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Get Started in Dutch Absolute Beginner Course: The essential introduction to reading, writing, speaking and understanding a new language

Gerdi Quist, Dennis Strik

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Dutch, Language teaching & learning material & coursework, Grammar & vocabulary, Language self-study texts, Language learning: audio-visual & multimedia, Listening skills, Prose: non-fiction

Get started reading, speaking and listening in Dutch. Ideal for complete beginners, this course comprises a book and audio support which is easy to download to your computer or MP3 player.

Do you want a solid foundation to your Dutch studies?
If you are looking for a solid foundation to your language studies for school, work or travel, this engaging course will get you speaking, writing, reading and understanding Dutch in no time. Through authentic conversations, clear language presentations, and extensive practice and review, you will learn the Dutch you need to communicate naturally in everyday situations - from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family.

What will I learn?
Basic Dutch is slowly and carefully introduced to ensure you progress confidently through the course and build up a foundation to allow you to feel confident in everyday situations and move to the next level of your learning. It teaches grammar, vocabulary and listening, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation skills. By the end of the course you will reach a solid Novice High proficiency level of ACTFL (The American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages) and A2 Beginner level of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) guidelines.

Is this course for me?
Get Started in Dutch is for absolute and false beginners of Dutch. Clear and simple explanations make the course appropriate and accessible to anyone learning Dutch. There are extensive illustrations to support the learner working on his or her own. This course is also ideal to use with one-to-one tutoring and as a classroom course.

What do I get?
This book has a learner-centred approach that incorporates the following features:
- 10 units of learning content - covering everyday topics from booking a hotel room to talking about friends and family
- Discovery Method - figure out rules and patterns yourself to make the language stick
- Outcomes-based learning - focus your studies with clear aims
- Vocabulary building - thematic lists and activities to help you learn vocabulary quickly
- Test yourself - see and track your own progress
- Native speaker audio - available as a digital download
- Free, downloadable audio transcripts and vocabulary and language reference lists

This pack includes a book and one MP3 CD of audio material. Where do I go next?
If you want to advance your Dutch, our Complete Dutch course (9781444102383) will take you to an intermediate level of Dutch.

If you want to practice your speaking and listening skills, Get Talking and Keep Talking Dutch (9781444184167) is the perfect audio course.


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