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  • Professional Dutch Language Courses for Singaporeans
    Singaporeans 14 Robinson Road 13 00 Far East Finance Building Please click here to proceed Matt Quere BA Native Dutch Language Teacher Beginners Courses Intermediate Courses MVV Courses Civic Integration Exam Training Private Lessons Please click here to proceed Naturalisation

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  • Course Overview - Beginners Courses - Dutch Classes in Singapore
    of them continue playing as adults The Netherlands also has many marching bands which perform at weekends and on public holidays And few countries have as many choirs Amateur sports The Dutch love to cycle for business and pleasure Many of them cycle to and from work The bicycle is practically the national means of transport When the country s lakes and ditches freeze over thousands of people strap on their skates The Elfstedentocht is the best known skating event in the Netherlands But it is also a rare one It can only take place if the ice is firm the whole length of the course which is possible only after several days of severe frost Some participants skate competitively others do it just for fun Competitors start first Then thousands of non competitive skaters try to complete the 220 km long course through 11 Frisian towns within the time required Sport is an important part of life in the Netherlands Of the country s 16 million people 4 7 million are members of its 35 000 sports clubs The state subsidises sports clubs not only to promote healthy living but also because it recognises their social role Most of their income comes from membership fees admission charges and revenue from the football pools and lotteries Sports policy is largely in the hands of the national federation of sporting organisations the NOC NSF As well as taking part in sport the Dutch also like to watch it Thousands of supporters travel to stadiums with their favourite clubs or sporting heroes Football in particular attracts many thousands of supporters Unfortunately this also causes problems The police often have to prevent high risk matches from ending in pitched battles between rival football hooligans But when national teams play against other countries supporters swathe themselves in orange and the whole country stands behind its national heroes Sporting excellence The Netherlands has a tradition of excellence in many sports At the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000 Dutch competitors won 25 medals 12 of them gold Winners of gold medals included swimmers Inge de Bruijn and Pieter van den Hoogenband cyclist Leontien Zijlaard Van Moorsel judoka Mark Huizinga horsewoman Anky van Grunsven showjumper Jeroen Dubbeldam and the men s hockey team The Netherlands is one of the world s leading ice skating countries Top skaters include Rintje Ritsma Jan Bos Gianni Romme and Gerben Wennemars Professional football Football is the national game The one million strong Dutch football association KNVB is the country s largest sporting organisation Teams both professional and amateur play at a variety of levels Many professional teams have their own modern stadiums with Amsterdam s ArenA and Arnhem s Gelredome among the world s finest The national football team and the clubs Ajax Feijenoord and PSV play with a prowess that has earned them worldwide reputations And since 2000 when the Netherlands jointly hosted the European Football Championship EURO 2000 its fame as a footballing country has grown further Holidays Almost all Dutch people go on holiday at least once a year Foreign holidays are popular France receives the highest number of Dutch tourists but Spain and Greece are also favourite destinations A growing number of Dutch people go skiing in France Austria Germany Italy and Switzerland All the same many Dutch people spend their holidays in the Netherlands In summer the coast is the most popular destination As well as the Dutch around 10 million foreigners spend their holidays in the Netherlands Most of them come from neighbouring Germany but many also come from the United Kingdom France Belgium Canada and the United States In the 1990s the number of tourists from Spain Italy and Japan grew Amusement parks The Netherlands has many amusement and theme parks offering a variety of attractions from dolphin shows and breathtaking roller coasters to fairy tale forests and the country in miniature The Efteling is a large amusement park with a fairy tale theme Madurodam displays Dutch architectural landmarks in a miniature city Six Flags Holland specialises in white knuckle rides And Harderwijk Dolfinarium offers a unique dolphin show Zoos Zoos have undergone major changes in recent years Most of them now keep the animals in their natural habitat as much as possible In 2001 Blijdorp Zoo Rotterdam opened its Oceanium a journey around the world s seas including a 26 meter long shark tunnel The Dutch language Dutch is the mother tongue of more than 21 million people in the Netherlands and Belgium In northwestern France around 60 000 people speak a dialect of Dutch Dutch is used widely in government and education in the former colony of Suriname and in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba which are part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands In Indonesia many lawyers and historians speak Dutch owing to historical ties Afrikaans which is spoken in South Africa evolved from 17th century Dutch Dutch has also influenced other languages especially in shipping waterworks and agriculture Dutch is taught at around 250 universities around the world In French speaking Belgium northern France and Germany many pupils choose Dutch as their second language In 1980 the Netherlands and Flanders founded the Nederlandse Taalunie Dutch Language Union which promotes Dutch worldwide and draws up rules for spelling and grammar Dialects The Netherlands has various dialects but they are slowly disappearing under the influence of radio and television In the province of Friesland a separate language is spoken Frisian This officially recognised lesser used language is the mother tongue of around 400 000 Frisians It is similar in some ways to English and the Scandinavian languages Dutch is the basic language of education throughout the country including Friesland Dutch eating habits In recent years eating habits have changed considerably The Dutch diet normally consists of two cold meals breakfast and lunch and a hot meal dinner consisting of meat or fish potatoes and a large portion of vegetables As the Dutch have travelled more widely and learned about the different eating habits of immigrants their culinary tastes have widened This is evidenced by the many cookery programmes on television and food columns in newspapers and magazines These days many people prepare foreign dishes at home or eat them in ethnic restaurants Dutch drinking habits have also changed As people have become more prosperous they have come to spend more time at pavement cafés where they usually drink beer or wine They are also drinking more beer and wine at dinner in the evening At lunch however the Dutch still stick to a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea Total per capita alcohol consumption in the Netherlands is lower than in France Spain Germany and Italy For the rest the Dutch are real coffee drinkers At home or at work they drink coffee all day Tea without milk is also popular It is considered polite for hosts to offer visitors tea or coffee on arrival Dutch dishes The sea is the source of many Dutch specialities such as fresh fish mussels and oysters Dutch cheeses such as Gouda and Edam are world famous A wide variety of vegetables are available In spring white asparagus is on many a restaurant menu Traditional Dutch cuisine is very simple Breakfast and lunch consist of sandwiches cheese sausage peanut butter or jam Popular hot meals in winter are stamppot mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage and pea soup made with split peas onion leek smoked sausage and bacon Snacks The Dutch love french fries with mayonnaise or spicy peanut sauce Or a kroket a deep fried portion of meat ragout encased in batter A fish stall favourite is salted raw herring downed with chopped raw onion And children like pancakes and poffertjes miniature pancakes served with castor sugar and butter Nowadays you can also get many foreign snacks such as hamburgers shoarma rolls Vietnamese spring rolls and Japanese sushi With coffee people often eat apple pie or treacle