Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD

Learn to Speak and Understand Dutch with Pimsleur Language Programs

  • Format: CD
  • Lessons: 16
  • ISBN: 9780743552523
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  • List Price: $49.95

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Includes Lessons 1-16 and reading instruction from the Level 1 program on 8 CDs (8 hrs).

Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.

This course includes Lessons 1-16 from the Dutch Level 1 Program - 8 hours of audio-only effective language learning with real-life spoken practice sessions. 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. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions. The emphasis is on pronunciation and comprehension, and on learning to speak Dutch.

Reading instruction begins in Lesson 11 to provide you with an introduction to reading Dutch. These lessons, which total about one hour, are designed to teach you to sound out words with Dutch pronunciation and accent. A Reading Booklet is available for download.

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.

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- CDs are formatted for playing in all CD players, including car players, and users can copy files for use in iTunes or Windows Media Player.

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Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD
 
4.5

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Pros

  • It works (7)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Portable (6)
  • Perfects accent (5)
  • Fun (4)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (5)
  • Business/work (4)
  • Travel (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (4), Business person (3)

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5.0

Excellent!

By Joolsje

from CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • Fun
  • It Works
  • Perfects Accent
  • Portable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

      Easy to understand and fun to learn! I wish there was one for Flemish.

       
      4.0

      Smooth and Easy, Step by Step

      By Randy

      from Florida

      About Me Military personnel, Student, Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Portable

      Cons

      • Expensive
      • No Flashcards
      • No Vocabulary Book
      • No writing component

      Best Uses

      • Improve Listening
      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

      I use the CDs to and from work every day, about 40 minutes each way. I'm in the military and I took a placement test, after 2 months of studying I tested at a basic qualifying rate which was awesome for me. There is lots of review material lesson to lesson. I normally listen to the same lesson twice a day and can move on to the next lesson the next day.

       
      5.0

      Better than Rosetta Stone by far!!

      By Marni

      from Long Beach, Ca

      About Me Traveler

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Fun
      • It Works
      • Perfects Accent
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Family background/Heritage
        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

        The best thing to say about the Pimsleur method is that it is just like we learn to speak as toddlers and children. We all learn to speak before we can read. We all speak very well by the time we get to kindergarten, a good 3 years before we learn to read, and this is exactly how Pimsleur works. I have bought for myself French, Arabic, Swedish, and Dutch, and am learning them all simultaneously. Your brain does not confuse them. It is easier than you may think. You don't forget and you will not mix them up. Just Perfect.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Just what I needed

        By Ex Pat Mark

        from Amsterdam

        About Me Business person

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement

        Comments about Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

        I've lived in Holland for a few years now and this course is really helping me to refine my conversational skills.

        I was using another corse, Babble.com, and it was a complete waste of time and money. Their conversations consisted of swimming, making pancakes, buying sour plums and going shopping with my aunt. 100% unhelpful!!!

        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome product.

        By Donna

        from Georgia

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Pimsleur Dutch Conversational Course - Level 1 Lessons 1-16 CD:

        I knew no Dutch when I began. Not even hello. This is definitely the best program for someone like me. I learn in my car on the way to and from work. That's it, and it is definitely working. I already know a lot of phrases after only 4 weeks.

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        Pimsleur is very effective; if you follow the program faithfully, you WILL learn the language. Period.
        George D. from New York New York