Reading comprehension and vocabulary extension: economic and commercial texts in Dutch

lmult2233  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Reading comprehension and vocabulary extension: economic and commercial texts in Dutch
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
4 credits
22.5 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
B2 level of listening and reading and B2 level of speaking (Common European Framework of Reference).
Main themes
The course is based on a detailed description of the linguistic (grammatical, lexical and stylistic) features that are typical of the economic and commercial domain as opposed to other registers of the Dutch language. The focus is on significantly increasing specialised vocabulary to enable students to easily understand any text in this domain. Articles from newspapers, magazines, scientific books and websites are used for reading comprehension and vocabulary extension exercises.
Aims

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

1 At the end of the course, students should be able to understand economic and commercial texts in Dutch and have acquired a solid vocabulary in these areas (at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference).
 
Content
The aim of the course is to familiarize the student with economic and commercial Dutch using original texts. These articles are centred on important themes, particularly macro-economics, trade, sales techniques, accounting, the management and structure of companies, insurance and banking. Various exercises are used to enhance reading skills and vocabulary extension in this domain.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The course operates on the principle of reverse class. The theory will be seen at home thanks to the supports advised by the teacher. The practical part will be carried out during the course.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Continuous assessment (50% of the final mark) and written examination (50% of the final mark).
September exam: written exam (100% of the final mark).
Other information
Texts used include current economic affairs, theoretical texts on economic issues and internet and newspaper articles.
Bibliography
Sirjacobs, G. (coordinateur) (2015) : Néerlandais des affaires, Vol 1 Vocabulaire thématique n/f, De Boeck, Louvain-la-Neuve.
Sirjacobs, G. (coordinateur) (2015) : Néerlandais des affaires, Vol 2 Phrases types, exercices et presse business, De Boeck, Louvain-la-Neuve.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Evaluation methods
In the case of a remote examination, imposed because of the Covid-19 crisis, the assessment will be carried out as follows:
  •     50% of the final mark will be for the continuous assessment;
  •     50% of the final mark will be based on a written exam, organised through the Moodle platform, with open questions and grammar exercises.
Other information
Depending on the arrangements for on-site or distance assessment, the assessment of any new restriction by the authorities or any possible incapacity duly justified by students or teachers may require them to adopt the measures provided for in cases of force majeure described above, or to propose an adapted individual assessment.


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