Upper-Intermediate Dutch – intensive course (B2)

Level: Upper-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.



Starting from 27 June 2022

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About the course

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

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.


Learning goals

This Upper-Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B2) 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.

After completing the course you will be able to:

  • 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.
  • 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



  • In this course we use the book ‘De finale. This book is especially designed to prepare highly educated people for programme II of the Staatsexamen NT2. Besides practical assignments and exercises that also come back on the exam, the book also contains a language aid with practical tips and a reference book for grammar.
  • Assignments will be made in class, in groups, pairs or individually.


Time Investment

  • This Upper-Intermediate Dutch: Intensive Course (B2) consists of 34 sessions of 1 hour and 45 minutes at Babel in Utrecht.
  • During the meetings, you work in groups, in pairs or alone on various assignments that we discuss in class. The teacher offers personal guidance when you need it. We expect you to actively participate in the lessons and to spend a total of approximately 8 hours per week on self-study.



  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Starting date: 27 June 2022 (Utrecht)
    Monday27 June 202213:1515:00
    Tuesday28 June 202213:1515:00
    Thursday30 June 202213:1515:00
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  • Starting date: 27 June 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
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  • Starting date: 5 September 2022 (Utrecht)
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  • Starting date: 5 September 2022 (Virtual Classroom)
    Monday5 September 202213:1515:00
    Tuesday6 September 202213:1515:00
    Thursday8 September 202213:1515:00
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  • Starting date: 3 October 2022 (Utrecht)
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