In this minor you will learn the basics of Dutch Sign Language, teaching you roughly 500 different signs and the essential grammar rules to put them into practice.
This minor will teach you the basics of Dutch Sign Language, NGT, in just two semesters. You will first learn roughly 500 different signs, and then the essential grammar rules to use them in simple sentences. By learning the basics of Dutch Sign Language grammar, you will gain insight in the phonology of a sign, word order, different sentence types, the usage of directional signs, and even simple questions regarding day-to-day life. You will also be able to hone your practical skills, exploring different ways to grab someone’s attention and examining the role of eye contact in sign language communication.
The minor in Sign Language of the Netherlands comprises 30 ECTS and consists of the following courses:
The minor in Sign Language of the Netherlands may serve as a good preparation for students who want to apply for admission to a Master's programme in Linguistics, e.g.:
This minor is open for application to students who have obtained an academic first-year diploma or a positive Binding Study Advice from an academic Bachelor's programme. This entails that you must have obtained at least 48 ECTS in your propaedeutic year.
The minor is also open for application to students from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (HBO) who have completed their propaedeutic year. If you are an HBO student and if you are looking to do a Master's programme at the UvA, please check out our pre-Master's programmes.
You can enrol in this minor after 9 April 2020.
This minor is offered by the Faculty of Humanities. The faculty’s minors consist of 30 ECTS credits and earn you a second qualification that will be listed on the transcript accompanying your degree certificate. You can find more information on the following website: