Teach Yourself: Dutch Conversation + CD
Author(-s): Marleen Owen
Publication date: 2005
Number of pages: 37
Format / Quality: PDF + MP3, RAR / Excellent
Language: English, Dutch
Size: 91.4 MB
This stand-alone, all-audio course can be used by those who have little or no knowledge of the language, by those who want to learn or brush up basic conver-sation skills, and by more advanced learners who require extra audio material to complement their current courses.
The ten units or ‘conversations’ cover the situations you are most likely to find yourself in while on holiday or on business abroad. They are divided into two parts, with a dialogue in each part. The dialogue in Part 2 reuses the vo-cabulary and phrases from Part 1 in a slightly different context. Both parts start with an introduction to the words and phrases you’ll need, followed by the dialogue. Finally it’s ‘Over to you’: you take part in the same dialogues fol-lowing the English prompts, playing all the roles in turn. So you get lots of opportunity to practise! Frequent track markers divide the CDs up into short, easy-to-use clips.
Vocabulary and phrases in the first two CDs are kept to the basics and are in-troduced gradually with lots of opportunity to repeat and practise, to improve your confidence in both speaking and understanding. The third CD concentrates on helping you improve your understanding, so that you will be able to hold two-way conversations with people who speak very fast or use words and phrases you do not know.
The course comes on three 75-minute CDs and has an accompanying 48-page booklet which gives the dialogues and the translations of the dialogues, for those who like to see the written word or want additional practice. The booklet also pro-vides a basic glossary of the words and phrases used.
This is the perfect complement to ‘Dutch’ and ‘Beginner’s Dutch’ in the ‘Teach Yourself’ range:
– ALL-AUDIO COURSE – use anywhere;
– TEN REALISTIC CONVERSATION SCENARIOS – the words and phrases you’ll need;
– LOTS OF OPPORTUNITY FOR PRACTICE AND REPETITION – improve your confidence;
– HELP IN UNDERSTANDING WHAT IS SAID BACK TO YOU – strategies for under-standing what you hear, so you can have true, two-way conversations and not be thrown by the replies you get;
– NO GRAMMAR – make progress fast, without learning boring rules or unneces-sary vocabulary.