I know new words and I can express myself
‘I know new words and I can express myself in Dutch’, according to Sahana. ‘But also, the more we go to the end, the more difficult it is. When I speak Dutch outside class, the new words don’t always come up in time’.
However, in normal life, I have very little chance to write in Dutch.
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Module 4 students about new words, May 2021
Anna: We learn many new words. At Suitcase talen. I like the nice and easy atmosphere where you are not scared to talk. However, I feel a lack of structure knowledge. It causes I don’t know how to build a sentence on my own and how to use verbs.
Suitcase talen: to solve this problem, we offer two Grammar Modules , focused on verbs and the structure of the sentence.
Yet, I speak Dutch with my children when I walk with my kid and those who do not speak English. Moreover, I sometimes text in Dutch with my family-in-law.
I know new words now
Thilini: I know new words now. When I started I did not know so many words, but now I can write, read and speak a little Dutch. I love Margreet Kwakernaak’s teaching.
With the small number of students, we have good attention for each other. I don’t have many chances to talk Dutch outside class, but I can understand now what others say. Once in a while, I write something, but I don’t have the opportunity very often.
Julia: I learn more and more new words. When I know new words, I understand all Dutch sentences when listening.
Moreover, I write my letters always in Dutch, though I need a translator to check my writing.
I speak Dutch much better than in the first months
Amar: I speak Dutch much better than in the first months. As well, in the Delft method, Module 4 classes are very interesting, though some texts have very difficult words.
I write some Dutch sentences every day at work.
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The topics are challenging
Tan: The topics of conversation are challenging in Delft method module 3 . They help me to understand the Netherlands. On the other hand, there are many new words and no repetition of words and topics of other Lessons. So it is difficult to remember all this.
Concerning my Dutch outside class, I try to write emails in Dutch at work and I talk a bit with my collegues. Besides, I talk to my neigbours. Further, I want to learn more Dutch. Not only for Civic Integration , but also for using it. I have still got more than two years for Civic Integration Exam.
Sahana: The topics in Module 3 are interesting and it is more about the Netherlands country. We get to know the culture. Besides, there are a lot of words starting from ‘v’. They are confusing and a bit difficult to remember
The topics are more challenging
Vy: The group remains small and I have more time to talk. Now that I am in Delft method Module 3, I feel more confident talking.
On the other hand there are more new words te remember and the topics are also a bit more difficult.
As to speaking Dutch outside class, I feel more confident and natural, but I don’t speak Dutch outside class super a lot yet. After this module I want to do Module 4, as I am planning to do the exam in the end of 2121. Therefore after Module 4 I would like to do the Civic Integration Exam Module. Wich means, I want to learn more for the exam, like the writing and grammar.
Module 3 February 21 consisted of two persons only : I like the size of the class
Alejandro: First, I like the size of the class and this gives more opportunity to speak and practice. Horary is good as well! On the other hand, it is very heavy or difficult to try to learn some thirty new words a day! At the same time it is good as this expands fast your vocabulary,
Second, I would lilke to have more exposure to these new words. Examples of sentences or cases so that we hear and use more frequently these new words in class.
Fortunately I feel that I am improvning my Dutch a lot. Already I can make a conversation. Listen and understanding is even better. Of course still very basic, but on my way. Unfortunately I feel that my written Dutch is much worse than my spoken.
Alejandro’s classmate Thilini:
Witt the reduced class size, it was like getting a lot of personal attention and it was a great help. Maybe it had been even more helpful when I had been able to attend the grammar class parellel to this class. But still it was not a big problem.
I seldomly write, but I do read all the official Dutch letters that we receive now without going for the Google Translate. Besides, I feel more confident speaking with neighbours and delevery persons. Moreover, I can understand my daughter and her friends talking much better now.
Much Dutch grammar in B2
Sambhav : Much Dutch grammar in B2, as well as new vocabulary. I think that the B2 class is very well structured. In each class we can exercise with speaking, reading, writing and grammar. That’s what I like most.
However, I don’t like to have class on Saturday morning. And I like to have online class, but I prefer class on location. I am more motivated to study when we have class on location.
Besides, I think that we could have more intermediate tests in B2. A test may be usefull for all of us to review what we did. In four months we have two verb tests only and then the B2 tests at the end.
In conclusion, I use my Dutch in general situations, like in the supermarket or some other shop. I don’t use it at work yet. I don’t need Dutch for my job but I think that when my Dutch becomes better, I ‘ll have a better chance for the next job in the Netherlands.
B2 September-December 2021 likes much Dutch grammar in class
Fiorella: In the B2 course I learn the details of Dutch grammar which help me to improve my writing and speaking skills. In class, I like the active interaction during speaking exercises with my fellow students and with my teacher.
I am really happy with the online class because that makes it easier to follow class on Saturday morning – we have no travel time. Howevver I think 9:15 is early on Saturday morning and I don’t like it, but I have got used to it already.
In addition, I would like continuing learning the small Dutch grammar details that we are learning now. Maybe some extra exercises with special rules or frequent Dutch expressions and vocabulary, so that I can sound more natural.
To conclude, I am very happy to use my Dutch skills talking to my partner and my collegues. At work I send Dutch emails as well. Moreover, I am pretty sure that I have more chance promotion in my actual job or a better chance when I want to apply for another job. A B2 certificate is a big advantage on your resume!
