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DUTC4001 - Dutch Language 3

Value: 1.0 course unit
Tutor:
Dr Gerdi Quist
Teaching structure:
Assessment:
one unseen three-hour written examination (40%); one oral assessment (15%); and written coursework/problem papers (45%).


Module Description:

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.