Dutch Courses for Spring 2024

Content for Spring 2024

Dutch Courses:

 Dutch 1 (5) Elementary Dutch. Van Der Hoeven
(Taught in Dutch)

In this beginner’s course, students will familiarize themselves with the basics of Dutch: sounds and spelling, vocabulary, and grammar. Weekly themes form the basis of in-class conversations and write-ups. 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.
NOTE- Please contact instructor regarding available modes of instruction!

Dutch 2 (5) Elementary Dutch. Van Der Hoeven
(Taught in Dutch)

Prerequisites: Dutch 1 or equivalent.  In Dutch 2, students’ knowledge of Dutch vocabulary and grammar will be expanded and put into practice, in engaging conversation classes and weekly writing assignments. Each week is dedicated to a theme, which forms the heart of the readings and discussions. Students will conclude this semester by giving a short presentation in Dutch.
NOTE- Please contact instructor regarding available modes of instruction!

Dutch 24 (1) Freshman Seminar. Dewulf
(Taught in English)

“Study Abroad”.  This one-unit freshman seminar explores all study abroad opportunities that UC Berkeley offers to its students. It answers questions about what can be gained by studying abroad and how to make it part of one’s undergraduate education at Cal. It focuses on how to develop a study abroad plan that suits academic and personal interests. Students also learn about different program options, how to select a program, application procedures, financial aid, and making the most of the study abroad experience after returning to the Berkeley campus. This is the ideal course to prepare yourself for a study abroad experience and to learn, explore, and grow in a globalizing world.

Dutch 125 (4) Conversation and Composition.Von Der Hoeven
(Taught in Dutch)

In this advanced language course we proceed with the patterns of Dutch 110, although instead of giving frequent presentations, the emphasis will now be placed on weekly writing assignments and intense conversation. Students will be introduced to different types of texts and will learn different styles and practices in writing. A reader with various reading materials (i.e. articles, book reviews, literature, and scholarly pieces) will form the basis for the writings and conversations.