Classes are fast paced, students need study and computer skills.
Discipline is needed to attend class in the evening twice each week.
As well, the homework is too much to be done once a week only.
First, you had secondary education.
After that you studied at a university or a college.
All Suitcase talen students know English.
The Delft Method modules are fully in Dutch, but students ask questions in English, although the answer will be in Dutch.
Grammar in A1 class is explained in English as well.
However, A2 classes and courses at higher levels are Dutch spoken.
Duration, frequency and time
All Dutch courses of Suitcase talen are fast paced, because they are for highly educated people.
Beginners A1A2, from zero via A1 up to A2: 15 weeks (4 months)
Modules 1, 2 and 3 of Delft Methode, from zero up to A2: 15 weeks (4 months)
Module 4 (5 weeks) takes you to a strong level A2 if you want to continue studying on level B1.
Course B1 goes from A2 to B1 (Intermediate): 4 months
Course B2 goes from B1 to B2 (Advanced) 4: months
In summer A1A2 and B1 courses are 3 months instead of 4 and your end level at the end of your course is a weak A2 or a weak B1.
Delft Method Modules start every month.
Longer courses start in September, January and May.
All Suitcase talen courses are early (17:30 – 19:30) or late (19:45 – 21:45) in the evening or on Saturday morning.
For hours and dates check Time schedule group courses
How to choose a course
Use the contact form to give details about your situation and your target. Add your phone number and Suitcase talen will call you to discuss the matter. Usually this free intake by phone is sufficient for a good advice.
In case you want to start with Module 2 or higher of the Delft Method, you have to do an intaketest of 45 mins. on ZOOM. Costs are € 30,-.
Delft Method Module 1 starts from zero. With the Delft Method, you learn Dutch faster than with the other courses, but you have to prepare each class studying 2-3 hours. The Delft Method has a minimum of grammar and you have to be able to study independently.
A1-A2 course starts from zero as well. This traditional course has more grammar, but you need a laptop or tablet as well. You must also study for two hours per lesson.
In the Civic Integration Exam Abroad speaking is not included. At Suitcase talen you speak from the first class on. That’s why you have to restart from the very beginning: either with Module 1 of the Delft Method, or with the complete A1-A2 course. Of course what you have learned already, will make it easier for you.
In case you do speak on level A1, call for a free intake by phone. We will talk Dutch with you and after that, give you an advice.
If you want to enter Module 2 or higher of the Delft Method a test of 45 mins on Zoom is required. The price is € 30,-.
You can either do three Modules of the Delft Method or the complete course A1A2. With both options you learn enough language to pass the Civic Integration Exam on Level A2. The duration of each option is 15 weeks.
Once you have missed them, you cannot catch up. Better ask your teacher if you can join class on Facetime or ZOOM. This is possible real time only and in case your teacher knows before 16:30.
The maximum number of distance classes when you follow a course on location is 6. ‘Hybrid’ classes (classes both on location and online) need extra preparation and are not optimal for the student.
A Delft Method Module is 5 weeks only and you will never get any discount or refund. Better wait for the next starting moment when you have to miss classes!
For the longer courses: in case you mention the exact dates in your online registration, we can reduce the price with the lessons to be missed. Missed lessons will never be discounted afterwards.
During the modules of the Delft Method, you can stop any moment, but you will not get a refund. As you pay per Module, you’ll never lose much money. You can restart later, as Modules start every month.
During the longer courses you can stop after the first month without any problem. In case you want to quit later, you will have to pay the full course. However, you can postpone your participation in the rest of the course once.
You will not get a refund for a paid Delft Method Module, but you can postpone your starting moment once.
You will not get a refund of the deposit for a longer course, but you can postpone your starting moment of the course once.
The short Delft Method modules you pay per Module- at once and in advance.
The longer courses you pay in four installments, including a deposit in order to reserve your place. If you enter a course later, in two installments.
After the first month of a longer course, you can stop without any problems. However, when you want to stop later, you’ll have to pay the complete course.
The Civic Integration Exam
Suitcase talen does not teach KNM or ONA because most students work and are exempt from ONA. However, all candidates for Civic Integration Exam have to do KNM.
Here is how to prepare for KNM.
First read on www.inburgeren.nl what the requirements are. Then, read nt2 dossier KNM and after having studied and checked yourself on practising for the civic integration exam , register for the exam.
Read how to prepare for ONA on nt2 dossier ONA
The Dutch government is changing the law. All information, also concerning your personal situation, is available at www.inburgeren.nl.