I would not have spoken Dutch within a year without my teacher Margreet Kwakernaak
Shree: When somebody tells me that I speak well for somebody who has been studying less than a year than I tell that this would not have been the case without my teacher Margreet Kwakernaak.After all I got my job because I speak Dutch! I speak Dutch with my partner and with my clients at work.
In this B2 course I mainly learn grammar and new vocabalary. I like to do more speaking exercises with my fellow students, because I think it helps a lot to improve my Dutch. However, I think the class should be on location, I miss that interaction in the classroom.
Unfortunately I don’t like reading and having to tell what I read in my own words. That’s because it’s really difficult for me , as I started studying Dutch less than a year ago.
Everything is very well organized
Eniko: I this Dutch B2 class I learn to give a presentation, to compare, to be able to argue someting, to retell something , to describe and to exchange experiences. By better communication I have better contacts with Dutchmen now, they are more open when you speak the language. Besides, I understand more of culture and habits.
I am very happy with the online classes. In the beginning, I was a bit afraid, because I wondered how I would handle it, but it is going very well. The communication, the asking of questions, the materials, everything is very well organized.
I like that I can exercise a lot of grammar
Zsuzsanna : Firstly I like that I can exercise a lot of grammar and that I get help with the speaking assignments. However, I dont’ like that there are sometimes some changes in the schedule. That my be confusing.
Secondly, I learn what to expect in the Staatsexamen NT2 Programma II and what I have to train additionally. Fortunately, I don’t miss anything in class.
All in all, my target is not to get a promotion or a new job, but I consider getting an education in higher professional education. To be admitted, I need the NT2 diploma.
Positive surprise is the self learning
Tan: Positive surprise is the self learning that Delft method encourages. I learn a lot from the Module 1 Dutch Lessons.
The greatest difference between the Delft method and the traditional method of language learning, is the correction. Normally the student will be received assignment and then the teacher will correct it, but we don’t do it here. That’s a negative surprise.
For now I prefer Delft method, because it is flexible. I prefer self learning, but I want to practise also writing and grammar and I want more time for every lesson.
Students of Delft method Module 1 January 2021 compare Delft method to traditional language learning methods
Sahana: That I can understand and talk a few simple sentences with my neighbours and the staff during shopping after five classes, is a positive surprise.
On the other hand I need to invest more and more time in learning, as basics are not covered in Delft method. In traditional method, everything is taught from scratch: it is more of spoon feeding. In Delf method students need to learn by themselves the words and the sentences and interact in the class.
However with Delftse methode we can learn quickly if the method is correctly followed by students!
Positive surprise is the teacher
Sigita: Positive surprise : I like our teacher Margreet very much and the way she is working with us so patiently and effectively. For me she is the teacher number one, she is really professional. Thank you!
As to the method: you can also practice Dutch online yourself, the taped recordings are clear and understandable. In this method you need to work on your own first before you practice it in the conversation class,
However I would like to have a longer lesson so that I could communicate longer with my group members.
Guru: I have not underwent other language courses so I am not sure of the differences. I assume that in traditional method of learning Dutch we would have learned basics very well.
Nevertheless, Delftse methode is the fastest way to start speaking simple sentences.
The Delft method is straightforward and intensive
Shamira: The Delft method is pretty straightforward and intensive, also interactive with other students. I can learn to speak Dutch quickly within the time frame.
As a conclusion I would definitely encourage the Delft method as we are spending the time more speaking and practicing Dutch with each other than just writing and listening.
Melike: Firstly, it is really a surprise for me that I can understand the subjects without studying too much Dutch grammar.
This course is the course that I studied most and learned more. If I go to a classic course for the same time, I won’t be able to learn more than in this course.
If I can study everyday at least two hours, I will absolutely prefer the Delftse methode.
I feel confident
Amar: I feel confident enough to talk Dutch to anyone. After 10 classes Delft method we started Module 2 and I like the materials a lot. Each lesson has a big topic and there is plenty to talk about. The Suitcase talen conversation classes are perfect but sometimes the one to one conversations are a bit too short.
I started to talk Dutch and they understand me – Delft method Module 2, November 2020
Vy: I started to talk more Dutch to the parents of my boyfriend and even to their dogs! They understand me and we can talk more about different things, what makes me happy.
Now that we are in Module 2 the group is smaller and I have more time to practice speaking. In conversations more questions are asked outside of the book.
Moreover, Suitcase talenDelftse methode Conversation classes help me to open my mouth and talk. As well, I approve my reaction ability in Dutch.
On the other hand the level is more difficult and sometimes I forget new words. Besides, I miss how I can ask questions. I find that it is easier to answer questions but harder when I want to ask questions.
I feel not yet confident to speak Dutch outside class
Anna: I talk a bit of Dutch outside class: I try to speak Dutch with my husband.
I like the Delft Method, you can learn a lot in high speed. Book and online training are both very nice. They stimulate me to study systematiacally.
However, in Module 2 there is not enough time for all the details. I would like the class to be a bit longer.
Irina: I started the Delft Method recently, with Module 2. I do not yet talk Dutch outside class.
In the Delft Method I like the big variety of topics. In the Conversation classes I appreciate the opportunity to speak with others.
