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

Day course Dutch for intermediates II (B1)

In this day course you will learn the basics of the Dutch language. The course is the fourth part of a series of courses that prepare you for Staatsexamen NT2 (state exam in Dutch as a second language), programme II, within a year and a half to two years.


    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 halfway to B1 to level B1 (CEFR). After this course you continue with the Dutch day course for advanced (B1-B2).

    Starting date

    02 September 2024, 10:45 am
    This course ends on 7 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.

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

    This course will take place from 2 September until 7 November 2024.

    • Course days: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
    • Times: 10.45 - 12.45
    • 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.

    You will learn Dutch to intermediate level B1 in Part 2 of this intermediate course. This class focuses on the different skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing.

    What will you learn in this course?


    You can understand texts that mainly consist of high-frequency, colloquial or work-related language. You can understand descriptions of events, feelings and wishes in personal letters.


    You can understand the main points when listening to familiar topics that you regularly encounter at work, school, leisure, etc. when these are clearly spoken and pronounced in a standard dialect. You can understand the main points of many radio or TV programmes on current affairs or topics of personal or professional interest, when speakers speak relatively slowly and clearly.

    Conversations and speaking

    You can handle most situations that you come across when travelling in an area where the target language is spoken. You can participate in conversations on familiar topics or topics of personal interest or related to everyday life without preparation (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).

    You can connect expressions in a simple way to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions. You can briefly give reasons and explanations for your opinions and plans. You can tell a story, or describe the plot of a book or film and describe your reactions.


    You can write simple coherent texts on familiar topics or topics of personal interest. You can write personal letters describing your experiences and impressions.

    Course materials

    • Contact! Nieuw deel 3. 
      ISBN text book: 9789463920841
      ISBN work book: 9789463920858

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

    Course fees

    • Regular fee: € 1,242,-
    • RU students: € 621,- (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 : € 1,117.80 (10% discount)
    • WUR employees and students: € 755.10 (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 intermediate level (halfway to B1 - B1)’? 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.