Language icon

Language icons? These symbols enable you to find cultural, sporting or other activities in Dutch. Ideal for practicing your Dutch.

How does it work?

If you are not sure whether you know enough Dutch to participate in various cultural, sports or other activities, look for those featuring language icons, to show how good your Dutch has to be in order to take part without feeling uncomfortable. They also indicate that you are welcome to practice your Dutch during the activity.

You can find the language icons in different publications and on various websites. More than 200 organisations in Brussels and Flanders use them.

What does it mean?

  • taalicoon 1: Je begrijpt of spreekt nog niet veel Nederlands.
  • taalicoon 2: Je begrijpt al een beetje Nederlands maar je spreekt het nog niet zo goed.
  • taalicoon 3: Je begrijpt vrij veel Nederlands en kan ook iets vertellen.
  • taalicoon 4: Je begrijpt veel Nederlands en spreekt het goed.