Germanic Languages | Intensive Dutch I
N401 | 17151 | Esther Ham
11:15-12:05 / MTWR
*This section meets with GER-N 100
Prerequisite: This course presupposes no prior knowledge of Dutch. It
is possible to attend N401/N100 as a first foreign language course.
N100/N401 is a first semester language course that develops basic
skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. 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. 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. Homework is designed
to reinforce vocabulary, reading and writing skills, aural
comprehension, and the understanding of grammar.
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? Nederlands Centrum ,
Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition 1998. ISBN 90 5517 098 4
E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement.
Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition, 1998. ISBN 90 5517
William Z. Shetter et al. Dutch: An Essential Grammar (8th edition).
Routledge. ISBN 0415235022
Any 2-volume dictionaries (English–Dutch and Dutch–English)
Recommended: Kramers English – Dutch 9068822675 or Dutch – English,