How does it work didactically?
DutchReader has a proven learning effect through the use of contextual learning. You always see the words in their original context and get the chance to practise new vocabulary in the form of simple tasks.
By focusing on reading news, DutchReader targets understanding of articles. This facilitates the memorisation of new words, which is a by-product of text comprehension.
How does it work technically?
In order to assess your level and progress, DutchReader tracks your interaction with the target words (translations, tasks, etc).
It can then suggest articles that best correspond to your level and highlight words that you need to learn.
For whom is it?
DutchReader is ideal for anyone who wants to practise and improve his or her Dutch. It requires at least a basic (A1+) knowledge of Dutch.
DutchReader can be used either independently or as extra practice in combination with a language learning method (course, book, etc).
Does it cost anything?
DutchReader is now available in its Beta version for free. A pricing element might be added in the future. You will however never be charged without your permission.
Who are we?
Does DutchReader show advertisements?
DutchReader does not make any use of advertisements.
However, as it will navigate you through original newspaper articles, you will often come across advertisements used by the newspaper on the article website. These ads are not related to DutchReader in any way and appear on the different newspaper websites regardless of whether you have DutchReader installed.
DutchReader and your privacy
DutchReader does not access any personal data of the user, with the exception of the provided name and email address. These are exclusively used for authentication and communication purposes. No data is ever made available to any third party.
DutchReader stores information regarding articles read by the user using the extension. This includes the words he/she translates and practises. Storing of this information has no other purpose than to recommend articles and vocabulary. DutchReader has no access to any data from websites visited by the user. It does not store information about visited URLs.
Cookies need to be accepted in order for the website content to be shown correctly. Cookies are used by the news websites themselves and not by DutchReader.
Please feel free to contact us if you have questions or concerns.