Dutch Language School in Utrecht

Dutch Language School in Utrecht

Please make sure you choose the right level of your course!

You can take a free placement test if you are not sure which level to sign up for. Please contact the school reception to make an appointment to take the test.

Our preparation course for the social studies exam (Kennis Nederlandse Maatschappij) is intended for students who are planning on taking the obligatory social studies exam in Dutch.

About the course
The course is based on a combination of class exercises and homework. During the course, participants will go through ten topics that are included in the social studies exam. The course aims to help you acquire a better understanding of the Dutch society, its political system and social norms. Classwork will include group discussions, working with texts, exchange of experiences and opinions. Homework is mostly based on working with texts and vocabulary.

Course level
It is recommended that all participants have taken the following courses: Standard or intensive A1-1, A1-2, A2-1 and A2-2 or equivalent courses in other schools. This is due to an A2 level required for taking the social study exam.
The social study exam is organized by Dutch authorities. For dates and registration for the exam, click here: https://www.inburgeren.nl/examen-doen/aanmelden.jsp  
For more information on the exam please contact www.inburgeren.nl
Completing the course
Each course consists of 10 sessions and you can choose from a two weeks intensive course with lessons Monday to Friday or a five weeks standard course with lessons twice a week, or once a week for the duration of ten weeks. If you have attended at least 80% of the lesson hours of the course, you will receive a certificate of participation during the last lesson.
Course materials
The obligatory course book ‘Bagage’ is not included in the course price. Additional materials are prepared by the teacher according to the requirements of the participants. Homework will be based on the book and materials handed out during class.