If you want to get to grips further with any of the [European] languages, Routledges Colloquial series is the best place you could start. Rough Guide to Europe COLLOQUIAL DUTCH is easy to use and completely up to date! Specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Dutch. No prior knowledge of the language is required. What makes COLLOQUIAL DUTCH your best choice in personal language learning? Interactive — lots of exercises for regular practice Clear — concise grammar notes Practical — useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide Complete - including answer key and reference section By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Dutch in a broad range of everyday situations. These two 60-minute CDs, recorded by native speakers of Dutch, are an invaluable component of the Colloquial Dutch course. While reinforcing material from the book, the CDs also contain a variety of additional exercises, including role-playing, and a useful guide to pronunciation.