Dutch Immersion Day Posted by heather on May 23, 2012 in Dutch Grammar, Dutch Language, Dutch Vocabulary
On the Transaparent Language blogs we have been talking about language immersion days – a dedicated way of helping you with your goal to learn Dutch by spending the whole day using and doing things in Dutch.
What might a Dutch Language Immersion Day look like for you? Here are some ideas:
- Read the news in Dutch. Don’t live in the Netherlands? You can still read the news. Here are two websites that are perfect for it: www.nu.nl and www.ad.nl
- Watch Dutch Bert and Ernie – we all need some Bert and Ernie in our lives and luckily, they can be found on YouTube.
- Change your Facebook language to Dutch. Don’t know how? Here are some simple instructions for changing the language of Facebook.
- Cook a Dutch recipe. Even better, cook a Dutch recipe that is in Dutch.
- Write your grocery shopping list in Dutch and then see if you can manage to remember what everything means.
- Spend the day only speaking Dutch.
- Go virtual shopping on Marktplaats.
- Switch your browser to google.nl and explore some of the options that come up in Dutch when going about your regular searches.
- Listen to Dutch music – if you need some ideas try Blof, Marco Borsato, Gers Pardoel
- Watch a movie with Dutch subtitles turned on
- Have a list of five new Dutch words and try to use them as many times as you can (correctly) throughout the day.
- Label objects in your house with post-it notes that have the Dutch word on them. If you are feeling really ambitious find out if each one is a de or het word.
What things would you add to the list?
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