In this class you'll learn how to make sentences in Dutch in which you can express what you or someone says, feels, hopes, dreams, etc. In grammatical terms, we call this "indirect speech". These are sentences starting with "hij zei dat...", "ik hoop dat...", "ik vraag of...", etc.
So, in this class you'll learn about the rules, the verbs that you can use, and you can practice yourself! Indirect speech is always formulated in a subordinate clause (bijzin), so it's really good to practice your skills with making bijzinnen as well!
The course also includes a short story with a podcast! :)
This is class is also part of the Dutch Sentence Structure Course, so if you want to practice with more sentence structures, you can find that course here.
I am Kim Jautze, a Dutch teacher living in Den Haag (the Netherlands). I’ve studied Dutch literature and linguistics and did a PhD in computational Dutch literature. It was during my PhD that I discovered my passion for teaching students.
In January 2017 I started my career as a Dutch teacher at a language school, but soon I started my own school Linguanl. At my school I combine existing methods with creating my own courses and materials, focusing on conversational skills and coaching students to gain more self-confidence in order to speak Dutch in everyday situations. Because above all: speaking Dutch should be fun!
July 2019 I've also started the online school "Dutchies to be - Learn Dutch with Kim". I make informative videos on a variety of topics which I upload on YouTube. In this online school I offer supplementary courses and classes !
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