Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2)

Level: Intermediate (B1/B2)

This advanced course prepares you for the Staatsexamen NT2 programma 2. It deals with the four skills listening, reading, writing and speaking, and there will be time to repeat and expand your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.

During the lockdown (at least until 15 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

€845,00

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Starting from 19 April 2021

+ 2 more dates

Virtual classroom

€ 745,00

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Starting from 19 April 2021

+ 1 more dates

About the Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2) course

This Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level B2 in a short period of time. You can start with level B1.

This course is relevant when you have:

  • Certificate Dutch level B1
  • CEF-score, at least level B1 for the components language structures, writing and self assessment
  • Intake test advice level B2

This course covers the following themes: leisure time, transport, nature and climate, food and drink, health and safety, work and the economy, science.

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. You can use your DUO loan to fund both virtual classes and face-to-face classes on location. 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 Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2) course is aimed to those who wish to achieve level B2 in a short period of time. You can start with level B1. You will need to test your level. This can be done through our online placement test.

This course is relevant when you have:

  • Certificate Nederlands niveau B1
  • CEF-score, at least level B1 for the components language structures, writing and self assessment
  • Intake test advice level B2

Participants can understand the main idea of complex texts, both with concrete and abstract subjects, including technical discourse in the participant’s own professional field. Participants can react fluently and spontaneously, in such a way that a normal exchange is possible with native speakers of Dutch, without any strain on either side.

Participants can produce a clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects, and they can give their opinion on a topical issue and give advantages as well as disadvantages of different options.

 

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Method

Different competences will be discussed during the classes. Assignments will be made in class, in groups, pairs or individually. More information about the course programme, homework and suggestions for additional online exercises will be published on the electronic learning environment.

In this course we use the book De finale. You can order all books required for the course on our special book page. Please ensure you bring your books to the first session.

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Time Investment

This Upper-Intermediate Dutch (B2) course consists of 34 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes or 39 sessions of 1 hour and 30 minutes. The advised self-study load is 90 hours.

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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.
  • In this course we use the book De finale. 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. During the course you will practise with a few mock exams to prepare for the State exam NT2 (Dutch as a second language) programme II. There is no test at the end of this course.
  • 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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