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eBook Routledge Intensive Dutch Course (Routledge Intensive Language Courses) ePub

by Christine Sas,Dennis Strik,Gerdi Quist

  • ISBN: 0415261929
  • Category: Foreign Language Study and Reference
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: Christine Sas,Dennis Strik,Gerdi Quist
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (July 7, 2006)
  • ePub book: 1198 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1741 kb
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  • Rating: 4.3
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It is lively and fast-paced, providing students with a wide range of activities, and drawing on an impressive selection of source material from many different media. Audio materials are presented on accompanying CDs, to be purchased separately.

Routledge Intensive Dutch Course. It is lively and fast-paced, providing students with a wide range of activities, and drawing on an impressive selection of source material from many different media.

This intensive Dutch course is perfect for beginners who truly want to be able to speak Dutch in a short amount of time. The book consists of eleven different chapters (or so-called units); the first eight units focus on different topics such as describing people, activities, money, shopping, the weather, et. the last three units focus more on cultural information about the Netherlands and Belgium.

It is lively and fast-paced.

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This intensive foundation course in Dutch is designed for those with no. .8. Routledge Intensive Dutch Course. Quist, Gerdi; Strik, Dennis; Sas, Christine. Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd (2006).

It is lively and fast-paced, providing students with a wide range of activities, and drawing on an impressive selection of source material from many different media.

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Additional Product Features. Dennis Strik, Christine Sas, Gerdi Quist. Place of Publication.

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These CDs are to be used in conjunction with the Routledge Intensive Dutch Course. Recorded by native speakers, theyinclude dialogues, exercises and a variety of texts to help students using the course to improve their listening comprehension and pronunciation skills.

Comments

Modar Modar
I bought this without the audio CDs which has not been an issue for me. When it comes to pronunciation, I can find mostly everything that I need online whether it's a website, Google Translate with its accurate audio feature, or in other reference books.

It is extremely important for me that a book of this nature explains and teaches you about every aspect of the language, the grammar, the pronunciation, etc... and it's a huge plus when you learn about variations of the language (i.e., how the language is spoken in different geographical areas, colloquial language, etc.), culture, etiquette, and so on.

It's always such a pet peeve of mine when a book doesn't explain the basics of the language (language structure, the basics of grammar, etc) and just expects you to figure it out within the first exercise, so that's one of the main reasons why I bought this text.

There are 11 units in this book and each unit covers topics, functions, and grammar. Here is the basic outline of the book:

UNIT 1: HIER BEN IK
- Topics: talking about yourself, describing people, numbers, formal and informal forms of address, writing: style to fit context, strategies for writing.
- Functions: introducing yourself, saying what you like, saying what you like from a relationship, stating where you live and work, greeting people, saying goodbye, directly addressing someone, talking about characteristics of a person, making a compliment, checking the information you have is correct, stating that something is correct, inviting someone to expand on something, expressing surprise, adverbs to modify meaning, expressing that you're making an assumption.
- Grammar: finite verb, stem of verb, infinitive, place of finite verb in sentence, regular and irregular verbs, prepositions, articles, nouns, plural nouns, use of the present tense (nu, al, pas, nog maar), personal pronouns, imperative.

UNIT 2: SAMENLEVEN
- Topics: use of tone, communicative styles between friends and people living together, foodstuffs, numbers, ordinal numbers, domestic chores, activities.
- Functions: talking about food, asking for things, asking for more, asking open and closed questions, using a website for recipes, ordering in a restaurant or café, using language in different interpersonal contexts and styles, giving advice, talking cooperatively, using modal particles to indicate different meanings and functions, talking about dividing the domestic chores, qualifying something, writing in different styles.
- Grammar: modal particles (even, wel, nu, maar, echt, weer, hoor, toch), negation: geen and niet, yes/no questions, questions with a question word, inversion, modal verbs, separable verbs, adverbs, use of "zou" in polite requests, use of "zou" in uncertain statements.

UNIT 3: OP STRAAT
- Topics:
- Functions:
- Grammar: object pronouns, use of the adverb "graag", liggen, zitten, staan, hangen, prepositions, expressing the future, adjectives, infinitive constructions, expressing duration.

UNIT 4: GROEPSGEDRAG
- Topics: politeness (among other topics)
- Functions: expressing an opinion, writing for different purposes and audiences, etc.
- Grammar: present perfect, verbs of motion, subclauses, indirect statements, indirect questions, word order in main and subclauses, diminutives.

UNIT 5: IK EN MIJN WERELD
- Topics: lifestyle; living preferences, shopping habits, town and country, low countries design, advertising language, films: general, films: evaluation and nuances in reviews, going out, role models and gender stereotypes.
- Functions: expressing preference, describing your environment, reading strategies, etc.
- Grammar: use of "er"; indefinite subject, use of "er"; reference to place, use of "er"; reference to number, comparative and superlative, demonstrative pronouns, compound words.