On the other hand I dont’ like it that the conversation class is online and I felt a lack of grammar. Therefore am happy that Suitcase talen added two Grammar Modules and I am going to do Grammar Module 1 now.
The e-learning pushes me to learn Dutch
Dian: The e-learning pushes me to learn Dutch in a shorter period of time than I could imagine. I need to be focussed to understand more of the topic, which is good for responsability.
As a result, it boosts my conficence to start speaking and learning grammar along the way.
E-learning in the Delft method Module 1, November 2020
Saumya: The e-learning of the Delft method pushes me because I can hear and hear the videos again and also practice the pronunciation. Normally, I can understand when I read but I have hesitation to speak.
The online conversation class in the Modules Delftse methode helps me to put more pressure on my memory to remember the words.
Thilini: The e-learning helps to practice the lessons guiding the student step by step. Secondly, we learn at home without attending on site classes.
In addition we can discuss pronunciation and grammar and practice speaking with the other students in the conversation classes.
E-learning and online live conversations in Dutch
Catalin: The lessons are pretty interesting and we can learn fast.
I like that we can talk live with somebody else in Dutch language, but I dislike that the time is too short. Further, I prefer to have a live conversation in Dutch with a teacher, not with a student.
Raluca: I learn fast to communicate with this e-learning, but I sometimes miss the teacher to assist us.
In the online conversation class I like that I can talk live in Dutch, but I want more time of the teacher to correct and for explanations.
Suitcase talen: The Grammar Modules Delftse methode offer more time for explanations.
In B1 you speak, but it is difficult
Daniele: In B1 you speak, but it is difficult. In B1 you learn verbs and sentences as well, but I would like more speaking practice.
I do use the new words I learn outside of class.
You speak in the Dutch B1 on location, Sep-Dec 020
Shree: Now that I am in the B1 Course, I speak Dutch for two hours a day with my family.
The main difference with the A2 course is more speaking and grammar. Everything is fine for me, but it is difficult to use.
Sambhav: I sometimes use Dutch when I talk to colleagues.
On the other hand, I think B1’s grammar is difficult. I like all things in B1, but I want more speaking practice.
Alondra: I can talk more to the Dutch now. This B1 lesson helps me to gain confidence. I also notice that I can understand more.
I speak Dutch with my partner and my in-laws. As well, I watch more Dutch TV. We do have a lot of homework in B1, but it is necessary.
Carol: In this class you speak. I now use Dutch when shopping and with my neighbors and friends.
In the B1 course there is a lot to learn and there is no explanation in English anymore, but sometimes it is too fast.
Speaking in the B1 online course, Sep-Dec 020
Kajol: In B1 you speak and the speaking is more fun than in A2. I use Dutch when I go to buy something.
I also understand Dutch better now. This will help me with my Civic Integration Exam.
Fiorella: I use my Dutch skills when speaking to my partners or colleagues, even when I send some e-mail at work.
Moreover, I really like the way the B1 lesson goes online. We not only have time for speaking, but also for grammar, writing and reading. And so far, there is nothing I dislike about the class.
The structure is good to learn the language
Pritam: The structure of the Course is good and useful to learn the language, but the pace is too fast.
Structure in Course A1A2 September-December 2020 on location
Elena: I love going to class, I like it. I can learn a lot of new verbs. Margreet Kwakernaak is a good teacher.
Inga: Margreet explains well and is a good teacher, interesting lesson.
Justina: I think Suitcase talen is a very good place to learn the Dutch language. The structure of the course is good.
Mamta: Suitcase talen has a good atmosphere and a spacious classroom. I can do the Civic Integration Exam inmediately afther this course of 4 months.
The class is professional
Rob: The class is professional. I am really positive about the class and how it is instructed by Margreet Kwakernaak. It has been very professional and delivered a good experience for me.
However, I am very disappointed in myself that I have not spent sufficient time studying between classes. As a result I feel embarrassed by my performance in the exam.
Professional class: Delftse methode Module 1, October 2020
Eva: I enjoy the conversations as it helps me to overcome my discomfort of speaking. I also like that our teacher Margreet pops into the breakout room to check the different conversations that we are having.
However, the time-frame does not allow enough time to be understanding the grammar in a structured way. Secondly, I would like to learn a bit more about the grammar and rules in a structured way. As well, it would be nice to have more exercises to practice with.
Suitcase talen: 30 years of Delftse methode have proven that it is possible to learn a language with an absolute minimum of grammar. Yet some students long for more grammar. Therefore Suitcase talen offers two optional Grammar Modules Delftse methode in which the teacher explains more grammar.
You can learn at any time and at any place online
Maria: I like that you can learn at any time and anywhere online. I like that the teacher speaks slowly and clear for understanding. The class is professional. The time for dialogues between classmates is not so long, which is also good for memorizing.
In general, Delftse methode classes help me to start speaking and to stop being afraid of making mistakes.
E-learning is easier to flex around my schedule
Adari: E-learning is easier to flex around my schedule. It is useful for me as I have a very busy schedule, so it was difficult to find a course that had the right timing/balance.
In the online conversation classes I find it useful to hear other persons speak. The interpretation plus correction from the teacher help me to learn quicker.
Similarly I like that the aim is to speak the total lesson time in Dutch. This also helps with the speed of learning and interpretation.
