Advanced Dutch (B2 → C1)

Level: Advanced (B2/C1)

Would you like to bring your Dutch language skills up to the level required for university studies or to be able to work entirely in Dutch? This course will help you acquire even greater proficiency in Dutch. You will work towards language level C1.

580,-

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Starting from 15 April 2024

+ 4 more dates

About the course

During the course, you will practise your writing using a variety of written tasks and you will practise your speaking by means of discussions, pair work and brief presentations. The trainer will give you regular feedback on your speaking and writing tasks. In addition to the emphasis on speaking and writing, you will also expand your knowledge of Dutch grammar.

In this course you work towards language level C1. The course is suitable if you have completed our Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2) course or if you have achieved B2 level through other means. If you have not completed our B2 course or passed the State Exam in Dutch as a Foreign Language, it is important that you take our free placement test. That way we can make sure you are entering at the right level. Furthermore, our courses are aimed at college and university graduates, so the learning pace is relatively fast. Finally, we use English as a supporting language. So it is important that you understand English to understand additional information.

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Learning goals

In this course you will work towards level C1.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • express yourself more flexibly and have more confidence to take part in a wide range of conversations and discussions.
  • write clear and well-structured short texts on a variety of topics.
  • use more idioms and expressions in Dutch.
  • recognize implicit meanings within texts.
  • express yourself more fluently and spontaneously at a higher level.

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Method

  • During class, activities will take place in groups, pairs, individually or as a whole group.
  • An online learning platform will provide information about the content of the lessons, the homework tasks and suggestions for additional online practice exercises.

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Time investment

  • This Advanced Dutch C1 course consists of 16 sessions of 1 hours and 45 minutes at Babel or in the virtual classroom.
  • To make sure you learn as much as possible, we expect you to spend about three hours a week on self-study. Of course, you will receive study material and assignments for this, which will be discussed during the classes.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please make sure you bring your books to the first session.
  • You will receive a certificate if you attend at least 80% of the classes.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 15 April 2024 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Monday 15 April 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 18 April 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 22 April 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 25 April 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 29 April 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 2 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 6 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 13 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 16 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 23 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 27 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 30 May 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 3 June 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 6 June 2024 13:15 15:00
    Monday 10 June 2024 13:15 15:00
    Thursday 13 June 2024 13:15 15:00

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  • Starting date: 17 April 2024 (Utrecht)
    Day Date Start End
    Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 24 April 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 1 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 8 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 15 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 22 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 29 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 5 June 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 12 June 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 26 June 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 3 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 10 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 17 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 24 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 31 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 7 August 2024 18:00 19:45

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  • Starting date: 17 April 2024 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Wednesday 17 April 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 24 April 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 1 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 8 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 15 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 22 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 29 May 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 5 June 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 12 June 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 26 June 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 3 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 10 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 17 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 24 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 31 July 2024 18:00 19:45
    Wednesday 7 August 2024 18:00 19:45

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  • Starting date: 18 April 2024 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Thursday 18 April 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 25 April 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 2 May 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 16 May 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 23 May 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 30 May 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 6 June 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 13 June 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 27 June 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 4 July 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 11 July 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 18 July 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 25 July 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 1 August 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 8 August 2024 20:00 21:45
    Thursday 15 August 2024 20:00 21:45

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  • Starting date: 26 June 2024 (Virtual Classroom)
    Day Date Start End
    Wednesday 26 June 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 3 July 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 10 July 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 17 July 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 24 July 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 7 August 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 14 August 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 21 August 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 28 August 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 4 September 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 11 September 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 18 September 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 25 September 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 2 October 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 9 October 2024 11:00 12:45
    Wednesday 16 October 2024 11:00 12:45

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