This workshop offers a succinct treatment of a number of tricky issues regarding word use and sentence construction in Dutch. You learn how to deal with such problems as faulty coordination and inversion, and in general how to make sure your sentences stay on track. You will also learn to identify and eliminate carelessness at the lexical level - think of pleonasm, tautology and malapropisms. We will also look at the punctuation you use in your text: where do you put a comma and where don’t you?; what is the precise function of the colon?;, and when do you go for brackets rather than dashes? In short, we will look at everything you have to take into account when producing a text written in clear, correct and elegant Dutch.
The workshop lasts three and a half hours. It is organized so that participants get to do a lot of individual practice.
No. of participants: 15
Teacher: Margreet Onrust
Workshop code: SCH-W-NL3
Deadline for signing up: june 2020.
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Margreet Onrust, firstname.lastname@example.org