Conversational Dutch  -     By: Pimsleur
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Conversational Dutch

Simon & Schuster / 2007 / Compact disc

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Product Description

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.

Product Information

Format: Compact disc
Vendor: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 8.50 X 6.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0743552520
ISBN-13: 9780743552523

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Publisher's Description

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.

Tech Talk
- 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.

Author Bio

Dr. Paul Pimsleur devoted his life to language teaching and testing and was one of the world’s 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.

Editorial Reviews

"Pimsleur programs provide plenty of positive reinforcement that will keep learners on track, and we found that Pimsleur gave us more proficiency and confidence in speaking the new language than any of the other language programs we reviewed." -- AudioFile Magazine
"EXTREMELY ACCESSIBLE...each section within the lessons is short enough to hold our attention, and there is enough repetition to teach even those who consider themselves slow learners...Pimsleur [programs] are extremely thorough and easy to use -- quite lively!" -- Boston Herald
"Learn French while commuting, German while jogging, Spanish (or Russian, Italian, and Japanese) while cooking all with NO WRITTEN MATERIALS!" -- New York Daily News
"Designed for the ear and not the eye...the lessons provide PERFECT 30-minute bites of work." -- St Louis Post-Dispatch
"Learn to habla español or parlez français before your next trip aboard. The interactive LESSONS CHALLENGE STUDENTS to use new words in conversation instead of memorize them." -- American Way (American Airlines inflight magazine)
"I tried other language programs with little success...This is the best by far!" -- Pamela A. Mitchell, Pilot, International Society of Women Airline Pilots

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