Intermediate Dutch course (B1)

Level: Intermediate (A2/B1)

This pre-intermediate course covers the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking. In addition, we will look at Dutch grammar and Dutch vocabulary.

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Starting from 27 June 2022

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About the course

This Intermediate Dutch (B1) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level B1 in a short period of time. You can start with level A2. The topics that will be dealt with are more abstract than in the beginner course.

DUO loan?

Are you entitled to a loan from the DUO (Educational Administration Service) to help pay for your Dutch course? And this is your first course at Babel? Then you need to have an intake interview with a teacher and do a placement test. This page gives more information about registering for a course with a DUO student loan. Here you can sign up for an intake interview.

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Learning goals

This Intermediate Dutch (B1) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level B1 in a short period of time. The course is therefore suitable if you have completed the Dutch A2 course or if you have attained A2 level via another route. Would you like to know your current language level? Try our free language level test!

After completing this Dutch B1 course:

  • You understand the most important aspects of clear standard texts on subjects that they frequently come across at work, at school or during their leisure time.
  • You are able to deal with most situations that can arise while travelling in areas where Dutch is spoken.
  • You can produce simple texts on subjects that are familiar or that are of interest to them.
  • You can describe experiences and occurrences, dreams, expectations and ambitions, and you can briefly explain your opinions and intentions.

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Method

  • The course material we use is De sprong, a book which has been specially developed for learners with a higher educational level who have already mastered the basics of Dutch, but who are not yet ready to take Programme 2 of the State Exam in Dutch.
  • During the meetings you work in groups, in pairs or alone. The language of instruction is Dutch. The meetings are always led by an experienced teacher who is a professional in personal coaching. In this way, we ensure that you get the best results from yourself.
  • Halfway through the course, your personal progress in listening, reading, writing and speaking will be tested, as will your writing and speaking skills at the end of the course.

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Time Investment

  • This Intermediate Dutch (B1) course consists of 34 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes or 39 sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • To ensure that you learn as much as possible, we expect you to spend about eight hours a week on self-study. Of course, you will receive study material and assignments for this, which will be discussed during the meetings.

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Practical

  • The language of instruction is Dutch.
  • In this course we use the book De sprong. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.
  • Participants should attend at least 80% of the meetings. At the end of the first half of the course, there will be listening, reading, writing and speaking tests. In addition there will be a final test on speaking and writing.
  • 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: 27 June 2022 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 28 June 2022 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 28 June 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 5 September 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 6 September 2022 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 7 September 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
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