WANT TO SOUND MORE LIKE A NATIVE SPEAKER & FINALLY UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING PEOPLE ARE SAYING?
Have you been following Dutch classes for a while now, but you are still struggling to understand Flemish people and feel relaxed in everyday conversations?
Take down the language barrier between you and your Flemish colleagues, friends, and family NOW!
want to forget about ‘textbook’ dutch and start feeling relaxed in real life?
“I start to understand people around me! It changed my life in Belgium for the better. Earlier I was frustrated that I studied AN for 2 years and could only understand people in Holland. Thanks to this book I understand most Flemish people as well which was the most important for me.” – Kirill
‘Wa zegt ge?’ is your must-read and guide to fun and informal conversation with your Flemish contacts. This is for you if:
😕 You feel like the Dutch you learned in school isn’t helping you to really understand Belgian native speakers and to express yourself in informal situations.
😕 You want to sound more like a native speaker and less like a news reader when talking to your Flemish friends, family & colleagues.
😕 You want to feel more comfortable when surrounded by Flemish native speakers at work, at a family party or with friends.
😕 Flemish people keep on switching to English or French whenever you talk to them. It’s so frustrating!
Why didn’t anyone tell me this before?
Did you know the way Flemish people speak in informal situations is often quite different from the Dutch you’ve learned in school? I’m not talking about dialects, but about what we call “tussentaal”, the informal language people use to talk to friends, family, colleagues and even clients.
YOU: ‘Sofie, ARE YOU SERIOUS??😮 Why didn’t anyone teach me this stuff before?’
You are SO right! And that’s exactly our mission here at Goesting in Taal: teaching you the informal language that will help you to REALLY connect with people (& finally understand what they are saying, that’s important too😉!)
Get the hang of the informal spoken Flemish and finally get those nuances and jokes you never fully understood.
Be able to have informal conversations and express yourself fully because you’ll learn tons of informal phrases people use on a daily basis.
Have more confidence through practicing all the realistic dialogues in this book.
Finally be able to understand what they are saying in Flemish movies & series.
It’s more than a book!
I’ve been in Belgium for 18 months and already passed NT2 A1-A2 but still could not understand the people so well. I understood only standaardtaal but never heard tussentaal.
“Wa zegt ge” makes me figure out what the people express more. The Flemish spoken language is attractive but difficult. My husband family is Brussels. They speak always mixed French and Vlaams. Nobody can explain to me clearly. I also studied French A1 but it was not a good solution.
I was hopeless till I found this book. There are a lot of exercises to practice. I’m continuing practice listening as much as I can.
THE VOCABULARY OF EVERYDAY LIFE
What I love about this book, is that you learn the vocabulary of everyday life. There are so many things in it that you don’t learn in a normal course. And also a lot of expressions!
I tried to work in it for like 10-15 minutes every night. That was also my little “zen moment”. It didn’t feel like studying. I just enjoyed it, because the content was so fascinating. And I started using what I learned in my daily language.
I think learning informal language is really important. If you can use and understand spoken language, you come across a lot more natural. And people look at you differently right away. It’s less artificial, less stiff. I can tell from my colleagues’ reactions. I regularly get compliments that you almost don’t hear that I’m from abroad anymore.
EXACTLY WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR!
Having a father from Belgium (who unfortunately did not teach me Flemish) and a general interest in languages, I wanted to learn Flemish, but all books that I found were for learning standard Dutch.
So I was more than happy to come across this fabulous and comprehensive book for Vlaamse spreektaal, it is exactly what I was looking for. It’s all about communication and the language that is really spoken, with heaps of examples, audio material and fun exercises to perfectly set you up for colloquial conversations, covering all kinds of everyday situations you might find yourself in.
This book has helped me a lot to communicate with my family in Belgium, and I keep constantly consulting it . Thank you 🙂
So nice to meet you!
and I’m here on a mission.
A mission to give you the confidence to speak (and feel!) like an insider.
To help you find joy in informal conversations, express yourself fully, and connect with people✨
To help you no longer feel like an outsider at work, at family parties or in any place where you are surrounded with Flemish native speakers.
Informal language is the key. Let me take you on a journey!