Speaking Dutch is not easy. That is why practicing is essential! A language buddy or language coach can be very helpful Taalmaatje (taal coach). You can make appointments with a language buddy(Taalmaatje ) yourself when and where you want to meet to practice. How can you find one? Check out the following organisations or try to ask for it online (Refugees in Netherlands Nijmegen).
At STEP you can follow lessons, but also they have volunteers who can be your taal coach / taalmaatje .
- Telephone number (also if you don't speak Dutch, you can call): 024-3233235
- WhatsApp (in Dutch, English, Dari or Farsi): Ms. Roya: 0031-643010016
Derde van Hezewijkstraat 6, Nijmegen
- STIP / VWN
At the STIP information points in the neighbourhood you can ask for a network buddy, or taal coach /Taalmaatje . Just check the possibilities.
- Online through social media
Also you can take a step to find someone to practice with online, through the facebook communities in the city. For example you can write a post in the facebook page Refugees in Netherlands Nijmegen. Post for example a message with some information about yourself, and that you would like to practice the language during a cup of coffee with Taalmaatje . Maybe people will react to help you!
- Het Gilde
Het Gilde organises conversation lessons and offers language buddies / Taalmaatje .
More information about Het Gilde you can find here.