Dutch for speakers of other languages level 4 (night)

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Second semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:

  • You know the basic vocabulary and grammar of the Dutch language.
  • You can manage well in everyday situations (shopping, asking how to get somewhere, asking for and giving personal information, etc). Reading and writing longer and more difficult texts are problematic.
  • You need a good command of the Dutch language, orally as well as in writing. You must be able to communicate fluently in your job, your studies, and/or in everyday life.

Objective: see "Content"


  • Writing skills: you learn how to write correct coherent texts in Dutch by means of guided and free writing exercises. Attention is paid to the formal use of the language (writing a letter, a resume).
  • Reading skills: by means of different sorts of (authentic) texts you learn strategies to understand texts in Dutch: recognising key words, taking notes, summarising texts, etc.
  • Speaking skills: you learn how to manage in special language situations. Group discussions on more complex and abstract topics enable you to intensively practise oral language strategies: giving and defending a point of view, etc.
  • Listening skills: you extend your listening skills by means of authentic listening materials: video fragments, a lecture, etc.

Placement test: Yes

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: NVA4avo

Programme: NVA

Course fees

Price category: AA

Useful info

Special information:
Students of Dutch for speakers of other languages 2 - 6 who did not pass and have to take the Orientation Test do so on the date mentioned in their Registration letter.

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:
- Fonteyn A.M., Pescher-Termeer A. (1998): Nederlandse Grammatica voor Anderstaligen - Utrecht: NCB
- Van Dale Basiswoordenboek, Utrecht: Van Dale
- Van Dale Beeldwoordenboek, Utrecht: Van Dale
- Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als tweede taal, Utrecht: Van Dale
- Van Dale Zakenbrieven, Utrecht: Van Dale
- Van de Toorn-Schutte J. (2004): Eenvoudige Basisgrammatica NT2 - Amsterdam: Boom

Recommended books extra information: If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.


CEF: B1+

Number of tuition hours: 50 tuition + 10 self-study

Period: each sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 2 x 2,5

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All