2023-2024 / LANG2008-1

Dutch 1


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in economics and business management3 crédits 
 Bachelor in business engineering3 crédits 


Kilian Demey, 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

CEFRL levels of the course: Listening A2 Reading A2 Speaking A1+ Writing A2
The listening comprehension consists in - listening and understanding audio and video documents
The reading comprehension consists in: - reading and understanding simplified texts from newspapers
The oral expression consists in: - questions and answers - roleplays - small debates
The writing expression consists in: - writing short texts

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Being able to use Dutch as an everyday language as well as the basic structures of the Dutch language. This course aims at developing the four language skills: listening and reading comprehension, written expression and to a lesser degree oral expression. The mastery of level A2 of the CEFRL is a condition to reach level B2* at the end of the bachelor, which is the objective in the KLO's. 

To a certain degree, the course will allow students to demonstrate scientific precision and a critical mind and to show creativity and autonomy in order to adapt themselves to the needs of a fast-evolving world. 

Communication :
The course will allow students to communicate in a simple way about their needs, projects and environment. It represents indeed the first and compulsory step to develop an efficient communication about the business world.



* This can only be achieved if students seize all the opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom. 


Prerequisite knowledge and skills

This course is aimed at the students who had 4 to 6 hours of Dutch class a week for 4 to 6 years  during their secondary school education and who reached at least the level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

 The students are invited to participate during the lessons (questions and answers, roleplays, discussions...). They also have to prepare the lessons at home (reading texts, grammatical rules and preparing all kinds of exercises)

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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

face-to-face (two hours every fortnight (Q1)/one hour every week (Q2)) and homework

Workload for the student:
3 credit course: 3 times 30 h = 90 h

Class attendance: 24 or 26 h
Reading, preparing the exercises and studying: 66 or 64 h

A detailed planning will be published on Lol@ at the beginning of each semester. Students are supposed to know which exercices they have to prepare at home and on which days the tests will be organised. 

Recommended or required readings

- All necessary documents can be found on the learning platform Lol@:

  • audio and videos of the differents chapters
  • correction of all the exercises 
  • extra exercises with direct feedback
  • test results
  • interesting links
  • Important (organisational) communications

    --> Students arte expected to check the platform on a regular basis.
- Coursebook 'Bloc 1 Néerlandais 1: Dossiers Thématiques ' (available online via Lol@)

- 'Syllabus Grammaire Néerlandais 1' + Basic Vocabulary (available at the 'Centrale des cours' rue Louvrex 14)

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

- assessments throughout the year (writing of a short text in semester 1, another in semester 2 for the students who failed in semester 1):3/20

- Written exams:

  • vocabulary and grammar: 12/20 (1/2 in January, 1/2 in June)
  • listening : 3/20 (in June)
  • reading : 2/20 (in June)
--> Specific documents ( 'Guidelines exam') with informations about the exam will be posted on Lol@


Important notes:

- A student who does not present one of the tests (during the year AND during the period of the exams), obtains 0/20 as a global mark.

- In case of a justified absence, students have to send a medical certificate in the week of their absence. The document must be dated from de 1st of second day of absence in order to be admissible. 

- It is not possible to obtain an exemption for any part of the exam passed in former years.

- A global mark obtained in January or at the end of the year (June or September) which is under 10/20 will be rounded down (e.g. 9,9/20 = 9/20).


Written exam in august/september

Students who faild to obtain 10/20 as a global mark in June will have to retake all parts of the evaluation:

- vocabulary and grammar of the first and second semester

- listening comprehension

- reading comprehension

- written expression

Only the grades obtained in august/september will be taken into account.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Exercises online on the lol@ page of the course


Fanny Nsita


N1a, rue Louvrex 14, office 210 (see the consultation hours on the door)


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