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Opperlands Advanced Dutch Language Course
Next start dates: 3rd June, 1st July, 5th August
Opperlands is aimed at students worldwide who have successfully completed Hogelands II or who have reached a minimum linguistic standard of level B1 as defined by the Council of Europe. Taught entirely in Dutch, Opperlands is geared at developing your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an advanced level. The course 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 to17th-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 in the course are tutor-supported and you receive weekly feedback from your tutor on all your submitted work. Another key feature of the course are the frequent videoconferencing sessions between you and your tutor. They allow you to practise your listening and speaking skills and to interact directly with your course tutor.
At the end of the
course you will have:
- an advanced level of proficiency in Dutch. You will be able: to understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics; to interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity with native speakers; to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue
- good knowledge of the culture, history and society of the Netherlands and Belgium
- insight into language structure and 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 helps you with the course materials and provides feedback on your written and oral 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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