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VU-NT2 ACADEMY

LEARNING DUTCH NEDERLANDS LEREN

COURSE PROGRAMME 2018-2019

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LEARN DUTCH AT EVERY LEVEL Welcome to VU-NT2! On our courses you will learn the language skills you need in order to enjoy living in the Netherlands and to achieve success in your studies or work. Our courses also introduce you to the culture and traditions of Dutch society, and give you the opportunity to expand your network by meeting people from many different nationalities, backgrounds and walks of life. About the courses Each year there are several opportunities to start a group course on Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s lively campus, right next door to the Zuidas business district. You will be allocated to the best group for you according to your current level of

proficiency and attend one to four classes a week, depending on the course you take. Your focus will be on improving your spoken Dutch under the expert guidance of highly skilled and experienced teachers. You will also receive feedback on written homework assignments to help you improve your spelling, grammar, use of register and sentence structure.

Study in class and at home The academic standards at VU-NT2 ensure that you will be enrolled in a high-quality course, specifically developed for participants who have completed an appropriate level of secondary education (comparable with Dutch havo or higher). The pace is reasonably fast. If you want to take full advantage of the course, it is essential that you also study at home.

DUTCH FOR NT2 State Exam Programme II

Daily life

Work, study and social contact

Daytime course Monday - Friday

Daytime course (Saturday)

Evening course

5 modules from A0 up to B2+

2 modules up to A2

7 modules from A0 up to C1

3 or 4 lessons weekly

1 lesson weekly

1 or 2 lessons weekly

12 – 15 hours self-study weekly

8-11 hours self-study weekly

5-7 hours self-study weekly

Civic Integration


NT2 STATE EXAM PROGRAMME II – CIVIC INTEGRATION

On the daytime group course Dutch for the NT2 State Exam II, you will learn Dutch up to B2 level in one calendar year. This means you will be able to understand difficult texts, write your own texts on a variety of topics, speak Dutch fluently and correctly, express your opinion and participate in discussions. You can start four times per year. After four or five modules each lasting nine weeks, you will be ready to take the NT2 State Exam II. You need this qualification if you want to go on to study at a university or a university of applied sciences in the Netherlands. VU-NT2 will advise you whether you need Level 5 to reach B2 Level, depending on your progress and results in Level 4. Candidates for civic integration can apply to DUO for a Dutch government loan to pay for the course. The Level 5 module gives you the tools you need to successfully complete Programme II of the NT2 State Exam. The course includes state exam training, conversation classes and excursions. Participation in the Level 5 module is limited and only possible if you have successfully finished Level 4.

NT2 State Exam II training This intensive three-day course gives you the opportunity to practise by taking practice exams for every language skill. It’s the ideal way to get a good idea of what is expected of you in the actual State Exam II.

DAILY LIFE

Would you like to learn Dutch to help you with your day-today activities? Why not join our Saturday course Everyday Dutch? Within four months, you will learn to understand and use the basics of the Dutch language (A2): all the handy words and turns of phrase you need to live your everyday life in the Netherlands. In this comprehensive two-module course, you

will be required to do a lot of self-study, supported by eight Saturday morning classes per module.

WORK, STUDY AND SOCIAL CONTACT

Would you like to learn Dutch at evening classes, with five to seven hours self-study per week? The evening course will take you to beginner’s level at the very least, but you will also have the option of continuing to a higher level, all the way up to C1. The modules of Dutch for work and study start four times a year and the classes are twice a week. After two course modules of eight weeks, you will have a good command of the basics. On completion of six modules, you will be able to understand difficult texts, speak Dutch fluently and correctly, express your opinion and participate in discussions. Are you a VU student? Would you like to learn enough Dutch in just four months alongside your studies to help you feel more at home on campus? Then why not take our evening course Level 1.1 and 1.2 modules, now offered at a greatly reduced rate. Reach A2 level for reading and listening, and A1 level for speaking and writing, and you’ll get a ‘Basic Dutch on Campus’ certificate. If you are a native speaker of German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic or Afrikaans, you will be able to learn the basics of Dutch more quickly. Dutch for work and study SPRINT (one module) is identical to the above course, but the pace is twice as fast: Levels 1.1 and 1.2 in a single course period (September). Professional Dutch is a semi-intensive course (16 weeks, one class a week) for people who already have a good command of the Dutch language (B2/B2+) and would like to improve their language skills for the purposes of career advancement or higher education.

