Welcome to Dutch Studies

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Keegan Houser

Introduce yourself to the language, literature, culture and history of the Netherlands, Flanders, the Dutch Caribbean, and Suriname. Dutch Studies offers English-taught courses on Dutch cultural history, literature, and linguistics, as well as four levels of Dutch language courses, a reading and translation course, and a Summer Abroad Program to the Netherlands and Belgium. In addition to UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students, we welcome students from other UCs who can enroll for our (language) classes through Cross-Campus Enrollment / UC Online (for undergraduate students) and the Intercampus Exchange (for graduate students).

Dutch Language Classes Online and In-Person

Dutch 1 Fall 2020

Dutch language courses offer small classes, personal attention, and a sense of community, as well as innovative approaches to language learning that are challenging and fun. Following the positive experiences with foreign language learning via Zoom in 2020, Dutch language classes are now offered in a hybrid mode, combining Zoom classes with in person instruction. Students will experience face-to-face synchronous time with the instructor and classmates as well as opportunities for independent work where they work on their own or with classmates on assignments, including video and voice recordings, write-ups, listening and reading comprehension, and grammar exercises.

Internship Program

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Due to COVID-19, this annual Summer Abroad Program has been canceled until further notice.

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The Netherlands' queen visits UC Berkeley

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Taal verweven met cultuur

Article from De Telegraaf covering Queen Maxima's visit to the Dutch Studies Program at UC Berkeley on September 7, 2022.

Bezoek aan Berkeley ging vast rond in de Oranje-app

Article in Algemeen Dagblad covering Queen Maxima's visit.