waffles In Friesland they eat cinnamon bread and in Limburg fruit vlaai flan Two favourite confectioneries are dropjes salty liquorice and Haagse Hopjes caramel flavoured boiled sweets Popular strong liquors are jenever Dutch gin and advocaat made with eggs and brandy Dutch beer is well known throughout the world thanks to the huge Heineken brewing concern Foreign influences The Netherlands has a rich variety of foreign restaurants especially in the big cities Chinese and Indonesian cuisine part of our colonial heritage are especially well represented Many of the Dutch who returned from the Dutch East Indies now Indonesia brought recipes back with them Almost every town and village has a Chinese Indonesian restaurant Other popular foreign cuisines are Spanish Italian Greek and Turkish Traditions Traditional local dress is no longer often worn in the Netherlands except perhaps in tourist towns like Marken and Volendam and in strongly conservative communities like Staphorst And even there it is mainly the older people who wear it Younger generations prefer modern clothing Dutch girls wearing traditional dress in cheese advertisements do not reflect everyday reality The Dutch have their own way of celebrating birthdays Friends and relatives congregate at the birthday boy or girl s home and sit together in a large circle Other Dutch traditions include the Sinterklaasfeest the Feast of St Nicholas Koninginnedag the Queen s Birthday the May commemorations and Carnival Sinterklaasfeest For Dutch children 5 December is the special day on which they celebrate the Sinterklaasfeest or Feast of St Nicholas In the evening people give each other presents usually accompanied with a poem or hidden in a surprise package Around the time of the Sinterklaasfeest people eat a lot of sweet things like speculaas spiced biscuits pepernoten gingernuts and taaitaai gingerbread The shops sell all the letters of the alphabet in chocolate People often get the first letter of their first name as a present The Sinterklaasfeest is named after St Nicholas a 4th century Byzantine bishop about whom little is known According to legend the popular saint saved children from death and provided brides with dowries Small children in the Netherlands believe that Sinterklaas really exists According to the story he lives in Spain and has a big book saying which children have been good and which have been naughty Sinterklaas annual arrival in Amsterdam is a big event covered live on television He sails into the port in an old steamer then makes a journey through town on a white horse He is accompanied by his helpers the Zwarte Pieten Black Petes who have blacked up faces and brightly coloured costumes When Sinterklaas is in the Netherlands children put their shoes by the stove According to the story he rides through the night on his white horse over the roofs and throws presents and sweets down the chimneys To tempt his horse children put carrots and hay in their shoes Sinterklaas is a similar figure to Santa Claus or Father Christmas in many other countries The Queen s Birthday The 30th of April is an official public holiday Koninginnedag the birthday of the former queen Juliana Her daughter Beatrix has kept it as a public holiday in tribute to her mother Members of the Royal Family visit two Dutch towns on Koninginnedag All over the country people dress in orange The flags fly with an orange pennant the symbol of the Royal House of Orange Nassau The party lasts the entire day Separate parties are often organised for children Most big cities allow unregulated street markets where anyone may sell anything on the street And there is music everywhere Commemorations in May On 4 May at war memorials around the country the Dutch commemorate those who fell in the Second World War The flags hang at half mast and at 8pm two minutes of silence is observed Every year the Queen lays a wreath at the National Monument in Amsterdam The following day 5 May is called Bevrijdingsdag Liberation Day Special events and parties are organised to celebrate the freedom that we now hold dear Carnival In the mainly Catholic south and east of the Netherlands Carnival is celebrated lavishly in the early spring Brightly coloured Carnival processions make their way through the city centres In July Rotterdam organises a major Caribbean summer carnival a celebration with its origins in the Netherlands Antilles Social policy The Netherlands has an extensive social security system which is seen as one of the proudest achievements of Dutch society In recent years major reforms of this system have placed tighter controls on the way its laws and programmes work in practice Other recent measures have been designed to tackle long term sickness and create employment Welfare Each citizen of the Netherlands should be able to play an equal part in society Some people need help in doing so the elderly young people ethnic minorities and addicts for example Welfare policy is designed to give them that help This is mainly the responsibility of local authorities who have begun to focus on neighbourhood problems They try to help neighbourhoods become vibrant communities where everybody feels at home A changing society Society is changing which in turn requires changes to welfare policy For instance the Netherlands has an ageing population 28 of whom will be 55 or older less than ten years from now Almost half of those now aged 55 to 65 have already stopped working So for social and economic reasons the government is trying to reduce this figure and give older people more opportunities to work The government is also tackling youth unemployment by funding job creation and on the job training And there are many other examples of current welfare policy By encouraging municipalities to provide more childcare the Netherlands has moved closer to the standard of other West European countries The government gives support to parents if they have problems raising their children or if their children risk falling behind in their development It helps the long term unemployed tackle problems ranging from debt to psychological problems And under the new Equal Treatment Act it will soon be doing even more to help the disabled overcome discrimination and integrate into mainstream society Ethnic minorities Ethnic minorities account for 9 4 of the population This group includes people from the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba both parts of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Suriname Turkey and Morocco and many others who have come to the Netherlands as either migrant workers or asylum seekers Between 1971 and 1997 the number of people belonging to ethnic minorities grew from 200 000 to 1 5 million Integration does not come easy Turks and Moroccans for instance are five times more likely to be unemployed than ethnic Dutch people The government is trying to improve their position with extra training and extra incentives for companies to employ them In 1998 it set up the Taskforce on Minorities and the Labour Market for senior businesspeople trade unionists and policymakers New immigrants now have to attend courses in Dutch language and society They can also receive help finding jobs National insurance There are two types of social insurance national insurance and employee insurance The first are social insurance schemes which cover all residents of the Netherlands as well as foreign residents who work and pay taxes in the Netherlands who if they wish may continue with voluntary cover after they leave the country Dutch national insurance legislation is implemented by the Social Insurance Bank which manages the insurance funds and is regulated by the Ministry of Social Affairs The General Old Age Pension Act AOW entitles Dutch residents to an old age pension from the age of 65 A full old age pension is built up over 50 years from the age of 15 to 65 For each uninsured year it is reduced by 2 Four fifths of those entitled to an old age pension also have some other form of pension The Surviving Dependants Act ANW provides benefit for those who have lost a spouse partner or one or both parents The surviving dependant must have been born before 1 January 1950 be classified as at least 45 unfit for work or have at least one unmarried child younger than 18 The amount of benefit depends on income The General Child Benefit Act AKW helps parents or guardians pay the costs of raising children up to the age of 18 and the Exceptional Medical Expenses Act AWBZ provides cover against serious medical risks not covered by public or private