Students of Suitcase talen in Almere are highly skilled knowledge migrants or other highly educated expats from all over the world, including Europe. Some of them want to prepare for the Civic Integration Exam with as ultimate goal a permanent residence permit or a Dutch passport and naturalization. Other students want to integrate in Dutch society, to be able to understand their children who start to talk Dutch, to talk Dutch to their in-laws or to their colleagues at work.
Many international companies based in the Netherlands require both English and Dutch language skills.
Suitcase talen’s classes are on location or online
Suitcase talen offers two types of courses to learn Dutch. The first type is the Delft method online. The second type are traditional courses on level B1 and B2.
Firstly, the Delft method is a flexible system of 8 modules, starting at level 0 up to level B1. You study with e-learning at home and you have two group conversation classes per week with a teacher online. Optional modules are available for the Civic Integration Exam and for grammar lovers.
On condition that you have time to prepare each conversation class during 2-3 hours twice a week, you can do just one module of 5 weeks, or as many as you want. Conversation classes are in the evening hours (CET).
Consequently, Delft method online may be done by students from all over the world. The study load is 8 hours a week during a module of 5 consecutive weeks. Delft Method students learn to talk quicker than students of traditional courses. Why this is? Because Delft method conversation classes are fully in Dutch. Besides, they leave 5 minutes for grammar and even less for teacher talking.
The Suitcase talen 'traditional' B1 course takes 4 months, twice a week, and is done online in a very interactive group course with a teacher. It has more grammar and teacher talking than the Delft method. Due to a lot of written assignments the study load of B1 traditional is 8 hours per week.
B2 traditional is on Saturday morning. It stands out by interesting group discussions and written assignments. It prepares for State Exam NT2 II .The study load is 8 hours per week. The last two B2 courses had to be done online and turned out to be 5% more effective than those on location.
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