Learning Dutch might not be the easiest thing in the world, it’s also certainly not the toughest thing: grammar and spelling are tied to strict rules that usually can be explained in a few lines. Still, it’s good to have a good teacher and a good book to guide you. If you want to learn Dutch and you want to make a start yourself, you might use this complete Free Online Dutch Course: it contains all the basic grammar, vocabulary and even pronunciation rules you need and a lot of online exercises and tests.
For more advanced students the videosection, the NOS Journaal, the proverbs and expessions or the Backgrounds (with the Dutch Royal House on Youtube )(Extra) are useful. If you feel you still need some help, or just like to contact people who might run into the same problems, you’ll be happy to learn there’s a forum hardly any question remains unanswered. Teachers, Dutch people and very, very advanced foreign students might use the site Dutch4all (completely in Dutch!).
Do you want to become a member of Taalthuis? It might be a good idea! You’ll have access to a lot of extra exercises (for beginners, intermediate and even advanced students!) and we have a special pronunciationprogram which you can download. Here you’ll find out how to do it!