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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE INSIDE THIS BOOKLET 1. INTRODUCTION

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2. PART I - LEARNING DUTCH AS A REQUIREMENT

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Dutch language as a requirement to enter the Netherlands

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Dutch as a requirement to stay in the Netherlands

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The naturalisation exam (Het inburgeringsexamen)

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Integration facilities for everyone

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Integration Budget

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Useful websites to learn more about inburgering in Holland

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3. PART II - DUTCH LANGUAGE FOR SELF-DEVELOPMENT, CAREER ADVANCEMENT OR HOBBY

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A wide variety

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How do you begin ?

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Dutch for beginners. Intensive language course offered through ACCESS The Hague

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Learning Dutch by yourself

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A Voluntary organization that helps you to feel at home

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Classes for children

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LIST OF LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WITH CONTACT POINTS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION BY LOCATION

BOOKS AND INTERNET SITES CONSULTED

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1. INTRODUCTION The ability to communicate in the spoken language where one is living, whether temporarily or in a long term, makes life much easier, opens the door to the local labor market and, undoubtedly, helps to integrate the new comer into the taken society. On the other hand, a basic knowledge of the Dutch language has recently become, for some non EU citizens, a prerequisite for obtaining visa and authorization to stay in the Netherlands. If you are living in the Netherlands, learning Dutch is important, not only when looking for a job, but also for integrating rapidly into the society. There are endless advantages to learn, at least, the basis of Dutch, e.g. to shop easily, meet new friends, to read ads and actually understand them, to ask directions in the street, and even provide help when needed. There are numerable language schools in the Netherlands offering Dutch lessons and preparation for the exams. We have gathered the most valuable information for you to get an overall insight of the options you have to learn Dutch in the Netherlands. We hope that these brief entries, arranged alphabetically by location, will save you time and help you to evaluate wisely your options.



WHAT CAN YOU FIND IN THIS BOOKLET

The first part of the booklet deals with the Dutch language as a requirement, either for obtaining permission to enter or stay in the Netherlands (Machtiging tot Voorlopig Verblijf) or for purposes of work or study. It also explains what the NT2 examination is and how you can go about obtaining this qualification. The second and main part of the booklet consists of a list of language schools/ institutes. The list is by no means comprehensive, and the amount of information given varies, but we have tried to check that all of the contact details in the booklet are accurate. The third part is an acknowledgement of the sources we have consulted. Other ACCESS information booklets that are available for purchase are also included.

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2. PART I - DUTCH LANGUAGE AS A REQUIREMENT 2.1. Dutch language as a requirement to enter the Netherlands The Civic Integration Act came into force in the Netherlands on 1 January 2007. The Act stipulates that everyone who immigrates to the Netherlands and lives in the Netherlands must learn the Dutch language and have an understanding of the workings of Dutch society. This is referred to as civic integration. Immigrants who are required to follow this process are considered to be subject to civic integration. They must pass the Civic Integration Examination. In some cases the immigrant can be exempt from civic integration requirement under the Civic Integration Act, but must still have passed the civic integration examination as a requirement to obtain a certain type of permanent residence permit or to qualify for continued residence. The local authorities can inform you whether you must undergo civic integration and what you must do to obtain the civic integration certificate. Nationals from the EU/EEA, Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Switzerland and United States, and temporary knowledge migrants do not have to fulfil this requirement. Family members of EU citizens may also be excluded of this examination. 2.1.1. Civil integration abroad This examination tests a person’s basic knowledge of the Dutch language and Dutch society. The examination is taken orally in Dutch at the Dutch Embassy or Dutch Consulate General abroad. The cost for taking the examination is currently EUR 350. The examination consists of two parts. Part 1 tests the person’s knowledge of Dutch society. While looking at an illustrated booklet, the person being tested is asked a number of questions by telephone. The questions are about such topics as the history of the Netherlands and its form of government. Part 2 tests the person’s knowledge of the Dutch language. This part includes the repetition of sentences and the answering of brief questions. You can find detailed information about the civic integration examination and the conditions for exemption on the website of the Immigration and

