Dutch language Courses

Online Dutch for Beginners

INFORMATION

Course code

ODBC

Dates

For the different dates see the sign up form on the bottom of this page.

Course prices

UT-employees: €300
Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number.
Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department, and an OFI number.

Group size

Maximum 20 participants

Trainer

Qualified teacher of Dutch as a second language (NT2)

Course materials

Provided by the TCP Language Centre

Nederlands in Gang, Boer de B, Kamp v.d. M, Lijmbach B., Coutinho 2010, 1e druk, ISBN 9789046902257

Requirements

The course is fully online and is given in the University’s online learning environment. This means you will need a sufficiently fast internet connection (fibre-optic, ADSL or cable with at least 20Mbit/s) as well as a computer with good video and audio equipment. In order to practise your speaking, you will need a webcam and a microphone.


FOR WHOM?

For PhD-candidates and employees of the UT and ITC, who speak very little or no Dutch.

RESULT

In this beginners course participants will acquire a basic knowledge of Dutch, approximately CEF-level A1

CONTENT

Method used: Nederlands in gang

  • Dutch grammar and conventions
  • Basic vocabulary
  • Speaking about every day situations

This fully online course will allow you to learn flexibly, whenever and wherever you want, while still receiving a structured approach with a fixed duration and supervision from a teacher. This online course covers all skills, including speaking and writing.

Online interaction: For some of the assignments, all students will have direct contact with the teacher. These meetings will be held at fixed times in weeks 2, 5 and 8 of the course and will last 30 minutes. Time differences will be taken into account while planning these meetings, so they will be spread over various days and times. In addition to these meetings, the teacher will be available via chat, e-mail or Skype during the course.

To practice speaking skills the participants will be given assignments that they can complete in pairs, in small groups or individually with SpeakApps and Skype.

You will also get feedback on three writing assignments.

DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT

Duration: 8 weeks
Time investment: 8-10 hours each week. 
The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 3 ECTS.

Admission criteria

Open entry. Staff and PhD-candidates who already know some Dutch are advised to contact the TCP Dutch language coordinator for an intake.

person info
Further Information:
TCP Language Centre Support Office
053 - 4892040 
tcp@utwente.nl

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  • January 2017
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