Dutch Courses NT2

‘We are not promising you the sun, moon and the stars… we are simply offering Dutch for life.’

Learning Dutch will improve your job opportunities in the Netherlands and help you integrate into the Dutch community. If you would like to improve your Dutch language skills and have an official qualification to prove it, then the NT2 State Examination (Dutch as a second language) training is the right Dutch course for you.

After completing the NT2 training, you can take the official NT2 State Examination to get the NT2 diploma. The NT2 diploma proves that you have sufficient grasp of the Dutch language to study or get a job in the Netherlands.

Our Dutch language courses can be taken one-on-one or in groups, and provide a fun and relaxed way to learn Dutch. We provide NT2 exam training for both the NT2 exam level I and NT2 exam level II, giving you the tools you need to pass the NT2 exams and achieve the NT2 certificate.

Whether you would like to learn Dutch from scratch or improve your Dutch to work in the Netherlands, we can find the right course to prepare you for the NT2 exam, Programme I or Programme II.

Note that the Dutch State Exam NT2 is more difficult than The Civic Integration Exam (Inburgeringsexamen). If you pass the NT2 exam (either programme I or II), you no longer have to take the Civic Integration Exam.

If you are a total beginner, we offer Dutch NT2-I preparation classes (which replaces the ‘inburgerings’ exam) to bring you up from a total beginners level in Dutch to level A2+, the required level for the NT2 programme I training.

Intensive Dutch language and culture training
After completing this 16 to 20 week Dutch language and culture training, students should be able to carry on a normal conversation and master basic writing.

After covering the basics in the first two weeks, we encourage students to hold a simple conversation and improve their listening and writing skills. The first section involves around seven hours training a day. We then give a follow-up course of four hours at a time twice a week over six weeks. The follow-up training improves fluency in speaking and writing through practice exercises and role-playing. We give a midterm and final test to assess students’ progress. After around a month, we start a second follow-up. By the end of the course, students should be able to carry on a normal conversation and master basic writing.

Programme I (NT2-I)
NT2 programme I is aimed at individuals who need a sufficient grasp of spoken and written Dutch to work in the Netherlands or who would like to follow a vocational training course. Programme I is equivalent to language level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR*.

Programme II (NT2-II)
NT2 programme II is aimed at individuals seeking a middle or higher managerial position or those preparing for higher level vocational training or university coursework. Programme II is equivalent to language level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR*.

Examination components
The NT2 examinations consist of four parts: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Candidates passing all four parts of the examination are awarded the NT2 Diploma.

The examination is run by the Education Executive Agency under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Source: Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs. Visit the Examens section of the IB Group website for further information on the Nederlands als tweede taal (NT2) examinations.

For schedules, locations and prices of group—both in-company and at our training locations, and individual courses, please visit Language course schedule & rates.

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* measuring language proficiency. Six levels, from beginner to skilled user, are used to measure language proficiency.
Tests and student progress reports within the NT2 Examination training course are based on CEFR standards.
Further information can be found in the document Common European Framework of Reference