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE Naturalisation Service (IND): www.ind.nl A brochure explaining all the steps to take this exam, can be found at: www.ind.nl/en/Images/bro_inburgering_tcm6-105967.pdf More information about the education pack can be found at: www.naarnederland.nl A registration form for the civic integration examination abroad can be found http://inburgeringsformulier.minbuzamail.nl/civic/en/ at:



2.2. Dutch as a requirement to stay in the Netherlands

If you are planning to stay long in the Netherlands, it is very important to take part in Dutch society. For this reason, the Dutch Government has laid down the necessary agreements in an Act, the ‘Integration Act’. This Act determines that integration is compulsory for most people who come to live in the Netherlands. In addition, integration can be compulsory for people who have lived in the Netherlands for some time. The Government provide the courses for all the persons in the need to do the inburgering. There are several ways to do the inburgering: Integration exam (Inburgeringsexamen), State exam (staatsexamens NT2), Vocational diploma (beroepsonderwijs), and the short exemption test (De korte vrijstellingstoets)



2.2.1. The naturalisation exam (Het inburgeringsexamen)

If you want to become a Dutch National, you will have to take this exam. In the course preparation for it you will learn more than the Dutch language, but also about the life in the Netherlands. The cost of this exam is currently 230 euros approx. For more information, go to: www.ind.nl/en/Images/bro_inburg_buitenland_tcm6-150503.pdf

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2.2.2. The State NT2 (De staatsexamens NT2)

The NT2 State Examination is taken under the auspices of the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences. The examination is intended for adults and young adults from foreign countries, who would like to work or study in The Netherlands. The examination will result in a diploma, which shows the owner has sufficient grasp of the Dutch language to either start a Dutch study course or a job.

The NT2 State Examination consists of two programmes: Exam Programme I: For people who are looking for a course or job in The Netherlands at a lower level, but are still above the unskilled labour level. Exam Programme II: For people who have previously taken a course, which will able them to follow a course at either an intermediate or higher level, or to be completed at that level. With reference to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the European Board, both exam programmes are at level B, "independent user". Both exams are divided into four main exam sections: reading, listening, oral and writing. These four exam sections are all independently examined. Each section will be concluded with a certificate, providing a satisfactory result has been achieved. Four certificates for one programme will entitle the student to a NT2 State Examination Diploma (I of II) The NT2 State Examination can only be taken in The Netherlands. For more info about the exam, materials to study, list of institutions offering training for the NT2 go to: www.expertisecentrumnt2.nl

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2.2.3. The vocational diploma (Het diploma beroepsonderwijs)

This option is designed for the foreigners who aside their wish to learn Dutch, also want vocational training. It is a longer program than the others, since the student will get more than language lessons; it demands time to learn well chosen theme. After approving successfully the vocational exam, you get a professional qualification. (MBO-1 and MBO-2).

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2.2.4 The short exemption test (De korte vrijstellingstoets)

You can take the short exemption test when you already know the language, you can understand it and make yourself understood without additional lessons. You should already know much of about the Netherlands. The examinations are held several times a year at various locations in the Netherlands. You need to have registered and to have paid the registration fee before a certain date, to be able to take the examination. For more information about all this examinations, contact the City Hall at the place where you live. For a complete list, go to: http://almanak.overheid.nl/



2.3. Integration facilities for everyone

The Dutch Government aims for all newcomers to learn the language if they plan to stay here, even if they are not obliged to inburgering. A frequent case it will be a citizen from any country of the European Union who have decided to come and live in the Netherlands, even when they are not required by law to learn the language, it is highly recommended for them to do so, in order they can adapt easily and

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE quickly to the society. For these persons, there is also the possibility to obtain financial help from the social services to do the course. For more info, contact the social services of the city hall. For Amsterdam, see: www.inburgering.amsterdam.nl/. For The Hague, call (070) 302 6000 or visit the website: www.inburgerendenhaag.nl/



2.4. Integration Budget

There are two types of integration budgets; the first one is general and it includes the education in some centres attached to the social services of each city council. Normally, they will include the well known educational centre ROC. There is another type of budget, called personal inburgering budget, which is assigned to persons with high levels of education who are able to learn the language at another pace, generally, they include the language training in Universities. Each city council has its own rules in this regard, so the best way to learn more about the possibilities that you have and they can offer, is contact the service inburgering point of your city. You will get it through the social services of your municipality.

