Dutch exam training for the AKV-exam – dentists

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2), Advanced (C1/C2)

The Dutch exam training for the AKV-exam – dentists is most suitable if you are a dentist and would like to start working in the Netherlands.

During the lockdown (at least until 2 March), all our on-site courses will be taught in the virtual classroom. As soon as it is possible, we will switch back to teaching on location. So, you can enrol without any problems for an on-site language course. We offer you a worry-free start to your course with our flexible booking policy.

See how Anouk found the virtual classroom here (in Dutch).

Classroom course

€565,00

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Starting from 23 April 2021

+ 3 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 495,00

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Starting from 22 April 2021

+ 1 more dates

About the Dutch exam training for the AKV exam - dentists

The Medical Assessment Exam Training course is aimed at dentists who wish to become accredited members of the BIG register in the Netherlands and therefore shortly need to take the AKV (Algemene kennis en vaardigheden, General Knowledge and Skills) test as part of the Medical Assessment exam.

Our exam course for the Dutch language element will prepare you for the following four aspects of the AKV test:

  • drawing out the main meaning of an article
  • giving a presentation
  • the dentist-patient interview
  • writing a report

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Learning goals

This course will give you the skills you need to help you take the AKV test, but you should already have the language level (B2) needed for the exam, that is, at least Dutch State Exam Level II. (Staatsexamen NT2- II ).

This Dutch exam training for the AKV exam is a skills training course. By the end of the course, students should:

  • understand fully what is required of them in each of the four parts of the test and know what they need to do.
  • be able to distinguish main points from side issues in a text and have practised summarising the main point of an article using referring words, linking words and correct grammatical structure.
  • know the basics of giving a short presentation using MS Powerpoint.
  • have practised conducting a dentist-patient interview in which they have covered aspects such as showing appropriate care, summarising and probing into what the patient says, and rounding off with a statement regarding follow-up appointments.
  • know what is expected of them in writing up the doctor-patient interview in MS Word, and have practised doing so.

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Method

The exam course consists of 7 lessons of 2,5 contact hours each. Each of the four exam components are dealt with and practised in a focused way, partly as a class and partly in groups of two or three.

The teacher will provide copies of the teaching materials during the lessons.

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Time investment

This Dutch exam training for the AKV exam consists of 7 sessions at Babel in Utrecht, Rotterdam or Eindhoven. The advised self-study load is approximately 3 hours per lesson, including the obligatory hour of private study with the group.

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Practical

  • This course is offered both on-site and in the virtual classroom. You can enrol for your preferred option using the buttons above. All our on-site classes are taught in a small group. You can find an overview of all the measures we have taken against the coronavirus here.
  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • The teacher will provide copies of the teaching materials during the lessons.
  • Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of the classes and to play an active role. Attendance at at least 6 of the 7 classes will ensure you receive a certificate of attendance. There are no in-course tests.
  • 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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  • Starting date: 22 April 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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    Thursday29 April 202113:3016:00
    Thursday6 May 202113:3016:00
    Thursday20 May 202113:3016:00
    Thursday27 May 202113:3016:00
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    Thursday10 June 202113:3016:00

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  • Starting date: 23 April 2021 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 23 April 2021 (Eindhoven)
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  • Starting date: 23 April 2021 (Rotterdam)
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  • Starting date: 28 June 2021 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 2 July 2021 (Utrecht)
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    Friday13 August 202109:3012:00

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