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LANGUAGE COURSES

Dutch & English language courses 

During the academic year, Hasselt University organises free Dutch & English language classes at Campus Diepenbeek (an overview of the classrooms can be found in this document). For more information, please contact Manu Ville (manu.ville@uhasselt.be).

Monday 8:15-10:15 Dutch intermediate+ / advanced: language course
Monday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners
Monday 15:00-16:30 English conversation
Tuesday 10:00-12:00 English language course
Tuesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch intermediate-
Wednesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch intermediate+ / advanced:conversation class
Wednesday 17:00-19:00 Dutch beginners

Registration is mandatory. Please register through the following links for the Dutch course:

- Personnel

- Students: please register through your student file (register for..../internationalisation)

PhD students who finish the Dutch course will receive a doctoral school certificate. The course, however, does not qualify for one of the doctoral school requirements.

For the English course, please register by sending an e-mail to manu.ville@uhasselt.be


Dutch beginners
who?
Exchange students, international Bachelor & Master students and researchers who want to obtain basic knowledge of the Dutch language.

goal
• Understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
• Introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details such as where you live, your family, your friends and things you have.
• Interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.

when?
14 weeks, from September 26th 2016 until end of January 2017 , twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. You are expected to spend around 1 ½ to 3 hours a week on self-study.


Dutch intermediate -
who?
Exchange students, international Bachelor & Master students and researchers who want to ameliorate their basic knowledge of the Dutch language.

goal
Preparing for intermediate/advanced level. As we only foresee 14 lessons of 1 ½ h a week these lessons only have the intention to anchor the things we have learned in “Dutch beginners”, added with supplementary exercises.

when?
14 weeks, from September 26th 2016 until end of January 2017 , once a week on Tuesday. You are expected to spend around 1 ½ to 3 hours a week on self-study. Taking into account your level, you are of course welcome to follow the courses of the beginners or of the intermediate/advanced group.


Dutch intermediate + / advanced
who?
Everyone who wants to improve her or his Dutch.

goal
• understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, health, leisure, transport, life at home, etc.
• deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
• produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
• describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.

when?
14 weeks, from September 26th 2016 until end of January 2017 , twice a week on Monday and Wednesday. You are expected to spend around 1 ½ to 3 hours a week on self-study.


External language centres

Students can attend Dutch or other language classes at external language centres, such as PCVO Modern Languages Hasselt or CVO Step. Please contact Elly Vincken for more information about the different options for Dutch (email: evincken@limburg.be, phone #: +32 11 30 56 11).

 

E-learning modules in Dutch and other languages  

CommArt International, a spin-off of Hasselt University, offers various interactive, multimedia communication modules for learning Dutch and other languages.

If you order via the CommArts website, you can get a €25 discount (http://www.commart.be/en/home/)

Please contact willy.clijsters@uhasselt.be or martine.verjans@uhasselt.be for more information.