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COURSE PLAN DAYTIME COURSE 5 modules

Dutch for NT2 State Exam II Nederlands voor Staatsexamen NT2 II

CEFR* level

Course level

Beginners/Elementary 0 > A2

Level 1

Intermediate A2 > B1

Level 2

Upper Intermediate B1 > B1+

Level 3

Upper Intermediate B1+ > B2

Level 4

Advanced B2 > B2+ / B2+ > C1

Level 5

Training course NT2 State Exam II Staatsexamentraining NT2 II

Level 4+

SATURDAY COURSE 2 modules

Everyday Dutch Alledaags Nederlands

CEFR* level

Course level

Beginners/Elementary 0 > A1

Level 1.1

Elementary A1 > A2

Level 1.2

EVENING COURSE 6 modules

Dutch for work and study/Basic Dutch on campus Level 1.1 and 1.2** Nederlands voor werk en studie

CEFR* level

Course level

Beginners 0 > A1

Level 1.1

Elementary A1 > A2

Level 1.2

Intermediate A2 > A2+

Level 2.1

Intermediate A2+ > B1

Level 2.2

Upper Intermediate B1 > B1+

Level 3

Upper Intermediate B1+ > B2

Level 4

EVENING COURSE 1 module

Dutch for work and study SPRINT***/Basic Dutch on campus Nederlands voor werk en studie SPRINT***

CEFR* level

Course level

No. of weeks per module

Course days

Beginners/Elementary 0 > A2

Level 1

8

EVENING COURSE 1 module

Professional Dutch

CEFR* level

Course level

Advanced B2 > B2+ / B2+ > C1

Level 5

No. of weeks per module 9

9

1

No. of weeks per module 8

Total course hours per module

Self study (hours per week)

Between 9.00 and 15.00

126

12-15

Monday Wednesday Friday

Between 9.00 and 15.00

90

12-15

Monday Wednesday Friday

9.30 - 12.00 or 15.00 - 17.30

7,5

4-5

Course day

Course times

Total course hours per module

Self study (hours per week)

Saturday

9.30- 12.30

24

8-11

Course days

Course times

Monday, Tuesday Thursday, Friday

No. of weeks per module

Course days

Course times

Total course hours per module

Self study (hours per week)

8

Monday and Thursday

18.00 - 20.30

40

5-7

Course times

Total course hours per module

Self study (hours per week)

Monday and Thursday

18.00 - 20.30

40

5-7

No. of weeks per module

Course day

Course times

Total course hours per module

Self study (hours per week)

16

Wednesday

18.00 - 20.30

40

5-7

* CEFR: Common European Framework of Reference ** For VU students *** For native speakers of German, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Icelandic or Afrikaans.

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YEAR CALENDAR 2018-2019 1st Period

2nd Period

3rd Period

4th Period

Dutch for State Exam II

3 September 2 November 2018

19 November 2018 1 February 2019

18 February 18 April 2019

6 May 11 July 2019

Training NT2 State Exam II

3-5-7 September 2018

19-21-23 November 2018

18-20-22 February 2019

6-8-10 May 2019 15-17-19 July 2019

15 September 10 November 2018

24 November 2018 2 February 2019

23 February 13 April 2019

11 May 6 July 2019

Dutch for work and study

10 September 1 November 2018

26 November 2018 31 January 2019

25 February 18 April 2019

13 May 11 July 2019

Professional Dutch

12 September 2018 - 30 January 2019

Dutch for work and study SPRINT

10 September 1 November 2018

Daytime courses

Saturday course Everyday Dutch Evening courses

27 February - 3 July 2019

INTAKE TEST Evening and Saturday courses (Daytime courses: summer intakes and during the consultation hours)

