The Netherlands in Pictures

Here’s a really cheerful visual summary of the Netherlands. Enjoy ! At just over 9.5 minutes, this is quite a long YouTube clip but well worth the patience if you’re considering a trip to Holland and not sure what to expect. The travel-brochure style photos are great, especially set to the rather catchy tune with […]

Learning vocabulary by word association

The concept of learning new words by making mental associations with familiar words, sounds, or even pictures, is not new. This approach can be used in many creative ways. One teaching aid that relies on the idea of learning by word association is Linkword Languages. This fun and easy approach involves making mental associations based […]

Learn Dutch with Berlitz

Although there is no substitute for a really good language teacher (preferably a native speaker), sometimes that isn’t possible or one would like additional practice between lessons. Many years ago the Berlitz Travel Pack (which consisted of a phrase book and audio cassette in the 1980s) was my introduction to another European language not taught […]