Learn Dutch with Rosetta Stone
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I have not come across a better and more natural introduction to a new language- David Hamer
Awesome and simple too use.- Wendy
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LEARN DUTCH with Rosetta Course
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What is included in Rosetta Course?
- INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE — Our award-winning course. Start with the basics in Level 1 and build toward conversational proficiency in the Complete Course
- ACCESS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY — Install the software on up to 2 computers, for use by up to 5 household members.
- ONLINE UPGRADE OPTIONS — You can purchase additional online services including live tutoring sessions, mobile apps and more.
Takes you from total beginner to conversational proficiency, and you learn to engage in social interactions, share ideas, express feelings, negotiate complex situations, engage in general discussions and much more.
Ideal for beginners, you gain the confidence to master basic conversational skills, including greetings and introductions, basic questions and answers, shopping, and more.
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Online Course and More
Named by the Wall Street Journal as the "next best thing to living in a country", Rosetta Stone TOTALe is the quintessential package if you want flexibility and interaction with others to learn your chosen language. From the start, the only words you'll use are in Dutch, accelerating your language skills at a fast yet manageable pace.
What's included in TOTALe?
- INTERACTIVE SOFTWARE — Gives you online access to our Complete Course, so you can learn Dutch any time and place you're on the internet.
- MOBILE APPS — Apps for tablets and smart phones that sync and track your progress across devices.
- INTERACTIVE GAMES — Make learning fun with a range of games that can be played solo or in a group.
- LIVE ONLINE TUTORING — Arrange up to four sessions a month with native Dutch-speaking tutors, giving you the best opportunity to practice what you've learned with experts.
The Complete Course has everything for language learners who have a clear language-learning goal in mind. Gain the conversational confidence you need to engage in social interactions, share ideas, express feelings, negotiate complex situations, engage in general discussions and have fun with your friends or even make new acquaintances through Dutch!
Our Online Subscription is available 12 and 6 month durations.
Rosetta Stone Blog #DutchLearn about Dutch with Rosetta Stone
Learn Dutch and get ready to explore cultures around the globe.
Dutch, is a West Germanic language spoken by an estimate of 23-28 million people. Most of the native speakers live in the Netherlands, but Dutch is also spoken in parts of Belgium, Suriname, Germany, France, Indonesia and even in the Caribbean. Afrikaans, spoken by 6 million people in South Africa, is closely related to the Dutch language. Out of 6,000 native languages around the world, Dutch has been ranked the 37th most widely spoken language.
Improve your "School Dutch", polish those "Basic Dutch skills" and get ready for the trip. You might be able to see the Elfstedentocht, the longest ice-skating competition in the world or catch a glimpse of Sinterklaas on his white steed, who brings presents on the 5th of December.
I recently stumbled across a wonderful account of language from Stephen Fry and it got me thinking. It's about time we all just relaxed about language a little, be it foreign or our own. Language isn't about perfection. It's about passion, expression and culture.
Let's imagine a person, visiting your country for the first time, approaches you in the street and says, "Please the supermarket where is?" Yes, the words are in the wrong order, but does that matter as long you understand it? Who in their right mind wouldn't point to the nearest shop?! We get very protective over using our language ‘properly', but in the grand scheme of things, why do we let it bother us?
Similarly, we turn our nose up at people for using phrases such as ‘lol' and ‘chillax', but I certainly can't remember anybody saying that the Oxford English Dictionary is full and no new words are allowed. As Stephen Fry says, we often forget that Shakespeare, whose work is pivotal to our language today, made words up. The world didn't start with an already constructed dictionary, so why stop tomorrow's people from expressing just how totes amazeballs their day was?
Multilingual comedy? British comedian Eddie Izzard regularly performs in French and occasionally in German. Did you know that he is learning Spanish with Rosetta Stone, too? And what's the best of all, he just started to brush up his German and Russian, yet making another effort to unite Europeans through laughter and languages. We've talked to Eddie about language learning and his dreams. Here's what he says:
"The best way to learn a language is like a child. Children do rather well at learning their native language (they all learn to speak that one up to at least conversational level) and Rosetta Stone helps you tap back into that way of learning. And if you do learn another language, you cross over into a different world – a world that you might have dreamed about but now you can live in. It is 200 years since the Battle of Waterloo and I am now touring stand-up comedy in France in French and the French are digging it. This completely blows my mind." Eddie Izzard