2.5. Useful websites to learn more about inburgering in Holland

Informatie Beheer Groep IB-Groep. You will find information about the inburgering obligation, and a nice video that explains the different possibilities that you have. You can also ask for a loan to the IB-Groep to pay the fees of your language course. If your performance in the exam is well enough and within a set timeframe, you might get some compensation of the lent money. Even when the information is in Dutch, you can always ask a friend, or use a Google translator to get the main information from it: www.inburgeren.nl/inburgeraar/default.asp

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE Het begint met taal - This website is an initiative of the Ministry of VROM (Housing, spatial planning and the Environment). You will find information about the inburgering obligation, and also you can find a language school near your home, by typing your post code. www.hetbegintmettaal.nl/ Naar Nederland – On this site you will find information about the civic integration exam that some foreigners should do to get the authorisation for temporary residence (MVV). This website will provide them with information on the Civic Integration Examination Abroad. The website content can be found in English: http://www.naarnederland.nl/documentenservice/pagina.asp? pagkey=53768 About the examination package, other course books and (correspondence) courses: www.nederlandsalstweedetaal.nl www.bol.com www.bruna.nl www.opwegnaarnederland.nl



3. PART II—DUTCH LANGUAGE FOR SELFDEVELOPMENT, CARRER ADVANCEMENT OR HOBBY

3.1. A wide variety There are several types of language institutes in the Netherlands, among them: Private institutes, universities and colleges (we provide a list of some of the most important ones in the following section) International schools (scholengemeenschappen (we provide a list of some of the most important ones in the following section)

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE (completely beginners) to advanced courses, and even specific courses for certain professions. Schools sometimes hold official accreditations. You can find part-time and full-time courses, even lessons at the workplace. Most require attendance at a language laboratory, and as a complement, they offer online tuition. You can choose between individual or group instruction; private schools can tailor the course to your needs. The “volksuniversiteit�. Dutch "volksuniversiteiten" are meant for everyone, regardless of previous training, age or background. The courses are taken in groups with other students in an informal atmosphere which makes learning easier and more pleasant. Courses in a Volkuniversitait are not specially geared toward obtaining diplomas or degrees. The volksuniversiteiten offer a wide variety of courses given by expert teachers. There are 100 volksuniversitaiten, which annually reach about 200.000 students. All members are autonomous non-profit foundations. Some local governments have granted financial or material aid to them, but is not like that in all Holland, as a result, prices among the various Volksuniversiteiten may differ. You can find the nearest volkuniversiteit in: www.volksuniversiteit.nl The ROCs (Regionaal Opleidings Centrum) whose courses are subsidized and are therefore generally heavily subscribed. Attendance at a ROC centre may require compliance with certain criteria e.g. a valid residence permit, an address in the locality of the school, unemployed status etc. The offer most of all courses for the NT2 exam, you can find more info about them in: www.roc.nl/default.php? fr=opl&type=NT2&language=nl&language=en



3.2. How to begin

The first thing to do is to decide what kind of course you want to follow and where. Once you have decided the school/institute to approach, you will need to confirm dates, textbooks and the fees. If you have a previous knowledge of Dutch, you will be, most likely, required to do a placement test (fees are possible). In section four of this booklet you will find a list of various schools.

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3.3. Dutch for starters. Intensive language course offered through ACCESS The Hague

“At Home Abroad” is an intensive five week course for people who want to make a running start with learning Dutch. Per week there are six hours of instruction – on Monday and Thursday mornings. In addition, you are expected to prepare for each class on the computer at home, with the help of the CD-Rom that goes with the course book. On average this will take another eight to ten hours per week. In short: it’s a course for people who can invest a fair amount of time in a concentrated period. At the end of the course you will be able to have short conversations on everyday subjects like shopping, food, housing, travelling, going out, health, Relationships and to ask for directions, make appointments, give your opinion, and make inquiries. Simple writing assignments are also part of the programme. Learning Dutch with “At Home Abroad” means: • Serious learning in a relaxed and sociable environment • Groups of four to six people • Main focus on conversation • 90% of the lessons in Dutch only • English translation of wordlists, standard phrases and points of grammar are provided • Some four to five hours preparation on the computer at home per class • Time for personal questions and socialising half an hour before and after the lesson • A free refresher class a few weeks after the course

