Dutch for communication studies - Intermediate level - Beginning of part 2

lneer2433  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch for communication studies - Intermediate level - Beginning of part 2
3 credits
30.0 h
Q1 and Q2
Teacher(s)
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
This teaching unit further develops the intermediate level (beginning of part 2) and the student should have followed the teaching unit of intermediate level (continuation and end of part 1) LNEER1333 or a course of similar level (level B2- of the CEF for the listening skills, level B2 for the reading skills, level B1 for the speaking skills and B1- for the writing skills).

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
This teaching unit  is structured around themes of general interest and field-related themes.
Aims

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

1 This teaching unit  aims at developing the communication skills (mainly reading, listening and speaking)

Reading Comprehension

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to understand in detail factual texts concerned with  general and field-related items. He should also be able to understand articles about contemporary problems and to catch the position or the viewpoint of the author.

Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Listening Comprehension  
  • Individual
At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to understand a large part of expositions or television and radio programs on subjects of general interest or on subjects related to the field of studies, provided that the language is of a standard level.
  • Interactive
At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to understand an everyday conversation on familiar subjects or subjects related to the field of studies provided that the language is of a standard level and clearly pronounced.

Level B2- of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

Speaking Skills
  • Individual
At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to give a presentation of a subject of general interest or of a field-related subject and to develop his/her viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
  • Interactive
At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to interact with good grammatical control ans with with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes conversation/discussion with native speakers quite possible provided the subject is familiar or field-related.

Level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Writing Skills  

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to write a short personal letter, a short report or a short abstract and to write short factual and descriptive reports adding a short personal opinion.

Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
 
Code
  • Vocabulary: consolidation of vocabulary and extension of general and field related vocabulary.
  • Grammar: consolidation of the command of the basic structures of the Dutch language, particularly those that cause problems for French speaking people
Culture
In the development of all the above-mentioned skills the course will aim at making the students aware of Dutch and Flemish cultural aspects.
 
Content
This teaching unit is structured around themes of general interest and field-related themes for each of which receptive and productive activities aimed at consolidating and broadening vocabulary and grammar are provided.
Teaching methods
This teaching unit is structured around themes, each of which includes receptive and productive activities aimed at consolidating and broadening vocabulary and grammar. This teaching unit focuses mainly on oral production about field-related themes. Video and audio fragments are used to illustrate the themes.
For each theme  discussions or role plays are provided giving the student the possibility to use the newly acquired vocabulary. The student will also have to give a presentation on a topic  related to the field of communication.
The classroom activities require a certain amount of preparation on the part of the student (exercises, vocabulary, …)
Teaching methods
Depending on the current health situation, classes will be taught either on site or online (2 hours every two weeks)
Evaluation methods
Homework will be assigned before every class in order to help our students progress throughout the year. These tasks will not be evaluated as such, but will be included in a participation grade. The student will therefore not only have to actively participate in the classes, but also complete the different tasks and correct them according to the teacher's feedback. The evaluation at the end of the semester will allow the student to assess this progress.
Practically:
First semester (40% of the total grade)
The written evaluation will take place in week 14. Students will have to study the thematic vocabulary of the syllabus as well as the grammar. Students will also have to write a summary of an article. This test will count for 18 points out of the 20 (Q1).
Second semester (60% of the total grade)
In Q2, the student will have to do the following tasks:
1. Presentation of a group work related to the field of communication (4 points) OR Tandem project
Video project: the students will present in class or on Teams, in groups of two or alone (depending on the current health situation) an "unknown" village of Wallonia OR one of their passions. They will have to make a video and a PowerPoint to talk about the subject. Students will be evaluated on the language, but also on creativity
OR: tandem project
2. Oral evaluation (6/20)
The oral evaluation will take place in the June session. This will be an individual evaluation: students will have to talk about two articles of their choice (related to one of subjects of the syllabus or a theme related to communication), as well as the topics covered in the course (themes/videos/project).
3. Written exam (8 points): the written evaluation will take place in week 13. Students will have to study the thematic vocabulary of the syllabus + reading comprehension + written expression. This written expression could take place before Easter or during the exam in S13.
4. Participation grade (2 points)
Important
If the student does not pass the January test or submits a medical certificate, he or she must retake this part in Q2 (he or she will retake the entire test, i.e. January and June). For the September exam: there will be a written test on Q1 and Q2, as well as an oral exam. The permanent evaluation will be taken into account if it is in favor of the student.
Other information
  • Lessons in groups of max. 20 students
  • The teacher is available during his office-hour(s) and can be contacted by e-mail
  • Classroom hours = 30 h
  • Self-study (including e-learning) = 60 h
Bibliography
  • Syllabus du cours : LNEER2433 - Nederlands voor communicatiewetenschappen - Intermediair niveau - Begin deel 2
  • Moodle (plate-forme e-learning)
Teaching materials
  • Syllabus du cours : LNEER2433 - Nederlands voor communicatiewetenschappen - Intermediair niveau - Begin deel 2
  • Moodle (plate-forme e-learning)
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Information and Communication