July 4, 2016
‘Spreek Nederlands dag’ on Saturday 2 July was a big success! It was a lovely, sunny day. Not a drop Read more
June 27, 2015
‘Spreek Nederlands Dag’ in the news! We are very happy with all the press attention we got for ‘Spreek Nederlands Read more
June 17, 2015
By Dr. Ruud Hisgen (Direct Dutch Institute), written for I am Expat Ninety percent of residents in the big Dutch Read more
September 3, 2014
Expats who want to speak Dutch in The Hague, rarely get the opportunity. When they try to, they are usually answered in English. After a while they stop trying. Direct Dutch Institute wants to break this cycle. That’s why the language school started the campaign ‘Spreek Nederlands! Met Mij!’ (Speak Dutch! With me!).
October 15, 2013
The Dutch are more than happy to speak English with you. But sometimes we’re a bit too eager, and we might overlook your attempts to speak Dutch. With our Spreek Nederlands! Met Mij! button-campaign, we tried to make people workings in shops, bars and restaurants aware of this. Now let’s also break the cycle at work, so you can speak Dutch with the people you spend more time with than your family!
September 5, 2013
After the success of our campaign ‘Spreek Nederlands! Met mij!’ (Speak Dutch! With me!) we want to encourage you to Read more
August 14, 2013
We Dutch like to speak English, we’re good at it, so why not? Because expats don’t get a chance to learn Dutch, that’s why! For all the English language loving Dutch men, here’s a quick guide on how to talk to an expat who’s learning Dutch.