International students at the University of Twente can now sign up for a new minor ‘Going Dutch! Kickstart your Dutch work life’. The first pilot will begin in the next academic year. ‘We hope it will help students to build a career in the Netherlands,’ says Anne Olde Loohuis, UT Policy Advisor and one of the initiators of the minor.
Interest in learning Dutch is growing at the UT – not only among international students and staff, but also among native speakers whose Dutch is declining. That is one of the conclusions of the recent evaluation of the UT language policy. Katja Hunfeld, Head of the UT Language Centre and author of the evaluation, explains more.
What does it mean to be Dutch? Is there more to it than just windmills and tulips? Historian James Kennedy offered insight into these issues during a lunch lecture held today in the Vrijhof.
A pilot of an official Dutch language exam will be held at the UT on the 10th of December. The test is organized by CNaVT (Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language) and is open to anyone at the university.
Student party UReka proposes to create a new minor programme focused on learning Dutch. ‘This would make it easier for international students to learn the language,’ says Hamza Riaz on behalf of UReka.