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Dutch Elementary 1

Course Times & Enrolment

Tuesdays from 3rd October 2017 (Code DU030-101) Tuesdays from
3rd October 2017 6:30pm - 8:20pm • (10 classes)
G36B Paterson's Land • Tutor: Claire Van Wengen BA PGCE MSc
This course is now closed for enrolments

Course Summary

Continuation of the basic stage and by the end of the year students should be able to communicate on familiar and routine matters.

Course Details

Content of Course

  • Revision of everyday conversational phrases to put students at ease and familiarise them again with simple Dutch
  • Translation round class - discussion and assimilation of various verbal usages, expressions etc. Revision of numerals
  • Revision ZIJN (to be) and HEBBEN (to have)
  • Revision of strong verbs : how to master the Germanic Ablaut system and test on these
  • Revision of plurals
  • Adjectives
  • Review of word order
  • The Dutch modals (kunnen etc)
  • The Dutch separable and reflexive verbs - structure and application
  • Brief survey of Dutch society and culture

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 sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

Sources

Core Readings

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

Essential

Contact! 1 (textbook, audio CDs and wordlist) Intertaal: 2009. ISBN: 978-946030134-6

Web Sources

Where appropriate web sources will be provided.

Class Handouts

Handouts will be provided during the course by the tutor.

Queries

If you have questions regarding the course or enrolment, please contact COL Reception at Paterson's Land by email or by phone 0131 650 4400.

Student support

If you have a disability, learning difficulty or health condition which may affect your studies, please let us know by ticking the 'specific support needs' box on your course application form. This will allow us to make appropriate adjustments in advance and in accordance with your rights under the Equality Act 2010. For more information please visit the Student Support section of our website.