The courses are held near Valkenbosplein in The Hague - within a few minutes walking distance from public transport: Randstad Rail 3, buses 20&21, trams 11&12. For more information: Tel: (070) 360 3624 E-mail: hennyvans@casema.nl Website: www.access-nl.org/our_services/workshop.htm

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3.4. Learning Dutch by yourself

Dutch is not as difficult as we might all think at first glance. Learning it can even be fun, if you take the time enough to understand the dynamics of the language and strive to speak it whenever possible. Dutch language is full of expressions that are the best sample of the Dutch society. If you don’t feel like following a Dutch course for any reason, you can always learn it at your own pace from home. The internet has, nowadays, endless tools to learn languages, many of them free of charge. Following, we list some of our favourite websites where you can learn Dutch by yourself: DUTCH GRAMMAR www.dutchgrammar.com/ DUTCH TODAY www.dutchtoday.com/ EOI MADRID. EXERCISES www.eoidiomas.com/idiomas/EjerciciosNeerlandes/index.htm LEARN DUTCH www.learndutch.nu/ LEESEN EN SCRIJF www.leesenschrijf.nl/ LESEXPRES www.lesexpres.nl/dutch/ LIVEMOCHA www.livemocha.com/ TAALKLAS www.taalklas.nl/ TAALTHUIS www.taalthuis.com Other useful links when learning Dutch are: www.dutchgrammar.org/ - They provide a practical Dutch grammar guide in several languages (In English available just as a book) www.talencoach.nl/item/235 - Here you can order the e-book called “Why you hate learning Dutch and seven reasons to change it”, you can also find some Dutch e-lessons. They offer language courses in their location in Amsterdam. www.verbix.com/languages/dutch.shtml - Here you can find the conjugation of the most important Dutch verbs. www.leesenschrijf.nl/ - Here you can ask for two working books, for free, they will send it to your place and you can follow the course on line.

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE http://www.quia.com/jfc/144469.html Dutch verbs.

Here you can find flashcards of irregular

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DUTCH-ENGLISH-STUDY-GROUP - To share experiences with other Dutch learners. You can also find paid online courses, with benefits such as a permanent tutor who will help you with your progress; we list a few of these e-courses for you: www.leernederlands.nl/ www.lerenonline.nl www.nti.nl Watching TV is also a good manner to grasp some words and common phrases. Most teachers recommend watching children programs, because they use easy vocabuwww.etv.nl lary. One such program to watch is:



3.5. A Voluntary organization that helps you to feel at home

Netherlands Guild is an umbrella organization of approximately 65 guilds. Guilds are voluntary associations of persons- aged 50 and older, that share their professional or hobby knowledge, expertise and experience with others. Individuals, non-profit organizations and starting entrepreneurs have free use of their services. The guild volunteers advise on all areas, giving lectures, organizing tours or conversing with native speakers of Dutch. There are approximately 6000 elderly people active in the guilds. www.gilde-nederland.nl/



3.6. Classes for children

Children learn faster than adults, but require a different method of instruction. Several international schools offer special courses for children. Also some private institutes as:

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4. LIST OF LANGUAGE SCHOOLS WITH CONTACT POINTS AND BRIEF DESCRIPTION BY LOCATION

