LINGUIST List 26.710

Tue Feb 03 2015

Summer Schools: Discover (the) Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Editor for this issue: Malgorzata Cavar <>

Date: 30-Jan-2015
From: Eva Janssen <>
Subject: Discover (the) Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture / Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Discover (the) Dutch: Dutch Language and Culture / Amsterdam, Netherlands

Host Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Coordinating Institution: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Dates: 20-Jul-2015 - 31-Jul-2015
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Focus: This course is meant for all international students interested in learning more about Dutch language, culture, history and society during their stay in Amsterdam.

Minimum Education Level: BA

This is your chance to learn basic Dutch in the Netherlands. Working interactively in our state-of-the-art digital language lab, you develop reasonable speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and build a core vocabulary and a grounding in Dutch grammar. In the classroom you work with
video, audio and computer tools – to simulate telephone conversations, for example.

But this is more than just a language course. You also learn about Dutch culture and society, and explore some of the highlights of the country’s history. What was so special about the famous Golden Age? Have the Dutch really always battled against the water? You also look at the stereotypes
associated with the Netherlands and its culture, and place them in an historical context. By the end of the course, some of your preconceived ideas – about “liberal” Dutch attitudes towards drugs, sexuality and immigration, for instance – might be in need of serious reconsideration!

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Subject Languages: Dutch

Language Families: Germanic

Tuition: 950 EUR

Tuition Explanation: Housing excluded from tuition fee. Housing ranges from 400 Euros on campus and 490 Euros off campus for two weeks.

Financial Aid: Applications accepted until 01-Apr-2015
20 scholarships available of 500 Euros for highly motivated students. Early-bird discount of 100 Euro available for anyone who applies before March 1.

Financial Aid Instructions:
Please write in your motivation letter why this specific course is of interest to you and how it will help you develop your academic career.

Registration: 27-Dec-2014 to 01-May-2015

Contact Person: Eva Janssen
Phone: 020-5983255

Apply on the web:

Registration Instructions:
In the online application form students will be asked to provide the following

- Motivation letter
- Curriculum Vitae/Resume
- Transcript of records
- Copy of passport/identification

Page Updated: 03-Feb-2015