health insurance funds Employee insurance All employees must be insured under the Sickness Benefit Act ZW the Unemployment Insurance Act WW the Health Insurance Act ZFW and the Invalidity Insurance Act WAO Sickness Benefit Act This scheme insures employees who are partly or entirely unable to work for medical reasons Since 1 March 1996 employers have had to pay their employees sick pay equal to 70 of their wage in the first year of sickness more if laid down in their collective agreement and at least as much as the minimum wage for which the employee would normally be eligible The employee himself may have to bear the cost of the first two days of sickness but if so it must be stipulated in his contract the employer s regulations or their collective agreement In many cases employees are entitled to 100 of their wage in the first year of sickness They may also be entitled to sick pay if they donate an organ or become sick during pregnancy or childbirth Employees on maternity leave are entitled to at least 16 weeks sick pay equal to 100 of their wage beginning four to six weeks before the due date Employers are only required to pay sick pay to employees with a permanent contract Those who are not entitled to sick pay are however often eligible for sickness benefit This includes temporary employees and those who lose their job during the first year of sickness The scheme also acts as a safety

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  • Course Overview - Intermediate Classes - Dutch Classes in Singapore
    minutes after the 1st hour Our full Intermediate Course takes 48 weeks to complete but if you like you can sign up for only 1 x 12 lessons 24 hrs 2 x 12 48 hrs 3 x 12 72 hrs or for the complete course of 48 lessons 96 hrs After every round of 12 lessons there will be a study break of one week We will focus on a wide range of Dutch language skills such as practising conversation listening skills sentence building enhancing vocabulary grammar exercises comprehension etc etc RATES An advance payment per sequence of 12 lessons S 1 200 for a total of 24 hours is required At the end of such sequence you can sign up for the next round if you like to continue We guarantee that you can always complete your course once an Intermediate group is running we never shut down the classes in case the group size would ever fall below 4 students We regard this as our own entrepreneurial risk Payments made are non refundable and non transferable Thank you for your interest in our Intermediate Courses Dais Chan Language Course Coordinator H P 9684 0356 One of our students dressed up in traditional costume Click on one of the links below for more info about Beginners Groups Children Language Course Private Lessons Catch up sessions MVV Training Sessions Dutch crash Course TIP 1 if you are able to understand some Dutch you will enjoy this random story generator Click once more for yet another story TIP 2 you will certainly enjoy the Klokhuis streaming video Het Klokhuis is an informative program for Dutch youth covering a range of quite interesting subjects The presenter speaks easy to understand Dutch so this is an excellent tool for Intermediate Students who are

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  • Course Overview - MVV Training Sessions - Civic Integration Exam
    deel van het examenonderdeel luister en spreekvaardigheid bevat 14 opgaven waarvan er 13 gescoord worden De eerste opgave is een oefenopgave 3 Zinsrepetitie deel 2 Dit onderdeel van het examen is gelijk aan het eerste deel er worden 12 nieuwe zinnen aangeboden die herhaald moeten worden Dit deel van het examenonderdeel Luister en spreekvaardigheid bevat 12 opgaven Deze 12 opgaven worden alle automatisch gescoord 4 Tegenstellingen De kandidaat hoort een woord en reageert door een woord met een tegenovergestelde betekenis te noemen Voorbeelden Hoog laag Niet wel Dit deel van het examenonderdeel luister en spreekvaardigheid bevat 10 opgaven waarvan er 9 gescoord worden De eerste opgave is een oefenopgave 5 Verhalen navertellen De kandidaat hoort twee korte verhaaltjes die in normaal spreektempo worden verteld De kandidaat moet de verhaaltjes zo goed mogelijk navertellen De verhaaltjes bevatten tussen de 2 en de 6 zinnen en tussen de 30 en de 90 woorden Voorbeeld Fred reed naar huis Hij was niet blij want het gesprek met de laatste klant was niet zo goed verlopen Fred had geen goede indruk op de klant gemaakt Die zou vast niets van hem willen kopen Toen hij de sleutel in het slot stak besefte Fred dat hij ook nog zijn tas bij de klant had laten staan NB De antwoorden van de kandidaat op dit laatste deel worden niet automatisch gescoord en hebben geen invloed op de score De opgaven worden beoordeeld door menselijke beoordelaars en gebruikt voor onderzoek naar de kwaliteit van de toets Dit deel van het examenonderdeel luister en spreekvaardigheid bevat 2 opgaven Duur van het examen Het examenonderdeel luister en spreekvaardigheid duurt ongeveer 15 minuten De beoordeling van het examenwerk De antwoorden van de kandidaten worden beoordeeld op de volgende aspecten uitspraak vloeiendheid zinsbouw woordenschat De uitslag De totaalscores van kandidaten voor het examenonderdeel Luister en spreekvaardigheid worden gerelateerd aan het Europees Raamwerk voor Moderne Vreemde Talen Common European Framework of Reference Het examenonderdeel luister en spreekvaardigheid heeft een bereik van géén mondelinge beheersing van het Nederlands tot en met volledige mondelinge beheersing van het Nederlands Dit verklaart de verschillen in moeilijkheidsgraad van de items Om een voldoende te behalen voor het Basisexamen Inburgering moet de kandidaat een score behalen die aantoont dat de kandidaat minimaal beheersingsniveau NT2 A1 bereikt heeft Beheersing van niveau A1 betekent dat de kandidaat de volgende taalhandelingen kan verrichten Luisteren De kandidaat kan een beperkt aantal vertrouwde woorden en basiszinnen begrijpen die betrekking hebben op de directe persoonlijke levenssfeer en op de allereerste levensbehoeften en alleen in direct contact met Nederlandssprekenden die gewend zijn te converseren met anderstaligen wanneer zij langzaam en duidelijk spreken Spreken De kandidaat kan zich in een zeer beperkte mate uitdrukken eigenlijk alleen met behulp van losse woorden en standaardformuleringen Formulaic speech op een gering aantal terreinen die verband houden met de directe persoonlijke levenssfeer De totaalscores op het examenonderdeel luister en spreekvaardigheid kunnen variëren tussen 10 geen beheersing en 80 beheersing op native speaker niveau De zak slaaggrens voor het niveau A1 is momenteel vastgesteld op een minimumscore van 26 dus 33 van het totaal van 80 punten Deze score moet thans worden behaald om te slagen voor de taaltest van het Basisexamen Inburgering de zogenaamde TGN Toets Gesproken Nederlands Met betrekking tot deze gesproken taaltest hebben onze studenten tot dusverre een zeer goede score behaald Gemeten vanaf 2006 tot 16 maart 2011 behaalde 94 een score tussen 35 en 64 punten dus in alle gevallen ruim boven de minimumeis Maximum 80 punten is het maximum zo n resultaat geeft aan dat de kandidaat de Nederlandse taal volledig beheerst Minimum 26 punten is thans het minimum deze score is equivalent aan NT2 niveau A1 De cursist moet tenminste 70 van de vragen met betrekking tot de Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving KNS test goed beantwoord hebben dus dat onderdeel is ook van groot belang Onze studenten hebben tot dusverre een gemiddelde score van 98 correcte antwoorden kortom vrijwel iedereen heeft het KNS examen foutloos gemaakt Meer informatie over de KNS test treft u hieronder aan Nieuw examen onderdeel Geletterdheid en begrijpend lezen Tijdens de GBL test wordt gemeten in hoeverre de kandidaat het Latijnse schrift beheerst en geschreven Nederlands kunt lezen en begrijpen Het examenonderdeel bevat in totaal 55 items De GBL bestaat uit 5 delen 1 Woordrijen oplezen De kandidaat ziet in het toetsboekje vier rijen woorden en wordt gevraagd deze rijen hardop te lezen De rijen bestaan uit acht woorden Voorbeeld en de ook bal wil zee ham boom 2 Zinnen oplezen De kandidaat ziet in het toetsboekje acht zinnen en wordt gevraagd deze hardop te lezen De zinnen variëren in lengte tussen de 6 en 11 woorden Voorbeeld Mijn zoon is een lieve jongen 3 Teksten oplezen De kandidaat ziet in het toetsboekje drie korte teksten en wordt gevraagd deze hardop te lezen De teksten variëren in lengte tussen de 40 en 50 woorden Een voorbeeld Tamar gaat naar de tandarts Zij heeft pijn aan haar kies