Overall I am very positive about this course.
Saving time with Delft method Module 1, september 2020
Vy: The e-learning saves a lot of time to travel to school for the course.
In addition, the Delft Method makes me intensively study. I can already apply what I learn in the text book to my daily conversation.
In conclusion: my feelings about the Delftse methode with Suitcase talen are positive. I do learn a lot. I will continue with other modules.
E-learning is easier to fit in my schedule with my child
Pritha: With the e-learning of the Delftse methode we can learn in our own comfort zone. I can fit the learning in my schedule with my child. Beside there is no travelling to anywhere, so that time is getting saved.
Besides, in the online classes with the group I like the way we discuss the lessons in our own way. It helps me to relate the lesson I read for that particular class.
Last, the group lessons of Suitcase talen are very compact and composed. My teacher is strict yet very helpful and cooperates with us by speaking slowly and clearly.
The Delft method has hardly any rules
Arseniy (not in the picture): The Delftse methode seemed to me quite promising. I feel that the idea of listening texts and using only those words that appeared in the text allows me to learn gradually the new words and to start use them inmediately.
However, I don’t like the following regarding the Delftse methode:
Firstly, It does not start from ABC. There is neither reading rules nor pronunciation trainings in the course.
Suitcase talen: In the e-learning materials all texts and new words are presented with the pronunciation. But yes, it is true that in the Delftse methode are no written rules for reading or pronunciation.
Secondly, the grammar is presented in a confusing way. If I have a grammar question regarding something from the test, often I cannot find the answer in the book.
Suitcase talen: Indeed there are only a few explicit grammar rules in the Delftse methode. However, questions can be asked in the end of the group class with the teacher. Most importantly we added two Grammar Modules Delftse methode in which a teacher explains grammar and answers questions.
A better chance of promotion now
Himanshu: I have a better chance of promotion now. I use Dutch at work and with collegues and I think my Dutch gets better and better .
As to online class: I like the class on location, but I prefer this online class now that Corona gets worse.
Promotion with B2 Saturday morning , Fall 2020 (half on location, after lockdown online)
Lyuda: At work I try to call in Dutch and I have a promotion: I am going to work in HR, but, unfortunately – with the same salary.
I think that class on location is more productive than online. I was in a online class during the first lockdown. However, with this second lockdown there is no better option than going online again.
Lucy: With my Dutch I hope to find a job as a teacher next year. I talk Dutch with my mother in law , her English is not that well.
Suitcase talen has to abide Covid-19 rules and the school found a good solution by teaching online. I am happy that we could continue classes instead of stop.
I hope I can find a better job later
Judita: I read Dutch books, talk to people in shops and with local residents. Moreover, I hope I can find a better job later, I will have a better chance of promotion now.
I think class on location is better than online.
Dravvy: I do not need Dutch for my job but I like to talk Dutch. As a result I can understand when people talk and when I receive a letter, I can understand now. I speak Dutch in the supermarket, with my neighbours and with my Indian wife. She is studying Dutch in the B1 course of Suitcase talen.
I liked the classes on location, but I prefer the actual online classes after the new Covid-19 rules.
Amir: My job is not based on Dutch language. At the moment my level of Dutch is not yet good enough for a job. Generally I talk Dutch with my collegues but I don’t dare to speak Dutch with the clients.
However I don’t like online class. In the break out rooms the teacher does not correct as much as in the classroom.
The teacher is good and that’s why Suitcase talen is good
Jossy: The teacher is good and that’s why Suitcase talen is good. I hope that I can learn a lot in three months. I prefer to continue with the online classes as this would save me the time for travelling and I find the online classes equally good.
So I do not see any big advantages of switching to physical classes.
Andrey: Suitcase talen is a nice studying organisation with a good and fast program for highly skilled immigrants .I prefer to continue online because I find the classes well enough organized to continue like this.
Conmuting to class would cost extra time, and I see not much sense in that as we are still not allowed to be there with the full group.
Good online and offline teacher for A1+A2 class Tuesday/Thursday Summer 2020
Kajol: I think Suitcase talen is great. However, I prefer class in school, so offline.
Andrey: Suitcase talen is a nice studying organisation with a good and fast program for highly skilled immigrants.
As a conclusion I prefer to continue online because I find it well enough organized to continue like this, Conmuting to class would cost extra time, and I see not much sense in that as we are still not allowed to be there with the full group.
Because the teacher explains well, I think Suitcase talen is a good school
Sneha: Because the teacher explains well, I think Suitcase talen is a good school. Actually I would prefer to come in person but I am also comfortable with online class.
Sunil: Suitcase talen is very good — the teacher teaches really well. As I am in lockdown in India I prefer online classes.
Enrique: Firstly, I think Suitcase talen is very professional and organized. Secondly, I prefer online because it is convenient for me since I work fulltime from home.
Angie: Though Dutch is een hard language, I like the lessons. I think Suitcase talen is good. Besides, I prefer online because I am still working from home.
Alexander: Suitcase talen is a good school. I also support the proposal to continue the classes online.
Online or on location, both options to learn Dutch are good for me
Ali: Online or on location: both options to learn Dutch are good for me. However, if I have to choose one of them, I prefer classes on location.
