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Discover (the) Dutch: Language and Culture

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
10 days
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
Amsterdam
English
19 July 2021

Program description

Discover (the) Dutch: Language and Culture

Learn to speak and understand the Dutch language and society at a basic level. At the end of this course you will be able to join a basic conversation, using general expressions and basic sentences. For example, you will be able to meet and greet in Dutch, order a meal or a drink in the campus pub, go shopping, say whether you like something or someone, which you can practice in real life during excursions! In short, within two weeks you will learn to use and understand Dutch for everyday purposes.

The course is very interactive in nature. You will work on your speaking, pronunciation, listening, reading and writing skills, including vocabulary and grammar.

‘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.

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Admission requirements

Who is it aimed at?

Bachelor, Master, PhD students and professionals

Prerequisites

Apart from a good level of English, students are assumed to have completed undergraduate courses in linear algebra and analysis. Basic knowledge of probability theory is also required.


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Program content

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.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Tuition fees

EU and Non-EU students fee: 800 EUR

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VU Amsterdam offers a variety of intensive, trans-disciplinary online short courses for students and professionals. By joining our Summer or Winter school you can improve your research and academic skills, and expand your knowledge whilst earning study credits. All our small-scale courses are designed to give you an intensive and in-depth look into the subject.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam strives to contribute to a better world through her education and research. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers high-quality, meaningful and challenging (post) academic education. With her education, VU Amsterdam delivers a contribution to the society of today and tomorrow by educating students for meaningful positions in that society.

About this institute

Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 26,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...


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Why study at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

With more than 24,000 students, of which 4,088 are international, VU Amsterdam conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance.

They distinguish themselves in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes:

  • Human Health and Life Sciences
  • Science for Sustainability
  • Connected World
  • Governance for Society

As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.

In addition, VU Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

The Dutch higher education system has been ranked in the top 10 by Universitas 21. In the first Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking, VU Amsterdam is ranked 16th worldwide. In this ranking, universities are assessed based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to measure the impact of the universities on society. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds the 104th position. The international QS World University ranking 2021 places the Vrije Universiteit at number 236 in the world, which means the Vrije Universiteit belongs to the top 20% of the world.

At VU Amsterdam, the teaching style can be described as student-centred: they encourage students to develop their own opinions through independent and creative thinking. This means that teaching is mainly conducted in small tutorials, where interactivity is the norm rather than the exception. At every opportunity, students are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogue with their professors.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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