2021 Year Abroad: How Brussels found me
While Covid tests our patience and while a post Brexit world does not make it easier to study or work in Europe, we still cannot stop the positive energy from flowing. Here is June Dawson, reporting from Brussels.
Nu jij: Animated language
We are proud to present our new language Youtube channel! We offer animated grammar explanations as well as speaking exercises. All developed by staff and students at Sheffield.
Robert Heaney: My respect for Frisian
Multilingualism is a central topic in the world of language policy. Robert Heaney (BA French and Dutch) picked Dr Kristine Horner's module on this topic and discovered Frysk, one of the official languages of the Netherlands.
My first semester studying a new language
I’m Lottie Armett and I’m in First Year, studying Beginners’ Dutch and Post A-Level German. Here is my story of picking up a new language. In my case: Dutch.
Exhilarating languages: Creative translation in schools
Hard work, little gain: language learning is not always associated with joy, creativity and fun. With these targeted workshops our students want to show how exhilarating learning languages can be.
Dutch Writer in Residence: Niña Weijers
It was a genuine pleasure to welcome Niña Weijers as our Taalunie online Writer in Residence Autumn 2020. Weijers is one of the most exciting voices in contemporary Dutch literature and we organised two events to mark her visit.
Music, theatre and bikes!
Lydia Cope (BAMLC German and Dutch) is currently on her Third Year Abroad in Antwerp. She reports on doing a work placement abroad in times of Corona.
Off the Shelf Festival introduces New Dutch Writers
Sheffield’s Off the Shelf Festival of Words featured a literary evening with two Dutch authors and two literary translators, including Sheffield alumnus Alice Tetley-Paul. Nicole Oshisanwo (4th year Dual Degree History and Modern Languages) reports.
Summer course online: it works!
What does a summer course in corona times look like? For the first time in its 65-year existence, the Dutch Language Union Summer Course moved all activities online. Georgie von Schweinitz (BA Spanish, German, Dutch) looks back at her experience.