with spoken Dutch and native
speaker's variations in pace, rhythm, pronunciation and accent. Richard
hands you the Dutch
grammar you need the moment you need it during daily live Dutch
conversations. The presence at diner of other native speakers
familiarizes with these real live differences in spoken Dutch. That's the
way you learned your mother tongue and that natural immersion is the easiest
and fastest way to learn Dutch in 1 week. Dutch or any other language you
may want to learn later.
Full immersion Dutch courses are the
most efficient way for higher educated
English-speakers to learn Dutch in 1 week. Learning Dutch that way you're progressing up to 2 levels of
proficiency according to the
Scale in a only 5, 7 or 9 days of client (=you!) centered intensive
immersion Dutch course. Yes,
it is possible to learn Dutch in 1 week! That's
what Richard claims and
former students witness since years.
in 1 single week? Yes, you can!
From the start Richard speaks Dutch with you. That's necessary and sufficient to get your brain to switch to creative
dissatisfaction mode. As you are an higher educated you know by experience
that giving in to creative dissatisfaction mode your brain (you) without
voluntary interfering (that's contra-productive!) starts discovering
links to context, relationships, structures, differences, ... and starts
guessing, grasping and ends up understanding.
As you're sharing about what you are interested in, on
topics you know, you learn as much Dutch in 1 week as during a full year of
weekly Dutch classes or group teaching!
This way of learning Dutch relies
on innate natural learning processes and sensorimotor coordination.
what explains why and how you're able to learn Dutch in 1 week.
A 5, 7 or 9
client centered private immersion Dutch course
with Richard is
necessary and sufficient
to learn Dutch
in 1 week.
1 Week one
to one teaching with
Richard an experienced native speaker private Dutch teacher
about topics you are interested in turns learning
Dutch back into a
fascinating experience and rediscovery of your natural
innate learning processes.
You learn to understand and
speak Dutch fluently through
conversation on things
you care about, rediscovering the natural creative mode your brain
discovers and learns.
- or any other language -
is natural and most
Learning that way isn't scholastic boring.
..., are no goals anymore but tools allowing you to understand and
to exchange about your interests
and even a different way of being in the world to discover.
an private immersion Dutch course your get intensive
coaching, your pace
and learning style are
appreciated, conversation topics are your topics.
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learn Dutch (or any language) more you may grow in an
extistential way too.
A private made to measure
immersion Dutch course with Richard
to learn Dutch in 1 week is very intensive and as
For an optimal result your commitment is
of course necessary too. For this 1 week only free yourself as much as possible - totally would be most efficient -
from any contact with any other language but Dutch.
Be aware you need 2 to 3 hours a day
extra to review, study, reread and integrate what you learned that day.
You're learning to speak and
think in Dutch about what you're involved in. As a result you may even start
dreaming in Dutch. But most important you discover how learn to speak Dutch
without that time-consuming detour of translation causing you to be only
halfway, when your partner already finished his or her sentence ;-).
Learning Dutch this way breaks, lunches and diners are extra opportunities (3
to 4 hours a day!) speaking and sharing in Dutch with Richard and your diner
partners from local social and cultural life.
In this made to measure immersion Dutch course you're not only
learning Dutch language, you're learning Dutch ways of
live, attitudes, ways of thinking and feeling, from inside, through
relaxed conversation about people and society in Flanders and the
Netherlands, you learn about Dutch and Flemish culture and society, about our values, topics,
differences, about our concerns and the ways we
are. During this intensive private full immersion Dutch course, you learn
more than our language.
You learn our social grammar too: our customs, habits and
social rules. That's even necessary if you really want to
understand, manage efficiently native Dutch speaking people or get involved
more personally with the locals, your Dutch speaking colleagues, friends and
neighbors, your partner and his or her family.
Learning Dutch in 1 week.