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Taal aan Zee

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With the support of a small team of paid employees, more than 350 volunteers in The Hague give tailor-made Dutch lessons to vulnerable non-native speakers, refugees and asylum ...

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About Taal aan Zee

Learn, meet and connect!
With the support of a small team of paid employees, more than 350 volunteers in The Hague give tailor-made Dutch lessons to vulnerable non-native speakers, refugees and asylum seekers.

The main aim is to strengthen their self-reliance and to promote their participation in society.
Taal aan Zee annually reaches about 1200 non-native speakers who do not (yet) have access to regular education.

- Asylum seekers and refugees are taught centrally at our new address at 1 Calandstraat in The Hague. On the 5th floor, volunteers give Dutch lessons (NT2) to asylum seekers and refugees from Monday to Friday.

- Vulnerable non-native speakers receive Dutch lessons at home or in small groups at a location nearby. Language coaches from Taal aan Zee teach an invisible and difficult to reach group: socially vulnerable non-Dutch speaking women and men in The Hague. They receive tailor-made Dutch lessons at home, or - if possible - in a small group close to the neighbourhood. The group lessons are, for example, in community centers or at schools or at organizations such as Kessler, Perspektief and SHOP. Due to circumstances, non-native speakers are not (yet) able to attend a regular course to learn Dutch.

- Language-by-Sea-buddies
Language buddies help asylum seekers and refugees to practice everyday language situations. The buddies meet (on average) once a week to, for example, borrow a book from the library, ask for information about a course at the community center, ask directions on the street, but also practice for a job interview. In this way the participant learns to cope better in the city and he/she learns more about our customs and Dutch culture.

You can also contact Taal aan Zee for up-to-date information about the entire educational language offer for adults in The Hague.