Crash course Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2)

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2)

Do you want to improve your level of Dutch in a short time so that you can work independently in Dutch-speaking environments? Do you want to prepare to take the State Exam NT2 Programme II? In this intensive, full-time course you will spend five weeks improving your Dutch so you communicate more efficiently and effectively with others.

€ 1250,00

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Starting from 6 September 2021

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About the course

Do you speak Dutch but miss some important skills or feel a lack of confidence when you have to follow a discussion about an unknown topic? Then this intensive Dutch B2 course is perfect for you! We will work on your listening, reading, writing and speaking skills and help you to enlarge your vocabulary and grammar knowledge.

This course prepares you to take the Dutch State Exam NT2 Programme II. You will look at all the skills you need to develop to successfully pass this exam, for example how to follow a Dutch language study programme or how to work in a Dutch-speaking company.

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Learning goals

This intensive Dutch course will take you to B2 level.  You can therefore join if you have already followed and completed our B1 Dutch course or have otherwise reached level B1 on the CEFR.
By the end of the course you will

  • be able to read and understand authentic texts about current affairs
  • be able to respond spontaneously to others  to share you ideas, experiences and opinions
  • be able to write a well-structured text about current affairs
  • be ready to take your NT2 II exam.

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Method

  • You will work in small groups or pairs during the lessons, but always under the guidance of an experienced teacher. Our teachers are trained to give you the support you need to get the best out of the course and yourself! The open, friendly atmosphere of our classes lets you learn from the experience of others and, in turn, lets others learn from you.
  • Your four language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) will be developed during this course, alongside which we will focus on grammar and vocabulary. In this course you will look at themes such as nature and landscape, the environment, security and health, economy and work, and science.
  • We use a textbook for this course (‘De Finale’). This book is specially developed for highly educated learners of Dutch of a second language.

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Time investment

This course comprises 25 lessons at Babel: five lessons a week for five weeks (Monday to Friday). We also expect students to be able to spend 3 -4 hours per lesson on homework and preparation tasks.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is Dutch with English as the support language.
  • You can order the course book via our books page. We assume that every student will bring a copy of the book to their first lesson. This course finishes with a speaking and writing test.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion if you have attended (and actively participated in)  at least 80% of the lessons.
  • Do you work for Utrecht University or are you a registered (exchange) student? If so, you will automatically receive a 15% discount on this course. Make sure to register with your university email address.

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Schedule

  • Starting date: 6 September 2021
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    Monday6 September 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday7 September 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday8 September 202113:0015:30
    Thursday9 September 202113:0015:30
    Friday10 September 202113:0015:30
    Monday13 September 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday14 September 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday15 September 202113:0015:30
    Thursday16 September 202113:0015:30
    Friday17 September 202113:0015:30
    Monday20 September 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday21 September 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday22 September 202113:0015:30
    Thursday23 September 202113:0015:30
    Friday24 September 202113:0015:30
    Monday27 September 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday28 September 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday29 September 202113:0015:30
    Thursday30 September 202113:0015:30
    Friday1 October 202113:0015:30
    Monday4 October 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday5 October 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday6 October 202113:0015:30
    Thursday7 October 202113:0015:30
    Friday8 October 202113:0015:30

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  • Starting date: 15 November 2021
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    Monday15 November 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday16 November 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday17 November 202113:0015:30
    Thursday18 November 202113:0015:30
    Friday19 November 202113:0015:30
    Monday22 November 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday23 November 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday24 November 202113:0015:30
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    Friday26 November 202113:0015:30
    Monday29 November 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday30 November 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday1 December 202113:0015:30
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    Monday6 December 202113:0015:30
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    Monday13 December 202113:0015:30
    Tuesday14 December 202113:0015:30
    Wednesday15 December 202113:0015:30
    Thursday16 December 202113:0015:30
    Friday17 December 202113:0015:30

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