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Dutch for Civic Integration level 4

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

Classroom course and online course

Dutch for Civic Integration level 4 is offered as a traditional classroom course and as a online course.

In the classroom course (NDI4-td), the teacher and all students will be present in the classroom. 

In the online course (NDI4-tc), 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

The student's vocabulary is further expanded to include abstract terminology and a more in-depth knowledge of grammar will be acquired. Attention is given to special rules and exceptions. Various linguistic skills are dealt with: speaking, listening, writing and reading. Texts and topics of conversation are centred around various popular 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. The teacher deals with texts and grammatical points using authentic texts. Students are expected to prepare at home; preparation time is estimated at approximately 3 hours per lesson.

The pace is fast and students are expected to actively participate and prepare for the lessons.

In this course the preparation for the 'Kennis van de Nederlandse Maatschappij' -exam will continue.

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 understand texts and conversations. The course is concluded with a final test and a certificate (minimum attendance 80%).

Course material

  • Boer e.a., Nederlands in actie, Uitgeverij Couthino. ISBN 9789046902981.
  • Loeffen e.a., Trefwoord 1, Nordhoff Uitgevers. ISBN 9789001140953.
  • Gathier, M., Welkom in Nederland (3e druk), Uitgeverij Couthino. ISBN 9789046904886.

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 3 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.

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.


There are classes 3 times per week for 3 hours.

Course code Course period Days Time
ndi4-tc (online) 10 Jan. -17 March 2022 Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:15 -12:00
ndi4-td (classroom) 10 Jan. -18 March 2022 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 13:15 -16:00


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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