Dutch for non-specialists and visiting students
Adriane is a student at one of Sheffield's partner universities in Germany. In 2021-22 she spent a semester in Sheffield and studied Dutch as a Language for all student. This is what she thought of it.
Dutch Finalists translate theatre text by Belgian writer Rashif El Kaoui
We were delighted to host the Belgian writer, actor, rapper and podcaster Rashif El Kaoui as our Writer in Residence 2022. Finalists in Dutch translated El Kaoui’s critically acclaimed theatre text 'De bastaard'. Lauren Dalton reports.
Dutch Play 2022: Baltazar Krull stole our hearts
Our formidable Dutch Society (Nederlandse Vereniging) put on a play on 21 March 2022. It was our contribution to the SLC Drama Festival 2022. Mari Hauer and Emma Haliburton reported on our progress: 'Baltazar Krull's heart Sings Moonshine'.
My year abroad so far
Alisha Mallya (BAMLC German, Dutch, Luxembourgish) is on her Third Year Abroad in the Netherlands. She is studying at the University of Nijmegen and she works as an English tutor in Den Bosch. She reports on her first few weeks.
Dutch Summer School 2022
You can still enrol for the Dutch Summer School at the University of Edinburgh.
Representing Slavery. Comparing Museums in the UK, the Netherlands & Belgium
The Netherlands, Belgium and Britain are now beginning to explore their legacy of slavery. Catherine Newell looked at the representation of slavery and colonialism in her recent SURE project. She turned her findings into a podcast.
Literary Translation: 21 Magazine
John Cairns knew he enjoyed literary translation. When he was offered the opportunity to join a platform for international writers and translators, he said YES. A year later he presents the results.
Two creative writing workshops in October
In 2020 Catherine Newell (BAMLC) won the Write Now! Worldwide writing competition organised by Passionate Bulkboek. For the 2021 we want You! to get involved. Join us for our two creative writing workshops!
Anglo-Netherlands Society Awards 2021
Each year, the Anglo-Netherlands Society awards two generous prizes: the ANS Essay Prize and the ANS Podcast Prize. The prize is open to Second Year students of Dutch at Sheffield.
Beyond the academy: Our translation travels far and wide
Few things are more rewarding than seeing your work travel! Together with our colleagues at UCL, Sheffield students tackled the translation of a text written by Taalunie Writer in Residence, Tessa Leuwsha. And the result reached South-America.
Looking Back: Our first year in Dutch Studies
Now that we can meet up indoors again, students Alice Willett (Dutch, German, Spanish) and Theo Taylor (Dutch, Spanish & linguistics) got together for ‘een lekker kopje koffie’ and looked back on their first year in Dutch Studies.
2021 Dutch Year Abroad: Teaching English
John Cairns (BAMLC Spanish, Dutch, German) is currently teaching English in the Netherlands. He reports on his experience so far. On a Year Abroad in times of Covid and on some unexpected discoveries.
Dutch Studies SURE project
Sheffield's SURE scheme offers a summer research scholarship for undergraduate students. Catherine Newell managed to secure funding for her project looking at the representation of slavery in museums in Liverpool, Amsterdam and Brussels.
Dutch Student Society NV: Ambitions for 2021/22
We are happy to introduce ourselves AND our plans for the next academic year: Welkom bij de nieuwe Nederlandse Vereniging Committee voor 2021/22!
Expert advice: A visit from writer and broadcaster Laurence Scott
For the second year running, students on our Dutch culture project 'Towards a New Pastoral' are presenting their research in the form of a podcast. Time to bring in an expert: BBC Radio 3 presenter and author Laurence Scott.
Creative Translation in Schools
Dutch at Sheffield, together with The Queen's College Oxford’s Translation Exchange, developed a new outreach project for the School of Languages and Cultures. 'Haughty Henriette' is ready for local schools.
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 language Youtube channel. We offer animated grammar explanations as well as speaking exercises. All developed by staff and students at Sheffield.