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GER2131 : Beginners' Dutch - Part 1

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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 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, 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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion261:0026:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching221:0022:00PiP
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery21:002:00PiP
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study501:0050:00N/A
Total100:00
Jointly Taught With
Code Title
GER2031Beginners' Dutch
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 synchronous teaching hours. The teaching will be split into two main parts:

A) Writing skills: grammar, text comprehension, writing (1 hr a week);
B) Oral and listening skills (1 hr a week)

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Written exercise1MTwo practice assignments.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written exam tests the students' comprehension and grammar skills, and includes a short composition based on the topics learnt in the oral classes.

Alternative assessment (if Covid-19 related changes are needed): Written exam as above but as take home paper.

Reading Lists

Timetable