Foto van twee cursisten bij taalcursus Nederlands
Foto van twee cursisten bij taalcursus Nederlands

Day course Dutch for advanced students (B1-B2)

Do you want to learn Dutch and are you looking for a Dutch day course for advanced students? This course is part of a series that prepare you for the Staatsexamen NT2 (state exam in Dutch as a second language), programme II.


    The main objective of the course is to learn to communicate in Dutch. All skills are developed: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. To this end, attention is given to such matters as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Reading and writing skills are mostly practiced in the time allotted for self-study. Attention is also given to Dutch habits and customs.

    Target group

    This course is for highly-educated foreigners who want to learn Dutch in one-and-a-half to two years. Are you integrating in Dutch society? Make sure to read the information about the civic integration programme.

    Pre-requisites to follow this course

    • You have completed secondary education in your country of origin
    • You speak a Western European language


    You receive a certificate upon completion of the course, provided you have attended at least 80% of the classes and you have passed the last two lessons, the result of which will appear on your certificate.

    Final level: The course will take you from level B1 to B2 (CEFR). After the intermediate course, you may continue with the Very advanced level B2-C1 course (evening course only).

    Starting date

    02 September 2023, 1:15 pm
    This course ends on 8 November 2024. Each session takes 2 hours.
    10 to 100% for RU, Radboudumc and WUR staff, RU and WUR students and RU alumni. See ‘Costs and admission’ for conditions.
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    Contact information

    Do you have a question? Or would you like to discuss which course best suits your needs and starting level? Feel free to contact us. We are happy to help you out.

    Contact us

    024 - 361 21 59
    info [at] (info[at]into[dot]ru[dot]nl)

    This course will take place from 2 September until 8 November 2024.

    • Course days: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
    • Times: 13.15 - 15.15
    • Self study: 10 to 12 hours per week

    The course takes place at the Radboud University campus in Nijmegen, with a maximum of 18 participants.

    If a lesson is cancelled, the catch-up lesson will take place the week after the last lesson.

    Exam dates

    Exams take place in week 47 and week 48 (resit).
    Please note: you may only participate in the assessment, if you have attended at least 80% of the classes.

    What will you learn in this course?

    The advanced course will teach you Dutch up to B2 level. The classes focus on speaking, listening, reading and writing.


    You can present clear, detailed descriptions on a wide range of topics related to your area of interest. You can take part in spontaneous conversations so normal exchanges with native speakers are reasonably possible. You can actively take part in discussions in familiar contexts and express your views.


    You can understand longer speeches and lectures. You can follow complex reasoning on topics that are reasonably familiar to you. You can understand most news and current affairs programmes on television. You can understand most films in the standard dialect.


    You can read articles and reports that deal with contemporary issues in which the writers adopt a particular perspective. You can understand modern literary prose.


    You can write clear, detailed texts on a wide range of topics. You can write essays or reports, convey information and give reasons to support a particular perspective. You can write letters that explain the personal significance of an event or experience.

    Course materials

    • Nederlands op Niveau (ISBN: 9789046904411)

    The course material can be purchased at Roelants bookstore. Course material is not included in the course fee.

    Course fees

    • Regular fee: € 1,656,-
    • RU students: € 828,- (50% discount)
    • RU and Radboudumc staff: free of charge (provided that they meet the necessary conditions for Language Policy Courses).
    • RU and Radboudumc staff & alumni : € 1,490.40 (10% discount)
    • WUR employees and students: € 1,490.40 (10% discount)

    Intake assessment

    You can only register for this course after you have had an intake assessment.

    More information and plan your assessment

    If you want to get an idea of your level on your own, you can do this using our online level test.


    Have you completed your intake assessment, and has the teacher advised you to take the day course ‘Dutch at advanced level (B1 - B2)’? If so, you can register for this course.

    Register now

    This course starts every year in September, December and April. If you would like to take this course, but is it fully booked or your desired start date has not yet been listed, let us know that you would like to be kept informed, and we will let you know when you can sign up for new dates.