Tamar is bang voor de tandarts De tandarts kijkt in haar mond Tamar heeft gelukkig alleen maar een gaatje Ze is blij als de tandarts klaar is Ze heeft nu geen pijn meer 4 Zinnen oplezen en aanvullen De kandidaat ziet in het toetsboekje 28 onvolledige items met elk drie mogelijkheden voor aanvulling De kandidaat wordt gevraagd de zinnen hardop te lezen en uit de drie gegeven alternatieven het juiste woord te kiezen om de zin af te maken Een item kan bestaan uit één of twee zinnen en bevat tussen de 7 en 23 woorden inclusief de drie antwoordmogelijkheden Voorbeeld Het is mooi weer De zon loopt regent schijnt 5 Vragen bij teksten beantwoorden De kandidaat ziet in het toetsboekje drie korte teksten met vier korte vragen per tekst en wordt gevraagd tekst en vragen stil te lezen De teksten variëren in lengte tussen de 52 en 84 woorden Vervolgens hoort de kandidaat de vragen en reageert de kandidaat met een enkel woord of een kort zinnetje Voorbeeld Mevrouw Jansen wacht samen met mevrouw Bol op de bus naar de stad Er is vandaag markt in de stad Elke week gaan mevrouw Jansen en mevrouw Bol samen naar de markt Wat gaan ze vandaag kopen Niets Ze gaan naar de markt omdat het leuk is Dat doen ze elke woensdag Vragen a Op welke dag gaat mevrouw Jansen naar de stad b Hoe gaat mevrouw Jansen naar de stad c Met wie gaat mevrouw Jansen naar de stad Hoe maak ik het examen Bij de afname van het examen krijgt de kandidaat een toetsboekje met opgaven en instructies De kandidaat mag op het toetsboekje aantekeningen maken maar deze tellen niet mee in de beoordeling Alleen de mondelinge antwoorden tellen voor de uitslag Hoe lang duurt het examen Het examenonderdeel GBL duurt ongeveer 25 minuten Wanneer ben ik geslaagd voor de GBL test De totaalscores voor het examenonderdeel leesvaardigheid worden gerelateerd aan het Europees Raamwerk voor moderne Talen Om een voldoende te halen moet de kandidaat een score halen die aantoont dat de kandidaat een minimaal leesvaardigheidsniveau hebt van A1 De kandidaat kan minimaal 10 en maximaal 35 punten halen De kandidaat is geslaagd als hij zij 26 punten of meer haalt Dat betreft dus 35 26 75 correcte antwoorden Meer informatie over het onderdeel Kennis van de Nederlandse samenleving KNS test De inhoud van het examen Het examenonderdeel Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving bevat 30 vragen behorende bij foto s die geselecteerd zijn uit de film Naar Nederland De vragen veronderstellen dat kandidaten kennis genomen hebben van de film Naar Nederland in de eigen taal of in het Nederlands Het examenonderdeel bevat 30 vragen uit een totale verzameling van 100 vragen Het examenprogramma is een uitwerking van de examenstof zoals omschreven in het advies over het niveau van het inburgeringsexamen in het buitenland van de Adviescommissie Normering Inburgeringseisen Inburgering getoetst februari 2004 kennis over Nederland kennis van de Nederlandse samenleving en cultuur en voorbereiding op de komst naar Nederland De examenstof bestaat uit de inhoud van de film Naar Nederland en de 100 vragen en antwoorden daarbij Examencondities Alle vragen uit de totale verzameling van 100 vragen zijn voor de kandidaten bekend via het informatiepakket Met de film Naar Nederland het fotoboek en de bijbehorende DVD met daarop de langzaam uitgesproken vragen en antwoorden kunnen kandidaten zich voorbereiden op het examen Tijdens het examen beantwoorden kandidaten 30 mondeling gestelde vragen De vragen worden begeleid door een foto uit een examenfotoboekje dat kandidaten bij afname van het examen verstrekt wordt De volgorde van de vragen op het examen loopt parallel met die van de vragen uit het informatiepakket Voorafgaand aan de 30 examenvragen horen de kandidaten twee oefenvragen Duur van het examen Het examenonderdeel Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving bestaat uit één deel en duurt ongeveer 15 minuten Inhoud van de vragen De vragen hebben betrekking op de kernpunten uit de film Naar Nederland Over zeven onderwerpen uit die film zal een kandidaat op het examen één vraag of meerdere vragen gesteld krijgen 1 Nederland geografie vervoer en wonen In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod de ligging van Nederland in de wereld de ligging van Nederland in Europa de ligging van Nederland t o v de zeespiegel de oppervlakte van Nederland de bevolkingsdichtheid van Nederland de wegen in Nederland de vervoersmiddelen in Nederland de woningen in Nederland 2 Geschiedenis In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod Willem van Oranje de tachtigjarige oorlog de Gouden Eeuw en de VOC de eerste Wereldoorlog de Tweede Wereldoorlog enkele naoorlogse ontwikkelingen 3 Staatsinrichting politiek en grondwet In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod democratie de grondwet het politieke stelsel de belangrijkste grondrechten rechten en verplichtingen omgangregels 4 De Nederlandse taal en het belang van het leren ervan In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod de Nederlandse Taal lesmethoden volwassenenonderwijs 5 Opvoeding en onderwijs In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod Nederlandse opvoedmethoden verantwoordelijkheid voor kinderen onderwijsvormen 6 Gezondheidszorg In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod verplichte ziektenkostenverzekering huisarts en gespecialiseerde artsen consultatiebureau 7 Werk en inkomen In dit onderdeel komt onder meer aan bod wie werken er in Nederland wanneer en waar moet je werk zoeken in welke sectoren is er werk regels sollicitatiegesprek in Nederland De film bevat tevens een achtste onderwerp om de kandidaten een indruk te geven hoe de afname van het examen op de ambassade in zijn werk gaat Over dit deel van de film worden geen vragen gesteld in het examen 8 Hoe maak ik het examen op de ambassade In dit onderdeel komt onder meer de procedure op de ambassade aan bod Aard van de vragen De kandidaat hoort korte vragen gesproken in een langzaam spreektempo en beantwoordt de vragen met een enkel woord of enkele woorden Er worden drie soorten vragen gesteld 1 Ja nee vragen 2 Open vragen met een gesloten eenduidig antwoord 3 Gesloten vragen met twee antwoordmogelijkheden Voorbeeldvragen Voorbeeldvraag 1 Is er in Nederland scheiding van kerk en staat Antwoord Ja Voorbeeldvraag 2 U ziet de Nederlandse vlag Wat zijn de kleuren van de Nederlandse vlag Antwoord rood wit blauw Voorbeeldvraag 3 U ziet een foto Is dit Willem van Oranje of prinses Maxima Antwoord Willem van Oranje De beoordeling van het examenwerk De antwoorden van de kandidaten worden beoordeeld op de overeenkomst van hun antwoord met een goed antwoord op de vraag Uitspraak en vlotheid van spreken spelen bij het beantwoorden van de vragen tijdens het examenonderdeel Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving geen rol maar uitspraak en vlotheid zijn uiteraard WEL van belang tijdens het examenonderdeel Test Gesproken Nederlands TGN De uitslag De uitslag voor het examenonderdeel kennis van de Nederlandse samenleving geeft het percentage van de totale itembank dat de kandidaat correct kan beantwoorden en kan variëren van 0 tot 100 De zak slaaggrens voor dit onderdeel KNS Kennis van de Nederlandse Samenleving wordt vastgesteld op het minimumpercentage van 70 goed Conclusie Uw partner komt in aanmerking voor een MVV wanneer zij hij tenminste 33 van de totaalscore van 80 punten heeft behaald 26 80 met betrekking tot de gesproken Nederlandse taaltest TGN plus minimaal 70 van de vragen over de Nederlandse samenleving KNS correct heeft beantwoord 70 100 plus 75 correcte antwoorden met betrekking tot de de toets Geletterdheid en Begrijpend Lezen 26 35 Al deze vereisten komen overeen met het standaard Beginnersniveau A1 volgens de CEFR taalvaardigheid schaal ofwel het Europees Raamwerk voor Moderne Vreemde Talen U kunt hier klikken om de verschillende NT2 niveaus van het CEFR Raamwerk MVT te vergelijken Dit biedt u een volledig beeld m b t de mate van taalvaardigheid die van uw partner wordt verwacht NT2 A1 is het vereiste niveau voor de MVV applicatie Basisexamen Inburgering en NT2 A2 is het vereiste niveau voor een permanente verblijfsvergunning in Nederland dus het reguliere d w z uitgebreide Inburgeringsexamen dat alleen in Nederland kan worden afgelegd Let dus op het grote verschil met het Basis examen Inburgering vertaald met Civic Integration Exam dat puur en alleen bestemd is voor MVV visa applicatie Het uitgebreide Inburgeringsexamen is het echte examen terwijl het het Basis examen Inburgering is bestemd voor officiele toestemming van de Immigratie en