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by eastcoaster13
Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:24 pm
Forum: Spelling & pronunciation
Topic: Tongue twisters (tongbrekers)
Replies: 59
Views: 84723

Tongue twisters (tongbrekers)

finnsterfen... I know exactly how you feel! People try to be really encouraging about my speaking Dutch, acquaintences have even begun SMSing and e-mailing solely in Dutch--but I am so afraid to sound stupid and I always have troubles with the word order and using 'strange' words.... Also, the uit t...
by eastcoaster13
Tue Aug 23, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Why Dutch?
Topic: Why Dutch?
Replies: 499
Views: 331165

Bieneke, your earlier post makes me laugh as this happened to my boyfriend the other day....He was speaking to me on the phone (in English) while riding the train into Amsterdam. After getting off the phone with me and upon arriving at his destination, the ticketing agent made the announcements in D...
by eastcoaster13
Tue Aug 23, 2005 5:20 pm
Forum: Study in Dutch and Flemish schools and universities
Topic: Academic English-language degree programs
Replies: 10
Views: 24767

Bachelor's vs. Master's

The Bachelor degree is your typical University degree. The Master's degree is a graduate (post-Bachelor's) degree involving one or two years of additional study, and is necessary in Europe if you wish to study for a Doctorate degree (such as a Ph.D.).
by eastcoaster13
Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:57 pm
Forum: Adverbs & adjectives
Topic: Heel, erg, zeer: what's the difference??
Replies: 14
Views: 45865

My boyfriend says, "you are sort of right...zeer is more formal. The other 2 are more casual." He thinks heel and erg have the same meaning (but, he often uses them together for greater emphasis, he says 'heel erg' interchangeably with 'heel veel'.) He says it is more common to use erg with adjectiv...
by eastcoaster13
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:47 am
Forum: NT2-examen & Inburgering
Topic: NT2 and Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (NavT)
Replies: 30
Views: 73792

Inburgeringscursus?

Hmm...in looking into English-language Master's programs, I have not come across this Inburgeringscursus...can you tell me more about this? And, er, not to think ahead, but how does immigration work in the case of, er, marriage? :shock: (Thanks!! You are so helpful in this area...my boyfriend and Du...
by eastcoaster13
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:32 am
Forum: Study in Dutch and Flemish schools and universities
Topic: Academic English-language degree programs
Replies: 10
Views: 24767

Expanding Topic

Thanks Bieneke! I have been looking into these programs and will be visiting some of these schools in the fall. But, allow me to expand on this topic a little bit. I would be interested in anyone could comment on what it is like to get a Master's PhD in Europe (versus the U.S.). Specifically, balanc...
by eastcoaster13
Mon Aug 15, 2005 1:29 am
Forum: Study in Dutch and Flemish schools and universities
Topic: Academic English-language degree programs
Replies: 10
Views: 24767

Expanding Topic

Thanks Bieneke! I have been looking into these programs and will be visiting some of these schools in the fall.... But, let me expand my topic a little bit here...I am wondering if anyone can point out differences, caveats, benefits, etc. of Master's and PhD programs in Europe vs. those in the U.S. ...
by eastcoaster13
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:06 pm
Forum: Study in Dutch and Flemish schools and universities
Topic: Academic English-language degree programs
Replies: 10
Views: 24767

Academic English-language degree programs

If there are any members of this board who have any experience with any of Holland's (or Belgium's) universities' international advanced degree programs taught in English, I would be very interested to hear about it.
by eastcoaster13
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:03 pm
Forum: NT2-examen & Inburgering
Topic: NT2 and Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (NavT)
Replies: 30
Views: 73792

What is the difference?

What is the difference between these two types of exam? Is one better regarded than the other? Other than studying as part of a Dutch-language program, when would such a certificate be necessary?