Reading is the main part of the course, but there will be about 20 minutes for conversation. The course is for people who have some basic knowledge of the Dutch language and would like to learn more. First, we'll read short stories/novellas. We'll prepare at leisure an agreed number of pages at home and take turns on the day to read in Dutch and translate into English. Help with pronunciation will be available throughout. All comments about the stories, language, grammar etc., will be in English. Material: dictionary for work at home. Cost per book if applicable. Conversation: each week, one of the participants will be invited to offer a short talk about a chosen subject, known in advance. The others will then have the opportunity to comment/ask questions.