Naturalisatie Dienst IND om langer dan 3 maanden in Nederland te mogen verblijven Helaas wordt de benaming Civic Integration Exam als incorrecte vertaling vaak door Nederlandse ambtenaren gebruikt om daarmee ook het uitgebreide Inburgeringsexamen in Nederland aan te duiden maar dit is in feite een foute vertaling Het uitgebreide Inburgeringsexamen dient te worden vertaald met Integration Exam omdat het woordje Civic verwijst naar het Basis examen op een Nederlandse Ambassade ter verkrijging van een een Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf MVV visum en NIET naar het normale Inburgeringsexamen als verplicht voortraject voor permanent verblijf PR status Wij kunnen ons uw grote verwarring goed voorstellen en hopen deze verwarring nu grotendeels te hebben weggenomen Onze activiteiten als taal trainingscentrum zijn er geheel op gericht om uw partner in ruime mate te laten voldoen aan de CEFR vereisten Succes wordt door ons gegarandeerd Wij hebben naast ons intensieve trainingsprogramma ook een special huiswerkprogramma opgezet waarvoor wij al het benodigde materiaal aan de examenkandidaat ter beschikking zullen stellen De kandidaat zal thuis zeer intensief met ons pakket moeten oefenen De verworven kennis en vaardigheden worden daarna tijdens de volgende les door ons uitvoerig getest en gecorrigeerd Wij hebben sinds 2003 ruime ervaring opgebouwd met alle mogelijke problemen die Zuid Oost Aziatische studenten ondervinden met het leren van de Nederlandse taal Wij weten precies hoe zij deze problemen eenvoudig kunnen overwinnen Wij hebben daarvoor talrijke tips en trucs voorhanden Wij garanderen dat uw partner zal slagen mits de kandidaat er aantoonbaar keihard voor werkt U kunt er op rekenen dat uw partner beslist zal slagen Sinds 2006 het jaar waarop het Basisexamen Inburgering van kracht werd zijn al onze studenten 203 tot dusverre met ruime marges geslaagd Aan de hand van tussentijdse testen inclusief score resultaten gevolgd door 32 proefexamens plus bijbehorende uitspraakanalyse met speciale audio software meten wij namelijk exact of uw partner inderdaad klaar is voor het examen Mocht dit om welke reden dan ook nog niet helemaal het geval zijn dan behoren enkele extra oefenlessen altijd tot de mogelijkheden S 110 per extra les Wij brengen hiertoe gericht advies uit de keus om onze aanbevelingen wel of niet te volgen is uiteraard aan u Uw partner kan overigens zelf aan de hand van onze metingen de conclusie trekken of zij hij wel of niet klaar is voor het examen dus hierover zal beslist geen onduidelijkheid bestaan Voordat wij met de proefexamens van start gaan stellen wij hoge eisen aan de inzet en motivatie van de examenkandidaat want succes hangt uiteraard niet alleen af van onze expertise en noodzakelijke bijsturing maar vooral van de bereidwilligheid van de cursist zelf Er zal simpelweg elke dag hard gestudeerd moeten worden en dat zullen wij dan ook uitvoerig controleren Wij zijn er immers verantwoordelijk voor dat binnen het korte tijdbestek van slechts 10 lessen door onze cursisten het vereiste NT2 niveau A1 wordt behaald Dat is ook beslist mogelijk Het zal evenwel alleen maar lukken als de examenkandidaat keihard werkt Wij zullen daarom elke keer opnieuw nauwkeurig bepalen of de vereiste inzet daadwerkelijk ruim voldoende is want uiteraard zijn wij alleen dan bereid succes te garanderen Wij geven daarom een aanzienlijke hoeveelheid huiswerk op en verwachten van de kandidaat dat zij hij elke dag dermate hard zal studeren dat zij hij het studiemateriaal de volgende les volledig beheerst U kunt daar eventueel behulpzaam bij zijn door tussentijds veel met uw partner te oefenen bijvoorbeeld via Skype als u niet in Singapore woonachtig bent Zo zal uw partner 500 tegenstellingen van buiten moeten leren en een aanzienlijke hoeveelheid standaardvragen blindelings moeten kunnen beantwoorden Wij verwachten van onze kandidaten dat zij een vocabulaire van 1 200 meestgebruikte Nederlandse woorden zullen beheersen en derhalve minimaal 80 nieuwe woorden per les leren Wij verstrekken al het benodigde lesmateriaal hiervoor Benodigdheden een MP3 faciliteit bijvoorbeeld een computer met het programma QuickTime of anders een losse MP3 speler en een thumb drive min 2 Gb Wij gaan er simpelweg van uit dat uw partner in het bezit is van een MP3 speler en een thumb drive ter grootte van minimaal 2GB Zo niet dan zullen beide items aangeschaft moeten worden voordat uw partner met onze cursus van start gaat want dit zijn onontbeerlijke instrumenten om onze lessen effectief en efficient onder de knie te krijgen Wij hebben grote audio visuele bestanden waarmee onze studenten thuis moeten oefenen Daarvoor is een eigen Memory Stick als opslagmedium noodzakelijk Als u tijdens een Skype verbinding mee wilt kunnen kijken met wat uw partner aan het oefenen is dan adviseren wij uw partner om een ScreenCopy te maken de PrintScreen toets bij Windows bestuurde computers en Command Shift 3 bij Apple computers de Screen Copy is dan op het bureaublad desktop van de Apple computer als grafisch bestand in PNG format terug te vinden en uw partner kan dan deze kopie via email toezenden Indien u verder nog vragen heeft of als u uw partner wilt aanmelden voor onze intensieve cursus dan kunt u contact opnemen met onze cursus coordinator Dais Chan 9684 0356 Wij wensen uw partner veel succes met alle noodzakelijke voorbereidingen Matthieu Quere BA CEFR NT2 Native Dutch Language Teacher What you need to know before you decide Since 2006 100 of our Asian MVV Training Course participants a total of 203 students so far until 10th of January 2014 have passed the Civic Integration Exam Abroad for MVV at the Dutch Embassy in Singapore 94 of all students have done so with a score between 35 up to 64 points out of 80 for the Toets Gesproken Nederlands Oral Dutch Language Proficiency TGN test thanks to lots of self confidence The pass mark for the TGN test is 26 out of 80 points which is equivalent to NT2 proficiency level A1 Good news for PR or Naturalisation applicants once settled in The Netherlands a TGN score of 37 points reflects NT2 level A2 If you would achieve such a high score in Singapore which is very well possible after intensively practising with us the additional advantage is that you will be exempted from taking the TGN test again in The Netherlands at the time you are applying for Permanent Residency Inburgeringsexamen or Naturalisation Dutch Citizenship later on Why is that so Your MVV visa provided in Singapore grants access to The Netherlands in case you score 26 out of 80 points or more for TGN plus at least 70 out of 100 points for Knowledge of Dutch Society KNS and at least 26 out of 35 points for Literacy and Comprehensive Reading GBL However please keep in mind that an MVV is NOT a residence permit but simply an entry ticket Once you have entered The Netherlands you will receive an VVR Verblijfs Vergunning Regulier and with this temporary residence permit you can stay for a maximum of 5 years Within those years you need to sit for a much bigger Integration Exam in Dutch Inburgeringsexamen in order to achieve your permanent residence status The same TGN exam you had to pass in Singapore during your Civic Integration Exam Abroad is also part of your Inburgeringsexamen in Holland but now you need to score no less than 37 out of 80 points instead of just 26 points Those candidates who did not score 37 points for TGN during their Civic Integration Exam Abroad will need to take the TGN exam in The Netherlands again However if you would prepare yourself with us here in Singapore there is a high chance you will score at least 37 points for your TGN if you work really hard and carefully follow our instructions Next to the repeated TGN exam part of your real Inburgeringsexamen there will be another KNS exam in The Netherlands but this time it is a digital exam with 50 multiple choice questions about Dutch society on the computer so it is really totally different from the KNS exam in Singapore For the bigger KNS exam in Holland you just need to study the text book Welkom in Nederland for KNS click on this title to read more in Dutch about this recommended material The third test in Holland is a digital Practical Exam to test whether you understand all kinds of written Dutch Like we said if you would score 37 points during your Civic Integration Exam MVV for your TGN test after practising with us at least you will have one headache lesser no more TGN exam next time For the KNS test for MVV in Singapore 97 of our students have scored full marks 100 the rest scored between 95 and 99 