Since we are unable to list all the schools that are in The Netherlands, we give you some advice of where to find them: EXPATICA provides a list of Dutch Language schools: www.expatica.com/nl/listings/details/Education,language-schools.html LANGUAGE COURSE FINDER also helps you to find a language school for you. www.language-learning.net/ HAAGS TAALKOMPAS is a initiative of the city of The Hague, to gather the information on learning Dutch in The Hague. The website centres on the survey of institutions which offer Dutch language courses, but you will also find convenient suggestions and addresses. Furthermore there is information about compulsory language courses. The possibilities for self-study are also on the website. The information on this site can also be found in the booklet “Haags Taalkompas”( The Hague Language Compass). Both the website and the booklet are in Dutch. The booklet is available at various organisations in town, such as: The Hague libraries, the municipal contact centre, city district offices, welfare centres, embassies, among others. www.haagstaalkompas.nl/ Following, we list some schools, by location, with comments that may be useful for you when choosing the appropriate course: AMSTERDAM Berlitz Language Centre Weerdestein 205a 1083 GN Amsterdam Tel: (020) 622 1375 Website: www.berlitz.nl

Berlitz offers a variety of courses including group, semi-private and individual instruction as well as a “total immersion programme”. Courses can be tailored to any level, from beginner to advanced, and the centre offers courses during the daytime and evening.

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE British Language Training School (“BLTC”) Oxford House, N.Z. Voorburgwal 328E 1012 RW Amsterdam Tel: (020) 622 3634 Fax: (020) 626 4962 Email:

bltc@blte.nl

Website:

www.bltc.nl

European Language Centre Hogehilweg 15 1101 CB Amsterdam Zuidoost Tel: (020) 609 7970 Fax: (020) 609 79 63 Email: info@europeanlanguagecentre.nl www.europeanlanguagecentre.nl

Intensive language courses are offered at all levels including general and business, small groups and individual. NT2 exam courses are also offered. Group courses begin throughout the year in January, May and September. All courses can be taken during the daytime or evening.

This Centre is a professional training institute with a business focus. Flexible intensive tailor-made courses within the Amsterdam region are offered either at the institute, in-company or at home. All levels are taught, from beginner to advanced. Also offered is a package deal including eighty hours of private lessons and a “Dealing with the Dutch” cultural awareness programme. All courses may be total immersion or intensive residential.

Instituut voor de Tropen (KIT Royal KIT offer special training for business and government bodies in all Tropical Institute) aspects of communication and enMauritskade 63 culturation. 1092 AD Amsterdam Tel: (020) 568 87 12 Fax: (020) 668 45 79 Website:

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE Taal, Den Hartog & Zevenbergen WG Plein 566 1054 SJ Amsterdam Tel: (020) 685 1562 Fax: (020) 685 1562 Email: info@taaldenhartogzevenbergen.nl

This is a language institute that specializes in teaching Dutch as a second language. Courses accommodate all levels and abilities. Individual, small group and company courses are offered as well as exam training for NT2 II. They also have teachers in Alkmaar, Haarlem and The Hague.

www.taaldenhartogzevenbergen.nl ARNHEM Elsevier Talen (see: Elycio Talen) Kronenburgensingel 505 6831 GM Arnhem Tel: (026) 361 2843 Fax: (026) 361 3452 Website:

www.elyciotalen.nl

Elycio Talen is CEDEO certified and offers business-focused language and communication courses. Levels from beginner (elementary) to intermediate and small groups and individual classes are offered. In addition, intensive programmes with certificate on completion (50 hours in ten weeks) can be taken.

DEN HAAG /THE HAGUE (see also Voorburg )

A publication, “The Hague Language Compass� (Haags Taalkompas) lists Website: www.haagstaalkompas.nl available courses and can be collected from municipal contact centres or public libraries.

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE The British School in the Netherlands Their International Education Centre has Dutch courses “Dutch Language

I.E.C. Tarwekamp 3

for Adults” on levels 1 – 7, starting twice a year (February and September). At the completion of Tel: (070) 315 4080 the level 7 course students can take the NT2 exam. Also offer a Fax: (070) 315 4081 Beginners Level 1 intensive course of Website: www.britishshool.nl/iec 11 lessons during the day. 2592 XG Den Haag

BABEL Den Haag Prinsegracht 40 2512 GA Den Haag Tel: (070) 335 5263 Fax: (070) 381 4373 Email: info@babel.nl Website:

www.babel.nl

Dutch for expats Witteburgerweg 190 2244 CJ Wassenaar Tel: (070) 514 02 25 Fax: (070) 511 75 50 E-mail: info@dutchforexpats.nl Website: www.dutchforexpats.nl

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Private individual lessons are given in a language laboratory and include beginner to advanced levels. NT 2 exam training is also offered and a teacher is always on hand to provide materials, answer questions and assist with test taking. CEDEO approved. Also offers conversation classes, beginners to advanced, 10 lessons of 1 hour each, once a week. One can attend a free sample class.

