UCL Centre for Languages & International Education (CLIE)


UCL's Online Business Dutch Course

Enrolment is now open for the following start dates: 3rd September and 17th September 2018.

This is a tutor-supported online course teaching reading skills in a specialised form of Dutch, i.e. Business Dutch. It is available worldwide and can be taken by learners with no or only a minimal knowledge of the language. The 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 is taught over a 20-week study period.

The course consists of two parts. The first part is a general module with twenty lessons. It uses English as its medium of instruction and comprises general texts on economic and social aspects of the Low Countries. Part two is a specialist module of ten lessons. This part is entirely in Dutch and covers more specialised texts on finance, business, entrepreneurship, and insurance.

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All text material is authentic. The activities are designed to develop the language skills of listening and reading. They also foster your ICT and communication skills. Some exercises are self-scoring and self-correcting, but the majority needs to be mailed to the course tutor for feedback. An important feature of the course are the frequent videoconferences (via Skype) between you and your tutor. They allow you to interact directly with your tutor and to get feedback, advice and guidance.

The course is linked to an online reference grammar of Dutch, which provides additional self-access exercise materials.

Click here to view the Business Dutch Reading Skills Study Guide

If you have any further queries, email the course tutor, Dr An (ucldava@ucl.ac.uk), or Paul, the course administrator (p.warren@ucl.ac.uk). 

All our tutors are native speakers of Dutch with a PhD or MA degree in Dutch language and literature. Click here to get to know our teaching staff. Click to read the testimonials of former and current students of the Dutch online courses.

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To register and pay the course fee via the UCL Online Store, click here.

If you prefer paying by bank transfer, contact Sam, the financial administrator (s.keenan@ucl.ac.uk).

A note on fees - UCL has a no refund policy for course fees. Refunds of course fees minus a £100 administration charge will only be considered in cases of serious illness. Claims must be made in writing and be supported by verifiable documentation.