What you want

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 2 course is the next step on the road to that level. Exam components of the NT2 State Exam, program II, are part of the material.

What you can 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.

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 State exam 2 course, you can:

  • report and present research results;
  • provide process descriptions;
  • describe what happened in a difficult situation, for example by contacting an emergency service.

And after that?

If you have successfully completed the State Exam 2 course, you can proceed to the next level, State Exam 3. That leads to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference.


'Staatsexamen' Preparation B

Start date: 22/01/2020

End date: 08/04/2020



Majed, English student 2018-19

Majed, English student 2018-19

"Wonderful school.The teachers are beyond nice and helpful and because of them my language abilities progressed noticeably"

Marco's experience (Cambridge Proficiency, 2019)

Marco's experience (Cambridge Proficiency, 2019)

Marco shares his experience of taking the Cambridge CPE course with us at CBE.

Dutch Beginners student 2015

Dutch Beginners student 2015

"I love going to CBE because it not just going to dutch class but it is also going to other places in the world through the different cultures we meet there. Thank you CBE for that"