Learn Dutch with Online Exercises!
Practice Vocabulary and Grammar with Short Quizzes
- Learn 400+ must-know Dutch words and phrases with the vocabulary exercises.
- Practice grammar topics such as conjugations of verbs and adjectives.
- Take short quizzes of 20 questions on the topics you select.
Vocabulary and Grammar
Expressing yourself in a foreign language requires a rich vocabulary and a solid grammar. Practicing vocabulary and grammar are not the most pleasant parts of learning Dutch. That's mostly due to the dull methods that learners are offered to practice them.
Now, there is a dynamic and fun way to practice Dutch vocabulary and grammar. In LearnPractice.com, you solve short, personalized quizzes on a dynamic platform. As of August 2013, there are a total of 2756 Dutch exercises in LearnPractice.com. 863 of these exercises are for free.Take a Quiz Now!
Dutch Vocabulary Exercises
There are 753 Dutch vocabulary exercises in LearnPractice.com. 599 of the vocabulary exercises are for free. The vocabulary exercises include the following:
- Translations from English to Dutch,
- Plurals of the words,
- Articles of the words,
- Finding the right word to complete a sentence.
Don't worry, if you don't have a large vocabulary in Dutch. If you enter an empty or wrong answer, the system will provide you an opportunity to see the right answer. The system also takes into account the questions you answered wrong and serves you those questions in your following sessions.
Dutch Grammar Exercises
There are 2003 Dutch grammar exercises in LearnPractice.com. 264 of the grammar exercises are for free. The grammar exercises include the following:
- Conjugations of verbs in various tenses, past, present, and future,
- Conjugations of adjectives,
- Modal verbs,
- Reflexive verbs,
- Inversions of sentences,
- Other grammar concepts specific to Dutch.
Get Feedback for Your Writing
One of the most effective language exercises is writing essays and having them corrected by a language instructor. This practice pushes the limits of your language skills and reveals your weaknesses via the feedback you receive. If you have a language instructor, seize every opportunity to write an essay and have it corrected by him or her.
If you don't have a language instructor, you can make use of our premium writing exercises and get professional feedback for your writing. If you are using a computer to write your essays, make sure you use a Dutch spellchecker. Language Tool is a powerful open source spellchecker.
Online and Offline Resources for Reading in Dutch
We all like to read in one form or another. We read newspapers, magazines, books, blogs, and other content. If you want to improve your reading skills in Dutch, you can read your favorite medium in Dutch. The Dutch edition of Google News is a good starting point.
Here are more resources for reading in Dutch:
- The Dutch edition of Google Books for the translations of your favorite books,
- Cpnb.nl for quality books in Dutch,
- Van Dale for free dictionaries,
- Google Translate for words and phrases that you don't know.
Listening: Find Movies, TV and Radio Stations in Dutch
Thanks to the Internet, you have a plenty of choice when it comes to Dutch radio and TV programs. Many TV channels offer their programs online. Radio channels can also be streamed over the Internet. In order to find Dutch radio and TV programs, Google the phrases: Nederlandse tv via internet and Nederlandse radio online.
A fun alternative to radio and TV programs are movies in Dutch. There are some Dutch movies in iTunes and Netflix. An advantage of watching movies at home is the ability to switch the subtitles on. You can watch the movie with the subtitles in your own language or in Dutch. Both will be helpful to improve your listening and comprehension skills. Although it would not improve your listening skills, an efficient and fun way to improve your Dutch vocabulary is to watch movies in English with Dutch subtitles.
Practice Speaking with Language Exchange Groups
You cannot claim having learned a foreign language unless you speak it fluently. Speaking is the most critical, challenging, and at the same time, the most fun core skill you need to develop. The good news is that the Internet makes it easy to find conversation partners in the language you are learning. Conversation partners can be found by searching for language exchange groups. This way you will find local communities as well as online partners, with whom you can have conversations over Skype.Take a Quiz Now!
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Published on Sunday, August 4, 2013. Updated on Sunday, November 3, 2013.