In this post I am going to talk about my experience with a CD Language Course. It is a little naughty of me to review it at this stage as I have only looked at the first month and it became one of those things that I stopped bothering with and I really lost the motivation for it. This isn’t because the course is bad in fact far from. I covered the first month following the book to the letter and the minimal dutch i know now is largely due to that course.
I brought the Hugo in 3 Months CD Language Course: Dutch In 3 Months (with Audio CD)
(ISBN-10: 140539157X). I brought it from Amazon for £20. You can get the book on its own for about £5 but for me I wanted a course that came with the audio as i believe that to learn a language you need to hear it over and over again and the CD’s this comes with are great for that purpose. Once you’ve followed it with the book you can use the 70-minute CD’s in the car and still follow along with the vocal exercises. Its great.
The course promises a lot and I believe that it would fulfil some of its promises. Like I said I only covered the first month due to my lack of motivation to keep it up which is why I chose a classroom based course (you can read more about that here). The book is a great source for vocab lists as well. I struggled to find decent vocab lists that weren’t OCR or some dodgy 90’s website.
This course is definitely something I will stick with as it will help with practising the language. Once I can build up my confidence I am sure that this course will help and give me more conversational practice.
I have recommended this to a friend and I would seriously it to anyone looking for a good, straight-to-the-point course that covers the necessary conversational points.