Dutch Language Level 5 (B1 → B2)

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Please note: Babel provides this courses in an online setting. Babel is already offering online language courses, using proven methods.

Would you like to brush up your knowledge of Dutch grammar again and raise the level of your vocabulary? Then this Level 5 Dutch Language course is the right course for you. In this course, you work with our trainers on understanding texts at a higher level, such as scientific articles and newsletters. This advanced course is designed to improve your Dutch language skills up to level B2.

Aside from the essential grammar and vocabulary work, expect lots of speaking, writing, reading and listening assignments on relevant subjects such as leisure, transportation, work, eating and drinking and holidays. We’ll use specific exercises to prepare you for the NT2 State Exam. At the end of the course your understanding of spoken and written Dutch will have improved significantly, and you’ll be able to express yourself in Dutch more proficiently and fluently. 
This course will help you:

  • expand your vocabulary;
  • improve your grammar (verb tenses, conjunctions, om...te, would/could/should, passive, modal, phrasal and reflexive verbs, er);
  • further develop your speaking skills (pronunciation, responding, conversations, group discussions);
  • further develop your writing skills (spelling, emails, simple texts);
  • improve your comprehension of spoken Dutch;
  • improve your comprehension of written Dutch;
  • prepare for the NT2 State Exam programme II, including all four language skills.

Virtual Classroom
Due to corona, we will teach this course in the virtual classroom. Via the virtual classroom you attend language classes from a distance, together with your fellow students. You are in close contact with your trainer, you can ask questions, share information and chat with fellow students. Watch this video and take a tour through the virtual classroom with one of our teachers!


Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marc Gebuis, MSc

Target audience

This course corresponds with level B2, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), and is suitable for learners who have reached CEFR level B1. 

A Dutch language proficiency test, consisting of multiple choice questions and writing assignments, must be completed in advance to determine your level. A teacher will assess your language skills, leading to a personal advice about the most appropriate Dutch course. Please keep in mind it can take up to 3 working days to assess your level.

Course aim

The course aim is to improve your Dutch language skills up to CEFR level B2. After completion of the course you’ll be able to:

  • comprehend the main idea of complex texts, including technical discourse in your own professional field;
  • have fluent and spontaneous conversations;
  • produce a clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects;
  • share your well-argued opinion on a topical issue;
  • participate in the NT2 exam programme II.

Study load

Contact hours: 57 
Hours of self-study at the institute: 60 
Total study load: 117 hours


Course fee:
Course + course materials

More information

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

Recommended combinations
Dutch Language Level 4 (A2 → B1)


Application deadline: 15 July 2020

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