Common European





DUTC 110: Elementary Dutch I (L1) only taught in Fall
(level A1 of the common european Framework of Reference for Languages)
In this course, you will learn the basic grammar of Dutch and get intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing basic Dutch in meaningful, everyday contexts. Through the language you will get acquainted with the country, its society and its people. At the end of the course you will be able to understand basic Dutch and make yourself understood in everyday situations.
DUTC 120: Elementary Dutch II (L2) only taught in Spring
(level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
This course is a continuation of DUTC 110. You will expand your knowledge of Dutch vocabulary & grammar through both the textbook and online resources such as Dutch TV and radio. You will improve your listening and reading skills, while learning about Dutch speaking societies. You will start writing texts in Dutch and your conversational skills will increase through in-class discussions and interaction with native speakers. At the end of the course, you will be able to be able to deal with everyday situations in Dutch and have simple conversations with native speakers.
DUTC 130: Intermediate Dutch I (L3) only taught in Fall
(level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
In this course, the increased use of authentic texts will help you to expand your knowledge of Dutch culture and increase proficiency in the language. Discussions, compositions, reading articles, watching Dutch television and contact with native speakers will result in improved control of Dutch grammatical structures and vocabulary. After completing this course, you will have a solid basis to understand both spoken en written Dutch and will be well on your way to become fluent in the language.
DUTC 140: Intermediate Dutch II (L4) only taught in Spring
(level B1/B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)
This course will go beyond the textbook and will increase your understanding of the language by making use of authentic Dutch material. Through compositions, presentations and discussions, you will develop your productive language skills. We will explore different topics, which may include the languages, cultures, literature, societies and history of the Dutch-speaking world, depending on the needs and interests of the students. After completing this course, you will be able to handle most Dutch texts comfortably on your own and will be able to engage in conversation with native speakers on a wide range of topics.
DUTC 160: Dutch Culture & Society (taught in English) only taught in Spring
This course will focus on different aspects of modern day Dutch culture as well as topics in Dutch history and will explore the origins of differences in cultural ideas. The course will take you beyond the clichés of prostitution, drugs, tulips and clogs and will give you an insight into the psyche of this tiny European country, which has produced many famous people, has strong historical ties with the U.S. and is still one of the biggest investors in the U.S. economy today.