Academic Dutch for non-native speakers


First 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


When starting higher education, you will be confronted with abstract language use. As a student you have to grasp the meaning of complex texts, take notes during lectures, take written & oral exams and write academic papers.

The course Academic Dutch for non-native speakers strengthens your receptive and productive linguistic skills to make the transition to higher education easier.


The course comprises the following topics:

  • understanding and using academic vocabulary
  • reading and schematically summarizing academic texts
  • taking and structuring efficient notes during colleges
  • answering exam questions
  • understanding the structure of academic texts

Placement test: No

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: ACNE

Programme: VTO

Course fees

Price category: P

Useful info

Special information:

  • Important: when you register look under the heading "Opleiding Nederlands voor Anderstaligen"
  • The classes take place on 9 and 23/10/2017, 6 and 20/11/2017 and 4/12/2017.

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

Belongs to the series: Academic Dutch


Number of tuition hours: 15

Period: 1st sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 1x3h every 2 weeks

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: Non-native speakers (with at least a B2 CEF-level)