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Dutch 3 (Upper-)Intermediate


Admission requirements

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 and Dutch 2 Pre-intermediate.


This course is a follow-op of the Pre-Intermediate course. During the course, the student’s existing knowledge and skills of the Dutch language will be expanded. 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. Texts will be the core of this course in order to practise the vocabulary.

Course objectives

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

Two 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.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Atending classes (4 hours per week x 12 weeks): 48 hours

  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 92 hours

Assessment method

  1. Midterm exam: 25% (grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension in class exam)
    1. Two small assignments (quizzes): 7,5% each (grammar and vocabulary)
    2. Listening evaluation: 10%
    3. 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.


Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrolment in uSis

Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

Title: Lezen las gelezen deel 1
Auther: Ineke de Bakker
Publisher: Noordhoff
ISBN: 9789001131180


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


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.