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DUTCH LANGUAGE COURSE - STARTERS LEVEL (LEVEL 1) - BLENDED LEARNING

CONTENT

The framework for this course is the multimedia teaching method 'Vanzelfsprekend' of the Leuven Language Institute (ILT). The students will learn how to use the 1000 most frequent words, basic grammar and most important language functions of the Dutch language. Some interesting cultural information regarding Flanders, its geography and climate will be featured extensively.
This course is blended: the student will complete part of the trajectory in the classroom (40%) and the rest through self-study (60%), with the help of an online learning platform. This platform includes video materials, audio fragments and different types of exercises to study the vocabulary and grammar. Listening, reading, speaking and writing skills as well as pronunciation will also be practiced online. In the classroom the main focus will be on communication and interaction.

At the end of the course there will be an exam. This exam consists of 4 parts: a listening exam, a reading exam, an oral test and a written part (vocabulary + grammar / a writing assignment). If you pass, you will receive a certificate. This corresponds to the CEFR level A2. In order to pass, participants must obtain a minimum of 60% and they can only fail 1 of the 4 parts.

Learning outcomes

After this course, you are able to ...

  • use the 1000 most frequent words in a meaningful context,
  • apply the basic rules of grammar and most important language functions in oral and written communication,
  • apply their communication skills (reading, listening, speaking and writing) in everyday contexts.

Competences

An important part of preparing for any further professional step is becoming (more) aware of the competences you have developed and/or want to develop. The current course is related to the following competences from the UHasselt competency overview:

  • interpersonal competences:
    • oral communication
    • written communication
  • intellectual competences:
    • knowledge of languages
    • analytical thinking
    • conceptual/synthetic thinking
    • creativity
  • personal effectiveness:
    • autonomy
    • responsibility
    • self-development


PRACTICALITIES

For whom?

  • PhD students & postdoctoral reseachers
  • max 20 participants

When?

  • 13 sessions:
    • October 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, 2021 - 10:00-13:00
    • November 5, 19 & 26, 2021 - 10:00-13:00
    • December 3, 10 & 17, 2021 - 10:00-13:00
    • January 14 & 21, 2022 - 10:00-13:00
  • exam:
    • January 28, 2022

 Where?

  • Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, room A4
    • October 1, 8, 22 & 29, 2021 
    • November 5 & 26, 2021 
    • December 10 & 17, 2021
    • January 14, 21 & 28, 2022
  • Campus Diepenbeek, Building D, room C1
    • October 15, 2021 
    • November 19, 2021 
    • December 3, 2021

Registration?

  • Closed since September 8, 2021.
  • As places are limited, registering does not automatically imply that you will be able to participate. You will be notified after the registration deadline has passed.
  • Please cancel your registration at least one week in advance in case you cannot make it (cf. cancellation & no-show policy).

Aknowledged as?

  • DS BSH - ARK, BEW, SES: category 'career management & personal development' - personal development
  • DS BSH - REC: category 'research management & communication skills' - communication skills
  • DS HLS: category 'transferable skills' - one compulsory elective course
  • DS ST: category 'career & personal development' - personal development