General Dutch - Intermediate level - part 1

lneer1230  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

General Dutch - Intermediate level - part 1
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change until September 13, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
3 credits
15.0 h
Q2
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
The student should have followed the teaching unit corresponding (at least) to level A2 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (European Council).
Main themes
This teaching unit  is structured around different subjects (e.g. hobbies, travel, home, advertisement, student life, health, ...) related to the general (non-specific) domain.
Aims

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

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Reading Comprehension

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able

  • to understand the significant points of a direct and non-complex newspaper article.
  • to read and show a satisfactory level of understanding of factual texts about subjects of personal interest.

B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages"

Individual Listening Comprehension

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able

  • to understand the main points of TV-programmes about familiar subjects, provided that the language is pronounced clearly.
  • to follow the general plan of short presentations about familiar subjects, provided that the language is pronounced clearly.

Interactive Listening Comprehension

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • follow a clearly articulated speech within an everyday conversation, occasionally having some words or expressions repeated.

B1 level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages"

Individual Speaking Skills

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able

  • to make a short presentation about a subject related to his/her everyday life, be able to give short explanations and justifications for his/her opinions, plans and actions.
  • to easily carry out a direct and non-complex description of subjects related to his/her interests and everyday life as well of subjects dealt with in class.

Interactive Speaking Skills

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able

  • to face a limited number of direct and simple questions
  • to take part in a conversation about a familiar subject, express his/her personal opinion and exchange information about that subject (holidays, family, hobbies, ')

B1-  level of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages"

Writing Skills /

Code:

  • Knowledge of basic vocabulary (2000 basic words) and structures of Dutch. Reinforcement and extension of vocabulary.
  • As far as speaking skills are concerned, the course focuses more on communicative skills than on correction.

Culture

For all the skills aforementioned: introduction to Flemish and Dutch culture.

 

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
This teaching unit involves that basic vocabulary and structures are trained, reinforced and expanded in order to prepare the students for the next teaching unit.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change until September 13.

  • Lessons in groups of max. 20 students.
  • Workload 
    classroom hours = 15 h
    homework (including selftuition) = 90 h
  • We will use the 'flipped classroom' approach for this class and deal with the selftuition material students will have prepared on the Moodle platform before coming to class. TIsh cours counts for 3 ECTS and consists of 15 contact hours organised as follows : 2 hours every other week. The presence of the students at each session is compulsory. In principle, every 2-hour session implies 8 hours of previous aunomous study by the students. The cours is divided into 5 themes linked to daily life :
  1. Life in a student town
  2. Youth culture  
  3. Food and health
  4. Discovering the world
  5. Money and advertising
Revision and extension of general lexical knowledge and of specific vocabulary linked to the themes dealt with.
  • Revision, autonomously, of the grammatical structures specific toeh the Dutch language with the help of a power point diaporama on Moodle and the theory in the syllabus. Addtionnal productive exercises are done in class.
  • Activation of receptive skills in class based on self tuition material.
  • Oral conversation practice by means of role plays, etc.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change until September 13.

  1. Continuous assessment (4 compulsory tests which represent 30% of the final note)
  2. Written exam (60% of final mark divided as such : grammar (1/3), vocabulary (1/3), listening comprehension (1/6), reading comprehension (1/6)
  3. Oral test (content of the class and of the texts on Moodle) = 10%
Other information
It is possible to be exempted from this teaching unit : students who assume that their level of Dutch is sufficient to be exempted, enroll on the Moodle platform for an exemption test whith takes place in week 9.
Students who get 14/20 or more on this test, can then take part in a productive test and their speaking skills are evaluated. If they get 13/20 or more on that test, they can be exempted from the teaching unit and the exam.
Bibliography
  • Syllabus de cours et matériel de révision en autodidacte
  • Textes et exercices sur la plate-forme Moodle
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Economics and Management

Bachelor in Information and Communication

Bachelor in Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Bachelor : Business Engineering