UNIT 6: WERKKLIMAAT
- Topics: names of professions, aspects of work situation, some aspects of Flemish Dutch, regional variations of Dutch, work habits, invitations and ways of addressing people, emails, professional development and training, job adverts, personality traits.
- Functions: talking about work experience, expectations and preferences, writing emails with a clear focus and target audience, addressing people, inviting people, complimenting people, expressing criticism, phrasing criticism in the form of advice, talking about your strengths and weaknesses, reading satire.
- Grammar: use of "er"; with a preposition, verbs and expressions with a fixed preposition, subclauses of time, subclauses of contrast, subclauses of comparison, subclauses of condition, subclauses of reason, relative clauses, sentence structure; main and subclauses: revision, position of adverbials,

UNIT 8: IK DOE WAT IK WIL
- Topics: immigration, integration, individualism, cultural symbols, fatherhood, colours, identity, male and female identity, signalling words and markers.
- Functions: debates and discussions, ways of voicing an opinion, stating contrasts between then and now, talking about travelling and holidays, describing things, writing cohesively, style in writing: adding more zest and colour, rhyme and rhythm.
- Grammar: hoeven-moeten-mogen, reflexive verbs and reflexive pronouns, separable reflexive verbs, past participle as adjective, present participle, word order: adverbs and subordinating conjunctions.

UNIT 9: TYPISCH NEDERLANDS?
- Topics: Dutch stereotypes, topics relating to Dutch history and society (monarchy, Delta Project, Golden Age, slave trade, Indonesia, pillarisation), Sinterklaas, popular Dutch music, national identity: does it exist?, different representations in the media.
- Functions: stating your attitude or views, saying you can't think of anything, talking about national identity, talking about feelings, writing cohesively and coherently, stating your views in a direct manner, stating your views in a more careful and balanced manner, writing from a reader's perspective, writing: a polemical style, writing for different contexts and audiences, writing a project, comparing different representations in the media.
- Grammar: verbs with "te" + infinitive, verbs with an infinitive but without "te", cohesion, passive voice: form and use.

Other topics that are covered: Flanders, Belgium, analysing, literary texts, current debates in Dutch society, individualism vs collectivism, attitudes towards Islam, norms and values, humour, political parties, self-evaulation, etc.

There is an appendix for irregular verbs, an appendix for pronunciation, and an appendix for spelling.
Winn Winn
First of all, Dutch is not one of those huge languages such as Spanish, French, Chinese, Arabic, etc. Therefore, it has much fewer resources and books for people who would like to learn it by themselves. (Unlike Spanish, where there are thousands of self teaching books, grammar guides, and audio materials available on Amazon.) If one would like to learn Dutch, he/she will usually come across the Routledge Intensive Dutch Course, the Hugo course, Teach Yourself Complete Dutch, Colloquial Dutch, and Living Language Spoken World Dutch. These are basically the only books to learn Dutch by yourself. There is nothing wrong with the last four books, but they all teach you very basic Dutch, such as "Good Morning, my name is --------. How are you? Where is the restaurant?" so if you're planning to go to the Netherlands for a week, stop reading this review and go ahead and buy one of those four books. But if you want to become fluent or intermediate in Dutch, read actual Dutch newspapers or magazines, and confidently engage in REAL conversations with the Dutch, (not just "Excuse me, what time is it?") then you need the Routledge Intensive Dutch Course.

This textbook is AMAZING as to how complete and full it is. If you're going to learn by yourself, like me, then print out the answer key from the Routledge website and you'll have everything you need to learn Dutch. In this book, there are real life cut-out articles from Dutch magazines presented to you to translate, lots of exercises, explanations, vocabulary, conversations, and culture notes all in one attractive course. Did I mention the glossy, high-quality paper? All in all, if you hope to become fluent or intermediate in Dutch, then this college-standard textbook should be your FIRST choice.

OH, AND... the cds accompanying this book are sold separately for 90$ on the Routledge website. I personally think that's too much for narration and pronunciation of words with a few audio-only exercises. Dutch pronunciation is relatively simple if you know the rules. But if you still have an American accent, I suggest getting Living Language Spoken World Dutch, since it comes with 6 cds for 20$. Anyway, that's what I used to correct my pronunciation, since 90$ is too much for me. But if you can afford it, buy both the textbook and the accompanying cds. You can even print the transcript out from the R. website. Well, that's it. Remember, this is the BEST, and probably only, Dutch textbook there is. (At least in my opinion.)