Dutch Online/Self Study Courses

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Dutch Online/Self Study Courses

Post by KNVBFan » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:41 pm

Fijne dag allemaal,

I have a question for everyone here. I'm from Canada, and I have been learning Dutch using Rosetta Stone and chatting with native speakers for almost eight months. So far it has been going well, but one day the Rosetta Stone program will be finished. I've been browsing around the forums and looking for tips, but I must have not looked hard enough. I was wondering if anyone knows of any reputable online/self study courses. With my job, I don't have a specified schedule, as in not a 9-5 M-F work week, so an online course to work at my own pace would be more beneficial. I have checked out this one particular website, but I'd like to know if anyone knows more about it and if it's reputable.

http://www.loi.nl/talen/dutchniederland ... /index.htm

Any suggestions at all would be much appreciated, in particular, if there's a course that one can obtain a certificate of completion, that would also be beneficial to me. I am also looking to advance my knowledge and practice more and more Dutch, if anyone can help me with my Dutch, I'd be more than thrilled :D.

Fijne weekend,
Groetjes,
KNVBFan uit Canada

P.S. the grammar section, especially the verbs section, OUTSTANDING!!! =D>

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Post by Lisa » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:29 am

"The course consists of 40 chapters in Dutch. You will also receive 10 separate chapters where the grammar rules and expressions used in the course are translated into your own language. In the beginning, the dialogues and the reading texts are also translated into your own language, so you will learn Dutch with the support of your own language. Four audio cassettes or 4 CDs with the recorded dialogues and pronunciation exercises and a practice and correction cassette into which you can speak are also included in the course"

50 euros x 10 months = over $700
Are they grading this and providing feedback? It seems kind of high for a book and CDs.

Have you looked inside the book Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar by Bruce Donaldson on Amazon?

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Post by Bert » Sun Jul 10, 2011 4:57 pm

Lisa wrote: 50 euros x 10 months = over $700
Are they grading this and providing feedback? It seems kind of high for a book and CDs.
In matters of commerce the fault of the Dutch is offering too little and asking too much.

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Post by ngonyama » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:24 pm

Thanks for the insult Bert.

Well I suppose I am a bad Dutchman for putting up stuff on wikibooks then. For free.

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Post by Joke » Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:45 pm

LOI courses have a good reputation, but I'm not sure whether this course is not too easy when you've already finished rosetta stone. I think they also grade and correct your work. You can order a free trial lesson to see what it looks like. Click on the 'gratis proefles' button at the bottom of the page.

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Post by Bert » Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:16 am

ngonyama wrote:Thanks for the insult Bert.

Well I suppose I am a bad Dutchman for putting up stuff on wikibooks then. For free.
I'm sorry if you have no sense of humour. :)
Doe maar gewoon, beste Ngonyama. En neem me niet kwalijk :wink:

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Re: Dutch Online/Self Study Courses

Post by KNVBFan » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:23 pm

Hello again,

Thanks for all your replies, I will definitely try out your suggestions :).

Dank u wel en fijne dag,

KNVBFan

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Post by Shazzy » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:29 pm

Hello did you sign up for the loi course? If so, how are you finding it. I am looking to sign up with them later this year. At the moment I study with the Dutch Language School http://www.dutchlanguageschool.co.uk I have done 3 courses now with them. Beginners, elementary and now GCSE. I need more knowledge before I can go on to do the ALevel course. I look forward to hearing from you. I am new to this forum.

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Re: Dutch Online/Self Study Courses

Post by adappel » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:26 pm

Please contact me if you look for a good course.
I can help you much better than LOI.
Of course you are free to spend your money on LOI.
LOI is not the expert though who is able to consult if you are in need of passing a specific exam.
I can tell you what you can achieve and how you should achieve it ...
Ad Appel

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Re: Dutch Online/Self Study Courses

Post by Shazzy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 3:12 pm

Hello my name is Sharon. I live in the UK. I am learning Dutch as I am half Dutch. I am studying via the Dutch Language school in the Uk and this summer will take my GCSE exam. I was going to do a course with Loi when my GCSE is finished. According to your post it seems you may offer a better course. Can you give me some information as I would like to work towards the NT2 Level 1 exam when my GCSE is finished as I beleive it to be a bit higher than GCSE. You can post here or email me at hadlows31@aol.com I look forward to hearing from you. I am looking to start NT2 course in June of this year after my GCSE exams. I am keen to progress.

Sharon

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