Dutch State exam II (NT2)

Do you have to learn Dutch as part of your integration and is it your goal to work towards State exam II? Would you like to get in touch with the Dutch and work on your Dutch language proficiency? The Language & Training Centre (LTC) will help you get there!  Please take a look at our full range of Dutch NT2-courses for participants with an academic background (HBO/WO):

  • Before registering, an intake is necessary. The LTC organises intakes on definite dates, three times a year. The exact dates are published per period, but good to know is that the intakes take place in July, February and May of each year.

    An intake consists of one of more tests and a brief interview with a teacher. The result of the intake will be communicated by email. If you are eligible for a course, you can respond to the email if you wish to join the course. One week before the course is due to begin, you will be sent more information by email. If your actual level doesn't meet our requirements, a referral to another institution will be made.

    Bring with you to the intake:

    • Passport or ID;
    • The most recent letter from DUO stating when your DUO grant ends and what your current balance is;
    • Any certificate (if you have one) stating your current level in Dutch.

    For all future courses that you register for, you must present a photocopy or scan of the most recent letter concerning the current balance and the end date of your DUO loan. 
    If you wish to register for an intake, please make an appointment in our online schedule.

  • Three times a year (In October, in January and in April) the LTC starts new intensive Dutch courses for participants with an academic background (HBO/WO). These courses specifically prepare you for State exam II.  Getting to know the Dutch society is an integral part of our B1.1, B1.2 and B2.1 courses. This implies that we also help you being well prepared for the exam ‘Kennis van de Nederlandse samenleving’. In the B1.2 and in the B2.2 courses we also offer you some special training sessions to be well prepared for State exam II.

    If you wish to register for a course, you have to do an intake first. Based on the result of your intake the LTC registers you for a course you are eligible for.

    Before the start of the first lesson you will be given a course contract to sign, along with a schedule and course outline. The LTC will submit the invoice for the course directly to DUO or UAF. It is also possible to pay for the course yourself.

    To be well prepared for the State exam II you must first master the Dutch language at B2 level according to CEFR language proficiency levels. You can achieve this level by following a series of subsequent courses:

    • Level A0-A2October-December
      January-March
      April-June

      3 months, 27 lessons
      3 classes of 2,5 hours per week
      67,5 hours of lessons + 90 hours of self-study

    • Level A2-B1.1
      & Knowledge of the
      Dutch history and society

      October-December
      January-March
      April-June

      3 months, 27 lessons
      3 classes of 2,5 hours per week
      67,5 hours of lessons + 90 hours of self-study

    • Level B1.1-B1.2
      & Knowledge of the
      Dutch history and society
      & Staatsexamentraining

      October-December
      January-March
      April-June

      3 months, 27 lessons
      3 classes of 2,5 hours per week
      67,5 hours of lessons + 90 hours of self-study

       

    • Level B1.2-B2.1
      & Knowledge of the
      Dutch history and society

       

      October-December
      January-March
      April-June

      3 months, 27 lessons
      3 classes of 2,5 hours per week
      67,5 hours of lessons + 90 hours of self-study

       

    • Level B2.1-B2.2

      & Staatsexamentraining

      October-December
      January-March
      April-June

      3 months, 27 lessons
      3 classes of 2,5 hours per week
      67,5 hours of lessons + 90 hours of self-study

       

      • Our courses are open only for those with an academic background (HBO/WO);
      • A reasonable level of English (listening and speaking) is needed for instruction purposes during class;
      • An intake is necessary and consists of a test and an interview with a teacher. If you wish to register for an intake, please make an appointment in our online schedule;
      • If your actual level doesn't meet our requirements, a referral to another institution will be made;
      • Payment via DUO is an option;
      • Course materials are included in the course fee;
      • All students are provided with an ERNA account which allows them to work online (WIFI) at Woudestein campus. Furthermore all students are allowed to make good use of the self-study spaces (and computers) at Woudestein campus.
      • All classes take place at Woudestein campus during daytime. If the teacher becomes ill, the LTC will ask another teacher to take care of the lesson.
      • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added at the end of the courses. Please take into account that courses may end later than scheduled;
      • You will receive a certificate with your results at the end of the course, provided that your absence over all the lessons is 20% or less;
      • If you become ill and subsequently miss classes you are supposed to inform your teacher beforehand by email.
      • If you miss more than 20% of the lessons you will not be allowed to take the final exam;
      • Classes start exactly at the given days and times. Participants are supposed to be in class in time.
      • If there is a reason to be late, participants are supposed to inform their teacher beforehand;
      • Registration fee for State exam II is not included in the course fee;
      • When, according to the teacher, the student is well prepared, State exam II will be requested by the LTC.
    • We offer our Dutch State exam courses, three times a year (October-December / January-March/April-June). 
      Lessons are scheduled 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in a fixed time slot

      • 09.00 – 11.30 hours
      • 12.15 – 14.45 hours
      • 15.30 – 18.00 hours
    • Level A0-A2€ 1135,-
      Level A2-B1.1€ 1135,-
      Level B1.1-B1.2€ 1135,-
      Level B1.2-B2.1€ 1135,-
      Level B2.1-B2.2€ 1135,-

       

    • Cancellation by the student:

      • Only written cancellations will be accepted (ltc-nt2@eur.nl). 
      • Cancelling up to 7 days before the starting date of the course: cancellation costs are € 40,-.
      • Cancelling within 6 days before the starting date of the course: cancellation costs are 50% of the course fee.

      Cancellation by the Language & Training Centre

      • The LTC reserves the right to cancel courses before the starting date.
      • In cases where the LTC cancels a course, the whole course fee will be refunded.
  • For more information or further questions concerning the Dutch NT2 courses at Erasmus University, please don't hesitate to contact us via:

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  • About language buddies
    Students and employees of Erasmus University help NT2-students to practice the Dutch language. NT2-students are mostly refugees who are working towards Staatsexamen II. By spending an hour every week speaking Dutch together, students van practice speaking and listening to the language. These meetings also allow both the student and the language buddy to get to know a different culture in an informal way.

    Register as a language buddy
    All students and employees of Erasmus University can sign up as a language buddy. We are mostly looking for language buddies who speak Dutch (or sometimes English) as a first language. When an NT2-student signs up for a language buddy, they get appointed a buddy based on common interests, study plans and the available language buddies. All students in NT2 courses speak English. They often have been to university in their home country and have plans to study in the Netherlands. The age of NT2-students varies from 18 to over 35.

    Language buddies follow a short workshop in which they get information about the NT2 programme and learn what they can expect from students. During the workshop they will also get tips on how to practice the language together. After the workshop, language buddies receive contact information of the student they are matched with. After this, student and language buddy are free to make appointments together when and where they choose. Often meetings are scheduled after Dutch lessons on the EUR campus, but it can be fun to explore the city together or go to events.

    At this point it is not possible to register yourself as a language buddy.
    If you are interested, please send us an email.

    For NT2-students
    Students who are following an NT2-course at the Language & Training Centre or are in the Voorbereidend Jaar Erasmus get a form to sign up for a language buddy before their first lesson. The Language & Training Centre contacts them when a language buddy is available. After that, it is up to the student and language buddy to schedule their meetings. If you have a language buddy and something is not going well, you can contact us

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    Blik op Werk quality standard

    Since 2016 the Language & Training Centre has been a 'Blik op Werk' certified provider of integration courses. The 'Blik op Werk' quality standard is an insurance of quality and reliable service. DUO will only grant you an allowance if you follow a language course at an institute which is accredited with the Blik op Werk quality standard.