Online Dutch Courses at UCL
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- Online cursussen Nederlands
- Lagelands Beginners Dutch Language Courses 1 and 2
- Hogelands Intermediate Dutch Language Courses
- Opperlands Advanced Dutch Language Course
- Early Modern Dutch Reading Skills Short Course
- Business Dutch Reading Skills Short Course
- Fees and Course Information
- Registration form
- Student Testimonials
Online Dutch Courses at University College London
The UCL Centre for Languages and International Education offers five tutor-supported online comprehensive language courses for learners of Dutch, i.e. Lagelands 1 and Lagelands 2 for beginners, Hogelands 1 and Hogelands 2 for intermediate students and Opperlands for advanced learners. It also offers two tutor-supported online courses teaching reading skills in specialized forms of Dutch, i.e. Early Modern Dutch and Business Dutch. The courses are open to students anywhere in the world and are taught on a on-to-one basis (i.e. one tutor for each individual student).
The beginner's courses Lagelands 1 and Lagelands 2 are designed to give you the skills you need to speak, read, write and understand basic Dutch in a range of practical everyday contexts. No previous knowledge of Dutch is required for Lagelands 1.
Hogelands 1 and Hogelands 2, aimed at intermediate learners, consolidate the knowledge of Dutch you already and extend your language skills on an intermediate level. The courses also enhance your cultural knowledge of Dutch-speaking societies. Hogelands 1 is for students who have successfully completed Lagelands 2 or who have a similar linguistic standard, equivalent to level A2 as defined by the Council of Europe
Opperlands, taught entirely in Dutch, further develops your language skills of reading, listening, writing and speaking on an advanced level. The course is also geared to further expanding your knowledge of the history and culture of the Dutch and Flemish societies. Opperlands is aimed at students who have completed Hogelands 2 or who have a similar language standard, comparable to level B2 as defined by the Council of Europe
The Early Modern Dutch Reading Skills Course is designed to give you the skills you need to read 16th, 17th and 18th-century Dutch texts. The course is open to learners with both prior on no knowledge of Dutch.
The Business Dutch Reading Skills Course enables you to build up a reading knowledge of Dutch sufficient to cope with reading the business pages of Dutch and Flemish newspapers and magazines. It can be taken by learners with a minimal knowledge of the language.
Lagelands 1 and Lagelands 2 run each over a 10-week study period. Hogelands 1 and 2, and Opperlands are all taught over a 12-week period. The two online reading courses run over a 20-week study period. All teaching is done on a one-to-one basis and the teaching hours are flexible. A new round of courses starts on the second week of every month, although it will be possible to join after the official start dates in consultation with Dr An Vanderhelst. Students also have the option to study specific skills such as speaking and listening on a one-to-one basis independently of the course rubrics. To find out more about the cost of the courses, click here.
Alternatively you can use the form below to register to find out about future courses or ask for more information. Your details will not be used for any other purpose:
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