The Association for Low Countries Studies is an organization out of the University of Sheffield which promotes 'the scholarly study of the language, culture, history and society of the Low Countries.' They organize conferences and award grants and scholarships to students of Dutch. We strongly encourage connecting with this extensive resource for students of Dutch at all levels
A homepage which you can use as your 'startpagina' for encountering the web in Dutch. From productivity websites to entertainment and shopping, you can use Ilse to discover a variety of everyday web resources in Dutch. (NL)
An online database developed and managed by the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the national library of the Netherlands. Delpher houses digitized print media, including 1.3 million newspaper editions, 4.4 million magazine pages, and over half a million books, ranging from the 15th to 21st century. (NL)
The home website of the Dutch Language Union, the international body which governs the Dutch language.
Basic Language Learning Tools
The Whole World Guide to Language Learning by Terry Marshall
Publication Date: 2005-04-26
Whether you enroll in formal language classes or work language learning into a busy schedule, Terry Marshall's on location approach to learning a language will help you succeed. This framework allows enormous flexibity to fit your ability level, your location, time constraints you might have and other factors that contribute to your achievement.
Basic Dutch by Jenneke A. Oosterhoff
Publication Date: 2009-04-02
Basic Dutch: A Grammar and Workbookcomprises an accessible reference grammar and related exercises in a single volume. This Workbookpresents twenty-five individual grammar points in realistic contexts, providing a grammatical approach which will allow students not already familiar with these structures to become accustomed to their use. Grammar points are followed by examples and exercises allowing students to reinforce and consolidate their learning. Suitable for class use or self-study, Basic Dutchintroduces Dutch culture and people through the medium of the language used today, providing students with the basic tools to express themselves in a wide variety of situations. Features include: useful exercises and a full answer key grammar tables for easy reference frequent comparative references to English grammar an appendix of irregular verbs an index of grammatical terms. lt;P> grammar tables for easy reference frequent comparative references to English grammar an appendix of irregular verbs an index of grammatical terms.
Using Bilingual Parallel Texts can be a great tool with aiding the learning process, here there are stories in many languages- Dutch included!
Some language learners find reading news articles to be a helpful way of learning a language, since they often pertain to events with which they already have some prior knowledge. These are a few more prominent publications in the Netherlands.