In my view Suitcase talen is a very good language institute to learn Dutch. The materials of Boom NT2 webshop are quite practical and we will use them in our day to day life while living in the Netherlands.
In the summer of 2020 this A1+A2 class could choose either online Dutch class, or class on location
Ursula: As to Dutch class online or on location, I am almost 50-50. It was a bit hard to get used to online classes. For instance I felt that we were falling behind in schedule, but as the classes continued it became easier and better. I think we are now precisely on schedule. Meanwhile, I do think our levels (students) are very different and that makes it a bit hard.
Last but not least I really enjoy the way Margreet explains things, it is very clear and has a great flow. I also like how she corrects our homework in such a detailed way.
Forough: Suitcase talen is good, but I have a problem when my teacher speaks Dutch and English in one sentence. Then I don’t understand, so I cannot answer her questions. I have to exercise a lot. Thanks for everything.
To continue Dutch class online is what I want
Brigite: I want to continue classes online because it is convenient and easy to combine with work schedule. However, I like class on location as well.
Above all, I think Suitcase talen’s classes are accessible and well organized. I am happy with the speed of the course, but I realize it would be very difficult to follow if it was my first time in contact with Dutch language.
Trang: Studying online instead of classes on location is what I prefer, to see what’s going on with the virus crisis.
Suitcase talen gives me good impression in terms of Dutch knowledge and language skills.
I prefer to take the lesson on location
Fiorella: I prefer to take the lesson in person instead of online.
In addition I am very happy about the Dutch lessons I got by Suitcase talen and I am for sure planning to go further with this language school. Course is intensive so I can see results very fast, which was important for me.
Shree: I like to study with Suitcase talen but I can study better/easier in the classroom I think . That’s why I prefer to study Dutch on location in Almere.
More speaking online than on location
More speaking online
Parimal and Chanmeet: Online we did more speaking than on location. Moreover, it is very good for listening. On the other hand, we practised less writing. Those were the advantages when lockdown forced Suitcase talen to go online. However I experiencwed disadvantages also. For the online classes I needed more concentration than on location, and we missed the good atmosphere in the classroom and the socializing.
It was OK to do the exams at home, there was no difference with doing the exams in the classroom, except the speaking exam. We did that on Zoom and for me that was more difficult than in the classroom.
B1 class Tuesday/ Thursday Spring 2020. Started on location and, during lockdown, continued online.
Lyudmyla: I agree that online we did more speaking and less writing. Like most of our class, I missed personal contact . For me the advantage was that I did not need to travel nor ‘to dress’ for class.
Doing the tests at home, students can cheat. In case a student has some technical problem, there is no teacher who can help to solve that problem. However I greatly appreciate the possibilty to finish the course online when on March 16 lockdown started and I thank Suitcase talen for it!
To switch to online to finish our course was a good idea
Pavithra: The biggest advantage of going online was that we could continue class and that we could see each other. On the other hand we could not always hear everybody that well.
Online I learned more speaking, words and grammar than on location, but I learned less writing. I missed to meet everybody personally, but I was very happy that after class I did not need to drive home in the late evening.
As to the tests, I worried a bit about the timing and the internet connection, but everything went well. I was happy that Suitcase talen gave us the possibility to finish the course with Zoom classes.
Nadine: Going online gave good listening opportunities and you have no travel costs. I did not like to send my homework per mail nor did I like that we did our speaking exercises by phone. But I did not miss classroom atmosphere: exercising on Zoom in groups of two was interesting as well.
I liked to do the exams at home, there was no alternative.
Online classes are very comfortable
Sandra: It is very comfortable to join the classes from home and it is more effcicient as to time. Moreover, you can hear the pronunciation much better than in the classroom.
Online I learnt as much as on location, there was no difference for me and doing the tests from home was no problem. However I missed the informal conversations with my fellow students in the classroom.
Lucy: I agree with Sandra that Suitcase talen followed the rules and that Margreet found a good solution to continue classes. I missed my fellow students but on the other hand it was nice to see them at home. Besides, it was interesting and practical to do the tests from home.
Finally I agree with my fellow students that we learned more words, but did less writing. But I was very happy that we could both continue and stay home safely.
Continuing with Zoom was a good decision
Mauricio: Continuing with Zoom was a good decision. If Suitcase talen had not taken this decision, we could not have finished our Dutch course due to Corona. Zoom is a good solution when a person cannot come to class. However, sometimes I found it difficult to concentrate and when the internet connection was not of good quality, I could not hear well.
Online I learned more speaking, listening, reading and grammar, but I learned less words and less writing than in class on location.
I liked to stay at home, but I missed my collegues and Dutch teacher. It was interesting to do the final tests at home, as we prepared well and I felt less nervous than during the first series of tests.
B1 class Monday/Wednesday, started classes on location and after lockdown March 16th 2020 went online
Alice: All over I learned a lot, I love Suitcase talen !
Judita: I prefer class on location, but continuing with Zoom was a good solution.
Continuing with Zoom was a good decision and better than nothing at all! I was happy
Aza: Both classes on location and online were well organized. Continuing with Zoom was better than nothing at all! Margreet explained everything very well like she always did in normal class on location. Online I learned more listening and less writing.
I did not like that we had to do the exams at home but Suitcase talen did everything it could for the students during Corona crisis.
