Dutch Courses for Fall 2023

Content for Fall 2023

For all meeting days and times please see the Online Schedule of Classes.

Dutch 1 (5) Elementary Dutch. Van Der Hoeven

In this beginner’s course, students will familiarize themselves with the basics of Dutch: its sounds and spelling, its grammatical structure, and its vocabulary. The class focuses on oral communication with an emphasis on vocabulary: learning words and learning how to use these words. By reading texts and dialogues (and listening to the audio version), students will build their vocabulary. In class they will get the opportunity to practice their newly learned words and phrases. By the end of the semester, students will be able to express themselves in speaking and in writing about a variety of topics, including introducing yourself, time, living, studying, traveling, and talking about present and past situations.

Dutch 110 (4) Advanced Dutch. Van der Hoeven

In this advanced Dutch language course, students will continue to build their vocabulary based on texts dealing with a variety of topics: the history, culture and society of Belgium and the Netherlands, current affairs and discussions, and literature and art. Class revolves around the reading and discussions of texts, and (newly) featured grammar will be discussed along the way. A lot of attention is paid to speaking skills and presentation skills. By the end of the semester, students will have developed their fluency in Dutch to the level of an advanced speaker. The course is open for students who successfully completed Dutch 1 and 2 (or have an equivalent level).

Dutch 166 (4) Anne Frank and After. Dewulf

Learn about the Holocaust in the Netherlands and the diary of Anne Frank.  With an in-person guest lecture by the director of the Anne Frank House.  Taught in English, all readings in English.