Language resource recommendations?

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dreama
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Language resource recommendations?

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Hello!

Looking to get started on my mission to learn Dutch (or at least some) before we move out to the 'dam in the next year. Native English, and looking for a resource that comes recommended, and is relatively easy to use (like a CD). We have never learnt a language from home so prepared for a lot of work, but willing to put in the time. There is a short course starting at the local college in September, however in the meantime trying to be proactive in seeking a reliable learning tool!

Cheers!!

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Post by Boner »

I believe Rosetta Stones is the best about but it's pretty costly.
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Boner wrote:I believe Rosetta Stones is the best about but it's pretty costly.
Yeah, £379 - although does look pretty good ... and in my idealist world where this short course makes me as fluent as a native I will have job opportunities everywhere I look.

Oh to dream :-)
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Post by DazedandConfusedinOR »

If you just want to get your feet wet, try Berlitz "Dutch in 60 Minutes." About $10 on Amazon. I have that and I Lonely Planet pocket Dutch guide.
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DazedandConfusedinOR wrote:If you just want to get your feet wet, try Berlitz "Dutch in 60 Minutes." About $10 on Amazon. I have that and I Lonely Planet pocket Dutch guide.
thanks :)
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Search for the Laura Learns Dutch podcasts which are free and useful.
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Boner wrote:I believe Rosetta Stones is the best about but it's pretty costly.
+1, going through the course now.

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Thanks for the replies guys, trying laura whilst I wait for my rosetta stone bundle to arrive - actually massively excited!!
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Dreama, you won't be disappointed with Rosetta Stone. It's absolutely wonderful.

We bought Volumes 1 and 2 and I love the first one. It's extremely easy to learn and I've retained almost everything so far. It really is fun...like they say :D

Tot ziens!
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Check my thread,I put tons of stuff to get you started! or simply check youtube as they are tons of stuff on there 8).
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I've been using the free LiveMocha.com , it's full of win and awesome. Much better than spending $699 on roseta.
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