The Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal, CNaVT for short, is an international diploma for Dutch. It certifies the foreign language skills of the test taker. The certificate is valid worldwide. The tests are contextual and action-oriented. The certificate is aimed primarily at young adults, but is generally age-neutral.

Levels of the CNaVT

With the CNaVT, levels can be certified according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) of A2, B1, B2 and C1. The spectrum ranges from language skills that are used in everyday and private life to an advanced level of language for a professional context.

Target groups of the CNaVT

The target group of the certificate is learners of Dutch. There is no age restriction. Due to the range of the level certificate the target group ranges from private users to learners with a professional context to Dutch. It is aimed at people who live and work in the Netherlands and who wish to demonstrate a certain level of language competence by taking the exam.

Advantages of the CNaVT

The certificate can be taken worldwide and is also recognized worldwide. It can be taken at different levels.

Goals of the CNaVT

The learning objectives of the certificate range from Dutch for everyday and private use, to Dutch in everyday working life, especially in administrative professions and in the health sector. Depending on the level, the learning objectives also include Dutch for students at universities and colleges and Dutch at an advanced level for use in various professional contexts.

CNaVT Examinations

The test for the certificate is carried out on paper. The test consists of three parts. Part A includes listening and writing, Part B reading and writing and Part C participation in conversations. While Parts A and B are taken simultaneously by the examinee, Part C is conducted in one-on-one interviews.

Cost of the CNaVT

The costs for the certificate depend on the choice of the level to be certified and vary accordingly.

Registration for the CNaVT

The CNaVT exams take place in the first half of May each year. Registration takes place with the respective teacher worldwide. The exams are then sent to the University KU Leuven and evaluated there. For self-students, registration takes place at an examination center.

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