NT2 DUTCH EXAM - CAN YOU HELP?

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NT2 DUTCH EXAM - CAN YOU HELP?

Post by Shazzy » Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:58 pm

Hello
I am thinking of doing a NT2 Dutch exam course later this year with Loi by correspondence as I live in the UK. I am taking GCSE this year which is an English exam and I believe NT2 is a bit higher so it will help me progress in my Dutch studies. Does anyone have a set of old exam papers that they could email me to see what the level is like or where I can obtain them from? I was given a link but it did not work so perhaps you have to pay I am not sure. I am interested in Level 1 to start with. I love studying Dutch and I just want to be able to improve. I hope soon that I can start to practice my Dutch writing on here and perhaps I will make one or two friends who will be willing to write to me. Bedankt Shazzy :-D

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Re: NT2 DUTCH EXAM - CAN YOU HELP?

Post by luruso » Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:51 pm

Hi Shazzy,
You may have already found something by now but if you still need them you can find practice exams on the College voor examens website (www.cve.nl) look under onderwerpen- staatsexamen NT2 - voorbereiden - voorbeeldexamens. There are exams from level I and II. Thay are quite old but I am assuming they are still worth practising as they are on the official website for the College voor examens!
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Post by Shazzy » Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:26 am

Hello Iuruso
Thank you for this information. Yes I have found these old papers and will be very useful. I think they are a little more difficult than what I am doing for GCSE so have decided to do the course with LOI anyway as it wont do me any harm. One person advised me against it but that was just one person's opinion and none of the regulars on here have said that.

I notice you are English. Are you living in holland or in England and I take it perhaps you are studying Dutch. Are you studying for the NT2? My GCSE exams are in May so I want to get these over with first and then I will think about when will be the best time to start to study for the NT2. I think maybe I will start in August as that will give me 2 months to take things a little easy before starting another course as there are many Dutch exercises I have that I want to work through in the summer to better my Dutch.

Thanks again

Shazzy

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Post by luruso » Sun Apr 08, 2012 5:56 pm

Hi Shazzy,
Yes I am English but live in Holland. I'm taking the NT2 level II exams in June. So am busy trying to brush up on some grammar and broaden my vocabulary. I did a pre-GCSE course with the Dutch language school in Oxford before we moved. At the time I thought I would go on to do the GCSE but it seems to make more sense now for me to do an exam that is widely recognised and accepted here in Holland. I do quite well on a day to day basis with my Duth but find writing the most difficult so am trying to imprive that. Also need to get better as it embarrassing when the children keep correcting me - mostly with de/het, die/dat etc!
Good luck with your studies.

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Post by Shazzy » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:14 pm

Hi Luruso
that is very interesting. Did you do the elementary course with the Dutch Language School? That was a much harder course than GCSE but GCSE is challenging at times. Did you do the NT2 Level 1 before the one you are studying now? If so, how did you find it compared with the DLS course? The one disadvantage with the DLS is very little speaking in involved but Karin is definitely a fantastic teacher. She has told me my Dutch is good, but not good enough to attack ALevel yet. To be honest I do agree with Karin and would love something more collequal and I feel NT2 seems to be as they do a whole section on speaking. LOI in Leiden do a correspondence course which is what I would like to sign up for but probably won't start until August time as I have to find the money up front and its very expensive. I know it will be worth it. Are you married with small children then? You said the children often correct you..... I bet you learn a lot from them though. What made you move to holland? Do you know what months of the year the NT2 exams take place. You mentioned you are taking them in June but are there other times of the year when they are taken? As well as the old papers I guess you can purchase newer papers for practice? Do you know the cost? Writing is definitely my weakest point and wish I could improve. I have started speaking lessons via skype with a lovely Dutch lady in Groningen and my speaking is improving so much but still have a long way to go yet. Is NT2 LEVEL 2 really hard? In your opinion do you think its harder than ALEVEL or about not so hard....

The moderators on here are great for correcting Dutch writing and you learn so much from them. So get writing and uploading them on here. You will be surprised how much you will learn.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Shazzy

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Re: NT2 DUTCH EXAM - CAN YOU HELP?

Post by adappel » Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Hi

If you want to pass the Staatsexamen NT2 in the near future - please come to me and take part in a workshop.
During the workshop you will do all parts of the exam in one day.
An official Staasexamen NT2 will be made and you will be examined by a certified Staatsexamen-Examinator.
You will receive feedback and you will hear which score you got.
After the workshop you can be sure if you will pass or not.

Date 19th of May
10.00 - 17.30 hr
Aerdenhout
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Re: NT2 DUTCH EXAM - CAN YOU HELP?

Post by Shazzy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:55 am

Hello
This might be something I could consider next year. Could you give me some details as to costs etc. At the moment I am concentrating on passing my GCSE exam in Dutch next month. Then in Sept I will start working towards an NT2 exam. Will you run any of these workshops next year? Perhaps you could give me when they are held and the costs and of course where in Holland you are based. You can message me here on at hadlows31@aol.com. After my GCSE I aim to go through the vocabulary site you kindly gave me access to. Also do you know which months the actual NT2 exams are held?

Groetjes en Bedankt

Sharon

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