XHOX1002 Dutch 2 (4 cr)

Study level:
Other studies
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Responsible organisation:
Centre for Multilingual Academic Communication
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023

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Let’s continue to practice the lovely Dutch G-sound together! Both Finnish and exchange students are welcome (CEFR- A1).


This course is for students who successfully finished Hollanti 1 or who have taken a beginner's Dutch course outside University of Jyväskylä. Both Finnish and exchange students are welcome. Finnish languages skills are not needed. In this course, learners will develop their language skills while also exploring Dutch and Belgian culture.

This course focuses on using language for communication by training all 5 basic language skills: reading, listening, speaking, writing, and cultural awareness. During the course some lessons will be taught according to the ‘Flipping the classroom’-principle: students will be expected to prepare for some lessons watching videos online in which theory (grammar for example) is explained. During the next lesson this theory will be put into practice by in class discussions and in class individual and group assignments. When in class, learners are expected to actively participate and engage in coursework.

Learning outcomes

The students build up useful survival vocabulary and learn Dutch grammar for coping with common daily communication needs, such as small talk about the weather, doing groceries, ordering a drink in a bar and going to the doctor. The course focuses on oral communication in social, work and study situations. We also continue to learn more about the culture and way of life of Dutch -speaking countries.

Some of the grammatical items that will be discussed during this course: separable verbs, the imperative mood, prepositions of place, the perfectum and the imperfectum of the verbs hebben and zijn. 

Additional information

Language of instruction: Dutch, English and Finnish

Recommended prerequisites

Completion methods

Method 1

Evaluation criteria:
Learners are expected to complete two Moodle exams: one halfway through the course and one at the end. The first exam consists of 4 sections: listening, reading, writing and grammar. In addition, speaking is evaluated at the end of the course through an oral exam. The end grade that the students receive is based on performance in the different components of each of the exams and by regularly handing in homework during the course.
Time of teaching:
Period 3, Period 4
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Parts of the completion methods

Participation in teaching (4 cr)

Participation in teaching
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