Conversational Dutch includes the first 16 lessons from the Comprehensive Level I with eight hours of interactive audio-only instruction with real-life conversations. The Pimsleur Method gives you quick command of Dutch structure without tedious drills, presenting the whole language as one integrated piece so you can succeed. You'll receive lessons in grammar and vocabulary taught together in every conversation; interactive audio-only instruction and 30-minute lessons designed to optimize the amount of language you can learn in one sitting.
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 widely understood and accepted in the Netherlands. Dutch and Flemish are mutually intelligible.
-Sixteen, 30-minute lessons of spoken Dutch language instruction. These sixteen lessons are the same as the first sixteen lessons of Pimsleur's 30-Unit Comprehensive Program.
-Each lesson includes an introductory conversation, and new vocabulary and structures and includes practice for vocabulary introduced in previous lessons.
-Essential grammar and vocabulary. Topics include: greetings, numbers, meals, shopping, telling time, scheduling activities, and asking and giving directions.
-No mindless repetition! Converse with native speakers in natural (and useful!) conversations.
-Easy, fast, fun and effective language acquisition.
-Completely Audio - anytime, anywhere. No computer necessary! Unlike expensive software programs which tie learners to a computer, Pimsleur courses are available in CD or mp3 format to meet your needs.
Pimsleur® equals success. Just one 30-minute lesson a day gets you speaking and understanding like no other program.
Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the worlds leading experts in applied linguistics. After years of experience and research, Dr. Pimsleur developed The Pimsleur Method based on two key principles: the Principle of Anticipation and a scientific principle of memory training that he called "Graduated Interval Recall." This Method has been applied to the many levels and languages of the Pimsleur Programs.
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