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LANGUAGE COURSES

Intensive Dutch Course

Before the start of the academic year, Hasselt University organises a 2-week intensive Dutch course during the last week of August and the first week of September at Campus Hasselt. This intensive course allows up to 30 students and is available for both exchange as well as international master students. 

For the academic year 2018-2019, the intensive Dutch course will take place from August 27th, until September 7th. Each Monday to Friday, from 9 AM until 4 PM (good for 30 hours of Dutch per week) 

In case you are interested, please register yourself here

Please take note: you can register to take part up until the seven days prior to the start of the intensive course, or until the limit of 30 students has been reached.

For more information, please contact Manu Ville (manu.ville@uhasselt.be).

Dutch & English language courses 

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

From September 24th 2018 until end of January 2019:

Monday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation
Monday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners
Monday 15:00-16:30 Dutch beginners+
Tuesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch intermediate(+)
Tuesday 15:00-16:30 English intermediate
Wednesday 10:00-11:30 Dutch beginners
Wednesday 12:30-14:00 English conversation (with native speaker)
Wednesday 15:00-16:30 Dutch intermediate(+)


Registration is mandatory.
If you wish to take part in the Dutch course or in the English course, please send an e-mail to manu.ville@uhasselt.be :

For the course 'English conversation with native speaker', please register via e-mail

Enclose in your e-mail the following details:

- Naam and surname;

- Education;

- Period in Belgium;

- Which courses you wish to take part in: language, day, hour;

- University in country of origin. 


Dutch beginners

who?
Exchange students, international Bachelor & Master students, researchers, etc. who want to obtain someknowledge 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 24th 2018 until the end of January 2019, twice a week on Monday and Wednesday.*

* Two times a week (approximately) te same lesson in order to give you the opportunity to fit it in into your timetable.


Dutch beginners+

who?
Exchange students, international Bachelor & Master students, researchers, etc. who want to obtain a basic knowledge of the Dutch language in order to continue on a higher level.

goal
Preparing for the intermediate(+) level: 14 lessons of 1 1/2 hours a week. These lessons can perfectly be combined with the Dutch beginners course, but more attention is paid to grammar and exercises.

when?
14 weeks, from September 24th 2018 until the end of January 2019, once a week.
You are expected to spend around 1 1/2 to 3 hours a week on self-study and/or combine it with one session Dutch beginners.


Dutch intermediate(+) 

who?
Everyone who wants to improve his/her Dutch. If possible it is useful to combine it with the Dutch conversation class.

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 24th 2018 until the end of January 2019, once a week.
! You are expected to follow at least one lesson a week and/or combine it with around 1 1/2 to 3 hours a week on self-study.


Dutch conversation class 

who?
Everyone who wants to improve his/her Dutch and/or wants to apply the learned theory. If possible, it is useful to combine it with the Dutch intermediate(+) course.

goal
• practicing Dutch in different contexts.

when?
14 weeks, from September 24th 2018 until the end of January 2019, once a week.


English 

who?
Everyone who want to improve his/her English.
Exchange students, international Bachelor & Master students, researchers etc ... who want to reinforce the basic knowledge of the English language and/or for those who want to practice their conversation skills.

goal
• An English lesson is organised to boost the basic knowledge of the English grammar and vocabulary. (level B1 - B2) 
• Alternatively there will be one conversation class a week, so you will be more at ease to talk English.
In these conversation classes you will also have the opportunity to practice presentations!

when?
14 weeks, from September 24th 2018 until the end of January 2019: one basic lesson and one conversation class.


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. These are suited for individual study or (semi)autonomous learning.

For more information and orders: www.commart.eu (webshop).