Dutch for speakers of other languages level 5 (night)

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Second semester Register

(1) OT: date of placement test

(2) Where? In the "Where?" column you will find the name of the room or auditorium where the course takes place. You will find detailed info in the "Where to find us?" section.

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Content information

Starting level:
You have thorough knowledge of the Dutch language:

  • Understanding conversations on familiar subjects is no problem. If people talk about more difficult topics, you understand the main issues.
  • Reading texts in a daily language or a language related to your work is no problem at all.
  • You can participate in conversations on a familiar topic. When you participate in discussions, you can formulate short arguments and explanations.
  • You can write structured texts and letters with a strong argumentation.

Objective: see "Content"


  • Speaking skills: this course will teach you how to use your knowledge of the Dutch language in conversations. You will also learn to speak fluently on different topics by means of group discussions about subjects of your own choice, among other approaches.
  • Writing skills: there is a gradual transition from short to long text units. You learn how to pay attention to the objective of your text, the reader, the style, and the structure. You learn how to write clear and detailed texts on different subjects in which you give arguments for or against a certain point of view.
  • Listening skills: this course will familiarise you with listening to authentic materials.
  • Reading skills: the aim of this course is to extend your reading skills by introducing new vocabulary and by teaching reading strategies. At the end of the course you can read texts on current affairs more efficiently and you can also understand modern literary works.

Placement test: Yes

Final test: The final test of Level 5 is the ITNA test B2. For more information about this test see https://www.itna.be/over-de-test/

Administrative data

Course abbreviation: NVA5avo

Programme: NVA

Course fees

Price category: AA

Useful info

Special information:
Students of Dutch for speakers of other languages 2 - 6 who did not pass and have to take the Orientation Test do so on the date mentioned in their Registration letter.

Course book: UCT course book. You will receive this book from your language teacher in class.

Recommended books:

  • Fonteyn A.M., Pescher-Termeer A. (1998): Nederlandse Grammatica voor Anderstaligen - Utrecht: NCB
  • Giezenaar, G en Schouten, E,: Wijze woorden - Woordenlijst Academisch Nederlands met idioomoefeningen, Intertaal
  • Van Dale Basiswoordenboek, Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Beeldwoordenboek, Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Pocketwoordenboek Nederlands als tweede taal, Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van Dale Zakenbrieven, Utrecht: Van Dale
  • Van de Toorn-Schutte J. (2004): Eenvoudige Basisgrammatica NT2 - Amsterdam: Boom

Recommended books extra information: If you buy one or more of these books at Standaard Boekhandel, Kouter 31, 9000 Gent you receive a discount of 10% on the official price. Just mention that you are a UCT student.



Number of tuition hours: 50  tuition + 10 self-study

Period: 2nd sem.

Nr. of hours per week: 2 x 2,5

Course book available at: UCT

For who?: All