Helpful external material
Here we have gathered the material that we have found helpful for anyone studying Dutch. If you have any good suggestions, feel free to post them here and we will add them to this opening post :)
Jane's Dutch Learning Resources List
Reputable Dutch grammar books
- "A Practical Dutch Grammar", by Yolande Spaans
- "Klare Taal!", by Jenny van der Toorn-Schutte
Website that provides grammar explanations:
Supplementary Dutch courses:
Dutch reading/television content:
Note: Check this website http://www.2bdutch.nl, which provides subtitles (in English, German, Spanish, French and Portuguese) to Dutch videos
Dutch (help) forums:
Good site for the tougher questions (all in Dutch):
User suggestions for Dutch music to listen to
All Dutch radio channels:
Dutch radio channels which also play other music:
Would anyone happen to know of any other sites with good reading material? What I'm really looking for are texts that are on a good level after finishing the tree here. I'm not looking for other online courses or tutorials or things like that, but texts that are specifically targeted towards language learners.
You can search for words here. Often the word page has a clip of a native speaker saying it.
For instance here are the pages for jongen and vrouw.
An other place where you can hear Dutch (and Belgian) native pronunciation is at nl.forvo.com :
I would also like to add that http://woordenlijst.org (a branch from http://taaluniversum.org) can be quite helpful. You can enter a Dutch word and view its gender, breakdown of pronunciation and other potential variations of a word (e.g. plural and diminutive forms, etc.). :)
de[m.] –> indicates that a noun is masculine (mannelijk)
de[v.] –> indicates that a noun is feminine (vrouwelijk)