on 1 January 2006
It's been a while since I lived in Holland and I've been trying to find a way to polish-up my Dutch for a while. There are plenty of books out there that begin at the very beginning language-learning, but few that take you beyond the basics. This is refreshing change.
Rather than ploughing through exercises and chapters on grammar, it throws you in with colloquial Dutch reading and speaking (the title of the book may have given that away) so that you learn phrases people actually use. I've found this to be an excellent way of "getting back up to speed" with the language. I recommended this book.