Learn Dutch - one of English's closest languages!
Want to start learning the Dutch language online? Or a language that's easy to learn? Or just want to learn languages? Perfect! In this Dutch course, we start from zero.
What are you about to learn?
With the Dutch pronunciation lessons, you'll learn how to speak Dutch, how to write, how to listen and how to read the Dutch language. You'll learn words, you'll learn verbs and how to use them in everyday conversations. Also, you'll see tips on how to learn Dutch.
How are you going to learn Dutch?
You'll start with basic words and basic grammar. Then, we'll steadily see more and more Dutch. A part of the courses' videos will be given in Dutch, especially at the end. You'll do exercises and quizzes for each part of the grammar, to ensure you'll understand Dutch well.
To help you in the Dutch lessons, there's a free ebook inside that gives the summary of all the videos, plus all the exercises within the course.
Learn Dutch or Flemish?
In the Dutch lessons, we'll see Dutch with the Flemish accent. Written, it's the same. The language spoken in Netherlands is similar.
We'll see easy Dutch words to learn as well as expressions, wrongfully translated by Dutch persons as 'Dutch speakwords'.
The level is Dutch A1 to Dutch A2.
Ready to follow Dutch classes online? Looking forward to your feedback on the Netherlands language!
An introduction to the course: for who it is, what to expect, what you need to know beforehand.
A link to download my ebook for free, so you can do the exercises and review what is viewed in the course anytime, even without being on the internet.
We're seeing the letters in the Dutch alphabet that are different from English, plus our first words in Dutch! Most letters are the same as in English, so no worries. Also, many Dutch words resemble their English translations.
Time to see those letter combinations that are different from English, plus some additional remarks on pronunciation. These combinations are not in the alphabet but still frequently used, so make sure to pronounce them regularly.
The words of the section, for you to pronounce with each time 5 seconds. Make sure do pronounce all the words you learn, it's a good habit to take when learning any language.
A quiz to test both your vocabulary and the grammar about the pronunciation. The majority of the questions is about the Dutch pronunciation.
The pronouns will be presented: ik, jij, hij, u, zij, het, wij, jullie and zij. Watch out for the different uses of zij and ze. Also, 'u' is used for you in the politeness form, which doesn't exist in English. Watch out as well for the dialects.
In this lecture, we see the use of the verb to be in Dutch, with the pronouns of the previous lecture. To be is an exception, make sure to study well the verb since it is used very frequently.
The words learnt in this section about the pronouns and the verb to be are all read and asked to be pronounced.
Exercises on the verb to be and the pronouns in Dutch. Both fill in and translations.
In this test, you'll be asked to fill in blanks and other exercises about the pronouns and some conjugations of to be.
In this lecture, we're going to see how to greet someone in Dutch. Dag and hallo are the most straightforward ways. The more you speak, the more you will be able to use variations.
Saying bye is essential in ending conversations, so let's learn how to say it. Also, asking names and replying to those questions is covered in this lesson. Introduce yourself many times, the more you do it, the easier it gets.
All the words of this section on introducing yourself, saying hi and bye are read and pronounced so you can practice your spoken skills. Hit pause if you need to.
Exercises to practice saying hi, bye and how to exchange names. Dialogues to translate, plus a pictures exercise in the book.
A test that will test your knowledge of how to say bye, how to say hi, and how to ask for names in Dutch. Also mind that vocabulary questions can pop up during the quizzes...
Let's start with the usual Dutch sentences with some extra vocabulary, and then see the present tense in Dutch, starting from the already seen verb 'to be'.
All the verbs already studied will be conjugated in this exercise, so we will see some exceptions. A couple of new verbs will be added, they're the most used Dutch verbs so you will need them. The little other vocabulary will be seen as well.
The future tense, which we've already seen, explained in detail. The use of the present tense is as well underlined and how the infinitive takes its place in the sentences.
Some translation and conjugation exercises to prepare for the traditional quiz, with a focus on the present tense and the future tense.
A quiz to test the knowledge of the students to exercise the present and the future tense.
In this lecture, we see how to ask questions in Dutch. Since it's very similar to English, we'll learn a few new interrogative pronouns.
How are the demonstrative pronouns formed in Dutch? There are some differences with English. In English, we use single and plural as well as the proximity. In Dutch, the article and the proximity count.
In this lecture, we'll add some new topics to our vocabulary. Especially questions you will have as a Dutch student, such as: 'how long have you been studying Dutch'.
The new vocabulary. There are a lot of new additional words we've seen in the past two lectures. So let's practice them all and review all those new words at the same time.
A few exercises on what we've seen in this section: questions, studying in Dutch, demonstrative pronouns. Fill in exercises, translation exercises, and a dialogue.
A test to check on your concentration. Many difficult questions ahead, so make sure to study the previous Dutch lessons.
The negative is Dutch is a little more challenging than in English. We'll see the differences in this lecture: niet and geen instead of no and not.
Pronunciation exercises to make sure all words of the negative are well-pronounced!
Let's make some exercises on the negative in Dutch, fill in, translate and put into the negative.
Let's see if you really understood everything about the negative.
We're going to see how to ask from where someone is, how to reply, and some countries as well as the adjectives and how to say their inhabitants. Use these sentences and expressions many times. The more you use them, the easier it gets!
Let's see the imperative - and also how to construct the sentence before the -. In Dutch, it's relatively easy and we'll use the imperatives in the titles of the exercises in this course.
Let's pronounce all the words related to the countries.
Time for exercises - practice the countries and the imperative. There's a reading exercises plus an extra exercise in the ebook.
ready for the quiz? Let's test if you know those countries really well!
Let's start with the nouns in Dutch. We'll review the articles, see if gender is important for de-words and the plural.
Let's see how adjectives are different from adverbs, and how they adapt to the nouns in Dutch.
Let's see the personal pronouns again. But this time, when they're the object, like me, you, him... We'll also see reflexive Dutch verbs who use those pronouns.
Let's exercise those words, pronounce them well! Some new words are added for the exercises.
Let's test if you understood everything about the nouns, the adjectives and the personal pronouns!
Let's see if you understood everything about the nouns, the adjectives and the personal pronouns!
An introduction to this exercise lecture. Plus the vocabulary - more than usual - but study it well, the words will be used in the exercises.
Let's see the first dialogue. Only listen, the questions will show up later together with an audio version of the dialogue.
Here are the questions for the first dialogue! Write down the answers in Dutch - in English if it really doesn't go.
The first dialogue again - translated.
Let's see dialogue number two. Again, just listen to the dialogue, the questions will show up later.
The second round of questions. Again, write the answers in Dutch, and only if it doesn't go in English.
The second dialogue, with the translations.
Let's do a video exercise in this quiz! A video of a news report with some questions!
Hi! I'm Alain.
Curiously, when I was a teenager, many language teachers told me I wasn't so good at languages. My Dutch was poor. My English teacher even advised me to follow extra courses.
I discovered I loved languages when I went to Germany in 2010. I had some basic German skills but started to speak in German from day one. What I got in return was amazing: friendship, love, respect and a good level of German. Since then, I'm passionate about languages.
Now I'm proud to be able to express myself in French, Dutch, English, German, Maltese and Spanish. I also have some Portuguese notions. And I'm always busy learning new languages and taught some of my languages via tutoring.
I also have a life besides languages. I love economics, politics and all the processes that shape our society. I worked in communications a few years and hold 3 degrees: in Journalism, EU Studies and Management.