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DUTC4001 - Dutch Language 3
Value: 1.0 course unit
Tutor: Dr Gerdi Quist
Assessment: one unseen three-hour written examination (40%); one oral assessment (15%); and written coursework/problem papers (45%).
The module aims to extend the oral language proficiency acquired during
the year abroad to a cognitive academic language proficiency in both
spoken and written form. Students are prepared for further academic work
and vocational situations by extending skills such as presenting a
coherent oral and written argument, writing formal letters, reports,
debating and negotiating. Translation from Dutch into English is part of
the module, as are exercises analysing how cultural values, assumptions
and ideologies are embedded in texts. Topics cover current issues and
debates in Low Countries culture and society. Attention is also paid to
issues affecting the world of work and business.
Preparatory Reading and Set Texts:
Students should obtain a copy of Routledge Intensive Dutch Course (London/New York: Routledge 2006), and of Teach Yourself Beginner's Dutch Grammar (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 2000) which will be used as a basic reference work.