points out of 100 so far Pass mark is 70 points For GBL the score of our students has always been more than 29 points out of 35 The pass mark here is 26 points 75 correct answers All necessary teaching aids are in stock with us so you do not need to purchase anything before you join our course But in case you already purchased NAAR NEDERLAND please bring these teaching aids along because we will be focusing on this material as well 32 TRIAL EXAMS for you To boost your confidence we will provide you with 32 real time computer aided TGN GBL trial exams in order to measure your progress In the meantime our professional Dutch teacher will constantly coach and correct you for 2 hours during each lesson Results will become visible immediately using our computer system with both speech analysing wave form comparing software Our computer software will draw an audio graph of your pronunciation on the screen The teacher will compare this graph with the audio graph of the native Dutch speaker after you have repeated what he or she just said The more similarities the two wave forms are showing the higher your score This is exactly what will happen during your Civic Integration Exam at the Embassy There you will be assessed by a speech analysing computer running the so called Ordinate Versant Test Please click here to read more about the Versant Test We also provide you with 500 Dutch opposites with English translation plus our effective TGN training book With us you will sit for 14 real time GBL trial exams and we will provide you with a handy computer program developed by us which will help you to quickly master all KNS questions on your PC at home You may already be aware of the fact that with regard to the Civic Integration Examination Abroad the Dutch government has decided to increase the required level of language proficiency to NT2 level A1 NT2 means Dutch as Second Language A1 is a benchmark for language proficiency set by the Council of Europe How is NT2 level A1 tested 1 First of all you will need to answer 30 questions about Dutch society KNS test K ennis van de N ederlandse S amenleving duration 15 minutes pass mark 70 correct answers 2 answering 14 shorts questions about common topics in Dutch part of TGN test T oets G esproken N ederlands repeating 24 Dutch sentences part of TGN test producing the correct opposites of a total of 10 random Dutch nouns adjectives verbs part of TGN test duration of the complete TGN test is 12 minutes pass mark 33 correct answers for all TGN parts together 3 MVV applicants will also need to sit for a written test in Dutch GBL test Toets G eletterdheid B egrijpend L ezen This last part is all about Comprehensive Reading which means that you do not need to write anything but please take note that the requisites for this GBL test are quite high Thorough professional training will definitely be required in order to pass this test please refer to the specific requirements as mentioned here below The GBL test by itself takes nearly 30 minutes to complete which means that your complete Civic Integration Exam KNS TGN GBL will take about 1 hour in total to complete Regarding the GBL test this is what you will need to do you will need to read 3 written Dutch stories aloud with close to perfect Dutch pronunciation and matching intonation please be advised that these are very strict requirements there is no way you can just try your luck you will need to read aloud 30 Dutch words plus 8 full Dutch sentences in a flawless manner with regard to reading speed and pronunciation on top of this you will need to complete 28 Dutch sentences meaning you need to select the most logical ending which is only possible if you have mastered a vocabulary of at least 1 200 most commonly used Dutch words However with our multi media tools you can rest assured that you will effectively build up such vocabulary in a very short time The last part comprehensive reading is the toughest you will need to answer 12 questions after reading 3 Dutch stories Pass mark 75 correct answers This is a tough exam but we guarantee that you will pass Summary GBL test Two things will be measured when you sit for your GBL test 1 A speech computer will assess if you are able to read Dutch text aloud in a natural way that is the typical Dutch way The candidate has to read words sentences and short paragraphs aloud This part is called Geletterdheid The sound fragments are being assessed by the same speech computer as being used for the TGN test During the GBL test you can score with accuracy pronunciation intonation and reading speed 2 Next to these aspects the computer will also determine whether the candidate comprehends the text s he has been reading aloud This part is called Begrijpend Lezen Asian candidates in particular are having a hard time to strike the right intonation while reading Dutch since it is very difficult for Asians to understand the way the Dutch apply their intonation However it is good to know that since 2003 the year we started with our Dutch Language Courses in Singapore we have gained much experience in teaching the correct Dutch intonation to more than 500 South East Asian students of all races until now If you would happen to know any of our former students you would be aware of their close to perfect Dutch pronunciation and confident sentence building skills This is because we are very familiar with all possible pitfalls in terms of pronunciation and intonation be it for Chinese Singaporeans Malays Indians Filipinos Thais Indonesians Mainland Chinese and Vietnamese Our expertise will pull you through This is exactly the reason why a do it yourself course on the Internet will not be adequate It won t be effective since you will definitely need a professional native Dutch language teacher with many years of experience in teaching Dutch to Asian students Your Dutch partner can read al about the brand new GBL test in the green column see bottom part next to this column The text is in Dutch Content of our extended MVV Training Course We are focusing on the following subjects within 10 intensive lessons a professional Speed Course Dutch to reach the required NT2 level A1 using the official teaching aids Naar Nederland All teaching aids are readily available with us so you don t need to buy anything comprehensive reading skills training with a special focus on many kinds of difficulties Asian candidates experience with regard to proper Dutch intonation quickly building a Dutch vocabulary of 1 200 most commonly used Dutch words intensive multi media practice of repeating sentences in Dutch intensive multi media practice of 500 Dutch opposites learning how to answer whatever question asked in Dutch hands on Knowledge of Dutch Society Training KNS with 100 pictures and questions from the course book Naar Nederland all teaching aids will be provided As you will understand by now once you sit for your Civic Integration Exam not a human being but a computer will analyse your answers it will compare them with the answers of previous candidates Therefore it is very important that your pronunciation will be as adequate as the answers of previous candidates so that the computer system will not register your answers as wrong Your final score for the TGN test oral Dutch language exam will greatly depend on how well you are able to repeat sentences in Dutch You will get to repeat random Dutch sentences while you don t even know what the words actually mean That makes it extra difficult This can only be taught effectively with the help of a professional and experienced Dutch language teacher Good pronunciation plus great confidence is a key factor in order to pass your Civic Integration Exam When you sign up with us our native Dutch teacher will be sitting next to you for two hours per lesson in order to analyse your pronunciation He will be teaching you how to pronounce Dutch sentences the proper way We will be measuring your pronunciation in our audio studio using special voice analysing software This high tech software is used to measure compare your own wave form after repeating Dutch sentences to that of the native Dutch speaker you are mimicking This is exactly the same way you will be tested during your Civic Integration Exam a computer will be comparing your own audio graphs with others in a similar way The more your wave form resembles the wave form of other candidates the higher your score will be Since we have built up a lot of experience working with South East Asian students since 2003 we know all about specific problems Asian students are facing when