Amir: Is is very easy to work with Zoom, the video-conferencing system is good for all kind of meetings. However we needed more bandwith sometimes.
We worked on all skills, like in the classroom. Sometimes I think online learning is not the best, but this was the only option.
Thank you, Margreet for your explanation and patience!
The teacher Margreet is very good
Phung: The teacher Margreet is very good. Class is short but clear. We have lots of homework, sometimes difficult, but it helps to improve my language. Unfortunately, during the lockdown I was extremely busy and I could not prepare my classes well enough.
Shanshan Yang, China, since 2015 in the Netherlands, studied Environmental Art Desigh in China and worked in an interior design company, paints at home in the Netherlands. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2020
Ik vind de Suitcase talen heel goed.
Sandra Chulliparambil, India, since June 2019 in the Netherlands. Studied dentistry, works as a dental hygienist , studies for her Dutch work permission as a dentist. Dutch course B1, spring 2020
Suitcase talen is een echt goede Nederlandse taalschool. Ik zou het zeker aanbevelen!
Joshua Amissah, Ghana, worked there as a technician, since July 2019 in the Netherlands, where he works in food-industry. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2020
Suitcase talen is goed.
Lyuda Kartseva, Russia, studied economics. Since 2015 in the Netherlands, works at a IT-hardware business enterprise. Dutch course B1, spring 2020
Suitcase talen heeft kleine groepen, intelligente studenten, regelmatig toetsen, is dichtbij mijn huis, termijn betalen is mogelijk, nuttige boeken.
Chanmeet Kaur, India, since 2012 in the Netherlands. Works in IT at the Innovation Department of a wellknown Dutch bank. Dutch course B1, spring 2020
Ik vind Suitcase talen heel goed om te leren en nuttig. De docent zijn heel hielp (is heel hulpvaardig).
Nadine Diomande, Ivory Coast, either in Ivory Coast or in the Netherlands since 2012, working in her own fashion and cosmetics related company. Dutch course B1, spring 2020
Ik vind dat Suitcase goed school is.
Mauricio Alvarez, Guatemala, graphic designer, since 2015 in the Netherlands, where he works in a printing office. Dutch course B1, spring 2020
Ik vind dat het cursus perfect is want ik leer veel en ook van het huiswerk.
Alice Barrett, South Africa, since 2016 in the Netherlands. Alice was a teacher of English at a South-African University. Dutch course B1, spring 2020.
Ik heb al veel geleerd, ik houd van Suitcase talen!
Boban Magoc, Serbia, since the start of 2018 in the Netherlands. Internationally oriented, works at American company in Almere-Poort. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Suitcase talen is prima.
Aza Nabee, Irak, since December 2018 in the Netherlands, technical designer at Dutch multi-building construction company. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Ik vind alle dingen zo leuk en zo goed!
Priya Singh, India, since February 2017 in the Netherlands. In her own country primary school teacher, works in catering industry in Amsterdam. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Suitcase talen is leuk. Ik leer schrijven, spreken, luisteren Nederlands.
Ola Olaoye, Nigeria, since 2018 in the Netherlands, works at Dutch department store in Almere. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Suitcase talen geeft goed taalles en heeft goed methos voor studies and understand.
Eugeniu Ceglov, Moldova, since 2016 in the Netherlands, works in IT at a Dutch bank. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Suitcase talen verschaft goed lessen!
Vighesh Damodharan, since 2014 in the Netherlands, works in IT in a fintech company. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Suitcase talen is definitely good for educated professionals to learn Dutch.
Lucy Marques Hackfeld
Lucy Marques Hackfeld, Portugal, since 2019 in the Netherlands, worked as a language trainer, reservations agent in in the Netherlands . Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
It is nice to have a language school in Almere. I’m happy with the lessons so far and my progress is noticable.
Tri Phung, Vietnam, since 2015 in the Netherlands, works in IT in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Ik vind de docent heel goed, kort maar duidelijk. Heel veel huiswerk. Best thing here is small groups. Many chances to practice language and learn from each other.
Alex Vakhmenin, Ukraine, since 2015 in the Netherlands, works in IT in a health start-up in the Netherlands. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
It would be better to have a longer break between lessons (EG Tue-Fri or Mon-Thu.
Hannah Zandbergen, United Kingdom, since the summer of 2019 in the Netherlands, worked in her own country as a chartered property surveyor, is a fulltime mother at the moment. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2019
Margreet is een heel goed docent en de cursus is goed.
Nieves Jorge, Spain, since 2018 in the Netherlands, studied IT, software engineer in the Netherlands. Dutch course B1, fall 2019
My goal wih these lessons is to improve my listening and speaking and with only half of the lessons done now, I am closer to achieve my goal.
Natalia Marcinka, Poland, since 2013 in the Netherlands. Studied geography in Poland, fulltime mother for now. Dutch course B1, fall 2019
Suitcase talen is echt goed school, ik heb al veel geleerd, Suitcase talen is wat ik sinds lang tijd was op zoek naar.
Ilona Verhoef, Poland, since 2018 in the Netherlands. Master of psychology, working in recruitment. Dutch course B2, fall 2019
Het is een goede cursus. Misschien kunnen we meer ‘normale’ dagelijks gesprekken hebben. Het is goed dat we voorbereiden voor het examen maar ik mis het ‘normale kletsen’.
