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ULDU20020 Post-intermediate Dutch

    • Credits: 20
    • Level: 2
    • Pre-requisite: A-level Dutch any grade, or ULDU20010
    • Co-requisite: None
    • Taught during: Both semesters
    • Timetable: Timetable for the course

    Description

    • This course aims to further develop reading, speaking, writing and listening skills practised in ULDU20010. It emphasises communication and comprehension, but also builds on the grammar base acquired in previous courses. Class tests and assignments ensure that you keep abreast of your work and consolidate and review earlier material. Students will be expected to use the resources in the Language Centre and to communicate with native speakers wherever possible.

    Learning outcomes

    Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 

    1. Understand extended speech, most TV news programmes and many films;
    2. Read articles about contemporary problems which put forward arguments and different points of view;
    3. Speak with some fluency and spontaneity and take an active part in discussions; 
    4. Give a presentation on a specialist subject, outlining advantages and disadvantages of particular cases;
    5. Write essays, reports and letters, putting forward personal points of view.

    By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level B2.1 of the Common European Framework.

    • Transferable skills: Information handling, IT skills, cultural appreciation, language awareness, discussion, formal presentations.
    • Teaching and learning methods: seminars, three hours per week, plus an additional one hour oral class.  

    Assessment

    • Semester one: One written test (20%), one presentation (10%), one dossier mark (10%). Oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12.
    • Semester two: One written test (20%), one aural (15%), one oral test (15%), one dossier mark (10%). Listening assessment will take place in the week before the Easter break (normally week 7 or 8); oral and written assessments will normally be scheduled during weeks 10, 11 and 12.

    Nature and timing of feedback

    Feedback will include a combination of:

    • informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities;
    • formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.

    Convenor

    Dorit Fellner 

    Taught by

    Annemarie van Veldhuizen

    Maximum entry

    20 per group

    Set texts

    Contact 3! - tekstboek + audio CDs, intertaal publishers, ISBN: 978-9-46030140-7;Contact 3! - werkboek + audio CDs, ISBN: 978-9-46030141-4

    Recommended texts

    Dutch Grammar at a Glance, intertaal publishers, ISBN: 978-9-05451776-4

    Pathway

    None

    Employability

    Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and your employability by showing that you have a capacity to learn other languages and the desire to engage with other cultures.