About Learning Flemish with Berlitz
Flemish is one of the two languages of Belgium, the other being French. It is spoken in the northern half of the country by about 6 million people, or slightly more than half the population. Flemish is actually the same language as Dutch, spoken in the Netherlands, but cultural and religious distinctions over the centuries have led to the use of separate terms for one and the same language. Historically, Flemish was spoken in the region known as Flanders, whose people are called Flemings and whose name for their language is Vlaams.