UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


UCL's Online Advanced Dutch Language Course

Next start dates: 19 Oct., 2 and 16 Nov. and 7 Dec. 2015

University College London offers Advanced Dutch, which is taught fully from distance and aimed at learners worldwide who have successfully completed Intermediate 2 or who have reached a minimum linguistic standard of level B2 as defined by the Council of Europe. The course is taught on a one-to-one basis (i.e. one teacher for each individual student) and you decide whether your private online teaching sessions via Skype take place in the day time or the evening. Once your registration is complete, your personal teacher contacts you and you receive an individual log-in and password for access to the course materials. After you complete the course, you continue to have access to the course materials. At the bottom of this page you find links to register and pay for the course.

Taught entirely in Dutch, the course is geared at developing your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an advanced level (level C1 as defined by the Council of Europe). Advanced Dutch runs over a 12-week study period and consists of four thematic chapters. The course themes range from the Dutch and Belgian colonial past to the modern-day multicultural societies of the Low Countries, allowing you to also develop your knowledge of the culture, society and history of the Netherlands and Flanders. Each chapter offers a variety of authentic reading and listening materials. Reading materials range from modern-day columns and newspaper articles to 17th-century poems and pamphlets. The listening materials include fragments from Dutch and Flemish movies, current affairs programs and radio interviews. All writing, listening and speaking activities are tutor-supported and you receive weekly feedback from your tutor on all your submitted work. Another key feature of the course are the weekly videoconferencing sessions (via Skype) between you and your tutor. They allow you to practise your listening and speaking skills and to interact directly with your course tutor in a one-hour individual teaching session. All our tutors are native speakers of Dutch with a PhD degree in Dutch language and literature.

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Click here to view the Advanced Dutch Study Guide. If you have any further queries or if you are unsure about your starting level of Dutch, email the course coordinator, Dr An (ucldava@ucl.ac.uk). Click to read the testimonials of former and current students of the Dutch online courses.

To sign up, fill in the registration form and pay the course fee via the UCL Online Store. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer, contact Sam, the financial administrator (s.keenan@ucl.ac.uk).