Intermediate B1

( A2-B1 CEFR) This is a great course for students who master the basics of Dutch and want to take it to the next level.

Level: A2 – B1 CEFR
Group size: Maximum of 8 students
Duration: 12 weeks, 24 hours + 1 hour introduction
1 lessons of 2 hours per week
Homework: 5 hours per week
Times: Morning: 09:30 hrs
Evening: 18:30 hrs
Course material:

The Intermediate course deals with the Direct Dutch Intermediate course book, including:

  • Grammar exercises consolidating the basics of Dutch grammar.
  • Texts and stories, building up a vocabulary of about 2000 words.
  • A reference grammar.
  • A pronunciation section.
  • Answers to all exercises.


Course price is including all course material!

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Price: EURO 465,- Including material. Early Bird Discount 5 % (confirm your enrolment three weeks in advance)*
* Not to be combined with other discounts
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Intermediate B1

Twelve week intermediate course

The intermediate course is meant for students who master the basics of Dutch and want to take it to the next level. In this twelve week course, students consolidate their knowledge of Dutch grammar and extensively practice and develop both their oral and written language skills. Throughout the course students are asked to actively use the Dutch language allowing them to expand their vocabulary and fluency and allowing the teacher to watch their development closely and give them individual feedback. After the intermediate course, students will be well prepared for the NT2 I state exam. Yet, more importantly, they will have become independent speakers of Dutch, who are ready to express themselves on any subject in both a social and professional context.


Like all our courses, the intermediate course is highly interactive and focuses on communication. Students prepare for every class by covering one chapter from the book and preparing a short essay and a five minute presentation independently. In class, the time is divided between oral revision of the homework, presentations and class discussions. There is great focus on the students’ own input, allowing room to focus on each student’s individual needs and interests. Dutch is spoken throughout the course.


At Direct Dutch, we believe that it is impossible to separate a language from its cultural context. There is an important role for Dutch culture throughout our courses. The intermediate course works with authentic Dutch material as much as possible.


This course requires an elementary knowledge of Dutch (A2 level CEFR). Click here to test your grammatical knowledge of Dutch. After you finished the online test, please send an email to to make an appointment with Petra Hisgen, our Director of Studies, to assess your current level of Dutch in a free oral test.

Test NT2 Programme I level B1

In the 10th lesson of the course students will take home the reading exam of the NT2 Programme I exam to prepare as homework. In the 11th lesson they’ll take home the writing exam of the NT2 Programme I exam. In the last lesson students will take the listening exam in class. As an additional service, Direct Dutch gives students the opportunity to make an appointment with the teacher for the oral exam (free of charge).

You will receive a Direct Dutch certificate, stating whether you have reached B1 level. After the intermediate course, students are well prepared to take the official NT2 State Exam Programme I. Click here to read more about this exam and here to subscribe for the exam right away.

Starting dates

Choose your preferred date & time to enrol.

After you completed the enrolment form you will hear back from us by email. If you don’t receive an email within two working days, please send an email to 

10 Apr - 10 Jul 201718:30 to 20:30 hrsEveningMonday
24 May - 23 Aug 201718:30 to 20:30 hrsEveningWednesday