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Dutch B2/C1 (on-campus or online)


In this advanced course, participants will extend their knowledge of Dutch, going from CEF-level B2 to B2/ C1. Participants receive a certificate if the course portfolio is evaluated positively and after 80% attendance.


If you have made it to level B2 (and possibly have taken the State Examination NT2 programme II), you will be able to participate in every-day life in the Netherlands without any problems. But you may want to expand your skills, such as communicating in Dutch at an academic level. If this is the case, you can continue to improve your language proficiency in the B2-C1 course. In this course, you will use the first four chapters from the book Nederlands naar Perfectie and possibly also sources and materials of your own.

The course consists of one lesson per week, with the exception of the first week. The first lesson is an introduction lesson of 1 hour were the teacher will give you more information about the set-up of the course.

During the practice lessons, you will work on your oral language skills under the guidance of your teacher. You can also ask your teacher questions about the self-study programme from the preparation lessons and about language issues that you encounter in every-day life.

You will be evaluated based on a portfolio, which you have to complete by the end of the course. The portfolio consists of listening and reading tests, speaking and writing assignments and a spoken exam in the final lesson. If the result is satisfactory, you will be able to enrol in the C1 course.

Duration and Time investment

Attendance at every lesson is essential. The course consists of 1 lesson of 1 hour (first lesson) and 10 lessons of two hours.

Please take into account the fact that the course will involve approx. 6 hours of work per week: 4 hours of homework and 2 hours in the practice lesson. Homework is best divided into four times half an hour, which works better than doing everything in one go.

Admission criteria

Admission is granted based on certificates obtained from earlier language courses, in this case,  Dutch B2, or an intake exam, which you can register for here

Course overview

  • Course code


  • Programme is for

    Bachelor and Master students, PhD candidates, employees (and their partners) of the UT and ITC and external participants who have completed the Dutch B2 course. 

  • ECTS

    The study load for this course is roughly equivalent to 2ECTS.  

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below. 

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below.

  • Location

    Vrijhof building or online.

    For the online course, we will be using the Canvas online platform, therefore a webcam and headphones are required. 

  • Course fee

    UT bachelor and master’s students: €25 (NON-REFUNDABLE administration fee), payable at registration. Course materials are included. 
    UT-employees: €561,-
    Faculty departments pay an annual fee, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department and a project number. Service departments will be charged with the course price, so you do not pay yourself. You need permission from your head of department and a project number.  
    Partners of UT-employees: €561,-
    Non-UT participants: €729,30
    Partners and non-UT participants can use internet payment to pay the course fee. 

  • Maximum participants

    Minimum 10 and maximum 15 participants per practice lesson 

  • Trainers

    Qualified teacher of Dutch as a Foreign Language 

  • Course materials

    Provided by the UT Language Centre: Palmer, E. and Van ‘t Wout, M., Nederlands naar Perfectie, 1e druk, Coutinho 2015, ISBN 978 904 690 4527                                                 

  • Requirements

    Admission is granted based on certificates obtained from earlier language courses, in this case, Dutch B2. 

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