The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader

The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader


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The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader has been specially designed for upper intermediate learners of Dutch and comprises a broad selection of graded readings.

The readings are taken from a range of contemporary Dutch writing, from newspapers and magazines through to specialist journals and the internet. The texts have been specifically selected to ensure students receive maximum exposure to topics pertaining to Dutch language, culture and society, making this Reader an enjoyable and stimulating resource with a meaningful cultural context.

Each reading is fully supported by:

  • a general introduction
  • a vocabulary list with example sentences
  • a number of text comprehension questions and extensive vocabulary exercises with model answers provided in the key
  • a wide variety of speaking exercises relevant to the vocabulary and topic at hand
  • a number of internet research tasks
  • a short list of suggested further reading.

A full glossary of words, an overview of fixed word combinations and an outline of irregular verbs are also available as free downloads at

Suitable for both class use and independent study, The Routledge Intermediate Dutch Reader is an essential tool for facilitating vocabulary learning and increasing reading proficiency.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415550086
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/09/2013
Series: Routledge Graded Modern Language Readers
Edition description: Bilingual
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr Eddy Verbaan is a Research Associate at the University of Sheffield, UK. He has taught Dutch Studies at the Universities of Leiden, Paris IV-Sorbonne, Nottingham and Sheffield, and has published on didactics and early modern urban history writing in Holland.

Christine Sas is a Teaching Fellow of Dutch Language and Sociolinguistics at University College London’s Department of Dutch. She has taught Dutch in Antwerp (Belgium) and at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UK), and has co-authored the Routledge Intensive Dutch Course.

Janneke Louwerse teaches Dutch at a secondary school in Delft, the Netherlands. She is a specialist in pedagogy and ICT, and has contributed to several teaching methods to support the implementation of electronic learning environments in language teaching.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1.Ik probeer mijn pen 2.Geluk 3.Sinterklaasstress 4. Nieuwetijds moederen 5. Han van Meegeren 6. Infobesitas 7. Shit ik vloek 8.Multiculturalisme 9. Twee soorten Nederlands 10. Fan en idool 11. Taal en politiek 12, Duel Appendix: Answer Key

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