Is it obligatory for you to integrate into the Netherlands? Would you perhaps like to study for an MBO, HBO or university degree? Or do you want to apply for a permanent residence permit as an expat? If so, you will need to successfully complete an Integration Exam or State Exam. STE Languages offers special exam training so that you can be optimally prepared for any of these.
The Dutch government has determined that everyone in the Netherlands must be able to speak, understand, read and write at a minimum of an B1 level in Dutch as from 1 January 2022. All students preparing for their integration exams (Inburgering) at STE Languages and who have received their status before January 2022 fall under the old Civic Integration Act. The minimum Dutch language level to be acquired is A2. The Civic Integration Exam has therefore been developed in order to test the language level of people integrating who need to reach this level.
People who want to study at an MBO institution currently need a B1 level. They must pass Programme I of the State Exam. People studying at higher professional educational institutions or Dutch universities are expected to have a B2 level. To show that they possess this level, they will need to pass Programme II of the State Exam.
The Civic Integration and State Exams are organized by the Education Executive Agency (DUO). An overview of our programme can be found here.
Language trainers at STE Languages can thoroughly prepare you for the State Exams I and/or II. You can participate in the training sessions in either groups or individually. The learning trajectory consists of modules of fifteen lessons. You can start the course at your own level and can then continue on to the desired level. This course is followed by special exam training which has an emphasis on practice for various mock exams.
The programme is designed for secondary and higher-educated students. Those who opt for group lessons have the option of choosing from five start dates within the year and courses are held at students’ own levels. Click here for start dates of the group lessons and exam training. Would you prefer to attend individual lessons? If so, please click here for more information.
During this particular course attention is paid to all parts of the Civic Integration Exam:
During the course you will be able to practice by carrying out writing and listening exercises. Your text comprehension will improve and so will your language skills. Click here for the Civic Integration Exam training course start dates.
Click here for an overview of our competitively fees and prices.
STE group training is popular. Our groups are small and everyone has the same starting level. Students share a common learning process and that is very motivating. Learn together, grow together.