Can you really learn Dutch fast? Yes – at least to some extent. You can take the key phrases and sentences fairly quickly. Take you long to achieve a full command of Dutch (a language unless you are gifted) but a very basic knowledge can be acquired quickly. All of the ways listed below will teach you how to make familiar with Dutch written or oral, or both, in a short time period. Now, let’s take a look at them …
1. Online Dutch forums
Have you ever participated in a Dutch forum before? If you do not have and you want to learn Dutch, now is the time to join one. There are plenty of forums on the web dedicated to helping people learn Dutch. Once you find a Dutch forum you like, you usually have to register before you can interact with other members. All you need is a name and email address functional. Then you can browse the comments of other participants and add their own. You will find that this interactive environment will help you make key Dutch phrases pretty quickly. Remember, the forums will help you learn to written Dutch, but since you can not actually hear the words being spoken will not do much to hold oral tongue.
2. Learn Dutch Videos
The Google video, YouTube, Yahoo video … there is more to them than entertainment value. The video sites are online knowledge banks can help in your quest to learn Dutch quickly. These sites contain many videos that are mini courses to learn Dutch. You can actually see and hear speaking Dutch people. And some of the videos offer a more extensive training, usually for a fee, of course. You will quickly learn to pronounce the key phrases of Dutch that way.
3. Online Dutch translation
There are services on the Web (like Google) where you can translate English to Dutch. The sentences, paragraphs and even entire Web pages can be translated using these services. And for free. This is an excellent opportunity for students to learn Dutch translating the English text in Dutch. Of course, this applies only to written Dutch, and translation is not considered high quality.
4. Do you teach people Dutch?
Do you have Dutch friends? Do you have the time and inclination to teach Dutch? Learning from another person, one on one, it’s a great way to learn any language. Unfortunately, you can start to feel like a freeloader if you do not pay.
5. Online Newsletters
Sure … all e-newsletters often contain sales pitches, but the good ones are more content than ad. And you can learn a surprising amount of it written Dutch. They are definitely a source to be considered.
6. Learning Dutch Websites
Learn Dutch Websites often provide free lessons in Dutch, oral and written. Often have entire courses available on the site covering various topics such as time, facilities or medicine. Of course, you will probably have to pay to get in-depth education.
7. Dutch Ebooks
Download and read. Here are the small Dutch courses in digital format that will help you pick up pretty quickly written Dutch. They vary in length and intensity. Some focus on the most common phrases while others cover the entire Dutch language. Some of them are free and some you have to pay. Some even come with audio files so you can hear the words and phrases that are spoken.
8. Audio Downloads
A great way to take oral Dutch. These downloads can keep you talking about the most common phrases quickly. The big advantage is that you can hear the words that are spoken. But keep in mind the most audio downloads are not free.
9. Dutch Blogs
Not quite as interactive as forums, but still quite handy to pick up written Dutch for free. And while the bloggers are adding fresh content, you will have the opportunity to learn regularly – at your own pace.
10. Dutch Courses
The best is saved for last. Internet courses available covering written and spoken Dutch. They usually include ebooks, audio files and interactive games all in one package to help you learn Dutch quickly. You can not totally dominate the Dutch language using an online course, but you sure will take many useful phrases that you can use the next time you want to converse in Dutch.