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Foundation Dutch (Michel Thomas Method) - Full course

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781529397130

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‘The thrill is that you’re actually figuring it out on your own. You’re engaging with another language, not just parroting it… It’s an excellent way to start, and leaves the listener thinking, Hey, Ich kann do dis.’ New Yorker, David Sedaris, humorist and author, on learning Dutch with the Michel Thomas Method

Looking for a convenient language course that fits your lifestyle and gets you speaking a new language in a matter of weeks, not years? The original no-books, no-homework, no-memorizing method is in tune with the way the brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. You’ll stick with it because you’ll love it.

* Pick up Dutch naturally and unforgettably without strain or stress
* Learn from listening and speaking, without the pressure of writing or memorizing
* Build up your Dutch in manageable steps by thinking out answers for yourself


‘What you understand, you know; and what you know, you don’t forget.’
– Michel Thomas

Before there were algorithms, there was Michel Thomas. For over 50 years he worked on decoding languages by breaking them down into their most essential component parts. These ‘building blocks’ are introduced to the learner sequentially in such a way that you reconstruct the language for yourself – to form your own sentences, to say what you want, when you want. This unique method draws on the principles of instructional psychology and works with the way your brain prefers to receive, store and retrieve information. Knowledge is structured and organized so that you absorb the language easily and don’t forget it. The method is designed to eliminate the stress which prevents you from relaxing and allowing the brain to work in the way which accepts learning in a seemingly painless, very exciting and highly motivating way.


‘All stress inhibits true and effective learning’
– Michel Thomas

During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method teachers Els Van Geyte and Cobie Adkins-De Jong along with two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. By the end of the course, you will understand and have the confidence to speak basic Dutch. You can continue to review and practice with the additional 2-hour Review course. *Note that the first hour of this course is the same as the Start Dutch ‘taster’ course.


‘I am the architect who builds the house. It’s up to you to decorate it.’
– Michel Thomas

The Michel Thomas Method will help you kick-start, continue, and flourish in your Dutch language learning journey. It is not intended to get you perfectly fluent, but it will get you speaking and using Dutch, with proper pronunciation, faster than any other method. It is designed to give you a strong foundation and good working knowledge of a language from which you can expand and later ‘add decoration’ to. It is a rapid method for learning, that requires only concentration on the part of the learner.


Reclaim your pockets of free time to learn a new language! Don’t be tied to chunky books or your computer, Michel Thomas Method audio courses let you learn whenever and wherever you want, in as little or as much time as you have.
After Foundation, we recommend doing the Intermediate course. Generally, this is the recommended order for the Michel Thomas Method language courses:
1. Foundation
2. Intermediate
To find out more about the method go to http://www.michelthomas.com
PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Library along with the audio.
(C) 1999 Thomas Keymaster Languages LLC.
(P) 2008, 2019 Hodder & Stoughton, Ltd.

Dutch (Michel Thomas Method)