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Free Dutch Lessons and Courses

Free Dutch Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Dutch language lessons and language courses for those learning Dutch, along with some other Dutch language resources, such as Dutch online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Textbook Courses

Wikibooks: Dutch Language Course
A comprehensive free Dutch language course from Wikibooks, the open source books collection.

  Courses and Exercises

2BDutch
2BDutch (to be Dutch) is a language learning community with videos with multiple subtitles for practice in listening comprehension skills and vocabulary, a Meet&Greet forum with Dutch speakers available for questions, Dutch television programs online, and information about the Netherlands.
Acht Voor Taal
Interactive Dutch course for beginners that uses pictures and other non-verbal cues to teach the language.
Dutch Dutch Dutch!
Short but useful compendium of online resources for learning the Dutch language.
Dutch for Beginners
The objective of this website is to provide you with some basic knowledge of Dutch. Once you've mastered the material presented on the site, you should be able to read simple texts written in Dutch.
Dutch for Travelers
Language guide with information on pronunciation, phrases, and grammar.
Integral Dutch Course
Lessons in the Dutch language, including pronunciation and grammar with exercises.
Introduction to the Dutch Language
Informal introduction to Dutch; site is only partially finished.
Laura Speaks Dutch
This podcast has been created to help you speak Dutch. Using irregular episodes you’ll learn how to speak the language, some information on the Netherlands and some useful tips.
Learn Dutch
An Integral Dutch Course for foreigners, with grammar description, interpretation and a short text in every lesson. All the lessons are accompanied by audio, and you can download the MP3 files to practice the pronunciation, speaking and your listening skills.
Learn Dutch Online
The Learn Dutch website is a resource for Distance Learners who like to exercise their mind with a difficult-to-learn language.
Learn Flemish
On this site you can learn Flemish, one of the three languages spoken in Belgium (Dutch, French & German). Flemish is almost the same as Dutch. The pronunciation is somewhat different, but very few words are.
Learn Online
A clear and straightforward explanation of the basic rules of Dutch grammar and spelling, with interactive exercises.
Learning the Dutch Language
Dutch language text from Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection
Online Dutch Grammar Course
This course will serve as an aid to learning the Dutch language, in that it provides you with a clear overview of the grammar rules. However, you will have to look actively for opportunities to practice your skills, the more because this course was not intended to enhance your vocabulary.
Taalthuis Online Dutch Course
You can use these pages in two ways follow the well-structured beginners and intermediate course, lesson by lessonor just browse through the different parts and find whatever you need when learning Dutch the way you choose.
Valley Trail Dutch Language Courses
A beginning and intermediate-advanced Dutch language course,

  Language Communities

Yahoo Dutch & English Study Group
The Dutch & English Study Group is primarily geared towards Dutch or English "independent" learners, those learning on their own who have little to no contact with native speakers or helpers. Questions or discussions concerning language learning, grammar, spelling, or writing are welcome. In addition, anyone who is proficient in Dutch and/or English is encouraged to join the group as a helper.
Polyglot
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community
Speak-Any-Language.com is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Dutch Resources

Digital Library of Dutch Language and Literature
Online directory of Dutch literature and language resources (in Dutch).
Dutch Dictionaries Online
Comprehensive listing of Dutch dictionaries, technical reference, grammars, and other language aids.
Dutch Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Dutch Newspapers Online
Directory of online Dutch newspapers.
An Englishman's Difficulties with the Dutch
Humorous account of some pitfalls of the Dutch system of spelling.
History of the Dutch Language
Short history of the Dutch language intended to familiarise students with its principal aspects.
Official Dutch Spelling
Dutch education ministry's site for the new Dutch spelling.