This course has been designed to cater to the needs of those individuals who want to
work in a Dutch-speaking environment. There are three reasons of learning Dutch:
a) Academic- The learner wants to study in the Netherlands or Belgium, which
are one of the favourite destinations in Europe for studying engineering,
medicine, art, architecture and humanities.
b) Business- The learner works in a Dutch-speaking environment in one’s own
country and wants to travel to the Netherlands and Belgium for business related works.
c) Integration in a Dutch-speaking country- The learner wants to unite with one’s
spouse in Netherlands.
Dutch Proficiency Tests
The following tests check the candidate’s ability to understand Dutch language:
Individuals travelling to the Netherlands or Belgium for business or academic
reasons or those who work in a Dutch-speaking environment in their home
country can take this exam. This test is conducted by certain educational
institutions in the Netherlands and Belgium. The test has three parts:
1) Speaking skills
2) Listening comprehension
3) Writing skills
This test has four levels- A2 (Basic), B1(Threshold), B2(Intermediate), and
C1(Advanced). The CNaVT test has its exam centres in India also. Please visit the following link for more information about this exam.
b) Basic civic integration examination
This exam is for those individuals who want to integrate in Dutch society. The exam has three parts:
1) Knowledge of Dutch society
2) Speaking skills
3) Reading and listening comprehension
Please visit the following link for more information.
The following books can help students in preparing for this exam:
a) Teach yourself Dutch
b) Nederland in gang
c) Naar nederland