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Business Dutch Reading Skills Short Course
Next start dates: 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August
This is a tutor-supported online course teaching reading skills in a specialised form of Dutch, i.e. Business Dutch. It is available to students 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.
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.
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 videoconferences 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.
At the end of the course
you will have:
- the ability to read Business Dutch;
- insight into the business environment in the Low Countries;
- good self-study skills.
You need internet access and a computer and webcam as described in our Computer Specifications section. The only printed book you need is a translating dictionary (Dutch/English, English/Dutch).
The course is taught by Dr An Vanderhelst. She will help you with the course materials and provide feedback on your work. You can also ask her for advice and guidance. The course is taught by means of a web environment and webcam-type tutorials.
Assessment is based on (online submitted) coursework.
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