they try to master the Dutch language This is not only about proper intonation but also regarding very confusing issues such as the difference between zwak zwart zwaar A good example We will teach you all kinds of tips trics so that you will NOT confuse such words Since we know exactly how to tackle such and many other problems efficiently you will save a lot of time working with us Summary of the additional benefits of taking this training course We provide you with 32 genuine trial exams and it s all included in our course fees Your pronunciation and intonation will be very close to the skills of a native Dutch speaker For your convenience we provide you with 500 Dutch opposites It is very important for you to master as many opposites as you can With us you will increase your Dutch vocabulary to 1 200 most commonly used words This is necessary in order to understand simple questions in Dutch you need to answer We have it all readily available for you right here in Singapore Our special training course typically consists of 14 lessons Our training course comprises of intensive language training sessions plus practice sessions to achieve basic knowledge of Dutch society The structure and content of all of our trial exams is very similar to that of the real Civic Integration Exam at the Dutch Embassy Therefore our exams are an excellent tool to determine if you are actually ready to sit for your real exam We will constantly assess your language skills We are very confident that you will pass your exam with good results provided you will study and practise very hard and follow our guidelines diligently Our teaching aids are composed by Civic Integration specialists in The Netherlands Some of these composers have been directly involved with the initial set up of the Civic Integration Exam Course fees S 1 380 for the basic course of 28 hours 14 lessons inclusive of using our voice analysing equipment Rates for some additional lessons if you wish are S 100 per extra lesson to be paid at the beginning of such lesson Conditions an advance payment in full is required Payments can be made by cheque payable to ALLWRITE Text Media Productions or in cash We will provide you with an official receipt Venue Only at our MVV Training Studio at Serangoon Green Jalan Teck Kee since all computer aided audio visual test facilities for private group training sessions has been installed there Time and dates With regard to the planning of your MVV course you will need to discuss with our Language Course Coordinator Dais Chan in order to book your preferred reservation Please call our coordinator anytime between 10am and 10pm 9684 0356 for more information about our available slots Thank you very much for your interest in our MVV Training Course GENERAL INFORMATION Civic Integration in the country of origin Civic integration inburgering refers to the process which ensures that immigrants who come to live in the Netherlands on a long term basis speak the Dutch language are aware of aspects of the Dutch society and are familiar with a number of key norms and values of it For this process to be successful it must begin in the country of origin Immigrants must have a basic understanding of the Dutch language and Dutch society before they come to the Netherlands Such knowledge is tested by means of an examination sat in the country of origin the Civic Integration Examination Abroad Basisexamen Inburgering This examination is governed by the Civic Integration Abroad Act Wet inburgering in het buitenland This Integration Examination is not a requirement for all immigrants but e g for Singaporeans Filipinos Thai Malaysians Indonesians Chinese Vietnamese and Russians this exam is required in order to get a MVV The Dutch government considers civic integration to be necessary precondition for successful integration into Dutch society The requirements for civic integration are stipulated in the Civic Integration Act Wet inburgering The Civic Integration Act Wet inburgering A large proportion of the Dutch population is made up of people from other countries It is essential that everyone can speak the Dutch language and that everyone has an understanding of Dutch society so that people can understand each other For this reason the Civic Integration Abroad 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 inburgering Immigrants who are required to follow this process are also considered to be inburgeringsplichtig they must pass the Civic Integration Examination inburgeringsexamen To return to our home page please click here www learndutch sg Residence Wizard If you are unsure which immigration procedure is applicable with regard to your situation and which forms you will need to fill in please 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  • Private Dutch Lessons in Singapore - Dutch Tuition - Learn Dutch in Singapore
    you don t need to focus on stiff social studies That s a big relief So you can obtain a Dutch passport or PR status simply by passing your NT2 State Exam What better situation can you think of now you can fully prepare yourself in Singapore together with our experienced native Dutch language teacher Plus we have all necessary NT2 teaching aids readily available for you so you don t need to order anything You will be using the time you have available here and at the moment you are ready to take the exam we will test you thoroughly so that you can see for yourself when the time has come you fly to The Netherlands and take the exam at any given time except for August and the days around Christmas With the NT2 State Exam by itself you are entitled to apply for a Dutch passport Naturalisation or for a Dutch PR status straight away This means that you don t need to slog away at all kinds of difficult subjects mind you these study books are all in Dutch with regard to tax regulations work permits confusing rules and regulations in the health care sector legislation concerning work income social security how to file a police report and so on and so forth You can simply bypass all of this by taking your NT2 State Exam Great news isn t it With regard to the subject KNS part of the Integration Exam K ennis van de N ederlandse S amenleving or Knowledge of Dutch Society there is a long list of things you are supposed to know How nice that it isn t necessary to learn all of this if you opt for taking the NT2 State Exam instead of the Inburgeringsexamen If you have a flair for languages but not for memorising lots or facts and rules you should really consider taking our NT2 State Exam Preparatory Course in order to fully prepare yourself for NT2 State Exam I or NT2 State Exam II NT2 State Exam I NT2 level B1 is already sufficient in order to apply for a Dutch Passport or a Dutch PR status There is a clear difference between NT2 State Exam I and NT2 State Exam II When you have passed NT2 State Exam I you are entitled to study at a Dutch school for MBO M iddelbaar B eroeps O nderwijs which means Intermediate Vocational Education e g becoming a physiotherapist a graduate nurse commercial staff in banks and insurance companies assistant accountant ICT manager There is another huge benefit once you have passed your NT2 State Exam I the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Department IND finds that you have fulfilled your obligation of integration in Dutch society Inburgering NT2 State Exam II is more difficult NT2 level B2 It is meant for those who would like to study at a Dutch school for HBO H oger B eroeps O nderwijs which means Higher Vocational Education in The

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  • Naturalisation Course (obtaining Dutch citizenship in Singapore)
