Language course — Dutch B1 (evening)
The program starts 4 March 2024
Are you highly educated and interested in learning Dutch? HAN Language Center offers 4 successive courses. They help you prepare for the Dutch State Exam (level B2). You even reach level C1. Are you starting from level A2? Sign up for the Dutch B1 evening course!
Who is this course for?
Our Dutch courses are for the highly educated. Did you finish secondary school abroad at a level comparable to the Dutch HAVO level? Can you manage to do the intake interview in Dutch? If so, the Dutch B1 language course is for you. Be sure to check the admission requirements.
You live in the Netherlands and you want to integrate. HAN Language Centre can teach you Dutch. And prepare you for program II of the Dutch State Exam. We have the Blik op Werk quality label. This means you can request a loan from DUO to pay for the course. You can also enroll in the course without an integration loan. In that case, you pay for the course yourself or your employer pays for you.
Program: Dutch B1 language course
You get to work on your Dutch. This course focuses on all 4 language skills:
We also look at the relevant grammar and work on building your vocabulary. The lessons in this evening course are spread over 15 weeks.
The next evening course A2-B1 starts on 25 September 2023. The next start is in March 2024. The class times for the Dutch B1 evening course are:
- Monday from 17:30 to 20:00
- Wednesday from 17:30 to 20:00
To maintain the quality, the groups will have no more than 20 students.
During class, you practice your listening and speaking skills and complete various exercises. The lecturer gives you feedback on these exercises. You also get homework to help you improve your reading and writing skills and your grammar and vocabulary. You can also do your homework at the HAN study and multimedia center. You spend about 6-8 hours a week on self-study.
Learning a language takes commitment and discipline. So we expect that from all our participants. This way you know you can rely on your fellow course participants during the course!
During the course you use the Contact 3 textbook and workbook. These are included in the course fee.
You will have access to a special online environment. HAN provides the necessary software: you don't need to purchase anything for that. It is important that you have your own laptop with a working microphone and camera. You also need a good WiFi connection. That’s it!
The course ends with a test at the B1 level. Did you reach the level? Then you receive a certificate. This allows you to continue with the following course.
Exams are held on the HAN campus.
We offer a series of 4 courses. You can also take one or more separate courses. The first 3 courses help you reach the level required of the NT2 State Exam, program II (B2). The 4th course helps you reach C1 level. The Dutch A2-B1 language course is the 2nd course in the series. It helps you achieve language level B1.
At language level B1, you understand the main points of standard texts. Think of subjects that occur often at work, school or in your free time. You can also write such texts. And you can discuss and describe opinions, events and ambitions. You’re comfortable using Dutch in most situations.
Have you successfully completed the A2 course? Or do you have a certificate showing you have the A2 level? Are you willing to spend around 10 hours per week (2 lessons per week + self-study) on learning Dutch? Then sign up for our Dutch B1 evening course. This course starts at level A2. You work towards level B1 in 15 weeks. After signing up you receive an invitation for an intake interview. After the intake, we determine which level you can start at. We then finalize your registration.
Apply in 6 steps
Apply early so everything will be arranged on time.
Approved? Then you receive a letter with the maximum loan amount.
Choose the course that suits you best.
1. Complete the online registration form.
2. In the "comments" section, mention that you are paying with a DUO loan. You receive an automatic confirmation of registration. Your registration is not yet final.
You will receive an email invitation for the intake interview.
Make sure to bring the following with you:
- DUO letter
- Your diplomas
- Your ID or residence permit
- Certificates from other language courses
The interview may be held in English or Dutch. You can bring someone with you to the interview. We discuss the following with you:
- Do you fit our target group? If not, we refer you to a different language provider.
- Your Duo letter.
- Your entry level.
- The most suitable course to help you prepare for the NT2 State Exam (programme II). And how long we think it will take.
We document your course preference in a course contract. This contract is subject to the general terms and conditions for NT2 courses offered by HAN Language Centre. Your registration is complete when you sign the course contract.
At the end of the course you sign the digital invoice of HAN Language Center. This invoice will be available on the DUO website, under Mijn Inburgering.
What if DUO does not pay the invoice directly to the Language Center? Then you have to pay all costs yourself. In installments if needed.
Ready to start?
Contact us at the HAN Language Center.
We're happy to help with all your questions!