Wat we doen

Come practise your foreign language skills (Dutch, English, Spanish, French, and more!) with other internationally minded people at our Amsterdam Language Cafe! This event is powered by many volunteers and Koentact Dutch Language School.

We organise single language nights (English, Dutch, Spanish, French, etc.) that take place on Wednesdays at Koentact Dutch Language School, Elandsgracht 70. We also organise All Languages Parties that take place on Fridays in De Hallen where you can practise all languages! Check out our upcoming events. Hope to meet you soon!

Geplande evenementen (4+)

Koentact Open Evening: Free Dutch Trial Lesson & Level Assessment

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Dear (Dutch!) Language Lovers,

What is Koentact?
Koentact is a Dutch language school located in the Jordaan area of Amsterdam, close to the 9 streets. Koentact offers Dutch classes for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels through a unique out-of-the-classroom method (called 'Field Trips'). Every 6 weeks there are new lessons starting and before the start of a new session, Koentact hosts an Open Evening. The first upcoming event will take place on Tuesday June 28.

How does the Open Evening work?
During the Open Evening you can get to know the teaching team and learn about the teaching method. If you are a complete beginner in the Dutch language, you can follow a Free trial lesson. If you are an intermediate or advanced speaker of Dutch, you can do a proficiency test. Make sure to register here for our Open Evening: https://goo.gl/vX1MaZ .

Of course, you will also be able to officially enroll in one of the Dutch language courses of Koentact during the Open Day and... you can win a free course (with a value of 445 euro). There are evening classes, morning classes and intensive weeks. For more information about Koentact's classes, please have a look at the following website: https://goo.gl/NdxOEZ .

See here to get an impression of the Open Evening:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYD4RX6t5es

Tot snel! We hope to meet you soon!

The Koentact team (Natascha, Paulina, Kim, Koen and all teachers)

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French Workshop & French Cafe

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Chers Amoureux de la langue francaise,

Avez-vous envie de faire de nouvelles rencontres, de passer une bonne soirée, de pratiquer votre français ou d'aider d'autres personnes à améliorer leur français?

Venez vous joindre à notre prochain atelier français et café linguistique!
Début: 19:15
Niveau: à partir de A2 (les natifs francophones obtiennent une boisson gratuite pour leur aide)

---in English below---

Dear French language lovers,

What could possibly be a better way to celebrate the fact that your week is halfway over than by meeting new people, having fun, practising your French, or helping others learn French in a super cosy environment?

Come and join our next French workshop and language café!
Beginning: 19:15
Level: A2 onwards (native speakers get a free drink for their help)

Please start arriving between 19:00 and 19:15 at Koentact Dutch Language School, at Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam (Negen Straatjes area). We'll start with a French Language workshop at 19:30 (Dutch time, come on time! :) ). The first workshop lasts until 20:45. Then we'll have a break of 15 minutes to get un vin rouge/blanc, une bière, ou un pastis. The second workshop lasts until 21:30. After that, you are more than welcome to stay longer to continue speaking in French with the nice people you have met. The workshop and language cafe are not for complete beginners, but rather suited towards beginners+, intermediate and advanced speakers so that we can focus on conversation. French natives are also more than welcome to help practise French. They even get a free drink for their help!

Drinks can be paid in cash or by card of the Cafe. A mercredi! See you on Wednesday! Nous avons hâte de tous vous voir! We are looking forward to it!

Céline de l'école de français (workshop leader)
Koen K, Fabio and the volunteers

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Explication en français

Vous êtes tous les bienvenus entre 19 et 19h15 à l'école de langue Koentact, Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam. Nous commencerons par un atelier de langue française à 19h30 (heure néerlandaise, si précis! :)). Le premier atelier dure jusqu'à 20h45. Ensuite, une pause de 15 minutes pour prendre un verre. Le deuxième atelier dure jusqu'à 21h30. Après cela, vous êtes plus que bienvenu pour rester plus longtemps pour continuer à parler en français avec les personnes que vous avez rencontrées.

