B2 level of listening and reading and B2 level of speaking (Common European Framework of Reference).
The course is based on a detailed description of the linguistic (grammatical, lexical and stylistic) features that are typical of the economic and commercial domain as opposed to other registers of the Dutch language. The focus is on significantly increasing specialised vocabulary to enable students to easily understand any text in this domain. Articles from newspapers, magazines, scientific books and websites are used for reading comprehension and vocabulary extension exercises.
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At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
At the end of the course, students should be able to understand economic and commercial texts in Dutch and have acquired a solid vocabulary in these areas (at C1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference).
The course is based on a detailed analysis of economic and commercial Dutch using original texts. These articles are centred on important themes, particularly macro-economics, trade, sales techniques, accounting, the management and structure of companies, insurance and banking. Various exercises and internet research are used to enhance reading skills and vocabulary extension in this domain.
Continuous assessment and written examination.
Continuous assessment: students will be asked to present an article related to themes covered in class
Written examination: reading comprehension questions on original texts related to themes covered in class and vocabulary exercises based on vocabulary studied in class.
Texts used include current economic affairs, theoretical texts on economic issues and internet and newspaper articles.
Sirjacobs, G. (coordinateur) (2015) : Néerlandais des affaires, Vol 1 Vocabulaire thématique n/f, De Boeck, Louvain-la-Neuve.
Sirjacobs, G. (coordinateur) (2015) : Néerlandais des affaires, Vol 2 Phrases types, exercices et presse business, De Boeck, Louvain-la-Neuve.
Title of the programme
Master  in Communication
Master  in Journalism
Master  in Management
Master  in Business Engineering
Master  in Economics: General
Master  in Political Sciences: General
Master  in Communication
Master  in Multilingual Communication
Master  in Modern Languages and Literatures : German
Master  in Political Sciences: International Relations
Master  in Public Administration
Master  in Information and Communication
Master  in Modern Languages and Literatures : General