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DutchPlus Writing

Target group
Start level
Start courses
September, February
Language of instruction

Online course

This is an online course. To be able to participate in this course, you are advised to use a headset with microphone. The following requirements also apply:

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Course description

A good command of Dutch is essential for writing essays, memos, reports and papers. This writing course focusses on spelling, grammar, sentence and text structure. Students are required to do writing assignments at home. Common mistakes and pitfalls are dealt with.

DutchPlus Writing is held in both the 1st and second semester. Upon sufficient attendance and participation students will receive a certificate at the end of the course.         

Course material

Students receive a course pack with various writing and grammar assignments. The choice of topics depends largely on the demands of the students. The materials are included in the price. A digital learning environment will be used for posting additional information and course material.

Target group and admission requirements

The course is designed for people with Dutch as a second language.

This course is open to anyone who has passed the 'State Examination, Dutch as a second language, Programme II' or who has succesfully completed level 6 at the Language Centre. In some cases one is admitted after having completed level 5, but only after an intake with our teacher. Those interested in participating who do not have this level are required to come for an entrance test before enrolling. The applicant will only be admitted to this course if a satisfactory result is achieved. This is to ensure that students with similar educational needs will be placed in the same group.

Please get in touch with us to make an appointment and we will make a reservation for you: 071 - 5272332 / talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

Note: This course is not suitable for native Dutch speakers who want to improve their writing skills.

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this course is 12. 
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added at the end of the courses. Please take into account that courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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