Germanic Languages | Intensive Dutch I
N401 | 2967 | Esther Ham
N401 Intensive Dutch I (3 cr.) Esther Ham
11:15A-12:05P / MTRF
Prerequisite: This course presupposes no prior knowledge of Dutch.
It is possible to attend N401/N100 as a first foreign language
We move fairly rapidly through elementary grammar and pronunciation,
and concentrate on conversation from the beginning. Audio-recordings
and video material will be used on a regular basis in order to
improve listening comprehension and pronunciation skills. Students
are encouraged to bring up their own topics of interest to be
covered in class.
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
Grading will entail: weekly quizzes, a midterm, a presentation on a
Dutch subject (in English), an oral examination and a portfolio.
Class participation is a requirement for successful completion of
the course, therefore it also covers a solid part of the grade.
E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen?(Publisher: Nederlands
Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht Edition 1998 ISBN 90 5517 098 4)
E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement
(Publisher: Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht Edition 1998
ISBN 90 5517 117 4
A Dutch-English and English-Dutch dictionary (Kramer) or any other 2-