Learn Dutch

The way to successful communication begins with language. Having a good command of the Dutch language will enhance your possibilities and will boost your professional and social life.

If you are looking for a very experienced and certified language provider who will teach you Dutch in the right way together with students with the same learning pace and language level, then Saxion is the place to be! In addition to very experienced 'Nederlands als tweede taal' (NT2, Dutch as a Second Language) teachers, we also employ career guidance staff who can discuss your opportunities and study opportunities with you.

Saxion-NT2 aims to prepare people for the state examination NT2 programme II (level B2) or programme I (level B1) as well as for studying in higher or secondary education in the Netherlands. These are the levels required for studying or working at intermediate vocational education or higher education level.

We offer Dutch language courses at different levels for non-native speakers: from beginner’s course (CEF level A0) to the state examination II (CEF level B2) and further on until C1. You can attend intensive day classes or evening classes. The group size is 12-18 participants. Individual courses are suitable for those who want to learn the Dutch language at a quick pace besides their job (or other obligations).

Are you (becoming) a student at Saxion? The Study Success Centre offers various language courses to students who are already attending a Saxion degree programme. Application goes through MySaxion.

Saxion-NT2 has the following five language modules: A1, A2, B1, B2 and B2+. 
If there are sufficient applications, all modules start four times a year: in September, November, February and May.
Saxion offers:

In addition to this foundation, Saxion offers Dutch individual courses which will pay a great deal of attention to what you wish to learn. In consultation with the language teacher, you will agree on a fixed time for a weekly lesson lasting one-and-a-half hours.

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Saxion Preparatory Year (Saxion Schakeljaar)

The Preparatory Year will help you prepare yourself to study in the Dutch higher education system. You will also increase your chances of successfully completing your studies. 

University Preparatory Year Beta (WO Schakeljaar Bètaplus)

The University Preparatory Year Beta is an excellent way to prepare to study a technical programme at university level. You will also increase your chances of successfully completing your studies.

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If you were assigned the status ‘inburgeringsplichtig’ (integration obligation) after 1 January 2015, then Orientation on the Dutch labour market (ONA) will be a required part of your integration. From the 2019-2020 academic year, you can prepare for your ONA exam at Saxion. During classroom and individual meetings, you will work on your ONA portfolio and be well-prepared for the exam, which is part of your required integration. For more information, please send an e-mail to talencentrum.ssc@saxion.nl or call +31(0)88-0193669.

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FAQ

  • Step 1: Register for the course programme of your choice
  • Step 2: Take an English exam and a learning aptitude test (a test to assess your capacity to learn languages)
  • Step 3: You will be invited to an admission interview
  • Step 4: Complete an exam to assess your command of Dutch
  • Step 5: A notification will be sent to you informing you of your assigned level and your timetable

Which language level is required for a Saxion Bachelor degree programme?

  • B2-level command of Dutch (Staatsexamen NT2 II) is required to follow a degree programme in Dutch.

  • Yes, Saxion has the 'Keurmerk Blik op Werk' (Blik op Werk quality mark), which means that people with an integration obligation can follow a language course programme at Saxion using money meant for integration. This does mean that you will be required to sit the NT2 state examination at the end of the last course programme.
  • If you have already successfully completed an integration exam or NT2 state examination, then you will no longer be required to integrate and you will not be able to borrow money from DUO. Please make sure that you sit your exam when you do not want to follow any other course programmes!

Course name

Course fee

Price book(s)

Duration

Day course A1

€ 1.008

€ 42

10 weeks

Day course A2

€ 1.008

€ 42

10 weeks

Day course B1

€ 2.016

€ 95

20 weeks

Day course B2

€ 2.016

€ 42,50 +

€ 107,90

20 weeks

Day course B2+

€ 952

€ 42,50

20 weeks

Evening course  A1

€ 599

€ 39,50

20 weeks

Evening course A2

€ 599

€ 39,50

20 weeks

Evening course B1

€ 1.198

€ 42,50

40 weeks

Evening course B2

€ 1.198

€ 42,50

40 weeks

Evening course B2+

€ 1.198

€ 42,50

40 weeks

Individual course A1

€ 1.500

€ 39,50

10 weeks

Individual course A2

€ 1.500

€ 39,50

10 weeks

Individual course B1

€ 2.700

€ 42,50

18 weeks

Individual course B2

€ 2.700

€ 42,50

18 weeks

Individual course B2+

€ 2.700

€ 42,50

18 weeks

Preparatory Year

€ 2.184

Depending of chosen subjects

40 weeks

University Preparatory Year Beta

€ 2.384 

Depending of chosen subjects

40 weeks

ONA

 

€ 23,50

4 sessions

For the first course programme you follow at Saxion-NT2, you will receive the Van Dale pocket dictionary (€17) and the Van Dale grammar NT2 book (€25).

  • If you are required to integrate: by DUO
  • If you are an asylum-seeker and are not (or no longer) entitled to money meant for integration: UAF
  • If you are a woman who is re-entering the workforce: stichtingneeltjebuis.nl;
  • stichtingvandenelftfonds@hotmail.com.

Lessons are held every week, according to a fixed timetable, excluding Saxion school holidays.

  • The course programme starts on a date set in advance, on the conditions that there is a sufficient number of registrations. With enough participants we have groups starting in September, November, February and May.
  • The course programme ends when the scheduled number lessons for the course programme has been given. Participants must sit an exam to determine their level of command at the end of the course programme. A schedule for the course programme will be handed out during the first week of lessons.

  • You can sit the NT2 programme I state examination after completing the B1 course programme;
  • You can sit the NT2 programme II state examination after completing the B2 course programme;

If you were assigned the status ‘inburgeringsplichtig’ (integration obligation) after 2015, then you must sit the following two exams in addition to the NT2 state examination: the Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNM) and Orientation on the Dutch labour market (ONA) exams. If you successfully complete these exams, you will be awarded the integration diploma. You will also receive a separate diploma for the NT2 state examination.

Please note: after you have successfully completed an NT2 state examination (including KNM and ONA exams, if applicable to you), then you will no longer be entitled to money meant for integration!