Editors Choice – Best Dutch Language Books
This course includes Lessons 1-10 from the Dutch Level 1 Program – 5 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. Get a chance to test drive the incredibly effective and efficient, world-famous Pimsleur Level 1 Program. Each lesson provides 30 minutes of spoken language practice, with an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures. Detailed instructions enable you to understand and participate in the conversation. Practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons is included in each lesson. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Dutch.
The Dutch Language: Dutch is the official language of the Netherlands and is one of three official languages in Belgium, where it is called Flemish. Pimsleur’s Dutch teaches Standard Dutch, or “Newsreader Dutch,” which is the dialect most widely spoken in the Netherlands.
Why is Dutch an important language to learn?
Are your dreams filled with the windmills, canals, and picturesque towns and cities that can be found in the Netherlands? Do you want to spend some time exploring the canals of Amsterdam, walking through the Riijksmuseum, and reliving history at the Anne Frank Museum? All that is possible, especially when you take the time to learn how to speak Dutch. At least twenty-three million people speak Dutch worldwide, which means that you can find a native Dutch speaker almost anywhere that you visit or near where you live! While Dutch is fairly easy, you will be surprised to know that it is a steppingstone for learning Afrikaans, which is helpful if you plan on visiting South Africa sometime in the future. Now, it is possible to travel around the Netherlands and speak completely in English, but that would not be as much fun, and you wouldn’t find yourself immersed in the culture and traditions as well as you could be. Therefore, it is always recommended that you at least attempt to learn a language like Dutch, so that you can see exactly how amazing it is to communicate in a language that is not your own.
Learn to speak Dutch
When it comes to Dutch, you can safely put aside those negative stereotypes about ‘double Dutch’. The reality is that Dutch and English are closely related, both being members of the Germanic family of languages.
If your desire is to learn complicated grammatical rules or to speak perfectly proper and precise Dutch, this book is not for you. However, if you need to actually hold a conversation while on a trip to the Netherlands, to impress that certain someone, or to be able to speak with your grandfather or grandmother as soon as possible, then the Nitzany Method is what you have been looking for.
This is the first Dutch grammar specifically designed for the adult with limited learning time whose objective is broader, more fluent everyday communication. Avoiding archaic, highly literary and seldom-used forms, this grammar helps those with some knowledge of Dutch use phrases and vocabulary more effectively. For the beginner, it provides all the grammar really needed for speech and comprehension.
This intensive foundation course in Dutch is designed for those with no previous knowledge of the language. It is lively and fast-paced, providing students with a wide range of activities, and drawing on an impressive selection of source material from many different media