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Determine your entry level

Before you enroll in one of our courses, it is important to determine your current level of proficiency.


For Dutch we offer an online intake to assess your current level. You can contact us via talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl to schedule an online intake. Employees of Leiden University can also contact the administration of ATC to determine the level of their Dutch.


We have a separate entry test for English: intake test practical English. The key is included, so you can grade the test yourself and choose the right course based on your score.

Other European languages

For the following languages in our curriculum the Dialang test is available: 

  • German
  • French
  • Italian
  • Portugese
  • Spanish
  • Swedish

With European support, the DIALANG online computer test has been developed with which you can determine your language proficiency in a large number of European languages. The results are indicated according to the following language skills: writing, grammar, vocabulary, language structures, listening and reading. Language structures and writing are the most important parts to determine your entry level. The test takes approximately 1-1.5 hours. After each section of the test you will immediately receive the result / feedback via the website. You can choose a course based on this result. 

Instructions Dialang test

  1. Go to the Dialang website and click the 'play' button to go to the next screen;
  2. Select the desired instruction language. For example, 'instructions in English' and click 'OK';
  3. Carefully read the explanation of Dialang's operating system;
  4. Select a component you would like to test (listening, writing, reading, vocabulary and language structure). The order in which you take them is up to you;
  5. It is important not to skip any steps of the placement test. If you do, it may affect your results.
  6. There is a self-assessment form, you can decide whether or not to skip it (this questionnaire does not affect your result);
  7. After each section, write down your score (A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 or C2). The scores are not saved by the program;
  8. If you have questions about your result or would like to know which course corresponds best to your level, send an email to talencentrum@hum.leidenuniv.nl. We can help you choose the appropriate course.
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