Postgraduate of Dutch as a Foreign Language in an Academic Context
Language en Literature
Language en Literature
The programme is aimed at non-Dutch-speaking students who want to prepare to study in Dutch. The programme consists of a combination of language acquisition and three modules designed to deepen the participants’ knowledge. We start at absolute beginner-level and finish at Level 5, with the Interuniversity Test for Dutch as a Foreign Language serving as the final exam.
Information on the subjects:
The programme starts with a welcome week in September and ends in June. Classes are organized at the City Campus (Stadscampus).
The programme consists of 480 contact hours (60 credits) and meets the requirement for obtaining a student visa.
This fulltime programme consists of 15 hours of daytime classes per week.
Class groups consist of approximately 15-19 students so teachers can take an interactive, communicative approach in which all students’ needs are addressed.
Our teaching approach is communicative, interactive and task-oriented. We make sure there is continuous interaction among the students and expect everyone to participate actively in class.
We combine the best approaches from old and new teaching methods to ensure that students can access the target language in a way that works for them. We provide both paper-based and digital learning materials.
Besides communication and interaction, we also focus on accuracy and correctness. This way, students will be prepared for the high level expected of them during their higher education studies.
The programme has been designed for foreign students who want to devote one year of full-time and intensive study to establishing and perfecting their knowledge of the Dutch language and to immerse themselves in Flemish society and academic culture.
The programme also comprises cultural activities (museum visits, theatre visits, a Christmas party, a study trip to Ghent, etc.). Students are encouraged to practice their language skills within a buddy system with Dutch speaking students.
The programme is intensive and full-time. Its participants are enrolled at the University of Antwerp, receive a student card and can use university facilities (library, student restaurant, sports facilities, etc.).