Inesa Liepaite, Lithuania, since, 2003 in the Netherlands, wants to work as a nurse after higher professional education. Dutch course B2, fall 2019
Super leuke cursus, waar ik heel goed mijn taal kan verbeteren en het NT2-examen voorbereiden.
Katerina Travkina, Russia, since 2017 in the Netherlands, studied Tourism and Economy in Russia en worked in that field. Dutch course A2, summer 2019
I recognised great improvement in such a short time thanks to the course. Great program and very effective.
Dravvy Ramlochun, Mauritius, since the fall of 2016 in the Netherlands. Studied Engeneering in Mauritius, works as a technical lead in an American company. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2019
Suitcase talen is een prima school. Er is een gezellige atmosfeer.
Yvonne, Austria, since 2019 in the Netherlands. Studied business economics in Austria, works in the Netherlands in sales and customer service at an international company. Dutch course A2, summer 2019
De cursus van Suitcase talen is prima.
Michel Dieme, Senegal, since the fall of 2018 in the Netherlands. Studied Greek and Latin in Senegal, works in production in the Netherlands. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen leuk omdat ik ga goed schrijven, lezen.
Cindy van Wijk
Cindy van Wijk, United States, since 2016 in the Netherlands, studied Cosmetology in the VS, works in food industry in the Netherlands. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen prima! Very excellent learning program!
Taiwo Adegoke, United States, since the fall of 2016 in the Netherlands, Master Marketing, works at an international company. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen goed.
Gary Willmot, UK, since 2016 in the Netherlands, parttime study MBA, working field logistics. Dutch beginners course, summer 2019
Alles goed bij Suitcase talen.
Kunal Shetye, India, since 2015 in the Netherlands, works in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen een goede plaats om Nederlands te leren.
Sanober Khoso, born in Pakistan and raised in Iran, since February 2016 in the Netherlands. MBA, full-time mother at the moment. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
De Suitcase talen is erg goed voor me en ik echt veel plezier met leren. Ik hoop leren snel Nederlands te kunnen praten.
Hasmik Harutynyan, Armenia, since the fall of 2018 in the Netherlands. Studied and worked in pharmacy In Armenia. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
De Suitcase talen is veel goed school. Elke keer leer ik de nieuwe dingen, woorden.
Michal Ciolskowski, Polen, since 2017 in the Netherlands, researcher in chemistry. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Margreet is very informative and lessons are very well organised. The course is very speedy so you need time for homework- which is good. However, sometimes it is difficult to keep up.
Irene Marïa Cuesta Cobo
Irene María Cuesta Cobo, Spain, biologist and physiotherapist, since September 2018 in the Netherlands, works as a trainer in a training institute. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Suitcase talen is een prima plaats voor leren Nederlands, Groote niveau.
Sangeeta Biswas, India, since September 2018 in the Netherlands, Master Biotechnology. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Ik vind mooi Suitcase talen. Mijn docent kan prima uitleggen. Ik heb leer bitje Nederlanse to praat met buurt.
Amir Nematollah, Iran, since 2018 in the Netherlands, works in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019.
Ik vind het interessant en goed lerares maar twee cursus zijn niet genoeg voor mij.
Vanessa (Yunxia) Gé
Vanessa (Yunxia) Gé, China, since October 2018 in the Netherlands, works as an accountant in a Chinese company. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen heeft wel iets, Ik moet oefenen hard voor spreken.
Debasish Maji, India, since 2016 in the Netherlands, works in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen is goed. Docent leert mij goed wat ik wil leren.
Sagita Pribadi, Indonesia, since 2018 in the Netherlands, studied Japanese. Dutch course B2, spring 2019
Ik vind Suitcase talen een goede school want we leren in kleine class.
Omar Al Latif
Omar Al Latif, was a dentist in Romania and works in the Netherlands like a dentist since 2017. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Ik vind dat Suitcase talen is prima voor leren Nederland talen
Nadja Muuna, born in Kenya, grew up in Sweden, in the Netherlands since 2018, where she is working as a nurse. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Suitcase talen is heel goed, maar ik wil graag milk met mijn thee astjublieft.
Emmanuel Asante Boamah
Emmanuel Asante Boamah, Ghana, in the Netherlands since 2018, was a teacher in Ghana. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Suitcase talen is goed les.
Joy Anu Vellmoni
Joy Anu Vellmoni, India, in the Netherlands since 2015 , worked in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
Suitcase talen is a good school for learning Dutch language in a more structured and fast way.
Mohammad Fathini, Iran, in the Netherlands since 2016 , works in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, spring 2019
I think the format of Suitcase talen is good. Since I have been here for some time I knew some words, it was easier for me to adjust go the pace of the class.
Sieba Nueel, Iraq, in the Netherlands since 2011, works in day care. Dutch course B2, fall 2018
Suitcase talen is een goede school.
Suzane Días dos Santos
Suzane Días dos Santos, Brasil, in the Netherlands since 2015, studied International Business Administration in Brasil. Dutch course B1, fall 2018
Ik vind de lessen bij Suitcase talen prima, dus ik wil daarmee verder gaan.
Edris Afzali, Iran, in the Netherlands since the fall of 2017, studied IT in Iran. Dutch course B1, fall 2018
Ik vind de les is prima.
