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Prerequisites and test

Are you an absolute beginner, with zero knowledge of Dutch? You can enrol for our Beginners A1 or our Intensive Beginners course without taking a test. If needed, grammar will be explained in English. Therefore knowledge of English is required.

These are the prerequisites of our other courses.

Prerequisites Beginners A2 to Advanced B2

• Beginners A2, required level of Dutch: A1 CEFR*
• Intermediate B1, required level of Dutch: A2 CEFR
• Intensive Intermediate B1, required level of Dutch: A2 CEFR
• Advanced B2, required level of Dutch: B1 CEFR
• Intensive Advanced B2, required level of Dutch: B1 CEFR
• Spreekvaardigheid B1+, required level of Dutch: B1 CEFR
• Schrijfvaardigheid B1+, required level of Dutch: B1 CEFR
• NT2-II exam training, required level of Dutch: B2 CEFR

In the Beginners A2 course grammar will be explained in English (if needed). Therefore knowledge of English is required.

Test

Do you want to join the Beginners A2 course or higher? If you haven’t completed a course at Direct Dutch before, you are required to make an appointment for a (free) oral test. During a 15/20 minute conversation your level of Dutch will be assessed.

First you have to test your grammatical knowledge of Dutch at home by taking this free online test. Send an email (with your score) to petra@directdutch.com to make an appointment. Oral tests can be scheduled on Monday to Thursday between 12:00 – 13:00 hrs and 17:00 – 18:00 hrs.