Dutch Language for German-Speaking Students incl. State Exam (A0 → B2)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
Course Level

Are you a German speaker who’s looking to learn Dutch quickly and effectively? Are you planning to study at a Dutch university, for which you need to pass the NT2 State Exam? Our intensive Dutch Language Course for German-speaking Students will help you reach the required B2 level in just one month. In a small class of up to 16 students with a qualified trainer you will quickly develop your Dutch language skills to intermediate level (B2). You’ll also become acquainted with the basics of Dutch grammar and vocabulary, including the differences and similarities with German language. 

In this intensive course we’ll work on your Dutch language skills using a variety of interactive exercises. Aside from the essential grammar and vocabulary work, expect lots of pronunciation practice, engaging group discussions and presenting, speaking and writing assignments. The course starts at beginner’s level and gives you all the necessary tools to reach level B2, the level needed to pass the NT2 State Exam. You’ll be able to express yourself in Dutch without effort, to produce a detailed text on a variety of subjects, and to share a well-argued opinion on current affairs. 

The Babel institute is situated in a monumental building in the centre of Utrecht. We encourage you to explore this beautiful part of the Netherlands in your free time and practise your newly acquired skills with Dutch locals.

The NT2 State Exam, which you can take at the end of the course, is included in the course fee. The exam dates are 26 - 29 July 2021.

If you’d like to enrol in this course without participating in the final exam, please take a look at: Dutch Language for German-Speaking Students (A0 -> B2).

Course director
Maud Beersmans

Aim of the course

The course prepares you for the NT2 State Exam (programme 2) and corresponds with level B2, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). At the end of the course you will be able to:

  • comprehend the main idea of complex texts, including the technical discourse in your own professional field;
  • communicate fluently and accurately with Dutch native speakers;
  • produce a clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects;
  • give your opinion about complex topics, including adequate arguments.

Study load

Total study load: 194 hours

  • Contact hours: 69 
  • Hours of self study: 125


Course fee:
Fee covers
Course + course materials
Housing fee:
Housing cost
Housing provider:
Utrecht Summer School

More information


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
20 June 2022