The Find-Your-Voice (Schrijfplezier!) Writing Workshop at Rubio Dutch Amsterdam is aimed to help you with fluency, self-confidence and finding your personal style and voice in writing Dutch - whether for work, a blog, personal use, creative writing, emails or letters. In this course, we not only help you with grammar and vocabulary, but also guide you to find your unique way of expressing yourself in Dutch, taking into account the cultural use of words and language.
Furthermore, we teach you the tools to self-correct your own texts, so you can continue to learn after the course has finished. In this course there will be a combination of shorter and longer writing assignments, online and in class, frequent online feedback by the teacher and fellow students, and three 2-hour live group sessions.
We practise with letters, emails, short summaries of events, blogs, poems, presentations, dialogue, and descriptions of places, situations or people.
The main goal of this course is to improve your Dutch repertoire and your vocabulary, so you can express yourself more easily. Finding joy in using Dutch is also an important goal of the course. Find the words that fit your personality! The more you enjoy using a language, the less effort it takes.
3 group sessions of 2 hours each (once each month, maximum 8 participants)
5 longer writing assignments and many short writing exercises in class and online
Online written feedback from your teacher and other participants after each assignment
2 private sessions (phone or Zoom, 30 minutes each) with the teacher for personal feedback and questions
What you need for this course
Level B2- Dutch (equivalent of having finished the Upper-Intermediate I course at Rubio Dutch; if in doubt about your level, please contact us at for a short level test)
A laptop or computer and access to internet
A reliable dictionary such as Van Dale, Prisma or NT2 woordenboek, and access to an online dictionary such as mijnwoordenboek.nl or deepl.com.
Availability to come to our school in Amsterdam for the 3 live sessions (Covid-19 permitting; otherwise, online)
A few hours of your time each week to write the assignments and give feedback on other participant's work.
This course is €395 per person, including course materials, 3 live sessions, two 30-minute online Zoom/phone private sessions with the teacher, and the written feedback from your teacher. Our courses are exempt from btw (VAT).