Dutch for the international workplace

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Are you working at an international organization in the Netherlands where both Dutch and English is spoken, but want to communicate with your colleagues in Dutch? Do you regularly receive emails in Dutch but don’t feel confident replying to them? Do you want to bring more variation into your language use and internalize the typical style of communication in the Dutch workplace? If so, this course in Dutch for the international workplace could help you!

In this course, you will learn the dos and don’ts of communicating in a Dutch workplace. Depending on your work situation and position, you will learn the right phrasing to use; because what is suitable in one organization may not fit in another. This way, you will avoid unintended peculiarities and making a rude or too formal or informal impression.

During the 10 sessions, the emphasis will lie on communication aims, tone and nuance. You will practise and improve your Dutch on the basis of various situations, such as making a request, giving positive and negative feedback, taking the floor and concluding a discussion. Attention will also be paid to vocabulary, grammar and culture. In addition, we will use examples from your own work situations, so that you can learn from each other as much as possible.

Duration: 10 weeks.
Student workload: 20 contact hours and 15 hours of self-study.

This course will be taught as an online interactive group course via Blackboard Collaborate; our online classroom for the coming period! Read here everything you can expect from an online language course.

This course is intended for participants who need to use Dutch for their daily work and want to improve their skills. Your mother tongue is not Dutch (NT2) and you have a CEFR level of B1 or B2 in Dutch. The course will be held in Dutch.

If you want to register for a course at this level and you have not followed a course with the Language Centre before, you must visit the office hour. You can only register for this course if you have been given the matching advice.

Course material
The course material is compulsory and must be purchased by the student.

  • De juiste toon - Zakelijk Nederlands voor anderstaligen.
    Roos Naeff, Saarein te Brake
    ISBN 9789046906637 (1st edition, 2019)

Where can I buy the book?

  • At your local bookstore, or online bookstores such as Coutinho and Bol.com. When buying a regular book online, please note the delivery time to ensure that you receive the book on time.
Dutch for the international workplace

EUR 575.00

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