Dutch: Advanced Language Skills and Fluency II

lgerm1503  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch: Advanced Language Skills and Fluency II
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h + 30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
Level B2 of the Common Europea Framework of Reference for Languages

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
A wide range of written texts and multimedia documents are used as a prompt for receptive and productive activities in both speech and writing. The focus is on vocabulary extension, grammatical accuracy and coherent argumentation. Special attention is devoted to intercultural communication. Lexical, grammatical and discursive differences between the target language and French are highlighted and practised through translation exercises.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 To acquire advanced productive and receptive skills in both speech and writing (B2+ level - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages).
At the end of the course, the student will be able to:
  • follow extended speech even when it is not clearly structured and when relationships are only implied and not signalled explicitly;
  • understand standard spoken language, live or broadcast;
  • easily follow complex interactions between third parties in group discussion and debate, even on abstract, complex unfamiliar topics;
  • understand spoken language displaying light regional varieties;
  • easily summarize lectures, conferences and talks (even on specialized topics) presented by native speakers;
  • understand a wide range of journalistic, literary or domain-specific texts;
  • appreciate stylistic differences between texts (written or spoken);
  • discover the structure of discourse;
  • recognize stylistic devices typical of the target language and provide equivalents in his/her mother tongue;
  • identify the targeted readership of a text;
  • have a good command of a broad lexical repertoire allowing gaps to be readily overcome with circumlocutions and avoidance strategies;
  • have a good command of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms;
  • make no significant vocabulary errors;
  • consistently maintain a high degree of grammatical accuracy; errors are rare;
  • be able to vary intonation and place sentence stress correctly in order to express finer shades of meaning;
  • use consistent and accurate layout, paragraphing, spelling and punctuation;
  •  produce clear, smoothly flowing, well-structured speech, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
 

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Content
Vocabulary extension with particular focus on its appropriate use in context (collocations, register).
Discursive and rhetorical techniques, typical of the target language.
Lexical and structural properties of written vs spoken discourse in the target language.
Teaching methods
The lecturing part of the course will focus on a systematic broadening of the lexical proficiency, the development of stylistic  and grammatical adequacy, use of different forms of discourse and the quality of translation.
The exercise part of the course will especially focus on productive oral and written proficiency (correct pronunciation, adequate use of the code, variety in register, vocabulary and fluency in communication).
Evaluation methods
Permanent evaluation: two tests during the academic year.
Written and oral examination in January, June and August
Bibliography
  • S. Theissen, Ph. Hiligsmann & R. Lousberg, Nouveau dictionnaire contrastif des prépositions (français-néerlandais avec excercices), Brussel: De Boeck, 2003 (verkrijgbaar in de handel)
  • Ph. Hiligsmann & S. Theissen, Néerlandais intermédiare avancé. Expressions et proverbes, Brussel, De Boeck, 2008 (verkrijgbaar in de handel)
  • S. Theissen, Ph. Hiligsmann & L. Rasier, Dictionnaire contrastif français-néerlandais, Louvain-la-Neuve: PUL, 2013.
  • Ph. Hiligsmann, P. Degrave, K. Van Goethem & L. Rasier, 100 fautes. De Boeck, 2e édition, 2017.
  • Documenten beschikbaar op Moodle
- S. Theissen, Ph. Hiligsmann & R. Lousberg, Nouveau dictionnaire contrastif des prépositions (français-néerlandais avec excercices), Brussel: De Boeck, 2003 (verkrijgbaar in de handel)
- Ph. Hiligsmann & S. Theissen, Néerlandais intermédiare avancé. Expressions et proverbes, Brussel, De Boeck, 2008 (verkrijgbaar in de handel)
- S. Theissen, Ph. Hiligsmann & L. Rasier, Dictionnaire contrastif français-néerlandais, Louvain-la-Neuve: PUL, 2013.
- Ph. Hiligsmann, P. Degrave, K. Van Goethem & L. Rasier, 100 fautes. De Boeck, 2e édition, 2017.
Teaching materials
  • S. Theissen, Ph. Hiligsmann & R. Lousberg, Nouveau dictionnaire contrastif des prépositions (français-néerlandais avec excercices), Brussel: De Boeck, 2003 (verkrijgbaar in de handel)
  • Ph. Hiligsmann & S. Theissen, Néerlandais intermédiare avancé. Expressions et proverbes, Brussel, De Boeck, 2008 (verkrijgbaar in de handel)
  • S. Theissen, Ph. Hiligsmann & L. Rasier, Dictionnaire contrastif français-néerlandais, Louvain-la-Neuve: PUL, 2013.
  • Ph. Hiligsmann, P. Degrave, K. Van Goethem & L. Rasier, 100 fautes. De Boeck, 2e édition, 2017.
  • Documenten beschikbaar op Moodle
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Minor in Dutch Studies

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures : General

Bachelor in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English

Bachelor in Law