Dutch for Reading is an online course designed for those who are interested in reading Dutch texts. In this course we will focus on Dutch grammar, (personalized) vocabulary and a portfolio. The book that is used in class focuses - amongst other themes - on (art) history, social policies and (post-)colonial Netherlands. Participants will work on their individual specialisms in small groups, with self-chosen reading materials.
Dutch for Reading is designed for graduate students preparing for departmental reading/translation exams and/or for those who need to read Dutch for their research. The course does not require any previous knowledge of Dutch.
If a sufficient number of students register we might offer two courses: one focusing on the America's and its time zone and one on (South-East) Asia and its time zone.
Students will acquire basic reading vocabulary and understanding of Dutch grammar through analytical discussion, grammar exercises, and extensive reading of selected texts. Students will also create a personal portfolio to demonstrate the individual texts they worked on.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to read Dutch texts of at least medium difficulty, understand their main ideas and translate them with the help of a dictionary.
This course is offered as a Distance Learning course. A distance learning lesson consist of two parts:
- Synchronous learning : real-time contact with your fellow students and your teacher in online classes (approx. two hours per session).
- Asynchronous learning: going through elaborate, guided course materials and doing online tasks and exercises on Canvas, the UvA’s online learning environment.
The course will be conducted in English.
Participants will be given a certificate of participation. There is no final exam.
This course starts at CEFR level 0 and finishes with CEFR level B1 reading skills only.
Dutch for reading Knowledge, C. van Baalen et al., € 33.—(hard copy or e-book) ISBN 978 90 272 1197 2
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