Language Center

Nt2 Upper-Intermediate Dutch (intensive course)

During this course, you work from level B1 to level B2. Using the book Nederlands op Niveau, you work with texts, listening fragments, and do vocabulary and grammar exercises. You will give presentations about various subject. You will also write texts based on an outline and record a couple of videos.

Dutch culture is an intricate part of the book. Subjects that are dealt with include Dutch customs and habits such as bike etiquette, sustainability, and knowledge of Dutch history and politics. 

This course is a good preparation for the Nt2 State Exam, program II. Your course mentor will discuss with you when would be a good time for you to take the State Exam. If you wish to take this exam, you can register at DUO.

It is also possible, at the end of the course, to further develop your knowledge of Dutch in an advanced Nt2 course.

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.

Did you pass the Nt2 State Exam, program I or II or the TANG test at B1 level in the twelve months prior to your registration for the intensive program? Then you do not need to do an intake test. You can get an appointment for an intake interview directly. Of course, you will be asked to bring proof of your previously attained level.

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

  • write a cover letter
  • hold discussions
  • negotiate
  • take the Nt2 State Exam, program II
  • attend modules to improve your Writing and Speaking skills

Final exam

The course contains oral and written tests. If you pass these tests, you will have reached level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR), a language level that corresponds to a program in higher education or a position at an academic or higher professional level.

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. Read the recommended hardware requirements.

  • 80% attendance is required. Lectures are not recorded for later viewing.

Nt2 Upper-Intermediate in short

Duration and Course Format

Two three-hour lessons for 10 weeks, with a minimum of 20 hours of self-study per week, 12 ECTS credits

Period

(incl. exams and reserve classes)

  • December 12, 2022 until March 23, 2023
    •  (de-)registration possible until November 30, 2022
  • April 3, 2023 until July 13, 2023
    •  (de-)registration possible until March 20, 2023
Schedule

Monday 13:45 - 16:30 hrs

Thursday 13:45 - 16:30 hrs

Course Fee  (Course Materials included)
  • 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 € 1,000
  • Alumni Tilburg University: € 1,000
  • Students Tilburg University: 12 Language Vouchers or € 816 (Course Materials excluded)
  • External Participants: € 1,100
Level From B1 to B2 (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.