Listening – How to

Want to improve your Dutch listening skills?

  1. Listen every day for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Choose short items about topics you’re interested in.
    Don’t know what to listen to? Read Where to go for tips!
  3. Listen several times:
    • The first time listen globally to get a general idea of the topic.
    • The second time listen for recognition of words you already know.
    • The third time focus on important new words – but not too many. Look up the meaning of these words and write them down in your personal dictionary.
    • Optionally listen once more to check if you now better understand the topic.

Finally you can tell a friend about the topic. This is also a great way to practice any new words you’ve learned.