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.
The Delft Method modules are fully in Dutch- however the teacher may compare words and sentence constructions to English, French, German, Spanish or Russian – in case this helps (one of) the students.
90% of the students of A1+A2 class 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. The teacher may compare words and sentence constructions to English, French, German, Spanish or Russian – in case this helps (one of) the students.
Duration, frequency and time
A1+A2 course or 3 Modules of Delft Method 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).
Delft Method Modules are offered more often, for all courses check Courses
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. As well, Delft Method Module 1 starts from zero.
Only after a free intake by phone – in which Suitcase talen will test your level of speaking and understanding. However, we advise everybody to do the complete Beginners A2 course in order not to miss basic grammar and other activities. In case you pass the A1 speaking and listening test you may 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 four installments, including a deposit in order to reserve your place. 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.