Dutch post-beginners A2 ADED11717E

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

In this course you will build on your basic communication skills by adding further vocabulary and grammar to your repertoire in order to give and request extended personal and family details, describe people and objects and use the language in a wider range of daily situations (request information, book train tickets, ask for directions, etc.) you may encounter when travelling to the areas where the language is spoken, as well as develop further cultural awareness.

 

During this course, you will be working at level A2 of the Common European Framework.

Timetable

Blocks 1 and 2

2 hours pw for 20 weeks

Mondays

19.00-21.00

Requirements of Entry

This course is recommended for learners who have a very basic knowledge of the language and/or have completed a Beginner or A1 level.

Excluded Courses

Dutch Stage 2

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Practical skills tasks evaluating students' competence on how well productive oral (25%) and writing (25%) skills are performed.

 

Set exercises designed as questions or tasks intended to assess the application of knowledge in receptive listening (25%) and reading (25%) skills in the foreign language.

Course Aims

This course aims to: 

■ Familiarise learners with sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance; 

■ Introduce learners to language necessary to communicate in expanded simple and routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar and daily matters; 

■ Provide practice opportunities for learners to describe, in simple terms, aspects of their background, close environment and matters in further areas of immediate need.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 

■ Communicate in routine tasks requiring a direct exchange of information in familiar and common matters; 

■ Listen to and recognise vocabulary and some expressions in areas of immediate personal relevance and some detail in simple messages and announcements; 

■ Read and find specific, predictable information in everyday materials and personal letters; 

■ Write and link a series of simple phrases on personal, everyday matters and brief descriptions

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.