Dutch Language Level 4 (A2 → B1)

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Course fee (excl. housing)
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Please note: Should Babel not be able to offer its courses on location due to the COVID-19 regulations, it will provide the courses in an online setting instead. Babel is already offering online language courses, using proven methods. 

Do you already have a grasp of the basics of Dutch? Would you like to expand your vocabulary and learn how to apply the grammar rules well? Then this Dutch Language course Level 4 is the right course for you. You will develop your vocabulary on a variety of themes such as communication, travel, study and work.

Dutch is a Germanic language that is spoken by approximately 23 million people world-wide. Most of these live in the Netherlands and in Belgium, but Dutch is also spoken in Suriname and on the Dutch Antilles.During this intermediate course, the following themes will be covered: education, work, society, talking about emotions, climate, geography, communication, having a phone call, living area, complaining, discussing, describing objects, actions and people, talking about politics, art and the environment.

Course activities include:

  • speaking fluently
  • discussions
  • oral and written summaries
  • grammar exercises -letter writing

The course is suitable for people who have reached A2 level (CEFR). You are required to do a placement test developed by Babel. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. On the basis of your test result you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you. Please note that it can take up to 5 working days until your language level is assessed. In case you have already completed the placement test we kindly ask for your patience, the Babel Service Desk will review your application within a few days. 

Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marc Gebuis, MSc

Course aim

The course aim is to reach level B1 (CEF). Participants can:

  • Understand the most important aspects of clear standard texts on subjects that they frequently come across at work, at school or during their leisure time; 
  • Deal with most situations that can arise while travelling in areas where Dutch is spoken;
  • Produce simple texts on subjects that are familiar or that are of interest to them;
  • Describe experiences and occurrences, dreams, expectations and ambitions, and they can briefly explain their opinions and intentions.

Study load

Contact hours: 57 Hours of self study: 60 Total study load: 117 hours.


Course fee:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.

More information

Babel Language Institute | Dutch courses Utrecht | T: +31 (0)30 227 0008 | E: info@babel.nl


Application deadline: 01 May 2020