DUTCH LANGUAGE

What can you do from here in California even before you go to the country?
Here are some of the materials I have found helpful in trying to keep up with my Dutch:

A. Wikipedia and Google in Dutch
DUTCH--Wikipedia
http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoofdpagina

DUTCH--Google
http://www.google.com/webhp?hl=nl

B. Bibles and Devotional material.
Read your Bible in Dutch.
DUTCH--Gospel Resources

C. Mail-order catalogues; Department store websites; Supermarket chain websites
Albert Heijn
DUTCH--C&A
DUTCH--de Bijenkorf
DUTCH--HEMA
DUTCH--La Redoute
DUTCH--Vroom en Dreesman
D. News: sample websites
Go to the website directly.
Or subscribe to Dutch language RSS Feeds through Google Reader

Kidon Media Link
http://www.kidon.com/media-link/nl.php

http://www.telegraaf.nl/
http://www.volkskrant.nl/
http://www.nrc.nl/
http://nos.nl/nieuws/
http://www.elsevier.nl/
http://news.google.com/news?ned=nl_nl
E. Television: sample websites
DUTCH--NOS Nieuws
http://nos.nl/uitzending/17710-20100710-200000-nos-journaal-2000-uur.html

F. LibriVox Audio Books in Dutch
http://librivox.org/newcatalog/search_advanced.php?title=&author=&cat=&genre=&status=all&type=&language=Dutch&date=&reader=&bc=&mc=&action=Search

G. Dutch Language study
Books I have found useful:

Berlitz Dutch Phrase Book
Teach Yourself Dutch
Dutch for Dummies
201 Dutch Verbs
William Shetter. Dutch: An Essential Grammar
Bruce Donaldson. Dutch: A Comprehensive Grammar
Bruce Donaldson. Beyond the Dictionary in Dutch
Bruce Donaldson. Colloquial Dutch: The Complete Course for Beginners
Gerda Bodegom and Bruce Donaldson. Colloquial Dutch 2: The Next Step in Language Learning
Gerdi Quist, Christine Sas, and Dennis Strik. Routledge Intensive Dutch Course