Pavithra Jayaraman, India, since 2014 in the Netherlands, studied Engeneering in her own country, works in the Netherlandin qualitymanagement. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen een prima cursus voor Nederlands leren. Margreet is een goed docent, ze maakt Nederlands leren leuk.
Mónika Foynó, since July 2018 in the Netherlands, Hungary, worked as a projectmanager at an associaton. Dutch course B1, fall 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen een prima taalschool. Ik moet heel veel leren, maar ik kan met mensen praten, zaken regelen, naar het nieuws luisteren, boeken lezen en een goede baan krijgen. Ik ben tevreden
Aneta Badrkic, Servia, since 2016 in the Netherlands, Master in biotechnology, fulltime mother at the moment. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen heel goede school en lessen.
Lwanga Matovu, Uganda, in the Netherlands since the beginning of 2018, works in IT. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen heel goed. Ik hou van mijn klasgenoten en de docente!
Marga Naumovska, Macedonia, since 2016 in the Netherlands, biochemic in her own country, fulltime mother at the moment. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2018
The lessons are well organzed, interessant.
Duane Hinders, United States, in the Netherlands since September 2017 in Nederland, projectleader at the internationally active Dutch Leprastichting. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen heel leuk..
Agnes Puskas, Hungary, in the Netherlands since March 2018, works in sales support and for a managementspecialist at a Dutch foundation. Dutch course BeginnersA2, fall 2018
Ik vind de beste taalcentrum en met prima docent en mensen in de groep.
Valentin Yekimovsky, Ukraine, in the Netherlands since 2011, studied IT in his own country, works in IT in the Nederlands. Dutch course Beginners A2, fall 2018
Ik vind interessant deze lessen met een goede docent.
Kelem Beirigo Schonenberg
Kelem Beirigo Schonenberg, Brazil, in the Netherlands since the beginning of 2018, lawyer in her own country. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2018
Suitcase talen is a course that aims to form students able to communicate through Nederlands language and have good tools to make it achievable.
Kholoud Alsayed, Syria, worked as a civil engineer in her own country, fulltime mother at the moment. Dutch course B 1 summer 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen goed om Nederlands te leren.
Gabriel Drilea, Rumania, in the Netherlands since the beginning of 2018 , in his own country HR-manager, marathon runner. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2018
Ik findet Suitcase talen leuk.
Daria Sukhanova, Russia, came in 2014 as an au-pair to the Netherlands. Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2018
I find beginners course Suitcase talen good and serious. Every class has enough information and no ‘water’. I have more motvation now and I am less shy to speak in Dutch. Goed gedaan! Thank you!
Tomás Domïnguez Fernández
Tomás Domïnguez Fernández, born in Argentina and grown up in Spain, installs solar panels in the Netherlands. Dutch course B1 summer 2018
De uitleggen zijn soms een beetje te snel. Ik vind Suitcase talen prima! Online lessen zijn handig.( Als de student een keer niet naar de les kan komen, kan hij de les per Skype of Facetime volgen.)
Pornpun Thongdeecharoen, Thailand, in the Netherlands since the beginning of 2018 in, Dutch course Beginners A2, summer 2018
Suitcase talen is goed. The materials from the school are good to understand, especially for higher education- and the teacher is friendly.
Bin Xu, born in China, works at a Dutch company that installs pipelines worldwide. Worked in Saudi-Arabia for a long time, working language English. Dutch course B1, summer 2018
Suitcase talen is goed, maar mijn les is tussen 19:45 en 21:45. Het is een beetje te late for me omdat ik twee kinderen heb.
Ruth van Oort
Ruth van Oort, South Africa, arrived in the Netherlands in 2017, her first step was to get her driver’s license. Dutch course B1, summer 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen goed, ik zal het aanbevelen!
Muhannad Alassrawy, Syria, came to the Netherlands in 2015, was a civil engineer in Syria civiel, is involved in a construction project in Almere. Dutch course B1, summer 2018
Ik vind dat Suitcase talen goed is, maar ik denk drie keer per week is beter dan twee keer per week.
Michelle Yau, geboren in Hongkong, werkte als purser bij een luchtvaartmaatschappij, momenteel fulltime moeder. Beginnerscursus Nederlands A2 zomer 2018
Ik vind Margreet is een heel goed docent omdat zij prima uitleggen kan. Ik vind het tempo van de les ook goed.
Pankaj Bisht, India, works as a business analist at a Dutch bank since 2011. Dutch course Beginners A2 summer 2018
ik vind Suitcase talen een goed taalinstituut. De groep van de les is niet zo groot.
Nidhi Negi, India, MBA, in the Netherlands since 2011. Dutch course Beginners A2 summer 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen heel goed. Wij praten heel veel Nederlands hier. Mijn docent is zeer aardig.
Ahmad Dahman, Syria, came to the Netherlands in 2014. Was a math teacher in Syria and participates in schooling for math teachers in the Netherlands. Dutch course B1 summer 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen het beste instituut.
Aleksandra Gavrushina, Russia, educated as an English teacher. Worked in customer service in her own country and in an international company in the Netherlands. Dutch course Beginners A2 summer 2018
Ik vind Suitcase talen heel interessant en cognitive.