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.
Our First Year Modules 2021
Add Dutch to your degree programme: learn an accessible European language and get acquainted with the history, art and contemporary cultures of the Netherlands and Belgium.
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 new language Youtube channel! We offer animated grammar explanations as well as speaking exercises. All developed by staff and students at Sheffield.
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.
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.
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.