Award Winning Dutch Lessons           November 2013

News                                                                          Picture: Valerie Sheppard


Dear ,


As you can see in the picture above: Autumn doesn’t have to be a reason to stay inside! It is beautiful out there! So when you come for an immersion course, you can still bring your walking shoes!


The picture was made by Valerie during an immersion course. This is what she said on Facebook afterwards (It made me feel proud ;-):



"Like the whales, each of us has a unique song or gift to offer the world
as is meant to be heard by others."

~ Madison Taylor (Daily Om)

After a week of receiving so much by way of learning, friendship and positive experiences, I know this to be true.

Thank you for sharing your gift, Sylvia Clements!


This time of the year, with days like Halloween & Sint Maarten, made me think of a new course theme: “How spiritual are you?”. Learn the basics of healing, mind reading, hypnosis, communicating with animals, meditations, yoga, drawing on the right side of the brain, realising your dreams, nature and more (serious and less serious ;-). Even if you don’t feel spiritual at all, you will learn a lot about yourself and about Dutch of course. What do you think? I was thinking about teaching such a theme for a course in January. … The exact date will be posted here later on, if there are enough people who would like to join. What theme course would you like to join?


If you don’t like autumn walks or spiritual things, maybe the Portrait Drawing Clinic is something for you? Ton the Kruijk will teach you all the basics of how to draw a portrait in charcoal.  (November 22nd)



You can find more courses here:



Or learn more Dutch on-line :


  • is an online language practice platform that offers 800+ free Dutch vocabulary and grammar exercises.


(If you like this site, let me know, and I will post it in the tips & links page on my own site.)



Met vriendelijke groet,


Sylvia Clements


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Sylvia Clements, Graaf Florislaan 54, 1405 BW Bussum


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