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Learning Dutch to English (or French)

Hey I'm new on Duolinguo and

I've Checked a couple of weeks ago and I thought I saw that they will be a course to learn Dutch from English soon but now I only find a learn English from Dutch. And can't find the class that goes the other way around.

So I wanted to know if I missed something or miss understood something.

Anyway if it's happening soon Yippiie and if it's not it's surely a combo that would be amazing to have.

Cheers

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ornella_S

Right now it's only possible to learn English, Spanish, Portuguese, German and French. There is a course for Dutch speakers to learn English and, from what I've heard, the reverse course (Dutch for English speakers) should be started in about 3 or 4 weeks. I don't know how long will it take to be completed, but giving that there is already a English from Dutch course it shouldn't take long.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LowlandPhilomath

A very similar question was asked last week at the forum-part for the 'English for the Dutch'-beta: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1700784

Dutch moderator Lavinae responded they'd probably be able to start making the reverse course near the end of February; after which ideally (barring any unforseen situations) the beta might possibly be ready near the end of March.

However do note there is quite a lot to learn when you (using your knowledge of English) try to reverse engineer the current English-for-Dutch course - and try to learn Dutch that way. In case you're impatient. And if you'd run in any lingual problems along the way, just give a yell at the course's discussion page :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeblonJy

Thanks for the info I've tried the reverse and it's working quite OK. I already had some classical class in dutch so it helps and I improve my English spelling. Can't wait though for the English to dutch!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

What you can do is use the English for Dutch speakers course to learn Dutch. I'm trying to do it for Hungarian.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/saschambaer
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Does it work well? I mean, there are no voices and no new concepts are explained.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/856pm

With a supplementary source and orthographical knowledge, yes.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeblonJy

I'm doing it that way and it works, you don't have listening in Dutch, but as English is not my mother tongue anyway it's a good way for me to practice English at the same time. But really looking forward for the learn Dutch from English ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leobarnard
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Looking forward very much to the arrival of the Dutch for English speakers course!

4 years ago