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Taalverwerving IIIb


Description requirements

The student must have passed all elements in BA2 language programme and Taalverwerving IIIa


This course consists of rapid reading, oral presentation on an academic subject and writing a paper. In the last phase of BA3, students are required to give an oral presentation on an academic subject. If the student prefers, the presentation theme can be related tot the BA graduation thesis. A peer student and the instructor evaluate weekly presentations jointly. Rapid reading includes skimming, scanning and learning to read without using a dictionary. Learning to summarize the text is also important. Students are required to write a paper at the end of the semester.

Regular attendance (min. 70%) and active participation in discussions is essential. For the preparation of presentation and a paper, students are required to start thinking about possible topics as early as possible in consultation with the instructor.

Course objectives

  • To consolidate language proficiency and knowledge, to exercise language skills actively in class and work on assignments;

  • To assist students to reach higher proficiency levels for further study and/or working life;

  • To improve reading skills: to read texts quicky, considering their background, and to think of arguments regarding the content.


Check timetable.

Mode of instruction

Independent study.

Assessment method

  • Oral presentation (30%)

  • Paper (30%)

  • Written exam (30%)




Reading materials to be distributed in class


Enrollment via uSis is required.

Contact information

Y.Kragt – Masui