|Course level||Bachelor, open to students from all levels who want to improve their English language skills|
|Session 2||14 July to 28 July 2018
|Recommended course combination
||Suitable with all courses.|
|Co-ordinating lecturers||Marijke Kranenburg|
|Other lecturers||Ms Carol Zomerhuis, Mr Craig Bell|
|Form(s) of tuition||Lectures, interactive practicals, discussions|
|Form(s) of assessment||End-of-course language test|
The course, which uses a wide variety of active teaching methods, covers the following topics:
Your course instructor will guide you through the course book. You will cover subjects that include education, culture in general and Dutch culture in particular, sustainability, governance, the connected world. You will be expected to actively participate in discussions on these subjects. The instructor will be there to help you and make sure that you feel at home in class.
There will be two excursions, although the term ‘excursion’ may give you the wrong impression. The excursions both have the same theme: student life in Amsterdam.
A) The Google Maps Challenge (day 2)
Two or three VU Amsterdam students will take the group on a Google Maps Challenge. The goal? Find your way to the evening’s rendezvous. Along the way, the VU Amsterdam students will act as your personal tourist guides.
B) Paradiso Noord (day 8)
Amsterdam has loads of concert venues. Some are massive and famous, others are smaller but with very special qualities of their own. Two students will take you to Paradiso Noord, a smaller venue where you can enjoy some really great music. This small concert hall is located just across the river from Central Station. You’ll see how the atmosphere changes once you have crossed the water!
After completing this course, you will be familiar with:
After completing the course, you will know how to: