Language Center

Nt2 Intermediate (intensive course)

During this intensive course, you continue to develop your general proficiency in Dutch. You expand your vocabulary (to approximately 4.300 words) and your knowledge of grammar. In preparation of the lessons, you study one or two texts that cover all kinds of aspects of living in the Netherlands. In this way, you practice vocabulary, idiomatic expressions, and grammar.

You are going to present on different topics. You will also write texts based on an outline and give one-minute presentations. As far as culture is concerned, subjects will be discussed that are relevant to many students, such as applying for a new job and the use of ‘u’ and ‘jij’.

Mandatory intake

Would you like to register for the intermediate, upper-intermediate, or advanced course? If so, you are required to do an intake test. The test takes a maximum of an hour and a half. The test provides an indication of your level of the Dutch language. Afterwards, you will have a meeting with a lecturer, either in Dutch or in English. The lecturer determines whether there is a good match between your profile and the Language Center courses and, if so, at which level you can begin. 

Do you have to learn Dutch because you are obliged to participate in a civic integration program? Then you are eligible to apply for a DUO loan to finance the intensive course. In case you started your integration in the year 2022, you will enter the course through your municipality. This has to be part of your personal Plan Integration and Participation (PIP).  

At the end of the course you will be able to

Final exam

The course contains oral and a written tests.

Specifics

  • Because there are currently no COVID restrictions, the format for this course is entirely on campus. Should COVID restrictions (such as the 1.5 meter rule) be re-introduced, the Language Center may decide to change the format to an entirely or predominantly online course. 

  • Since active participation is a key part of language skills courses, you need to be able to interact with the group in a digital environment. Make sure you have a stable internet connection, working webcam and headset or microphone. See the recommended hardware requirements.  
  • 80% attendance is required. Lectures are not recorded for later viewing.

Nt2 Intermediate in short

Duration and Course Format

Three two-hour classes and three one-hour classes for 10 weeks, with a minimum of 20 hours of self-study per week, 12 ECTS credits

Period

(incl. exams and reserve classes)

  • August 29, 2022 until December 2, 2022
    •  (de-)registration possible until August 17, 2022
  • December 9, 2022 until March 24, 2023
    •  (de-)registration possible until November 30, 2022 ,
  • April 3, 2023 until July 14 2023
    • (de-)registration possible until March 20, 2023
Schedule

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Classes are in the morning or in the afternoon.

Course Fee (including Course Materials)
  • Staff Tilburg University: the first Dutch course is free of charge for the employee but will be paid by the School/Service. If you have already participated in a Dutch course at the Language Center, you pay € 1,350
  • Alumni Tilburg University: € 1,350
  • Students Tilburg University: 12 Language Vouchers of € 816 (Course Materials excluded)
  • External Participants: € 1,500
Level From A2 to B1 (Common European Framework of Reference)
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Register

This course is intended for everyone who is highly educated. This means that you have a sufficiently high level of education or have had a minimum of 12 years of education.

Student at Tilburg University
  • On the page cashing in language vouchers, you can find, amongst other things, more information about how to register if you have no vouchers or insufficient vouchers, registration for an intensive Nt2 course and the registration period.
  • Note: Would you like to register for an intensive Dutch as a Second Language course, you should send a motivational letter to the coordinator. 

Read our conditions before registration.

Staff member at Tilburg University
  • The first Dutch course will be covered by the School/Service. If you have already participated in a Dutch course at the Language Center, you can join this language course at a reduced rate. The fees can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.

  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.

Read our conditions before registration.

Alumnus of Tilburg University
  • Tilburg University alumni can take this language course at a reduced rate. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.

Read our conditions before registration.

External participant
  • Highly educated non-native speakers from outside Tilburg University are eligible for this language course. The costs can be paid by yourself or by your employer. Please indicate this on the registration form.
  • Registration is possible from the moment the timetable for the course is available.

Read our conditions before registration.