Dutch for Civic Integration level 5

Practical Information

Number of lessons 26
Registration fee € 1095
Entry level B1.2
Target level B2.1
Language of instruction Dutch

- If you have passed the final test of your current course you will receive a personal message with a link to the online enrolment in the week of 18 December.

- Participants who move on to the next level have priority above others.
- New participants can contact the Language Centre to enquire about the number of places available.


course code course period days time
ndi5-pd 15 January - 23 March Monday+Wednesdag+Friday 9:15-12:00
ndi5-pe 15 January - 23 March Monday+Wednesdag+Friday 15:15-18:00


Course Description

The student's existing everyday vocabulary is further expanded. Knowledge of grammar is revised and expanded. Various linguistic skills are dealt with: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Students practise giving presentations. Conversation and authentic texts are centered around various scientific and current topics. The student learns approximately 600 new words. Conversation skills are practised with the class as well as in groups and language lab equipment is used. Students are expected to prepare at home; preparation time is estimated at approximately 3 hours per session.
The pace is fast and students are expected to actively participate in and prepare for the lessons.
This course contains part of the preparation for the 'Kennis van de Nederlandse Maatschappij' exam.

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to have a conversation on a variety of current topics with relative ease. Participants will also be able to give a basic presentation. The course is concluded with a final test and a certificate (minimum attendance 80%).

Course Material


Nederlands op niveau (nieuwe editie)


B. de Boer, B. Lijmbach

Publisher Uitgeverij Coutinho


Title Trefwoord 1

W. Loeffen, B. Lijmbach, B. de Boer

Publisher Noordhoff Uitgevers
ISBN 9789001140953
Title  Welkom in Nederland
Author(s)  Marilene Gathier
Publisher  Coutinho
ISBN  9789046904886

The course material is included in the registration fee. The Academic Language Centre will hand out the books for this course to the participants only once.

Target Group and Admission Requirements

This course is intended for adults with higher levels of education and is especially meant for Civic Integration applicants. The DUO-loan can be used to pay for the course.
For this course knowledge of the language is required. Those who have a certificate from the previous course can enrol directly. Others are required to check by means of an entrance exam if they have sufficient knowledge to take part. This is a computerised test which you can only do at the Language Centre. Please get in touch with us to make an appointment and we will make a reservation for you: 071 - 5272332 / talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl
This is a fast-paced course. Students are expected to prepare each lesson and to actively participate in each class.

Further Information

Last Modified: 24-11-2017