Flying Dutchman Enterprises



The Flying Dutchman Academy

Dutch language courses for high school learners/students/immigrants/expats

Flying Dutchman Enterprises organises three types of Dutch language courses. The goal is to get a Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal (CNaVT), a certificate Dutch as second language.

1. Orientation course Dutch language Level: A1

A short introduction course to learn some basics and to see if a Dutch language basics formal and informal. There is no exam. You will get a certificate of participation.

2. Dutch language basics Level: A2/B1

During this course we start with the basics. The course pays attention to formal and informal use of Dutch language. One of the following two CNaVT exams (depening of the level of the candidate) can be done:

I. Maatschappelijk Informeel (INFO ) – A2
II. Maatschappelijk Formeel (FORM) – B1

3. Dutch language advanced Level: B2

Most of Dutch colleges, universities, companies and governments want a B2certificate for a professional level of Dutch. One of the following two CNaVT exams (depening of the level of the candidate) can be done:

III. Exam CNaVT| Zakelijk Professioneel (PROF) – B2
IV. Exam CNaVT| Educatief Startbekwaam (STRT) – B2

4. Dutch language proficiency Level: C1

The highest CNaVT exam is C1. It is for near native speakers. It is an intensive course for students that want to work in education or in a commercial environment where a high level of Dutch language skill is required. This course focus on a preparation for the following CNaVT exam:

V. Educatief Professioneel (EDUP) – C1

Interest in a Dutch language course? Click here and we will contact you!

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PhD research Linguistic Reasoning

While in the school subject of history, ready knowledge has been placed more in the background and higher-order thinking skills are stimulated, grammar didactics in the school subject of Dutch has been dominated for decades by mnemonics, step-by-step plans and grammar exercises aimed at the correct answer. Pupils in secondary education are hardly challenged to reason linguistically. However, in the globalizing world of the 21st century, higher-order thinking skills, such as linguistic reasoning, are playing an increasingly important role.

Based on the model of linguistic reasoning (Van Boxtel & Van Drie, 2008; 2013), Dielemans & Coppen (2021) created a framework for linguistic reasoning, see this article.