Germanic Languages | Intensive Dutch I
N100 | 2645 | Van der Cruysse-Van Antwerpen


Four credit hour course; meets 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m., MTRF in BH 240.

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 will be supplemented by dialogues and exercises in class.
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, English-Dutch dictionary (PRISMA)
(+) a course reader (details announced in first class)