This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Dutch 1 Beginners.
During the course, the student’s existing vocabulary is expanded to include abstract terminology. Attention is given to special rules and exceptions. All forms of linguistics skills are dealt with: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Texts and topics of conversation are centred around various current topics. Conversation skills are practised in the class as well as in groups. Furthermore, the tutor deals with texts and grammatical topics.
The target level is B1 in accordance with the Common European Framework.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website
Mode of instruction
Three two hour tutorials every week
Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:
• Atending classes (6 hrs per week over 12 weeks): 72 hours
• Preparing classes, exams and extra activities: 208 hours
- Midterm exam: 25% (grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension in class exam)
- Two small assignments (quizzes): 7,5% each (grammar and vocabulary)
- Listening evaluation: 10%
- Final exam:
a. 1st part Written exam: 35% (grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension)
b. 2nd part Oral exam: 15% (speaking and listening)
To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following: the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
To pass the course, the average has to be 5.5 at least.
If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of a resit.
The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:
• Reading and writing;
• Written dialogue;
• Vocabulary and grammar.
Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.
Title: Nederlands in actie
Author: Berna de Boer
Title: Trefwoord 1
Author: B. Lijmbach
The books can be purchased at good bookstores like “Paagman” (or online “Paagman.nl”)
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
C.M. Steenbergen### Remarks
For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.