Get Started in Dutch: A Teach Yourself Guide

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October 13, 2010


Paperback, 304 pages


0071748229 / 9780071748223


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Teach Yourself takes the pain out of picking up a new language

Get Started in Dutch requires no prior experience in the language and gives you the opportunity to study at a reasonable, steady pace. This course makes the process nearly painless--it is written in a friendly and supportive tone, and the structure offers you plenty of opportunities for self-practice. You are in control of your learning experience, so you never feel overwhelmed or rushed.

This practical course introduces the new language without inundating you and includes dialogues and exercises, a helpful pronunciation section, manageable lists of practical vocabulary, a glossary of grammar terms, and more.


  • Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author’s many years of experience
  • Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress
  • Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of the basics of the language

    Table of contents

    Introduction / Pronunciation and spelling / Unit 1: I am a nurse / Unit 2: Where do you live? / Unit 3: In the supermarket / Unit 4: She likes modern clothes / Unit 5: A lager for me, please / Unit 6: Do you go to the cinema a lot? / Unit 7: What are you going to do? / Unit 8: That’s much more expensive / Unit 9: Hold on a moment, I’ll just put you through / Unit 10: Come in / Unit 11: On holiday / Unit 12: At home and at work / Unit 13: Typically Dutch / Key to the exercises / Grammar summary / Dutch-English vocabulary / English-Dutch vocabulary / Index

    Author comments

    Gerdi Quist is a native Dutch speaker and teaches the language at University College, London.

    Dennis Strik is a part-time lecturer at the University of Kent at Canterbury and part-time post-graduate language assistant at University College, London.

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