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Glossa
vocabulary builder of  everyday Dutch
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The first things you need in a foreign tongue are practical sentences, common routines for daily use. How do you say in Dutch: I'm  coming ( Ik kom eraan), Then I got stuck (Toen zat ik vast), I am almost home (Ik ben bijna thuis) etc. You will find this sort of useful,  simple but indispensable sentence in Jip en Janneke, written by Annie M.G. Schmidt. Every Dutch person knows the stories. Through her work, Annie M.G. Schmidt, 1911-1995,  inspired many children and adults. Millions of copies of Jip en Janneke alone have been sold and still are. Her writing has been translated into numerous languages. You can find Jip and Janneke articles in HEMA stores. The expression Jip en Janneke taal is an expression generally used to indicate clear and simple language. That is why the Jip en Janneke stories can help you to build up a basic vocabulary in Dutch. The stories have been written for children but they are not too childish for adults.

everyday Dutch with Jip en JannekeHowever, just reading is not enough to memorize the words and expressions. Retention of words can be stimulated by working with these words. Therefore Glossa has worked out exercises in which you go through every story in 6 steps:

  • you learn the words from the story
  • you listen to the  Jip and Janneke story (on CD or USB stick)
  • you read the story
  • you listen answer questions to fill out a  crossword puzzle
  • you do an exercise to verbs from the story
  • you answer questions  and send them in for correction
Price for a 10 lesson course € 35,=  (CD or USB stick, cross word print, Story book Jip en Janneke)
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