Dutch classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced level on weekdays in small groups (6-10 students). Classes cover conversation, grammar, Dutch culture and traditions.


LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE Kickstart School Koninginnegracht 72 2514 AG Den Haag Tel. (070) 324 4530 Email:

info@kickstartschool.nl

They offer au-pair courses, courses for expats , NT2 exam and writing courses. Courses can be given in classes, small groups or individual and are available for all levels: beginner, intermediate and advanced.

Website: www.kickstartschool.nl

Mondriaan College (ROC) Brouwersgracht 50 2512 ER Den Haag Tel: (088) 666 3740 Email:

info@rocmondriaan.nl

Website:

www.rocmondriaan.nl

Taal Taal Hoge Prins Willemstraat 226E 2584 HX Den Haag Tel. (070) n322 6091 Email:

info@taaltaal.nl

Website:

www.taaltaal.nl

Open enrolments for higher educated foreigners as well as a tailor made program (TAAL OP MAAT ). The Tailor made course consists of an individually arranged program during a pre-determined number of weeks.

They have a course “Dutch for nonnative speakers�. To register, contact Infocentre, School for Adult Education, Tel: 040 269 4444. There are also locations in Best, Cranendonck, Eersel, Neunen, Valkenswaard and Veldhoven.

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LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE EINDHOVEN ROC Eindhoven Sterrenlaan 10 5631 KA Eindhoven Tel. (040) 3269 4000 Email:

info@roceindhoven.nl

They have a course “Dutch for nonnative speakers�. To register contact Infocentre, School for Adult Education, tel. (040) 269 4444..

Website: www.roceindhoven.nl

There are also locations in Best, Cranendonck, Eersel, Neunen and Valkenswaard.

Studiecentrum Talen Eindhoven (STE)

STE Trainingen is specialised in

Heggeranklaan 1 5643 BP Eindhoven Tel: (040) 245 2860 Email:

info@stetrainingen.nl

Website:

www.stetrainingen.nl

GRONINGEN Universiteit Groningen Language Centre, Harmoniegebouw 1st floor Oude Boteringenstraat 44 9712 GL Groningen Tel. (050) 363 9111

Language trainingen for industry. There are tailor made courses, group courses (open enrolment) , workshops, elearning courses. Ecoaching is possible as well. There is also a location in Geleen.

The Universiteit offers intensive, semi-intensive and extensive Dutch language courses including NT2 exam training. Certificates are awarded after successful completion of the course. Also available is a Dutch Studies programme which introduces students to the Dutch language, culture, history and art.

Fax (050) 363 5886 Email:

languagecentre@rug.nl

Website: www.rug.nl/languagecentre

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HAARLEM ISLA Languages Uit den Bosstraat 14 2012 KL Haarlem Tel: (023) 532 3610

Courses include group and individual, all levels from beginner to advanced and intensive or extensive. Instructors are also willing to give courses at corporate locations. Also offered are culture courses and NT2 exam training.

Fax: (023) 532 2974 Email:

info@isladam.com

Website:

www.isladam.com

LEIDEN Universiteit Leiden Inter Consultancy Bureau, Leiden University, Rapenburg 70 2311 EZ Leiden Tel: (071) 527 2727

The language consultancy is affiliated with the university; however, Dutch language courses are open to non-students. Daytime and evening group courses at all levels are available as well as custom-made courses. The consultancy also offers acculturation and intercultural management courses.

Fax: (071) 527 5499 Email:

info@icb-leiden.nl

Website:

www.icb-leiden.n

MAASTRICHT Berlitz Schools of Languages B.V. Maastricht (Berlitz) Brouwersweg 100 6216 EG Maastricht Tel: (043) 346 7231 www.berlitz.nl/en/ Website: maastricht/default.html

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Courses are available at all levels and include group, semi-private and individual instruction, daytime or evening. A total immersion programme is also available.


LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE Talencentrum Universiteit Maastricht Sint Servaasklooster 39 6211 TE Maastricht Postbus 616 6200 MD Maastricht Tel: (043) 388 3950 Fax: (043) 325 7246 Email: talencentrum@languages.unimaas.nl

Dutch language courses are available at all levels; for groups or personalised and are open to non-students. Other available courses include NT2 exam training, “Crash Course in Dutch” (summer and winter programmes) and tailor-made “Language for Specific Purpose” (LSP) courses for professionals, individuals and groups. Beginners courses are offered for native German, Scandinavian & Afrikaans speakers.

www.languages.unimaas.nl NIJMEGEN LTC (Language Training Centre) St. Canisiussingel 27 6511 TG Nijmegen

LTC is a CEDEO approved language institute with a business focus. Practical tailor-made language and communication training is offered for individuals or business professionals.

Postbus 373 6500 AJ Nijmegen Tel: (024) 323 7349 Fax: (024) 360 1660 Email:

info@ltc.nl

Website:

www.ltc.nl

RIJSWIJK Elycio Talen Verrijn Stuartlaan 42c 2288 EM Rijswijk Tel: (070) 399 2471 Fax: (070) 399 4499 Email: form on the website Website:

www.elyciotalen.nl

Elycio Talen is CEDEO approved and offers business-focused language and communication courses. Levels range from beginners to intermediate and small groups and individual classes are offered. In addition, intensive programmes with certificate on completion (50 hours in ten weeks) can be taken. There is a distance education option via the TMM method.

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ROTTERDAM LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE Albeda College (ROC) Rosestraat 1101-1103 3071 AL Rotterdam Tel: (010) 290 1010 Email:

albeda@albeda.nl

Website:

www.albeda.nl

This offers vocational and language training, day and evening sessions. Also there is a “Inburgerings” course aimed at newcomers and others who are not sufficiently conversant in Dutch. There are about 20 locations in Rotterdam.

Dutch Language Institute ITHA Mathesserlaaan 253 3021 HD Rotterdam Tel: (010) 425 4579

Flexible intensive Dutch language programmes are on offer at all levels and are primarily businessfocused.

Email: info@itha.nl www.itha.nl

Website:

ITA Talencentrum Scheepmakershaven 29 A

Business language training of Dutch at every level.

3011 VA Rotterdam Tel: (010) 411 88 65 Fax: (010) 411 75 58 Email: Website:

info@ita-talencentrum.nl www.talen-centrum.nl

Language Partners Beursplein 37 3011 AA Rotterdam Tel: (010) 405 2345 E-mail:

info@languagepartners.nl www.languagepartners.nl

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“Dutch for non-Dutch” language, Dutch Social Life and Culture, Dutch legal language and Dutch Business or managerial courses are offered for groups and individuals.


LEARNING THE DUTCH LANGUAGE THE HAGUE see: Den Haag

UTRECHT Babel Taaltrainingen Lucasbolwerk 5 3512 EG Utrecht Tel: (030) 232 4040 Email:

info@babel.nl

Website:

www.babel.nl

Capita Language Services BV De Hoogt 2-4 3951 KB Maarn Tel: (0343) 431 303 Email:

info@capitalanguage.nl

Website:

www.capitalanguage.nl

Linguarama Nederland Cenakel Convent Amersfoortsestraat 18 3769 AR Soesterberg Tel: (0346) 3325 75

Language programmes are tailormade with a business focus. Also offered are regular group “Dutch as a Foreign Language” courses at beginners, intermediate and advanced levels. If you have a U-pass you qualify for a 20% reduction in class fees.

Capita Language Services is a CEDEO approved institute which offers tailor-made “Dutch for Expats” language programmes with a business focus for individuals and groups.

Courses include individual intensive courses with a business focus, corporate group programmes, intercultural and residential programmes and language for specific purposes e.g. presentations, report writing and policy documents.

