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Dutch phrases for kids

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Hi

I'm a currently doing the dutch duolingo course, but I need some help. I volunteer with a group of 8 to 10 year olds and said I would run a session on dutch. I was thinking of teaching them some basic phrases that they could use in the Netherlands, like introducing themselves, how to get a place, ask what something means in english, that sort of thing.

I don't really know what phrases would be useful (never really spoken a foreign language in it's home country) or if I could even translate them properly, so any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/--Charlotte--
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I've done lessons like that and I used to go for the more cultural experience. Since I'm Dutch, I did lessons on Great Britain, but it works with whatever country you choose:

  • Write out a short story on The Netherlands. Where it is, how many people live there, what language they speak, how flat it is, about how they created new land by draining part of the sea etc.
  • Compare kids of their age to Dutch kids of their age. Are there any differences? What do they eat for lunch? Do they wear uniforms to school?
  • Bring some typically Dutch food (stroopwafels/hagelslag). You can order all sorts of Dutch food online here.
  • Bring some wooden shoes and have the kids try them on and take pictures.
  • Bring some Dutch things they might know: tulips, pictures of paintings by Rembrandt or van Gogh, windmills, Amsterdam houses.
  • Make some flashcards: ones with pictures, ones with the words in Dutch and ones with the words in English. Then give them a dictionary and have them match them together.
  • Bring some face paint and have them paint the Dutch flag on each other's cheeks.

Kids love interactivity, especially at that age! They don't need whole sentences, words are enough. But if you really do want to teach them some Dutch, go with the easy things like:

  • Hoi! - Hi!
  • Hallo - Hello
  • ❤❤❤ heet jij? - What's your name?
  • Waar woon jij? - Where do you live?
  • ❤❤❤ oud ben jij? - How old are you?
  • Ik heet... - My name is...
  • Ik woon in... - I live in...
  • Ik ben ... jaar oud - I am ... years old.

Another great idea is to show them an episode of Nijntje (Miffy in English).

  • Here's one about a snowbunny in Dutch.

Then have them write down what they think was happening and what it was about.

  • Then show them the same episode in English and see if they were right.

Hope you have enough ideas! The kids used to love this!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grey236
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I would teach them basic stuff like: Hello, Goodbye, How are you, What's your name, etc. Day to day phrases that you might say to random strangers/new friends

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PetitRenar
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Ok, I'm not an 8 years old but...I enjoyed the stuff from http://www.loecsen.com/

Check out: http://www.loecsen.com/travel/0-en-67-2-25-free-lessons-dutch.html

Then you can teach them basics without messing with them! :p

3 years ago
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