2023-2024 / LANG1924-1

Dutch 3


70h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management6 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering6 crédits 


Kilian Demey, Nicole Engelen, Fanny Nsita

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course aims at consolidating the language capacities necessary in everyday life. It also aims at developing the language capacities which will be useful in professional life (reading and writing, making a presentation, defend one's opinion...) and at enlarging the student's knowledge of the contemparary Ducth-speaking world.
Contents of the course:
- study of recent newspaper articles and broadcasts from TV or radio dealing with social, economic, financial and cultural subjects;
- grammar exercises, vocabulary exercises and oral exercises (presentations, debates, questions and anwers, small discussions ...)

- possible field trips to practice ones linguistic and intercultural competences

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The purpose of the course is to consolidate and extend the students' general language understanding and use.

The course will thus allow students to communicate efficiently, internally and externally, orally and in writing, about a company, organization or project, taking into account the multicultural and international features of their environment. This will be made possible thanks to ample practice, both orally (listening compréhension, speaking exercises (presentations by the students, conversations with native speakers of Dutch in the context of field trips) and in writing (reading compréhension, writing exercises).

This is also made possible thanks to an increasing knowledge of economic and financial vocabulary.

CEFRL level of the course: B2
On the condition that the student takes every opportunity that is offered to her/him to learn en evolve and shows an interest for the language.

The student will be able to understand the main ideas of a complex text on both concrete and abstract topics. He can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
He should also be able to produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.

The course will allow students to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind in the analysis of a complex situation.

The course will allow students to adapt their managerial practice to the needs of a fast-evolving world.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good general proficiency in the Dutch language (corresponding to level B1 of the CEFRL which is the level the student is expected to reach after Level 1 and 2 taught in the Bachelor's degree).

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This cours aims at improving the four language skills with respect to business Dutch through the reading of documents, case studies, debates, presentations, written tasks and listening assignments.

Possibility (optional) to participate in a field trip to Flanders or The Netherlands.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

2 hours a week during the first semester and 3 hours a week during the 2nd semester.
Students are asked to prepare the exercises and texts on which the course is based.
Regular attendance and active participation are essential.

Oral exercises: presentations, debates, conversation tables and roleplay.
Written exercises.
Listening comprehension exercises.
Exercises on specific economic and financial vocabulary.
Participation in intercultural field trips (to Flanders and/or The Netherlands)

Workload for the student: 
6 credit course: 6 times 30 = 180 hours 
Class attendance: 70h
Reading, preparing the exercises and studying: 110 hours

Recommended or required readings

Coursebook "Dossiers multimédia" 

All coursebooks are available at the "Centrale des cours", rue Louvrex 14 and on the learning platform.

Learning platform lola: http://lola.hec.ulg.ac.be/



Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions ) AND oral exam

Written work / report

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

The 'written report' is a press kit (as a preparation for the oral exam)

Additional information:

1) listening comprehension test (counts for 20%)

2) written exams (count for 40%):
- written exam (January and June): exercises based on the studied grammar and thematic vocabulary + writing assignments during the year
- in June: external certification eLAO > the result obtained in this test counts for 10% of the overall score in the written tests..

3) oral exams (count for 40%)

- during the examination period (May/June) individual presentation of a recent political or socio-economic theme (by means of a press file)
- during the year: 1 presentation per group of 2 students about a current socio-economic theme and participation in the debates held in class.
The participation in the debates in class is obligatory and will be evaluated. (see the planning on Lol@)

(During the session in August, the points obtained for the participation in the debates will no longer be taken into account. The oral exam will count for 75% and the presentation for 25%).

The different tests are compulsory. If the student doesn't present one of the tests (during the year AND during the period of the exams), he obtains 0/20 as a global mark. Participation in every part of the (continuous) assessment is obligatory and necessary to be allowed to participate in the exams during the exam session. Therefore, it is necessary to be present at every evaluation and at every debate/presentation and to participate in them all.

If a student scores less that 10/20 as an end result for the entire course in June, she/he will have to redo all the different parts (listening comprehension, written and oral exam) in August. The division of the points will remain the same, but the results of the continuous evaluations will no longer be taken into account, except for the presentation.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Several exercises with automatical correction are available ont the platform lola.


Elies Smeyers: Elies.Smeyers@uliege.be
Assistant professor for the Dutch language

Fanny Nsita: fnsita@uliege.be 
assistant for the Dutch language

Nicole Engelen: Nicole.Engelen@uliege.be
teacher for the Dutch language

Our office is located at N1 (room number 210) rue Louvrex 14, 4000 Liège.

office phone number: 042327277

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Items online

Coursebooks and documents
Coursebook and other documents are available on the learning platform Lol@