Utrecht, Netherlands

Dutch Language Level 4 (A2 → B1)

when 5 July 2021 - 29 July 2021
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee EUR 995

Are you acquainted with the basics of Dutch language, but would you like to interact with native speakers more fluently? Our Dutch Language Level 4 course helps you take your Dutch language skills, including grammar and vocabulary, to the next level. In a small class of up to 16 students with a qualified trainer you’ll advance in your learning quickly and effectively. At the end of the course you have reached level B1, where you’ll be able to share your opinion, give advice and have basic (phone) conversations.

During this course we’ll work extensively on your Dutch language skills, using a variety of exercises on relevant subjects such as education, work, society, climate, art and politics. Aside from the essential grammar and vocabulary work, expect lots of speaking, writing, reading and listening assignments. After three weeks you’ll be able to express yourself in Dutch more fluently, share your emotions and even engage in group discussions.

This course will help you:

- expand your vocabulary;
- improve your grammar (verb tenses, present continuous, conjunctions, om... te, would/could/should, passive, modal, phrasal and reflexive verbs);
- further develop your speaking skills (pronunciation, responding, conversations, group discussions);
- further develop your writing skills (spelling, emails, simple texts);
- improve your comprehension of spoken Dutch;
- improve your comprehension of written Dutch.

The Babel institute is situated in a monumental building in the centre of Utrecht. We encourage you to explore this beautiful part of the Netherlands in your free time and practise your newly acquired skills with Dutch locals.

In the unfortunate event we cannot offer the course on location, a virtual classroom setting will be available for language courses. Check the course description for more information.

Course leader

Maud Beersmans

Target group

This course corresponds with intermediate level B1, as defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR), and is suitable for learners who have reached CEFR level A2.


A Dutch language proficiency test, consisting of multiple choice questions and writing assignments, must be completed in advance to determine your level. A teacher will assess your language skills, leading to a personal advice about the most appropriate Dutch course. Please keep in mind it can take up to 3 working days to assess your level.

Course aim

This course aims to take your Dutch language skills to CEFR level B1. After completing this course you’ll be able to:

comprehend simple texts on everyday topics;
have basic yet effective conversations in Dutch;
produce simple texts on familiar subjects;
describe experiences, expectations and opinions.

Fee info

EUR 995: Course + course materials
EUR 650: housing fee

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