CNaVT (Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal): Enrolment now open
3 March 2023
UCL Dutch is hosting the Certificaat Nederlands als Dreamed Taal (CNaVT) exams in May 2023 (1-15 May).
These exams are set and marked by an external institution, under the auspices of the Nederlandse Taalunie. They are open to both UCL students and Dutch language learners from outside the college, who would like to obtain an official qualification.
What is it?
The exams cater for different language levels and areas of interest; they cover all skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and are quite extensive. If you pass, you receive a certificate that is widely recognised by Dutch and Flemish organisations and educational institutions.
The exam is offered on five levels / domains, based on the CEFR levels (Common European Framework for Languages – for a self-assessment grid, click
§ INFO: maatschappelijk informeel; tourist and informal profile = CEFR level A2 (suitable for UCL BA Dutch first year)
§ FORM: maatschappelijk formeel; more formal social profile = CEFR level B1 (very manageable for UCL BA Dutch second year)
§ PROF: zakelijk professioneel; professional profile = CEFR level B2 (challenging but attainable for UCL BA Dutch second year)
§ STRT: educatief startbekwaam; intermediate educational level = CEFR level B2 (challenging but attainable for UCL BA Dutch second year)
§ EDUP: educatief professioneel; advanced educational level = CEFR LEVEL C1 (UCL BA Dutch final year)
More information in English can be found on the CNaVT website, where you can also access sample exams.
Rules and regulations(in Dutch only):