Dutch in Kentucky
Together with another Dutchman in America, I once had the great pleasure of teaching a wonderful group of American second-graders about Dutch culture and especially the wonderful Dutch language. A week or so later, there was this big envelope in my mailbox: A whole pile of Thank-You cards from the students! It's too wonderful not to mention a few highlights here (and yes, I did correct the kids’ spelling, but otherwise have made no changes).
- I like your Dutch language, it is awesome! – E.
- Thank you so, so much! I wish I could learn more! – L.
- Thanks for telling us how much cheese there are. – J.
- Thank you for showing us the cheese video and telling us the numbers in Dutch. So thank you for everything. – T.
- I love the way you say “yes.” Thank you for teaching us the Dutch language and the Dutch song. – S.
- Thank you for teaching us the Dutch language and for teaching us the Dutch song. I had so much fun!!! – S.
- Thank you for showing us the song. I really love the language. – S.
- It was very fun when you came to [our school]. I was glad that you could come. – E.
- Thank you for showing us the cheese market video and the Dutch language. It was cool. – B.
- Thank you for singing the Dutch song for us. I am so small and you are so big. – R.
- I had fun learning about the Netherlands. – M.
- Thank you for teaching us Dutch language. I think that it is cool that you are so tall. – B.
- We really appreciate you for coming. We loved it. Thanks a lot!!! – K.
- The Dutch language is cool. – M.