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NT2 & CNaVT
Dutch as a second language & Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language

CNaVT

The CNaVT exam takes place in May.

For the CNaVT exam in May, you can register in the period from the 15th of February 2024 till the 15th of March 2024.

Exam locations:
The Netherlands - The Hague
Spain - Barcelona
United States - Denver
Bonaire

Exam dates will follow soon​​

Exam candidates will be notified before the end of April on which time they are expected at the World Wide Juf office in The Haghe or at location in Barcelona to take their exam.

 

The Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language with the profile Educational Starting Competent (STRT) is a good certificate for either students of World Wide Juf or for candidates from outside who want to complete their (program) Dutch with a recognized diploma.

This CNAVT exam - at level B2 - is recognized by almost all universities and colleges in the Netherlands and Flanders.

 

If you want to know more about the CNaVT exam, send an email to Arlette den Broeder at cnavt@worldwidejuf.com or send a message via the contact form on our website.

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NT2

We provide Dutch as a second language for children, teenagers and adults. Children up to the age of 7 use a tailor-made lesson package with material for primary education.

 

We have a separate lesson program and various NT2 learning materials for children from the age of 8, teenagers and adults.

 

During our lessons, in addition to work and textbooks, we also use authentic teaching materials such as short notes and folders that you find in the mailbox, songs, advertising material, etc. In this way, the student learns the language as it is actually spoken and used. The lessons are varied and lively and the students learn to use the Dutch language in a playful way.

 

Using the four skills: reading, listening, speaking and writing, during the lessons we highlight current affairs in the Netherlands, cultural (quirks) and all things you need to be aware of if you want to live in the Netherlands. For example, if desired, we prepare for the NT2 I and NT2 II state exams.

 

We offer tailor-made Dutch as a second language (NT2) lessons for adults, with guidance during the integration exam, the state exam and the certificaat (Certificate) Nederlands (Dutch) als (as) Vreemde (Foreign) Taal (Language) (CNaVT).

5 various exams

People learn Dutch for a variety of reasons. For example to study, live or work in a Dutch-speaking environment. For this reason the CNaVT (Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language)

develops five exams every year. The exams serve different purposes and are related to different levels of language proficiency in the CEFR. By passing an exam candidates prove that they mastered enough Dutch to be able to speak, have conversations, listen, read and write in certain contexts. 

Maatschappelijk Informeel (INFO) – A2
For those who want to demonstrate they can manage in informal everyday situations.

 

Maatschappelijk Formeel (FORM) – B1
For those who want to demonstrate they can manage independently in more formal contexts in the Dutch or Flemish society.

Zakelijk Professioneel (PROF) – B2
For those who need Dutch in an occupational context, more specifically in healthcare and administration.

Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) – B2
For those who would like to start a study at a Flemish or Dutch institution of higher education.

Educatief Professioneel (EDUP) – C1
For those who want to demonstrate they can manage in education or business and therefore need Dutch language skills on a high level.

CNaVT

Time:

Taking the A2 exam:

The A2 exam takes an average of 2.5 hours

Taking the B1 exam:

The B1 exam takes an average of 3 hours

Taking the B2 exam:

The B2 exam takes an average of 4 hours.

Taking the C1 exam:

The C1 exam takes an average of 4.5 hours

Maatschappelijk Informeel
(INFO) A2

For children (16+) or adults (18+) who would like to participate in informal, everyday situations.

This exam consists of situations related to personal topics, such as reading personal messages, extracting information from a folder, explaining personal interests.

The exam consists of three parts:

A listening (and writing)

B reading and writing

C orally

The exam must be taken in its entirety in order to obtain the certificate.

The exam takes an average of two and a half hours.

Maatschappelijk formeel
(FORM) B1

For children (16+) or adults (18+) who want to function independently in more formal contexts in Dutch or Flemish society.

 

This exam consists of public life situations such as understanding instructions, reading official correspondence, completing a form, making a formal request, asking for information, and so on.

 

The exam consists of three parts:

A listening (and writing)

B reading and writing

C orally

The exam must be taken in its entirety in order to obtain the certificate.

The exam takes an average of three hours.

Educatief Startbekwaam
(STRT) B2

Is for highly educated adults (18+) or children (16+) at the end of secondary education abroad who are starting a study at a Flemish or Dutch college or university.

 

This exam consists of tasks from higher education, such as summarizing a lecture, formulating your own point of view, writing an argumentative letter, presenting and so on.

 

The exam consists of three parts:

A listening (and writing)

B reading and writing

C orally

The exam must be taken in its entirety in order to obtain the certificate.

The exam takes an average of four hours.

Educatief Professioneel
(EDUP) C1

For highly educated adults (18+) who want to function in a challenging knowledge or communication-oriented job:

• in higher education, as a teacher of Dutch as a foreign language in your own country or as a researcher in a Dutch-speaking academic context;

• as a teacher in Flemish or Dutch primary or secondary education;

• as an employee in a professional organisation or business environment that requires an advanced knowledge of Dutch for business communication.

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