GER2131 : Beginners' Dutch - Part 1
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Carol Fehringer
- Owning School: Modern Languages
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||10|
In consonance with the overall aims of the degrees offered in the SML, this module will introduce students to the Dutch language both in its written and spoken form.
This course is an introduction to the Dutch language for students who speak German. It will be divided into two parts:
A) Writing skills: i.e. Dutch grammar, translation into English and text comprehension (reading different types of texts and answering questions in Dutch;
B) Oral and listening skills (including role-plays based on the set coursebook, general conversation and listening exercises).
One hour a week will be given to each part of the course. Part B will be taught by a native speaker of Dutch.
This module is for Exchange students studying at Newcastle University for Semester 1 only.
Outline Of Syllabus
Dutch Grammar, Text comprehension, composition, translation in to English, general oral work, oral role-plays based on coursebook, listening exercise.
THIS COURSE WILL BE TAUGHT AND ASSESSED IN ENGLISH AND DUTCH, DEPENDING ON THE EXERCISE.
OTHER PROGRAMME LINKS:- Any student whose degree programme includes German Level C.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||22||1:00||22:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||78:00||78:00||N/A|
Jointly Taught With
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
As this is beginner's language course it is more classroom based than the other optional modules, hence the higher number of contact hours. The teaching will be split in to two main parts:
A) Writing skills: i.e grammar translation and text comprehension.(1 hr a week).
B) Oral and listening skills (1 hr a week)
the latter of which will always be taught by a narrative speaker of Dutch and will focus on the students active use of the language in understanding and speaking Dutch.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
In the 90 min written exam students will answer 3 questions which which directly relate to the skills learned during the writing skills part of the course: 1 text comprehension exercise, and 1 set of grammer exercises and one short composition in Dutch.
Resit: 90 minute written exam as above