Dutch exam training for the AKV exam

Are you soon to take your Medical Assessment exam and would you like to be well prepared for the Dutch language element of the General Knowledge and Skills test? This exam training course will help you practice important skills and improve your Dutch.

No further courses scheduled (yet).
This training can be offered as a tailor-made course.

About the Dutch exam training for the AKV exam

Examentraining AKV taaltoets Nederlands

The Medical Assessment Exam Training course is aimed at medical doctors, dentists, pharmacists, medical physicists (radiologists), psychologists and psychotherapists 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 doctor-patient interview
  • writing a report

This exam course is intended as preparation for the AKV test of the Medical Assessment exam.



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 doctor-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.



The exam course consists of 8 lessons of three hours each, each following the pattern: one hour with the teacher, one hour of obligatory private study, followed by a final hour with the teacher. 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.



Time Investment

This Dutch exam training for the AKV exam consists of 8 sessions of 1 hour 75 minutes at Babel in Utrecht. The advised self-study load is approximately 3 hours per lesson, including the obligatory hour of private study with the group.



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 7 of the 8 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 25% discount.