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Dutch for Civic Integration level 2

Target group
Civic integration candidates
Start level
Start level
Target level
Course fee
€ 1170
Start courses
September, Januari, April
Language of instruction

Classroom course / Online course

Dutch for Civic Integration level 2 is offered as a traditional classroom course and as a online course.

In the classroom course, the teacher and all students will be present in the classroom.

In the online course, all students attend the lessons online.

To be able to participate online, you are advised to use a headset with microphone.
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Course description

This course focuses on basic vocabulary and grammar. However, students are expected to know elementary words and rules of grammar. Various linguistic skills are dealt with in this course: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Texts and topics of conversation focus upon everyday language use. The student learns approximately 600 words. Conversation skills are practised with the class, as well as in groups, and language lab equipment is used. Furthermore, the tutor deals with texts and grammatical topics. Students are expected to prepare at home; preparation time is estimated to be approximately 3 hours per session.

Upon completing the course, participants will be able to hold a basic conversation on everyday subjects, such as where they live, family matters, going out, studies, work, medical topics. Participants will also be able to understand basic texts and conversations.

Course material

  • Boer e.a., Nederlands in gang, Uitgeverij Couthino. ISBN 9789046902257.

The course material is included in the registration fee. Course participants will receive the course materials through the Academic Language Centre. This book is also used in Dutch 1 and will only be handed out 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.

These courses are open to highly educated people who have completed at least 14 years of education in their country of origin and whose command of English corresponds to B1 level. 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. To find out whether you can take part in the course we will plan an intake interview. You can make an appointment for an intake interview by email: talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl 

This is a fast-paced course. Students are expected to prepare each lesson and to actively participate in each class.


There are classes 3 times per week for 3 hours.

Course code Course period Days Time
ndi2-tf (classroom)  12 Apr - 24 June 2022 Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15-12:00
ndi2-tg (online) 11 Apr - 29 June 2022 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15-12:00
ndi2-th (classroom) 11 Apr - 29 June 2022 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:15-12:00
ndi2-ti (online) 11 Apr - 27 June 2022 Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:15-12:00

Other information

  • The maximum number of participants for this course is 14.
  • The holiday periods can be found in the Academic Language Centre's academic calendar.
  • If classes are cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, they will be added at the end of the courses. Please take into account that courses may end later than scheduled.
  • The course level is indicated with the help of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
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