Dutch for Reading is an online course designed for those whom are interested in reading Dutch texts. In this course we will focus on Dutch grammar and (personalized) vocabulary. The book being used, focusses - amongst other themes - on (art) history, social policies and (post)colonial Netherlands. Participants will work with self-chosen reading material in small workgroups on individual specialisms.
Dutch for Reading is designed for graduate students and researchers preparing for departmental reading/translation exams and/or need to read Dutch for their research in (art)history, Indonesia Studies, Comparative Literature etc. The course does not require any previous knowledge of Dutch.
The course will be conducted in English.
Students will acquire basic reading vocabulary and understanding of Dutch grammar through analytical discussion, grammar exercises, and extensive reading of selected texts. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to read Dutch texts of at least medium difficulty, understand their main ideas and translate them with the help of a dictionary.
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