Germanic Languages | Intensive Dutch I
N401 | 3350-28951 | Ham/ Haitjema
*This section meets with GER-N100
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), several essays, two oral examinations and
Class participation is a requirement for successful completion of the
course; therefore it also covers a solid part of the grade.
1 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? Nederlands Centrum ,
Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition 2004. ISBN 90 5517 098 4
2 E.Ham et al., Help! 1 Kunt u mij helpen? English supplement.
Nederlands Centrum Buitenlanders, Utrecht, Edition, 1998. ISBN 90
1 W.Shetter, Dutch An Essential Grammar, Publisher: Routledge, New
York and London, 9th edition 2007, ISBN 978-0-415-42307-6
2 Henry Stern, 201 Dutch Verbs: Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses,
3 Kramers dictionary, Het Spectrum, 2001
English – Dutch 9027476101 (ISBN-13: 9789027476104) and
Dutch – English 9027476179 (ISBN-13: 9789027476173)