Dutch

Dutch


Essays
Wikipedia Dutch
- Everything to do with the Dutch language, including misconceptions and the relation to Afrikaans.
UCLA Dutch profile
- Article with diagram on the history, dialects, script, grammar and role in society of Dutch.
About Dutch by Pisith Phlong
- Information about the history of Dutch, comparisons with other languages, dialects, script etc.
Double Dutch
- Essay on the difficulties of Dutch.
Learning Dutch and how to survive it
- Personal post on different ways to approach Dutch learning.
Transparent Dutch
- Overview of the language, vocab, politeness levels and grammar.

Courses
IGLO Dutch (Intercomprehension in Germanic Languages Online) DEAD LINK
- A great course based on reading comprehension with exercises and a grammar section. NOTE: This course is no longer available but you can see a sample lesson here.
Learn Dutch
- A crash course & a picture-based course with audio for beginners.
Taalthuis online Dutch course
- Beginner and intermediate courses with audio, grammar reference, tests, info on Dutch culture etc.
Integral Dutch course for foreigners
- In depth course with audio covering essential grammar & vocab, with lots of exercises. Homepage here.
Welkom Only available in German
- Online Dutch course with exercises, audio, grammar, dialogues, phrases etc.
2BDutch
- Video lessons for learning Dutch, videos about Dutch culture and videos in Dutch with multiple subtitles for improving your listening.
Livemocha Dutch
- Teaches almost entirely in Dutch through audio and pictures. Lots of activities and an active community.
Introduction to Dutch by lyzazel
- 5 lessons introducing the language with lots of exercises, teaches you to construct your own sentences for basic conversation.

Websites
Comparative Dutch tutorials
- Compares Dutch with English, German & Swedish. Useful for those who already know a Germanic language or want to learn another.
Hear Dutch Here
- Lots of information on Dutch: basic grammar, pronunciation, common vocabulary with pictures and audio, lessons, advice on learning Dutch, poetry, essays and more.
Goethe tests
- Loads of useful tests; great for brushing up on your Dutch.
Dutch 101
- An online phrasebook with lots of useful words and phrases.
Dutch for beginners
- Vocabulary lists and verb guides.
Dutch grammar
- Explanations of Dutch grammar, grammar podcast, forum, lots of useful links, reviews of Dutch books etc.
Study Dutch at UCL
- Includes reasons to study Dutch and a Dutch taster course.
Test your Dutch  DEAD LINK
- A little game to test your knowledge of Dutch words.
Internet Polyglot Dutch - English & English - Dutch
- Over 50 interactive games with audio for learning vocabulary.
Digital Dialects Dutch
- Flash based exercises for learning some basic vocabulary.
Word Reference Links
- Frequently updated links collections with loads of great sites.
Dialang
- Downloadable diagnostic exercises in reading, writing, listening, grammar and vocabulary to find out your level in Dutch.
Transparent Language Dutch
- Proficiency test, word seek vocab game, Dutch phrases and free vocab software.
Acht Voor Taal
- A Dutch course for kids with 7 lessons, exercises, pictures and a test. No audio unfortunately but still a nice site.
Speak Dutch
- Comprehensive grammar lessons with exercises and a small vocabulary section.
Dutch tutorials
- Accessible tutorials on grammar and vocab. Beginning & intermediate levels.
Dutch self-study packs
- Dutch courses on literature, language, poetry, linguistics etc.
Dutch today
- Lots of exercises, tutorials, grammatical notes & vocabulary notes for a student of Dutch. Free registration required.
Wikibooks Dutch
- A surprisingly comprehensive textbooks with 18 lessons with beginners. Mainly grammar based with exercises, a phrasebook and some audio.
Unilang Dutch for Beginners
- A 10 lesson course on basic grammar with exercises. No audio unfortunately.
Голландский язык Only available in Russian
- Beginners course in 12 lessons with dialogues, grammar tutorials, wordlists and lots of exercises. No audio.
Gramlink-Néerlandais Only available in French
- An interactive site teaching Dutch grammar with flash animations and exercises.
Slowka niderlandzski Only available in Polish
- Several short lessons for basic Dutch, words and phrases with audio, forum and a vocab course via e-mail.
REAL - Reading and Listening Strategies for 18+ Learners
- Downloadable software to improve a student's reading & listening skills in Dutch.
Dutch Flashcards
- Online flashcard program with sound, lots of exercises, sentences and texts. Looks promising.
- Interactive quizzes on Dutch vocabulary and grammar points, such as plurals and articles. There are also articles on learning Dutch, Dutch spelling etc.

E-books
Learner's grammar of Dutch by A. de Vies, R. Vismans & C. Sas, 2005
- Comprehensive university grammar book. 
Integral Dutch course
- Really big grammar based course with lots of exercises.
History of Dutch
- Comprehensive book on the history of the Dutch language, from before 700AD to modern times.
A Polyglot of Foreign Proverbs: Comprising French, Italian, German, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Danish by H. G. Bohn, 1857
- Some of the proverbs may be a bit out-of-date.
H. G. Olendorff's Neue Methode by H. G. Olendorff & J. Gambs, 1864 (Learn Dutch through German)
- A popular method from the 19th century which works by constantly eliciting responses from a student.
Advanced Dutch Grammar
- Grammar for intermediate and advances students with exercises accompanying each section
Browse more Dutch e-books in the language e-books section

Podcasts
Dutchpod101
- Teaches situational Dutch through dialogues, which it then breaks down into vocab and grammar points. Beginner's and survival phrases lessons and advanced audio blogs available.
Laura speaks Dutch
- Well-reviewed podcasts teaching basic Dutch words & phrases. Now more than 50 episodes!
One Minute Dutch
- Learn the very basics of Dutch in 1 minute lessons.
World Nomads - Traveller's Language Guide
- 1 episode teaching travel phrases to get by in the Netherlands. Includes a transcript and free app for iPhone & iPod touch.

Forums
Unilang Dutch
- Fairly active forum for Dutch learners.
Word Reference Dutch
- Very active forum with discussions on learning Dutch, Dutch vocab and internet resources.
Phrasebase Dutch
- Fairly large forum with topics on learning Dutch, lesson and links.
- Reddit forum for Dutch learners. Active with lots of useful threads.

Blogs
Transparent: Dutch Blog
- Long-running blog about the Dutch language, culture, grammar, vocabulary, information on living in Holland and more.
Say it in Dutch
- Blog with Dutch phrases & idioms with audio.

Authentic Material
Wikipedia
- Dutch Wikipeda with more than 678,000 articles.

Technical
FREELANG
- Downloadable and online searchable two-way Dutch dictionary.

Commercial
Taalsprint
- Interactive practical and grammatical exercises for all levels of Dutch.