On Saturday July 1 we will celebrate the 4th edition of ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag‘. On ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ we will ‘fight’ for our right to speak Dutch! It doesn’t matter if you make mistakes, or if you have a thick accent! You can participate if you have some basic knowledge of Dutch (A1 or higher).
Join us on Saturday July 1 in Central Library The Hague. We will start with a free speed masterclass (to refresh your Dutch speaking skills). After that we will split up in small groups and go into the center of The Hague. Our goal is to speak Dutch as much as possible. With each other and with the waiters in a cafe or restaurant. Of course there will be Dutch speaking volunteers to guide you! And we’ll keep score: is the waiter patient enough, do they continue to speak Dutch with you, even when they’re busy? At the end of the day we will hand out a trophy to the cafe or restaurant which showed the most patience.
Do you want to participate? Great! Register now, for free, by sending an email to email@example.com. You can also guide one of the groups, if you speak Dutch at level B2+.
Programme Spreek Nederlands Dag 2017
Saturday 1 July, Centrale Bibliotheek Den Haag (Spui 68, Den Haag)
Opening door wethouder Kenniseconomie, Internationaal, Jeugd en Onderwijs, Saskia Bruines (alderman for Knowledge economy, International affairs, Youth and Education, Saskia Bruines)
12:00 – 12:30
Speed masterclass Nederlands door Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute)
13:00 – 14:30
Groups go out into town
Winner is announced
Free badge to be ordered via: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Dutch Institute organises ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ in cooperation with The Hague Public Library, De Taalunie and several other partners. ‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ is intended for expats who want to speak Dutch in public more often. International people often don’t get enough opportunity to practise their Dutch. Frequently they get an English reply when they attempt to speak it. Even international children encounter this problem.
9 June 2017, www.directdutch.com