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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 planning and classrooms can be found here). For more information, please contact Manu Ville (manu.ville@uhasselt.be).

Week 2 until week 9:

Monday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation (intermediate/advanced)
Monday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners: semi-intensive (40h)
Monday 15:00-16:30 Dutch intermediate
Tuesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners: semi-intensive (40h)
Tuesday 15:00-16:30 English lesson: basic
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Dutch beginners: semi-intensive (40h)
Wednesday 12:30-14:00 English conversation
Wednesday 15:00-16:30 Dutch intermediate


Week 11 until week 16:

Monday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation (intermediate/advanced)
Monday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners +
Monday 15:00-16:30 Dutch intermediate
Tuesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners +
Tuesday 15:00-16:30 English lesson: basic
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Dutch intermediate
Wednesday 12:30-14:00 English conversation

 

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: jean.bodet@uhasselt.be 

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 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?
see planning semester 

 

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

goal
These courses are organised for those who want to learn Dutch in order to use it in a less non-committal way.
Preparing for the intermediate / advanced level and the conversation classes. 

when?
see planning semester 

 

Dutch conversation intermediate +/advanced 
who?
For those who want to improve and practice their 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?
see planning semester

 

English 
who?
For those who want to improve and practice their 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, with a native speaker!!,  so you  will be more at ease to talk English..

when?
see planning semester 


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).