16 July 2018 20 August 2018 27 August 2018

15 October 2018 22 October 2018

1 April 2019 8 April 2019

14 January 2019 21 January 2019

PRICES PER LEVEL Dutch for NT2 State Exam II Nederlands voor Staatsexamen NT2 II

Training course NT2 State Exam II Staatsexamentraining NT2 II

Everyday Dutch Alledaags Nederlands

Dutch for work and study Nederlands voor werk en studie

Dutch for work and study BASIC DUTCH on campus

Dutch for Professioneel work and Nederlands study SPRINT/ Basic Dutch on Campus SPRINT

Standard

€ 1.250 incl. course material

€ 195

€ 395

€ 645

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€ 645

€ 645

VU(MC) employees

€ 950 incl. course material

€ 145

€ 295

€ 485

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€ 485

€ 485

VU(MC) (prospective) students

€ 650 incl. course material

€ 95

€ 195

€ 325

see below

see below

€ 325

Prices valid from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019. Prices can be subject to changes.

General information

• You can join at any level after taking an intake test to establish your language needs. We offer courses to suit all levels, from beginners up to advanced (CEFR level A1 up to C1, see www.erk.nl). • From September 2018 to May 2019 there will be several start dates for each course (see year calendar). • Please visit nt2.vu.nl for up-to-date information on the full course and training programme. • Max. number of students: 18 (daytime) and 20 (other courses).

Information for VU students

• Basic Dutch on Campus (SPRINT): visit nt2.vu.nl for the actual price. • If your attendance rate is satisfactory and you have passed the final exam, ECTS credits can be awarded: 2 (Saturday), 3 (evening) or 10 (daytime). This varies per degree programme. Consult your study advisor or the examination board for details. • For more information on admission to VU Amsterdam, please contact studentdesk@vu.nl. • VU Amsterdam also offers a preparatory year for non-Dutch students. For more information, please visit vasvu.vu.nl. 5


APPLYING AND ENROLLING Do you have the required level of education? Everyone who has completed an appropriate level of a secondary school education (comparable with Dutch havo level or higher) is welcome to enrol in the courses. You must be able to understand and speak English at elementary level (A2) and possess computer skills.

VU-NT2 consultation hours Every Monday and Thursday from 15.00 to 16.00. Go to the VU-NT2 desk in the ground-floor Service Centre in the hall of VU Amsterdam’s Main Building. You do not need to make an appointment. However, you do need to complete the online registration form in advance and submit it to VU-NT2 (see below).

STEP 1: APPLYING FOR A DAYTIME OR EVENING COURSE

STEP 2: TAKING AN INTAKE TEST

Do you already speak a little Dutch? In that case, we will ask you to take an intake test so that we can determine your level and offer you exactly the right course. The written intake test will take about an hour. You can only take the test directly after your visit to the consultation hour (daytime course) or on the invitation of VU-NT2 (see the year calendar). STEP 3: YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE THE COURSE AND PAY THE TUITION FEE

The cost of all teaching materials is included in the tuition fee for the daytime courses, but not for the evening and Saturday courses. STEP 4: YOUR PLACEMENT IS FINALIZED

Complete the application form on the website. • Daytime Course Then visit the VU-NT2 consultation hour to find out which course is the right one for you and whether you need to take an intake test. • Evening course and Saturday course You have the option of visiting the VU-NT2 desk in the Service Centre for more information.

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You are all set to begin!

See nt2.vu.nl for more information, terms and conditions and privacy regulations.


NEDERLANDS LEREN Bij VU-NT2 ben je van harte welkom om overdag of ’s avonds de Nederlandse taal te leren, in een cursus die past bij je ambitie en taalniveau. Samen met een groep cursisten van je eigen niveau werk je aan de taalvaardigheden spreken, luisteren, lezen en schrijven; aan woordenschat en aan grammatica. Je maakt ook kennis met de Nederlandse cultuur, maatschappij en tradities. Je leert de taal die je nodig hebt om hier prettig te wonen en succesvol te zijn in studie of werk. Kijk op nt2.vu.nl voor het cursusaanbod.

