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

Week 1 until week 6:

Monday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation
Monday 12:30-14:30 Dutch intermediate
Monday 16:00-18:00 Dutch beginners: semi-intensive (30h)
Tuesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch intermediate
Tuesday 15:00-16:30 English lesson
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation
Wednesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners
Saturday 9:00-12:00 Dutch beginners: semi-intensive (30h)

 Week 7 until week 16:

Monday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation
Monday 12:30-14:30 Dutch intermediate
Monday 16:00-18:00 Dutch beginners
Tuesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch intermediate
Tuesday 15.00-16.30 English lesson
Wednesday 10:00-12:00 Dutch conversation
Wednesday 12:30-14:00 Dutch beginners

 

 

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 :

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?
16 weeks, from September 18th 2017 until mid-January , three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and on Saturday. 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?
16 weeks, from September 18th 2017 until mid-January, twice a week on Monday and 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 conversation
who?
Everyone, except beginners, 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?
16 weeks, from September 18th 2017 until mid-January, 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. These are suited for individual study or (semi)autonomous learning.

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