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 three types of courses to learn Dutch: courses on location, online classes with a teacher on ZOOM and the Delft Method. The Delft Method consists of e-learning materials and online conversation group classes with a teacher.
The 4 Delft Method modules preparing A1+A2 may be done fully online by students form all over the world -- as long as they can prepare and attend two conversation classes on ZOOM per week. The study load is 6 hours a week during 5 consecutive weeks. The modular system is flexible and effective: Delft Method students talk Dutch better than students of traditional courses.
The Suitcase talen Dutch (NT2) 'classic' beginner's course covers A1 and A2 in 4 months. You attend classes during 15 weeks, twice a week, in total 60 hours. While following the course you study at home for 4-6 hours every week. This course is on location.
The B1 course takes another 4 months, twice a week, and is done online in a very interactive group course with a teacher.
B2 may be done on Saturday morning and is on location.
Suitcase talen NT2 courses are in the evening or on Saturday, either online or in Literatuurwijk Almere.