Classes are fast paced, students need study and computer skills. Discipline is needed to go to school in the evening twice each week and to study the other days of the week.
When after secondary school, you studied at university or received higher professional education.
90% of the beginners speak English and in the first month of the Beginners A2 class grammar is explained in English. After this first month we speak Dutch in class. Besides Dutch and English the teacher knows French, German, Spanish and elementary Russian.
Duration, frequency and time
Beginners course ending at level A2 (elementary) 4 months.
Course B1, which goes from A2 to B1 (intermediate) 4 months.
Course B2, which goes from B1 to B2 (Advanced) 4 months.
In summer all courses are 3 months and your end level at the end of your course is a weak A2 or a weak B1. Course B2 is not offered in summer.
Fall ( beginning of September until half of December), Winter (beginning of January until half of April) and Summer ( 2nd week of May until end of June).
Evening courses are early (17:30 to 19:30) or late (19:45 to 21:45).
For your course, check Schedule.
How to choose a course
Use the contact form to make an appointment for a free intake interview. During the interview you will do short speaking, listening, reading and writing tests. Your situation will reviewed and you will receive an advice.
Yes, the Beginners A2 course starts with the basics: the alphabet, counting and basic speaking. After 5 weeks you will do tests at level A1 and the course continues up to level A2. At the end you will do tests at level A2.
We advise everybody to do the complete Beginners A2 course in order not to miss basic grammar and other activities. Another option is to be placed on the waiting list in case some student leaves the group after the first month.
Yes. The A2 level of the Suitcase talen tests is slightly higher than the Civic Integration Exam.
First option: Follow class by Skype or FaceTime (real time only).
Second option: Mail us the homework for the classes that you miss for correction.
If you let us know the exact dates at registration we will adjust the invoice.
You may quit without problems during the first month, but if you want to quit later, you will have to pay the full course. Only in case of illness for more than 3 weeks a solution may be discussed.
No. You may pay four and three month courses in three installments. If you enter a course later, in two installments.
The Civic Integration Exam
No. Suitcase talen stopped with ONA courses because most students work and are exempt from ONA. There is a great deal of online help for self-study for ONA as well.
The Dutch government is changing the law. All information, also concerning your personal situation, is available at www.inburgeren.nl.