Partikels volgens de schijf van vijf | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 48, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1876-9071
  • E-ISSN: 2214-5729


Particles are a notorious problem for learners of Dutch as a foreign or second language. This paper focuses on the question of how courses for learners of Dutch deal with the Dutch particles (modal and other ones). One course, Help!, is analyzed in more detail. The findings are evaluated with the help of the so called ‘schijf van vijf’ (Westhoff 2008), a checklist which distinguishes five aspects: input, intake, focus on form, production, and strategies in language use. Whereas Help! provides a rich input of particles, the other aspects need closer attention in course development. Further descriptive and didactic research is necessary in order to implement a more effective way of teaching Dutch particles.


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