||18 July to 1 August 2020
|Course level||Bachelor, open to students and professionals from all levels who want to learn Dutch|
||Christiaan van Veen
|Other lecturers||Annelies van Urk, Wilma Elsing
|Forms of tuition||Classes, workshops, excursions|
|Forms of assessment||Dutch proficiency tests, presentation Dutch culture|
|Contact hours||45 hours|
|Tuition fee||€1150, includes all course materials. Read more about what's included|
||Accommodation and social programme|
|How to apply
||Find our application form here|
‘Discover (the) Dutch’ is not only a language course, however. You will also learn about Dutch culture and society. In this part of the course you will explore some of the highlights of Dutch history and culture: what was so special about that famous Dutch ‘Golden Age’ and have the Dutch really always battled against the water? We will also discuss the stereotypes that exist about the Netherlands and Dutch culture and place them within a historical context. Some of the stereotypes you may have before starting the course, considering the tolerant and liberal attitude towards drugs, sexuality and immigration in the Netherlands, might be in need of some serious revaluation afterwards!
Part of the course will definitely be a visit to the famous ‘Rijksmuseum’, located in the city centre.
At the end of this course you will:
- Learn to speak and understand the Dutch language at a basic level.
- Learn about the Dutch and their culture within an international context.
- Discover recurrent themes in Dutch history and find out how the natural environment shaped Dutch society and vice versa.