Hi all, I saw that some of you were interested in meeting up. Although I am new here, I thought I would add a little new experience of mine to the list. I have lived here quite a few years now but my Dutch was terrible, basically because I use English every day at work and never need to speak Dutch because everyone else does the language bit for me (call me lazy, I am ;o) BUT the other day I enrolled (well actually a friend did it for me and threw me in at the deep end) into a group calling themselves "Nederlands Anders" this is a group who organize evening activities to help integrate you into the Dutch language and culture, it is Dutch speaking and after just one evening of being forced to use my Dutch on people in the same situation it has transformed my language confidence! and to be honest I found out I knew far more than I thought! and I had a real good time meeting and chatting etc, etc.
Have a look at this link and maybe i will see some of you there. I am now a regular! Protected content