Dutch Challenge 3: Advanced. Proficiency level after completing Dutch course: B1+

To join the Dutch Challenge 3 course, you should be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc. You are able to deal with most situations likely to arise when traveling in an area where the Dutch language is spoken. You can produce simple, connected text on topics that are familiar to you, or in which you take a personal interest. You can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes, and ambitions, and briefly, explain your viewpoints and the incentives behind your plans.

After completing Dutch Challenge 3 you are able to …
• express a complaint
• talk about the economy and salaries
• sell and buy goods on sites like Marktplaats.nl (write an ad that promotes the goods you want to sell, react to ads and negotiate about the price)
• politely express you don’t want to talk about something
• understand and discuss statistical information
• understand and participate in discussions about social topics like the economy
• have discussions about art and literature
• review a book, movie or a piece of art
• give a presentation in which you promote a product, a company or an idea

After completing Dutch Challenge 3 you know …
• how to use passive constructions (like “The letter is being read.”, “He has been asked to give a presentation.”, etc.
• vocabulary regarding the following themes: economy and trade, art and literature
• Dutch customs for talking about delicate matters like salary.

The chapters that are covered in this course are ‘Nederlands in Actie’ chapter 6 and 7.

After completing Dutch Challenge 3 your level of Dutch is B1+ according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).