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DUTC2001 - Dutch Language 2
Value: 1.0 course unit
Tutor: Christine Sas and language assistants
Teaching structure: Four hours a week are devoted to extending knowledge and proficiency of language across a variety of genres and discourses. One hour per week is devoted specifically to listening and speaking tasks.
Assessment: one unseen two-hour written examination (35%); one oral examination (30%); and continuous assessment including vocabulary and listening tests, essays and grammar assignments (35%).
Topics cover current affairs, debates and cultural issues in the Low Countries. Language tasks in this course require a more sustained presentation of information and argumentation, in both speaking and writing. There are additional conversation sessions with a student language assistant. Students are expected to take increasing responsibility for identifying their own strengths and weaknesses and for taking remedial action as appropriate.
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 tool. In the second term, students will be required to purchase Wijze Woorden (Amsterdam: Intertaal 2002), a Dutch academic vocabulary textbook, in preparation for the year abroad.