For whom?

The State Exam courses are ideally suited for course participants who can manage well in the Netherlands, but who want or need a higher standard professionally or privately. They ultimately train to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference. For comparison: that is the level at which final English examinations are taken in the Netherlands at the VWO. The State Exam 1 course is the first step on the road to that level.

What can you expect?

The course consists of 22 contact hours in 11 weeks. During the course we offer a dynamic and student-oriented learning environment. In those 11 weeks we do not only pay a lot of attention to the Dutch language, but also to the culture. Exam components of the NT2 State Exam, program II, are part of the material.

How do we do that?

We achieve this by paying attention to:

  • vocabulary;
  • listening;
  • speaking;
  • reading and text comprehension;
  • group activities;
  • grammar.

If you have successfully completed the Staatsexamen 1 course, you can:

  • apply nuanced connections in a presentation or argument within a sentence or between sentences; give private and professional nuanced judgments, orally and in writing;
  • dealing with complicated situations orally and in writing (complaints, lost objects, reactions from third parties).

'Waiter! There is a hair in my soup! The guests next to us make a lot of noise. And I still have to prepare a presentation. I'm going crazy!'

Can that be solved in just a moment?

And after that?

If you have successfully completed the State Exam 1 course, you can move on to the next level, State Exam 2. That leads to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.

Dutch Intermediate 4 course

Course Dutch B2+
Level B2+
Duration 11 weeks / 22 hours
Lessons 2 hours, once a week - evenings
Cost € 285,-
Course book De Finale* € 40,-

Course book De Finale*

You can buy a book at CBE or order yourself via this link.


You can buy these courses after you have visited us to test your level! Click here to create an appointment.

'Staatsexamen' Prep A

Start date: 22/04/2020

End date: 08/07/2020


€ 285.00


CPE evaluation 2015

CPE evaluation 2015

"I've thoroughly enjoyed the evening classes, it was one of the good things in the week. A way of playful learning, with lots of humour. In the mean time I learned to dot the i's and improve my spelling. On top of that there's the idiom, which is great fun. There are so much to discover in this language that I like it even better than before!"

Maiike Proficiency English course review

Maiike Proficiency English course review

Listen to Maaike give us a heartfelt review on her experience of learning English with us at CBE Languages. Enjoy!

Michel, English student 2018

Michel, English student 2018

"At CBE languages they have a team of very skilled and helpful teachers that resulted in me passing for my English C2-level exam"