This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme 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 centered around various current topics. Conversation skills are practiced in the class as well as in groups. Furthermore, the tutor deals with texts and grammatical topics.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
This course is the second course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Dutch, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.
Mode of instruction
Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first five (5) times.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 280 hours, broken down by:
|Attending classes||72 hours|
|Assessment hours (exams)||6 hours|
|Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities||202 hours|
- Written exam, quizzes, homework, in class oral/listening and reading performance.
To successfully complete the course, please take note that the End Grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance, and written exams.
The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.
If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.
Exam review and feedback
How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.
Title: Start.nl deel 2 - Dutch for beginners
Author: Katja Verbruggen
Title: Nederlands in actie
Author: Berna de Boer
Title: Trefwoord 1
Author: B. Lijmbach
Additional reading material will be made available by the instructor during the tutorials.
The books can be purchased at good bookstores like “Paagman”.
Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.
Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.