The Delft Method modules are fully in Dutch. As a consequence, questions will be answered in Dutch.
On the other hand, Suitcase talen writes organisational emails for beginners in English.
Fortunately the teacher speaks French, German, basic Russian and Spanish as well. However, she will do this only as a last resort.
You are highly educated when you finished high school with a diploma.
After that you studied at a university or a college.
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.
Duration, frequency and time
All Dutch courses of Suitcase talen are fast paced, because they are for highly educated people.
When you start from zero, it takes 20 weeks to speak at level A2. It’s good to know that the Delft method A2 level is higher than that of the Civic Integration Exam up to January 2022.
After that, it takes another 20 weeks to reach level B1. This B1 level is again higher than that of traditional courses. The explanation for this is that you speak more.
B1 level serves you well in Dutch social life. Besides, it is required for the Civic Integration Exam after January 2022.
Read more about the levels in Language Levels CEFR
Delft Method Modules start every month, except April, August, and December.
All Delft method modules up to level A2 are offered on Monday and Wednesday nights. Students have class twice a week.
On the other hand, modules from A2 up to B1 are offered on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
All essential modules start between 18:00 and 20:15. However, both optional grammar trainings start at 17:10 and both exam trainings at 21:10.
For hours and dates check Time schedule group courses
How to choose a course
Use Contact 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 when you are a beginner.
An intaketest of 45 mins. with a teacher on Zoom (€ 30,-) gives more certainty that you will start with the right module. We advise yo to take the test when you want to start with a module higher than Module 2.
As long as you don’t speak, the Delft method sees you as an absolute beginner. Why? In your first conversation class, you start talking from the first second on. However, your understanding of Dutch helps. How? you will struggle less than the students who start from scratch. Yet, you must start with Module 1, just like anybody else who is not able to say more than ‘Goede morgen’ and a few other words.
In case you want to try out whether Module 2 might suit you, use the contact form to ask for an intake test of 45 mins with a teacher on Zoom (€ 30,-).
When you have passed the Civic Integration Exam Abroad, you havel level A1. On the other hand, you may have learned to speak a bit of Dutch yourself. However, at Suitcase talen you speak from the first class on and the progression in the modules is fast. That’s why most students just start with Lesson 1 of Module 1 of the Delft Method.
In order to find out what your actual speaking level is, please call us between 9:30 en 17:30 for a free intake by phone. We will talk some Dutch with you and after that, give you an advice.
If you absolutely want to enter Module 2 or higher of the Delft Method a test of 45 mins on Zoom is much more precise. In this test you read and write and talk Dutch with a teacher. We use Delft method materials for it. The price of this test is € 30,-. Use Contact for an appointment.
Up to January 1st 2022 the required language level for the Civic Integration Exam is A2. For that you need 4 modules of 5 weeks, so 20 weeks.
The optional exam training is another 5 weeks.
After January 1st 2022 the required language level for the Civic Integration Exam is B1. You have to study twice as long: 8 modules of 5 weeks, so 40 weeks. The optional exam module of 5 weeks gives you a good chance to pass all the parts of the exam in one attempt.
The advantage of level B1 is that it really helps you in your Dutch life.
As soon as you know that you’ll have to miss a class, email, text or Whatsapp your teacher, before 17:00. If all students give permission, the teacher will record the class. You’ll receive the link the next day.
When you don’t ask to record, you cannot catch up.
However, as long as time differences permit, you can join your online classes anywhere.
A Delft Method Module is € 190,- and 5 weeks only and you will never get any discount or refund. Better wait for the next starting moment when you have to miss more than one of two classes!
However, in case of urgency, ask your teacher to record the class. If you do that before 17:00 and all the students gave their permission, you’ll receive the recording the day after.
A Delft Method module is five weeks only and you pay per module. At the end of each module you decide whether you want to continue or not.
In case you stop during a module, you will not get a refund.
You will not get a refund for a paid Delft Method Module, but you can postpone your starting moment once, within a period of a year.
A Delft Method module is five weeks only and you pay per Module- at once and in advance.
Ask Suitcase talen for payment in three installments in case you have to pay your private classes yourself.
Companies or other institutions always have to pay private classes in one payment and in advance.
The Civic Integration Exam
Up to January 1st 2022, you can do the Civic Integration Exam at level A2. Please read about it at www.inburgeren.nl.
Suitcase talen does not teach KNM or ONA because most students work and are exempt from ONA.
However, as all candidates for Civic Integration Exam have to do KNM, we do help with KNM.
Firstly, there is a lot of Knowledge of Dutch Society in the Delft method.
Secondly, in the exam training, you get tips how to tackle the KNM exam.