Dutch Language Level 8 (C1 → C1+)

Course code
Course fee (excl. housing)
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Please note: Should Babel not be able to offer its courses on location due to the COVID-19 regulations, it will provide the courses in an online setting instead. Babel is already offering online language courses, using proven methods. 

This advanced course in Dutch offers you the opportunity to further improve your Dutch language skills. It focuses on an active command of the language mostly covering speaking and writing. The course aim is to reach level C1+ and enjoy expanding your knowledge of the Dutch culture.

This course is ideal for language learners who
- have passed the NT2 State Exam programme 2 and have reached at least C1 level
- have been studying Dutch language and culture in their home country
and have been working on their Dutch language skills at a high level ever since. 
Course activities include:
  • vocabulary expansion
  • discussions
  • short presentations (including Q&A)
  • writing assignments
  • history
  • poetry and literature
  • cultural excursions
  • a unique Utrecht city tour.
You are required to do a placement test developed by Babel. This test consists of two parts: multiple choice and writing. A teacher will assess your language skills. In addition, a teacher will contact you for a short telephone interview. On the basis of your test result and the interview you will get an advice about which course is suitable for you. Please note that it can take up to 5 working days until your language level is assessed. In case you have already completed the placement test we kindly ask for your patience, the Babel Service Desk will review your application within a few days.
Download the day-to-day programme (PDF)

Course director

Marc Gebuis, MSc

Course aim

The purpose of this course is to expand active and passive knowledge of the Dutch language.

Study load

Contact hours: 25 Additional self-study hours.


Course fee:
Course + course materials
Housing fee:

Housing through: Utrecht Summer School.

More information

Babel Language Institute | Dutch courses Utrecht | T: +31 (0)30 227 0008 | E: info@babel.nl


Application deadline: 01 May 2020