Germanic Languages | Intensive Dutch I
N100 | 2762 | Staff
N100 Intensive Dutch I (4 cr.)
Prerequisite: There is no previous knowledge of the language necessary
for this course. It is possible to attend N100 as a first foreign
language course. We move fairly rapidly through elementary grammar and
pronunciation, and concentrate on conversation and reading from the
beginning. The grammar book wil be used in addition to a reader.
Audio-tapes and video material will be used on a regular basis in
order to improve listening comprehension and pronunciation skills.
Optional extra-curricular helps are: a weekly coffee hour, one film or
traditional Dutch event per month, and guest speakers. The goals to be
reached by the end of the first semester of Dutch are good
pronunciation, elementary grammar, a reasonable conversational
fluency, and an ability to read not too complicated texts. Grading:
weekly quizzes, a midterm, and a final. Because class participation
also covers a solid part of the grade, students are encouraged to
bring up their own topics of interest to be covered in class.
Texts: Shetter, Introduction to Dutch or Dutch, an Essential Grammar
A Dutch-English and English-Dutch dictionary (Kramer) or any
other 2-volume dictionaries