Dutch for Adults


Dutch for Beginners

A course Dutch for Beginners is ideally suited to those with little or no understanding of the Dutch language. By the end of this course a motivated participant can expect to converse at a basic level and to read and comprehend simple Dutch language text. Dutch for Beginners is the first step towards the Dutch State Exam NT2 (Dutch as a second language).

The course

Before the course commences intake interviews are conducted with the participants in order to:

  • analyse the needs of the student
  • establish proficiency levels based on the CEFR
  • set realistic learning goals
  • discuss time schedules

Common European Framework

The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CERF) was developed by the Council of Europe as an instrument for measuring language ability. The CEFR focuses on the four primary language skills:

  • listening
  • reading
  • spoken interaction
  • writing

Each of these skills is assessed according to six different competency levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Dutch Language Centre uses the CEFR during intake interviews for assessing participants` starting and target proficiency levels. Click here to see an overview of the CEFR.