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Effective Dutch for Busy People and Shy Speakers

Rubio Dutch Sentence Verb Checker Flowchart

Use this flowchart to see if the verbs in your sentence are in the right place!

, 18th of July 2018

Once you understand the basic rules of the game called word order in Dutch, use this flowchart to check if your verbs in the sentence are in the right place. Not sure about the rules? Look at the chart in your textbook or re-watch the word order videos. Or send us an email!  

New Office Assistant

, 16th of May 2018

After two years, we say farewell to Danielle and thank her for all her hard work. From Danielle: It’s been a pleasure working with everyone involved with Rubio Dutch (Joska, teachers, and students alike!). I’ve learned a lot in this position and I’ll miss keeping up with everyone, but Lorna will be a great replacement….

Tunes & tips for practicing Dutch

, 28th of July 2017

When you think of Dutch culture, the first thing to come to mind likely isn’t music. There are, however, plenty of Dutch singers and bands that are popular throughout the country and they can even help you learn a bit of Dutch! Listening to Dutch music and singing along helps you with pronunciation, with intonation,…

Summer Learning

Had me a blast

, 23rd of June 2017

Over the summer, it can be a bit more difficult to coordinate learning a new language (especially if you go abroad!), but you can do this best by understanding what type of learner you are and following strategies that are best suited for your learning style. In this blog post, we’ve included a few descriptions…

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Using news sources to learn Dutch

, 26th of May 2017

When learning a new language, becoming embedded in the culture and learning about the world around you in this new country are essential. Not only will you learn more vocabulary, idioms, expressions, etc. this way, but you will also gain a better understanding of how language is used in practice. For the month of June,…

Language & Culture

, 15th of May 2017

Learning a language and becoming familiar with a culture go hand-in-hand. You may have heard before that complete immersion — in other words, living in a place in which you must speak the native language — is the most effective way to learn a language. To a certain extent, this is true: if you’re forced…

Conquering Dutch

One location at a time

, 1st of May 2017

If you’ve been following our blog posts this year, you’ll remember that we made a post about easy New Year’s Resolutions you can make for each month to improve your Dutch skills: we’ve already discussed watching Dutch television series, using language-learning apps to practise your Dutch, and WhatsApping with native speakers in Dutch to squeeze…

Choosing the Right Dutch School for You

, 12th of April 2017

The array of Dutch schools available in Amsterdam can be somewhat overwhelming when selecting a Dutch school, but it’s really important to pick the school that is most suitable for you. This is truly a personal decision — there is no one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to language learning –, so do take the time…


How to Use WhatsApp to Practise Your Dutch

, 27th of March 2017

At the beginning of the year, we created a list of New Year’s Resolutions for you to learn Dutch in an easy and manageable way, for those of you with busy schedules. Each month, we’re posting an expanded guide to tackle each of these goals to give you some guidance, structure, and confidence in your…

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How to learn Dutch at the Albert Heijn

, 15th of March 2017

Especially if you’re just starting to learn Dutch, it can be scary to speak Dutch outside of the classroom. A good way to combat these feelings of fear is start by choosing just one place to practise your Dutch. Choose a place that you visit frequently and where you want to feel more comfortable. For…


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