1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Dull and difficult,
This review is from: Routledge Intensive Dutch Course (Routledge Intensive Language Courses) (Paperback)
I used this book when on a Dutch course. I already spoke beginners Dutch but found this book very very heavy going and so did my fellow students. The following year the tutors changed to a differrent book.
This book may suit natural linguists but is definately not for beginners. The topics are quite highbrow also. For example having a debate about Muslim women wearing headscarves, I probably wouldn't do that in English. Most other books have more everyday scenarios such as shopping or making friends or in the workplace.
I didn't find it explained things clearly, such as grammar.