By the moment I already have some basic knowledge. I took a quick intensive introductory course in Dutch at a language school in June. It lasted for 2 weeks and consisted of 24 hours of classes altogether. The teacher was great, she managed to provide a very good language foundation within such a short time.
So far I know the basic grammar, I can read and pronounce most of the words I see, even if I don’t know the meaning and I have some basic vocabulary as well. Besides, I found some good on-line resources for the beginners. I’ll list them in the next post.