Michel Thomas Method: Dutch Introductory Course Audiobook | Cobie Adkins-de Jong, Els Van Geyte | Audible.com
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Michel Thomas Method: Dutch Introductory Course | [Cobie Adkins-de Jong, Els Van Geyte]

Michel Thomas Method: Dutch Introductory Course

Learn another language the way you learnt your own. You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Dutch in the same way.
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Publisher's Summary

Learn another language the way you learnt your own.

You learnt your own language naturally and enjoyably: now you can learn Dutch in the same way. You'll stick with it because you'll love it.

  • Use the unique method perfected over 50 years by the celebrated psychologist and linguist Michel Thomas.
  • This method works with your brain, helping you to build up your Dutch in manageable, enjoyable steps by thinking out the answers for yourself.
  • You learn through listening and speaking: without the pressure of writing or memorising.
  • You pick up the language naturally and unforgettably.

    This is the first two hours of the eight-hour Dutch Foundation Course. Join teacher Cobie Adkins-de Jong and two students in a live lesson, and within the first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases. You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.

    Join the millions of people worldwide who have learnt a new language with the Michel Thomas Method.

    Download the accompanying reference guide.

    ©2008 Thomas Keymaster Languages LLC; (P)2008 Hodder and Stoughton

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    "A genuinely new way of learning a language." (Daily Mail)
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      "Excellent Introductory Course"
      Would you listen to Michel Thomas Method again? Why?

      Yes, I've actually been trying to find an intermediate course on audible but no such luck quite yet.

      I'm the kind of person who basically thought I couldn't learn a new language. Not because I wasn't intelligent enough, but because I couldn't find the time or patience to do so. This audiobook was perfect for the drive to and from work. I also listened it at home sometimes. If you listen to each section a couple of times, you can really start to pick it up. They do a really great job of slowly introducing each new lesson and word/verbage. Everything builds upon previous lessons very well.

      While this won't teach you absolutely everything you need to know. I now feel very comfortable learning the rest of the language with a solid foundation of sentence structure and key words/verbs.


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      When the hunter saved the girl from the tower.


      Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

      I cried when the male student consistently made errors.


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      Great deal for the small price and quality.

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      "Length deceptive"

      The content of this language course is excellent; however, this Audible version of the course only includes the equivalent of 2 CDs. It is listed on Amazon as an alternative under the 8-CD course. All of the course descriptions for the Michel Thomas methods are deceptive and difficult to compare, so just beware of what you are actually getting when you buy this course using the link from the 8-CD listing on Amazon. You are not getting 8CDs worth of lessons.

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      Tina Tipton Camarillo, CA, United States 07-02-13
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      "Contains all the content of Lesson 1 and 2"

      This is an excellent product. The teacher was easy to understand and I have progressed more than I thought possible. Be aware that this Intro Lesson also contains all the content of Lesson 2- which I also purchased. I will be returning Lesson 2 and purchasing Lesson 3.

      Learning languages has always been difficult for me. With the Michel Thomas method, I don't feel stressed and am definitely learning not only vocabulary but grammar.

      I highly recommend this series.

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      "It's like being in a real class!!"

      Brilliant method of learning a new language. Much easier than other courses available. If you want to learn Dutch quickly and without hassle this is the course for you...

      3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    • Eva
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      "it actually works!"

      i am very happy with this audio book and have today just purchased the next grade. It really really helps when learning a language. The best part about it is the style in which it is thought in. If you like the free sample you will not be dissapointed with the purchase :)

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    • Anthony
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      "Addictive"

      The publisher notes claim that 'You will learn the language with the students, hearing both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course.'. That doesn't sound like a big deal until you try it and find that it's really true. I've tried learning a few other languages in the past with limited success, but I really feel this particular course is going to be a great help, and will be something that I'll listen to over and over if it doesn't stick the first time.

      I started with the free sample, and was back for the introductory version as soon as I had some credits. And as soon as I'd listened to that I knew that it was worth upgrading to the full version.

      I don't often take the time to review the titles that I've downloaded, but this is one course that I'd really like to recommend to others. Try the free sample and see if it works for you.

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    • Sam
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      "The best language course out there"

      It's so easy to learn with this course. Instead of repeating words and phrases parrot-fashion as you might have done at school, from the very beginning you are taught how to construct your own sentences using the more frequently-used verbs and shown how to apply the Dutch grammatical rules (which are surprisingly simple) to these verbs and others so that you can form your own sentences beyond those taught in the course. It is this aspect especially that makes this course unique; good practice is built in from the get-go. That many Dutch words are derived from the same Anglo-Saxon root as their English equivalent is a helpful advantage over some other Teutonic languages, and this is effectively demonstrated in this course.

      The teacher is a native speaker from North Holland, and so the pronunciation is taught correctly from the start with tips on how to enunciate properly (even the infamous 'g' sound). With helpful mnemonics and positive encouragement along the way, this course in no way feels like you're in a regular classroom setting; rather a collegiate group of learners with absolutely no prerequisites necessary.

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