Email: soesterberg@nl.linguarama.com Website:

www.linguarama.nl

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VOORBURG Mondriaan College voor Educatie (ROC) Oranje Nassaustraat 1b 2271 SJ Voorburg

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Offer open enrolments for higher educated foreigners as well as a tailor-made program (Taal op maat) which consist of an individually arranged program during predetermined numbers of weeks.

Tel: (070) 300 47 30 Website:

www.rocmondriaan.nl

Den Haag Vader Centrum Adam in the borough of LaaK – Jonckbloetplein 24 2523 AR Den Haag Day &Time: Tuesday’s 19.00h – 21.00h

Tel:

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(070) 395 40 97

Learning the Dutch Language: A basic Dutch language course offered to males. Expats learning Dutch in a community centre is to be considered as ‘ The Hague Bridge’ in action. Registration: Daily 13.00h - 21.00h Fee: 0.50 cents per lesson, min. 10 lessons


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Books and internet sites consulted

Internet sites: http://www.access-nl.org/ http://www.access-nl.org/our_services/courses_hague/ dutch_for_starters.htm http://www.dutchgrammar.com/ http://www.dutchgrammar.org/ http://www.dutchtoday.com/ http://www.eoidiomas.com/idiomas/EjerciciosNeerlandes/index.htm http://www.etv.nl/ http://www.expatica.com/nl/listings/details/Education,languageschools.html http://www.expertisecentrumnt2.nl/ http://www.gilde-nederland.nl/ http://www.haagstaalkompas.nl/ http://www.hetbegintmettaal.nl/ http://www.inburgeren.nl/inburgeraar/default.asp http://www.inburgerendenhaag.nl/ http://www.inburgering.amsterdam.nl/ http://www.ind.nl/en/Images/bro_inburg_buitenland_tcm6-150503.pdf http://www.language-learning.net/ http://www.learndutch.nu/ http://www.leernederlands.nl/ http://www.leesenschrijf.nl/ http://www.lerenonline.nl/ http://www.lesexpres.nl/dutch/ http://www.livemocha.com/ http://www.lorrelanguageclubs.nl/ http://www.naarnederland.nl/documentenservice/pagina.asp? pagkey=53768 http://www.nti.nl/ http://www.quia.com/jfc/144469.html PAGE 24


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http://www.roc.nl/default.php? fr=opl&type=NT2&language=nl&language=en http://www.taalklas.nl/ http://www.taalthuis.com/ http://www.talencoach.nl/item/235. http://www.verbix.com/languages/dutch.shtml http://www.volksuniversiteit.nl/ http://almanak.overheid.nl/ http://inburgeringsformulier.minbuzamail.nl/civic/en/

Books : ACCESS Calender, 2010. Haags Taalkompas. Nederlands leren in Den Haag, 2009 – 2010. Holland Handbook, 2009 – 2010.

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ACCESS also has information booklets covering the following topics in printed form (for purchase) or for free download from the ACCESS website. •

Banking

Childcare and playgroups

Cycling in the Netherlands

Food from home

Health care

Housing and accommodation

Inheritance and wills

International primary and secondary education in the Netherlands

Marriage , registered partnership, cohabitation and ending a relationship

Obtaining a driving license in the Netherlands

Post Office

Public Transport

Social Security

Starting your own business

Studying in the Netherlands

Telephone, internet and television

What to do when leaving the Netherlands

Working in the Netherlands

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ACCESS Zeestraat 100 2518 AD, The Hague The Netherlands Email: helpdesk-dh@access-nl.org Help Line : +31(0)70 346 2525 Prinses Irenestraat 59 1077 WV, Amsterdam The Netherlands Email: helpdesk-ams@access-nl.org Help Line : +31 (0)20 423 32 17

www.access-nl.org

All information correct at time of going to print ŠCOPYRIGHT ACCESS JUNE 2010

DISCLAIMER This Information booklet is intended to give comprehensive and general information. ACCESS did everything possible to ensure that the information is correct and up to date. We cannot accept any responsibility for the information that might have changed. If you need more information about this subject, please contact the organisations listed in this booklet or look at the websites mentioned.


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