6 ECTS credits
180 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 1009931ANR for all students in the 1st and 2nd semester at a (A) Bachelor - preliminary level.

Semester
1st and 2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
Dutch
Faculty
Academic Language Centre
Department
Academic Center for Language Education
Educational team
Hanneke Vanhellemont
Tine Truijen
Voorzitter ACTO (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
78 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
24 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

'Academische taalbeheersing Nederlands' is a language proficiency course which focuses on the skills needed to adequately function in an academic context and which requires a B2 level in Dutch. The course is divided into two components.

Oral proficiency:

Throughout the year, students improve their speaking and presentation skills. In the lessons, individual language and pronunciation issues are identified by means of speaking and reading assignments. Students are stimulated to continuously work on said skills through continuous and self-assessment. Students are also asked to give smaller presentations on a regular basis as a preparation for the final (group) presentation.

Written proficiency:

In this introduction to academic writing, the lesson content is provided on the basis of the students’ specific needs. Particular attention is given to summarising texts, the use of genres and register, building an argument, and planning a text. Additionally, students are taught to correctly use references according to the APA style. A substantial part of the course consists of writing texts.

Course material
Handbook (Required) : Klink klaar, Uitspraak- en intonatiegids voor het Nederlands, Bernadette Timmermans, Davidsfonds Uitgeverij, 9789002269325, 2022
Additional info

More specific information on the course will be provided at the start of the academic year and via the online learning platform. Course materials are provided in class and/or via the online learning platform.

Learning Outcomes

General competencies

The general aim of this course is to familiarise students with academic language use of Dutch, both spoken and written. The specific learning outcomes are:

• The student is aware of and can identify different registers in Dutch.

• The student can critically analyse their own language use and has learnt to remediate their weaknesses.

• The student has learned to switch to the standard pronunciation of Dutch when the context requires so.

• The student can speak in front of a group while paying attention to both content and form in the appropriate register.

• The student is able to successfully complete individual and group presentation assignments.

• The student masters the written academic register.

• The student can write texts in different genres taking into account a changing target audience, text goal and register.

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Practical Exam determines 75% of the final mark.
Other Exam determines 25% of the final mark.

Within the Practical Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Permanente evaluatie with a relative weight of 75 which comprises 75% of the final mark.

    Note: Permanente evaluatie op basis van geleverd werk tijdens het academiejaar, zowel mondeling als schriftelijk, evenals evaluatie van het logboek afgeleverd in kader van het groepswerk.

Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Presentatie with a relative weight of 25 which comprises 25% of the final mark.

    Note: Eindpresentatie groepswerk.

Additional info regarding evaluation

- Students who do not pass one or both modules earn the lowest module score for the course as a whole. 

- Students who do not obtain a pass grade for one or more separate assessment components in the first exam session can choose to carry over their scores to the second exam session rather than retaking the assessment for said components during the second exam session.

- The score for a separate assessment component cannot be carried over to a subsequent academic year.

-  Students who did not participate in each of the separate assessment components will be marked as absent for the course as a whole. 

- Further details will be provided in the first class and via the online learning platform.

 

 

 

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Bachelor of Philosophy and Moral Sciences: default (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: German-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: French-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-English (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Dutch-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Spanish-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: Italian-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: German-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-German (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-French (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Italian (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and Literary Studies: English-Spanish (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Frans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Nederlands-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Engels (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Frans-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Duits (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Engels-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Applied Language Studies: Duits-Spaans (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: Dutch-English
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: Dutch-German
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: Dutch-French
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: Dutch-Italian
Bachelor of Linguistics and LiteraryStudies: Dutch-Spanish
Bridging Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Bridging Programme Master of Teaching in Languages: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Linguistics and Literary Studies: one language (only offered in Dutch)