    textbooks for this purpose Welkom in Nederland and Kom Verder We are using the same professional teaching aids like the official Education Centers for Integration in Holland do Useful info for Dutch partners Please click here to download a useful brochure Examen doen voor Inburgering of Naturalisatie wilt u zich aanmelden voor het Inburgeringsexamen In deze folder leest u welke examens er zijn Ook leest u hoe u de examens kunt doen During one to one sessions we will intensively focus on both subjects NT2 language training targeted private lessons to reach NT2 proficiency level A2 and comprehensive social studies specially developed by Dutch social science professionals to effectively train foreigners so that they will achieve adequate knowledge of Dutch society These social studies are the second mandatory part of the Dutch naturalisation test For this specific purpose we have all necessary up to date official teaching aids plus NT2 State Exams of previous years available here in Singapore This means that you can fully prepare yourself with us and take your official Naturalisation Test at the Dutch Embassy here in Singapore Course duration This totally depends on the time you can make available for private lessons and study plus your individual capabilities and learning pace Ideally you will need at least 6 months to prepare yourself adequately with intensive one to one sessions at least twice per week 2 x 2 4 hours per week but lessons 3 times per week 3 x 2 6 hours per week would actually be better Please note that this is a quite exacting study program It all depends on your individual capabilities and learning pace in terms of comprehension plus absorbing memorising information You will need to master both the Dutch language NT2 level A2 in every aspect reading writing listening speaking

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  • Course Overview - Crash Course - Dutch Classes in Singapore
    majority of our course participants extend their crash course to a total of 24 lessons Please click here to read more about our private lessons You will need to purchase the multi media teaching aids S 160 Please click here for a cost overview refer to the green panel For the registration procedure terms conditions please click here For terms conditions click here Click on one of the links below for more info about Beginners Groups Children Language Course Private Lessons Catch up sessions MVV Training Sessions Dutch crash Course PLANNING FOR CLIMATE CHANGE Singapore Wants Dutch Dikes 24 April 2007 Reuters Singapore has decided not to wait for sea levels to rise preferring to plan ahead Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said the city state has contacted experts from the Netherlands for help with dike construction as it prepares for the effects of climate change Singapore is worried about rising sea levels Nobody knows for sure how much sea levels will rise as a result of global warming But rather than waiting to find out for sure Singapore has already begun planning According to a news report in the English language paper Straits Times Singapore has contacted Dutch experts for help in building protective dikes Singapore has begun researching such technology because by the time the waters have risen and we want to start learning that is too late the Minister Mentor said according to the paper So we have already got in touch with the Dutch who know how to build dikes MM Lee said that the Singaporean government has already contacted the Netherlands based research and consulting firm Delft Hydraulics The company already enjoys close cooperation with Singapore in other areas including a research center recently established together with the National University of Singapore according to a

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  • Introduction - Dutch Classes in Singapore
    laws or friends in northern Europe in spite of the fact that Dutch people and Belgians really enjoy to converse in English it occurs many times that Singaporeans have no idea what their in laws or friends are talking about This simply happens whenever the European hosts accidentally forget about their Singaporean guest Well such things just happen and you can t blame anyone for it since it can be quite tiring sometimes to converse in a foreign language day in day out There are certain moments people actually prefer to switch to their own mother tongue You can tackle this problem by taking our Beginners Course 24 lessons or Crash Course 12 lessons Just think of it you will better understand all kinds of jokes you get to hear in Holland and Belgium so you will finally get to know why people are having such a good laugh instead of having to guess You can check if people are actually gossiping about you Plus you can buy anything you like in local shops or restaurants without having to point your finger at things and best of all you can talk back to the Dutch and Belgians which will compel lots of admiration Well these are just some advantages In other words being able to speak and understand some Dutch simply ensures your independency Most importantly your in laws will really appreciate the efforts you make while learning Dutch and they will definitely further encourage you This will be great for your family bonding too It will be a very satisfying experience when you notice the benefits of your hard work It s worth the effort Sign up for one of our Dutch courses today Call Language Course Coordinator Dais Chan 9684 0356 to find out more I need to sit for my MVV exam Civic Integration Exam Can I learn Dutch all by myself You or your Dutch spouse may have purchased the package Naar Nederland which is a very useful multi media tool in order to learn and practise the Dutch language However it is good to realise that you will need to repeat 24 fast spoken Dutch sentences during your exam while you don t even know the meaning of the words you hear most of the time There is no visible text during your TGN test Oral Language Test so you must be able to listen to Dutch sentences and repeat them with correct intonation and pitch just like that This may seem impossible to do but we will teach you how to perform well During your TGN test 50 of your score depends on how well you can repeat Dutch sentences A high tech computer system will be analysing what you are saying You must also answer 14 Dutch questions which means that you must be familiar with the meaning of all kinds of possible questions Furthermore you must be familiar with many Dutch opposites since you will need to generate 10 correct Dutch opposites And all the time you can t rely on any written text since the complete TGN test is fully oral Last nut not least during your GBL test comprehensive reading you must score 75 correct answers while reading aloud a few series of Dutch words plus many sentences and even short stories You need to fill in the blanks and answer questions about short texts during this written test You yourself don t need to write anything you need to speak into the microphone So as you can imagine for several reasons the benefits of having your lessons together with an experienced native Dutch language teacher sitting next to you for personal coaching 2 hours per lesson 14 lessons in total are obvious The most important point is this the Dutch Government has decided to make the Civic Integration Exam much more difficult You now have to achieve NT2 Dutch as Second Language proficiency level A1 in order to pass the exam In fact the best thing you could do is to either sign up for our NT2 A1 Beginners Course for groups S 50 per lesson or for our private MVV Training Course S 100 per lesson This is what will happen when you sit for your exam you will be connected to a speech computer so not to a person This computer will analyse everything you say in Dutch using the Ordinate Versant Test Please click here to read more about the Versant Test Versant automated spoken language assessment technology developed by Pearson s Knowledge Technologies renowned world wide for their effective language assessment software The Versant test is very fair since computer programs are never subjective but it is also very strict every Civic Integration Exam candidate is tested the same way which means that if you do not know how to pronounce Dutch words properly or if you would use the wrong intonation the computer will simply regard your answer as wrong so it is very important to know very well how to pronounce Dutch words correctly and in the correct pitch tone And we know how to teach you all of these in an effective and efficient manner As a result of 1 our vast experience with many Asian students since 2003 2 our insight in spoken language testing technologies especially the Versant test 3 our own multi media language measuring tools based on Waveform Resemblance Analysis our computers will compare your personal waveform with the waveform of the native Dutch speaker while you are repeating Dutch sentences we know exactly what it takes to pass your exam You can only achieve NT2 level A1 plus proper pronunciation intonation with intensive coaching of a professional native Dutch language teacher If you sign up with us you don t need to worry a bit you will be fully prepared for the new GBL KNS TGN test after only 14 lessons We have all necessary multi media tools available for you plus tons of targeted study material

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