NT2 Staatsexamen 1 Preparation Course

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Course information

In recent years the Dutch language proficiency requirements for people for whom Dutch is a second language have grown steadily higher. Passing the State Examination NT2-1 is universally accepted as proof of a good command of the Dutch language at B1 level (of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Originally, this was only required for people wanting to study at MBO (intermediate vocational) level, but increasingly it is also a requirement set by employers when recruiting new staff. Would you like to increase your chances of passing this exam? Then sign up for our special examination training programme to prepare for NT2 Programme 1.


The examination

No matter how good your Dutch is, you are sure to benefit from examination training. The exam consists of four components: reading, listening, writing and speaking. The training programme will not only help you to improve these skills, but also address specific issues relating to the examination itself. These include the best way to approach multiple-choice questions, how your written assignments will be assessed, tips to help you speak Dutch correctly and fluently when under pressure and how to listen to a text and note down answers at the same time.


The training programme

The course consists of ten 2-hour lessons. Each lesson focuses on two of the four skills, with a special emphasis on the relevant examination strategies. The last two lessons are used to cover any specific needs indicated by the participants. The teaching method used is Vooruit!, which contains plenty of practice material for the examination and also covers the way in which the examination is assessed. There is also plenty of time during the lessons for individual guidance for every participant. This means the teacher can pay particular attention to your own weak points and provide you with extra practice material.


Why UvA Talen?

UvA Talen has many years of experience with providing language training programmes for Dutch as a Second Language. Our teachers are skilled in preparing students for the State Examination NT2 Programme 1 and they know just what you need to successfully pass this exam. Nearly everyone who has taken part in our previous courses has passed the examination successfully!

If you successfully complete this course, you will receive a certificate.


The intake procedure for this course comprises: online test, intake interview

After you have registered for this course, we will invite you for an assessment to determine your level. We recommend that you enrol at least two weeks before the start of the course. If you enrol later than this, we cannot guarantee there will be time for the intake procedure.

Course material

Vooruit!, € 40

The course material is not included in the course price. If you buy the books via UvA Talen, you will receive them from the teacher during the first lesson.

Schedule and registration

Day(s) Start End Time Hours Price
Thursdays 03 Oct 2019 05 Dec 2019 19:00 - 21:00 20 420 Enrol NOW!