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Dutch Intermediate 1

Course Times & Enrolment

Wednesdays from 4th October 2017 (Code DU029-101) Add to Basket Wednesdays from
4th October 2017 6:30pm - 8:20pm • (10 classes)
Holyrood Campus • Tutor: Claire Van Wengen BA PGCE MSc
£136.00 Concessions and discounts

Course Summary

Students will be expected to start learning to manage more complex and unexpected situations. They will move on to more complex vocabulary and grammar and the classes will be conducted as much as possible in Dutch. By the end of the course students will be fairly confident in talking about past experiences and about feelings and ideas as well as discussing current ideas and being up to date with social currents in the Netherlands.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Revision and consolidation of grammar from previous courses.
  • Discussion of ideas based on increasingly complex texts.
  • Cultural aspects of the Netherlands and the way society works.
  • Comparisons of Dutch culture and other cultures.
  • Acquisition of more complex and specialist vocabulary.
  • Broadening out of knowledge of grammar acquired at an earlier stage.
  • Conjunctions, passive sentences, relative pronouns, irregular verbs in various tenses, the conditional, the use of ‘ER’ and separable verbs.

Teaching method(s)

The emphasis in this course is on speaking and listening. The lessons will focus on language that is required for communicating in real situations.

The lessons will include whole class activities and pair or small group work, role-play, watching videos and listening to CDs. Grammar is introduced in context. Extensive written exercises and reading texts are set as homework where appropriate.

In order to fully benefit from the course and to achieve the learning outcomes, you will need to devote some time outwith classes to revision and homework.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:

  • Understand the main points of clear standard input of familiar matters regularly encountered in everyday situations.
  • Produces simple connected text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Describe experiences and events, ideas and emotions and be able to justify opinions and views.

Sources

Core Readings

To study this course you will need the course book. Your tutor will advise you on the purchase of your textbook at your first class.

Essential

Nederlands in actie by Berna de Boer, Margaret van der Kamp and Birgit Lijmbach. 3rd, revised edition (Derde, herziene druk). Bussum: Uitgeverij Coutinho, 2012. ISBN 978-3-12-528877-5

Web Sources

Where appropriate web sources will be provided.

Class Handouts

Handouts will be provided by the tutor during the course.

Student support

If you feel you have specific requirements to enable you to study with us, please contact our Student Support Team by email StudentSupport.COL@ed.ac.uk or by phone 0131 650 4400 to arrange a confidential discussion. Giving us this information will enable us to make arrangements to meet your requirements for studying in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010.