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 <gosialinguistlist.org>
Eva Janssen <amsterdamsummerschool
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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
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
Apply on the web: http://studyabroadinamsterdam.nl/en/summerschool/apply/index.asp
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