Benny’s Top Resources for Learning Dutch


Here are the resources I consider essential to learn how to speak Dutch.

Favourite Courses & Apps to Give Your Dutch a Boost

DutchPod101

This is my favourite Dutch audio course. This course is much better value than more famous audio courses, and in my opinion it’s more effective too!

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Glossika

Learn through sentences and repetition. Glossika uses the “mass sentence method” combined with an advanced spaced repetition system to teach you Dutch in context. Best for upper-beginner to intermediate learners.

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Dutch Speaking Tools: Practice with Native Speakers

Speak from day one is my approach to any new language. I have one tool I recommend for this:

italki

italki connects you with native Dutch speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay Dutch tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner! This link takes you right to the Dutch tutors on the site.

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Dutch Text Courses and Books

These are the course books our team recommends when learning Dutch:

Colloquial Dutch: Beginner's Course

This series is a great way to introduce yourself to the natural flow of Dutch, without worrying too much about the grammar.

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Assimil Dutch

A beginner’s text-based course with audio, if you’re more of a textbook person. Assimil’s explanations are a bit on the technical side, though. If you like that, this is a great course. If you prefer more down-to-earth explanations, DutchPod101 (above) will be a better fit.

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Dutch Learning Websites You Must Bookmark Today

You’ll return to these resources again and again in your Dutch study sessions.

Forvo

Find out how any Dutch word is pronounced. Just type the word you’re looking for into the search bar in Dutch!

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VanDale Dictionary

Simply the best online Dutch dictionary. Available both as a monolingual or bilingual dictionary.

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Start Speaking Dutch Now

Need help getting started? I designed this course to guide you through your first week:

Conversation Countdown

Have your first conversation in Dutch in just seven days. This is one of our most popular courses, and with good reason, because you’ll get results fast.

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