L'atelier n'est pas destiné aux débutants, mais aux débutants +,
intermédiaires et avancés, car nous nous concentrons sur la conversation.

Les natifs francophones sont aussi les bienvenus! Nous vous offrons même un verre pour votre aide! French natives are also more than welcome to help practise French. They even get a free drink for their help!

Spanish Workshop & Spanish Cafe

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-.- in English below -.-

¿Te apetece conocer gente nueva, divertirte mientras practicas tu español o ayudar a otros a practicarlo, todo esto es un ambiente distendido y amigable?

¡Ven y únete a nosotros en nuestro próximo workshop y café de lenguaje!

Inicio: 19:15
Nivel: desde A2 (los hablantes nativos de español tendrán una bebida gratis)

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Dear Spanish language lovers,

What could possibly be a better way to celebrate the fact that your week is half over than by meeting new people, having fun, practising your Spanish, or helping others learn Spanish in a super cosy environment?

Come and join our next Spanish workshop and language café!
Beginning: 19:15
Level: from A2 (Native speakers get a free drink for their help)

Please start arriving between 19:00 and 19:15 at Koentact Dutch Language School, at Elandsgracht 70, Amsterdam (Negen Straatjes area). We'll start with a workshop de español at 19:30 (Dutch time, come on time! :) ). The first workshop lasts until 20:45. Then we'll have a break of 15 minutes para tomar un vinito, cerveza o lo que prefieras. The second workshop lasts until 21:30. After that, you're more than welcome to stay longer to continue speaking Español with the nice people you have met. The workshop is not for complete beginners but for beginners+, intermediate, and advanced speakers since we focus on conversation. Spanish natives are also more than welcome to help practise Spanish. They even get a free drink for their help!

Os esperamos ahí! We are looking forward to it!

Ana (workshop leader)
Maria, Chiara and the volunteers

Chinese Language & Game Eve

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Dear language geeks,

Amsterdam Language Cafe is finally presenting you an exotic Chinese Language and Culture Night!

Are you ever fascinated by the vast land?
Are you simply looking for a nice party to meet new friends?
Have you come quite far in wrestling with Mandarin or Cantonese? Or perhaps you haven't yet dared to take up the challenge?

If you've answered yes to any of the above, then we'd love for you to join us!

De deur is open vanaf 19:00 uur, de programma's starten om 19:15.

Je verwacht:
-19:15 Heleboel spelletjes en quizzen over de Chinese taal en cultuur voor deelnemers van alle niveaus en zelfs zonder. Je zou een boekje krijgen om voor elke ronde een stempel te verzamelen.
-20:30 Een workshop van 40 min die je helpt de papieren tijgers 纸老虎 neer te halen op je weg naar het beheersen van de pittige taal.
-21:30 Chinese gedichtenwedstrijd onder alle deelnemers, ook degenen die het nog niet spreken.
-Gedurende de avond: Impromptu conversatie in Mandarijn, Kantonees of andere talen met nieuwe kennissen en moedertaalsprekers. Na afloop mag je eventje blijven hangen.
-Voordat je naar huis gaat: een prijs voor de slimsten die alle spellen doorstaan
-Plus: Een gratis drankje voor anderstaligen met B1 niveau+, HSK niveau IV of gelijkwaardig.

The door is open from 19:00 on, programmes will start at 19:15.

You can expect:
-19:15 Loads of games and quizzes on Chinese language and culture for participants of all levels (even complete beginners). You will get a booklet to collect stamps for each round.
-20:30 A workshop of 40 min that helps you crack down the paper tigers 纸老虎 on your road towards mastering this complex language.
-21:30 Chinese poem competition for all participants, including those who do not speak Chinese yet.
-Throughout the evening: impromptu exchanges in Mandarin, Cantonese or other languages with new acquaintances and native speakers.
-Before you head home: a prize for the smart ones that pass all the games
-Plus: one free drink for non-native speakers with B1 level+, HSK level IV or equivalent.

Sincerely yours,
Amsterdam Language Cafe
Zhou (workshop leader), Patrice and other volunteers

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All Languages Party: Potluck Food Edition!

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