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2017
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The International Position of Dutch Language and Culture

Organizing institution
Utrecht University, Faculty of Humanities (UU)
Course code
L94
Course fee (incl. housing)
€ 0
Level
Advanced master level

New and intensive refresher course for teacher-researchers in Dutch as a Foreign Language that fosters the professionalism of the participants right across the width of Dutch Studies. Offers recent academic insights from Literature, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Intercultural Communication and Language Education. Affords the possibility to apply acquired knowledge and skills in practice and gives ample room for networking with academic, creative and practice-based partners.

The Dutch Department and the Centre of Expertise on Literary Translation of Utrecht University join forces with The Dutch Language Union to organize a new and intensive refresher course for teacher-researchers in Dutch as a Foreign Language. This course fosters the professionalism of the participants right across the width of Dutch Studies: it offers a thorough understanding of topical academic debates within the discipline; it also affords the possibility to incorporate this new knowledge in the teaching and research practice; and it opens the door to exchanging ideas about education and research with colleague’s and professional partners. The central theme of the first edition of this summer course is the international position of Dutch language and culture.

The course has two learning pathways. The first learning pathway focusses on updating and deepening the participants’ knowledge of the field, and on enhancing analytical skills. Specialized teachers and researchers from the Netherlands and Belgium will deliver lectures on recent academic insights from Literature, Linguistics, Translation Studies, Intercultural Communication and Language Education. This knowledge will be further expanded in workshops that are organized in cooperation with academic, creative and practice-based partners. The second learning pathway centers on the implementation of the acquired skills and knowledge in a teaching or research product, and offers tailor-made advice on writing skills or the use of digital tools in education.

Both learning pathways give ample room to strengthen the network of colleagues and partners outside of the university. The cultural program that will be organized around the course also attributes to the social and professional ties.

The summer course will be preceded by an online preparation course and closed off by a follow-up course. During the online preparation, the participant does some assigned reading, and draws up a portfolio that contains a description of the knowledge in the topic of this course as well as a list of learning aims. Further instructions on the portfolio will follow after subscription. During the follow-up the participant will receive support with the application of the teaching or research product in practice.

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Please add a short description of your current knowledge of Dutch Studies (max. 250 words) and a list of learning needs and learning aims (max 10 bullet points) in your Motivation Letter.

If you took a course of the Dutch Language Union before, please add this to your CV.

Tags: dutch studies, dutch as a foreign language, literature, linguistics, translation studies, intercultural communication, language education, teacher-researcher, internationalization, digital tools

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COURSE LEADER

Prof. dr. Bart Besamusca Drs. Femke Essink

TARGET GROUP

The refresher course is specifically designed for teacher-researchers in Dutch as a Foreign Language, who are working in the international Dutch Studies outside the Netherlands and Flanders, on universities, colleges or other institutes. This course also offers relevant refresher and network possibilities to teacher-researchers that combine these activities with translation projects or other functions as cultural mediator. A background in Dutch Studies is not required, verbal and written mastery of the Dutch language is requested.

COURSE AIM

The aim of this course is threefold:

1. Updating and deepening the participants’ knowledge of the field of Dutch Studies and enhancing analytical skills.

2. Implementation of the acquired skills and knowledge in a teaching or research product and application of that product in practice.

3. Strengthen the network with academic, creative and practice-based partners.

STUDY LOAD

Each day starts with a lecture of a specialized teacher or researcher. Afterwards, the acquired knowledge will be further expanded in reflection sessions. In the afternoon there are workshops, organized in cooperation with academic, creative and practice-based partners. On some evenings there will be a cultural program after dinner.

FEE

• € 0 - Please note:

The expenses of the course, course material and accommodation will be financed by Utrecht University and The Dutch Language Union. Travelling expenses, travel insurance, visa and food and drinks are at the participant’s expense.

Your application will be reviewed after the registration deadline.

In exceptional cases, the Dutch Language Union can reimburse travelling expenses of participants from Central Europe (Comenius countries) and Eastern Europe (DOEN countries). Participants who qualify for this arrangement will receive more information after selection.

The organization contributes 25 euro per course day for food and drinks.

Cancellation is possible until 15 June. In case of cancellation after 15 June, a compensation of 200 euro's will be charged.

DISCOUNTS AND COMBINATIONS
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Utrecht Summer School doesn't offer scholarships for this course.

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Femke Essink
f.m.essink@uu.nl
030 253 8183


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REGISTRATION

Deadline for registration: 31 March 2017

Application closed

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