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When travelling, do you want to journey off the English-speaking path, meet people and communicate easily?

If so then you need to Get Talking. Through 10 common scenarios plus culture and travel advice, you’ll learn the skills for understanding and the confidence to speak Dutch in just 10 days.

 Practise the most frequent words and expressions for:

-Making friends

-Meeting a new colleague

-Taking the train

-Taking a bus

-Having a coffee

-Having a pancake

-Going shopping

-Shopping for clothes

-Being ill

-Responding when the doctor calls.

 You’ll progress in your understanding of naturally-paced conversations, be able to personalise the language through interactive role-plays and perfect your pronunciation to sound more natural.

This is a beginner level audio course with a free coursebook PDF for reading and writing practice.

Rely on Teach Yourself, trusted by language learners for over 70 years.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.
©2012 Marleen Owen (P)2012 Hodder & Stoughton

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I bought "Get Talking Dutch in Ten Days" with a Audible credit and I'm glad I didn't spend any money on it! I've been using the Pimsleur course and working with a native Dutch tutor, but I wanted something to get some useful phrases in my head quickly. This series is THE WORST I've ever heard. The speaker says the words only once. There is no repetition. There is no interval for you to repeat the words. And they never go back. You retain nothing. It's gone as soon as you hear it once. You learn nothing. I don't know what self-respecting language teacher would think this is a good idea because it goes against every necessity of language learning I've ever heard. And I am a person who speaks 8 languages!

If you want quick and easy Dutch, get Earworms Rapid Dutch. This "Get Talking" series is horrible.

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Compelling Teaching Methodology

I have studied Dutch intensively for the past year. I have gone through Pimsleur and Michel Thomas (beginner to advanced) multiple times. "Get Talking in Dutch" is an excellent learning resource. I purchased both the Beginner and Advanced Beginner courses. The prior negative review on this course is way off base. Frankly, it's puzzling and incorrect. The major complaint is the lack of time to listen and then repeat. Just the opposite is true. Really. That reviewer could not have listened to this program for more than about 10 minutes. The introduction provides the listener a "feel" for the phonetics and sound of the Dutch language. After that, the course provides extensive conversational practice on real-life situations and venues. If anything, the course provides almost too much "listen and repeat" opportunities. But that's not a bad thing. Conversations are played, repeated and then broken down, sentence by sentence. The listen and repeat opportunities are excellent and extensive. I have studied multiple languages over the past 30 years. The author of the "Get Talking in Dutch" series invested careful time and thought in this excellent program. Once you get past the initial introduction to the sound of the language, you will have ample opportunity to practice the language (listen and repeat) and learn real-world essential vocabulary. An excellent learning tool to learn the beautiful Dutch language.

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  • 12-01-14

Fun way to get started in a new language

Would you listen to Get Talking Dutch in Ten Days again? Why?

Yes. This is a book that you will always return to as learning and maintaining a new language always needs revision and constant practice.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Not applicable in this case as this is a language learning course. :0)

What does Teach Yourself Languages bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

You get the chance to hear and try the correct pronunciation for the words and phrases. As you listen to more and more of the language, you begin to recognise words that you have learned previously.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

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Awful

Lesson 1: numbers (went on and on)
2: days of the week
3: months of the year
4: fell asleep and deleted it off my iPod when I woke up

Sorry, but this was the worst Dutch course I have tried (and there have been several). Maybe it gets better, but life's too short to find out, in my opinion.