AANMELDEN EN INSCHRIJVEN Heb je de juiste vooropleiding? Iedereen die een middelbare schoolopleiding (vergelijkbaar met havo/vwo in Nederland) heeft afgerond, is welkom. Als je nog geen Nederlands spreekt, is het noodzakelijk om Engels te kunnen verstaan en spreken op A2-niveau.

VU-NT2 spreekuur Elke week op maandag en donderdag van 15.00-16.00 uur. Meld je eerst aan bij de balie van VU-NT2 op de begane grond (Service Center in de hal). Je hoeft vooraf geen afspraak te maken. Wel is het noodzakelijk dat je het inschrijfformulier op de website al hebt ingevuld en verzonden naar VU-NT2. STAP 1: JE MELDT JE AAN VOOR EEN DAGCURSUS OF EEN AVONDCURSUS

Vul het inschrijfformulier in op de website. • Dagcursus Kom vervolgens naar het VU-NT2 spreekuur. Je hoeft geen afspraak te maken. We bespreken welke cursus geschikt is en of je een intaketoets moet doen. • Avondcursus en zaterdagcursus Je kunt eventueel de VU-NT2 desk in het Service Center bezoeken voor meer informatie. STAP 2: JE DOET EEN INTAKETOETS

Algemene informatie • Je kunt op elk niveau instappen, meestal na een intaketoets. Er zijn cursussen voor beginners tot en met vergevorderden (ERK-niveau A1 tot C1, zie erk.nl). • Tussen september 2018 en mei 2019 zijn er meerdere startmomenten. Zie de jaarkalender. • Zie voor actuele cursusinformatie en inschrijven www.nt2.vu.nl.

Informatie voor VU-studenten • Basic Dutch on Campus: leer Nederlands tot A2 voor een sterk gereduceerd tarief. Zie nt2.vu.nl voor de actuele prijs. • Bij voldoende presentie en slagen voor de eindtoets kunnen studenten studiepunten behalen (ECTS): 2 (zaterdag-), 3 (avond-) of 10 (dagcursus). Dit verschilt per studie. Neem voor meer informatie contact op met je studieadviseur of de examencommissie. • Voor toelating tot de VU: neem contact op met studentenbalie@vu.nl. • VU biedt ook een schakeljaar (VASVU) aan voor anderstalige cursisten die willen studeren aan een universiteit of hogeschool. Zij kunnen zich in het VASVU-jaar voorbereiden op toelatingstoetsen in bijvoorbeeld Engels, wiskunde, scheikunde, etc. Voor informatie: neem contact op met VASVU: vasvu@vu.nl.

Spreek je al wat Nederlands? Dan doe je een intaketoets. Wij kunnen daarmee je niveau bepalen en de cursus die voor jou geschikt is. STAP 3: JE ONTVANGT EEN UITNODIGING EN BETAALT HET CURSUSGELD

Bij de dagcursussen is de cursusprijs inclusief lesmateriaal, bij de avondcursussen en zaterdagcursus niet. STAP 4: JE BENT DEFINITIEF GEPLAATST!

Je kunt starten met de cursus!

Zie nt2.vu.nl voor meer informatie over het spreekuur, de algemene voorwaarden en het privacyreglement.

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Contact information VU-NT2, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV Amsterdam T +31 20 598 63 98 F +31 20 598 65 00 E vu-nt2@vu.nl I nt2.vu.nl

VU-NT2 is part of the NUT (Nederlandse en Vlaamse Universitaire Talencentra), partner of IN Amsterdam (expatcenter) and is licensed by Keurmerk Inburgering van Blik op Werk (quality label for civic integration). UAF and VU join forces to enable refugee students to (prepare for) study in the Netherlands. VU-NT2 maakt deel uit van de NUT (Nederlandse en Vlaamse Universitaire Talencentra), is partner van het IN Amsterdam (expatcenter) en beschikt over het Keurmerk Inburgering van Blik op Werk. UAF en VU werken nauw samen om studeren in Nederland voor vluchtelingenstudenten mogelijk te maken.

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