TAAL Den Hartog & Zevenbergen offers Dutch language courses (Dutch as a Second Language) to foreigners and their partners, who are working and/or living in the Netherlands - for a short stay or longer.
A company decides to grant a group of employees the chance to learn Dutch or improve their Dutch language skills. Students are invited for intake (face to face or by means of a questionnaire) and based on the results we make two groups: beginners and lower intermediates. Lessons are once a week, on site, around lunch time or directly after work.
You have arrived in the Netherlands recently and you want to learn Dutch for social use with colleagues and in shops and restaurants. Your job is very busy with lots of meetings and business trip, and therefore you choose to take individual lessons (sometimes through Skype) and you plan the lesson schedule directly with the teacher.
As a part of their relocation package expats and their partners are offered a short intensive course Dutch Language and Culture (total immersion program with language lessons and outings), plus follow up lessons for those who are interested.
You have been living and working in the Netherlands for quite some time now and you know the language. Still, your Dutch colleagues say that they have difficulty understanding you in conversations or email. You take a tailor made module: pronunciation and advanced grammar.
We design the contents of the course together with you, based on the analysis of your learning needs and after intake and if necessary a writing assessment.
For Dutch as a Second Language (NT2), various lesson materials are available, designed for specific learner characteristics and according to the definitions or the Common European Framework (CEF). Most of these modern study books are supported by websites for on line (interactive) learning.
A typical lesson is 90 minutes and for each lesson you have to prepare (make homework) For one or two hours. The given number of lessons is based on average results. Some students need less or more time.
general courses Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)
- from absolute beginners to A1 (elementary) 10-15 lessons
- from A1 to A2 (beginners, integration exam) 10-15 lessons
- from A2 to B1 (basic level) 20-30 lessons
- from B1 to B2 (advanced) 20-30 lessons
tailor made modules Dutch as a Second Language (NT2)
- B2 to C1 (and beyond, towards near native) based on intake
- for use in work or study (from A2) based on intake
- pronunciation (from A2) based on intake
At the end of all courses there is a test and students receive a Certificate. A course report and/or an external test is offered upon request.
For Dutch as a Second Language three officially recognized diploma's can be obtained:
Inburgeringsexamen (niveau A2)
Staatsexamen NT2, Programma I (niveau B1)
Staatsexamen NT2, Programma II (niveau B2)
Besides these three, we can use nationally recognized test to assess startlevel, progress and end level of the student.