Learn Dutch with friends
Your Dutch classes will begin at home: with our custom-made e-learning program, you will master the basics of Dutch in 5 weeks. We will work with a method called Code+, which is being supported by an online platform. There will also be several virtual classes each week with a teacher and 1 other student to practice your speaking skills.
The Dutch learning continues in the Austrian village of Seefeld, where during 15 weeks, you will learn to speak Dutch at a B2 level, which is required to be able to work in the Netherlands without supervision. However, this period is more than just a course. Included in the 500 learning hours are not just traditional language classes, but also games and other fun activities that make language-learning dynamic. This way, you will not only learn the language quickly but also enjoy using it.
While the training will help you learn to express yourself in every situation, we pay special attention to dentistry. We don’t just teach you all the words and phrases you need to know as a dentist, but we have also developed role-playing games to help you put your knowledge to practice. After your time in Seefeld, you’ll be able to work in the exact same way as a Dutch dentist.
Perhaps the most important part of this part of the process is that you’ll be living and learning with fellow dentists. Like-minded people who, in addition to sharing your profession, have also dedicated themselves fully to this exciting new step in their careers and lives. After three months, you’re guaranteed to proceed to the Netherlands a group of close friends.
After you successfully complete the language training, and move to the Netherlands, we will schedule a tailor-made language exam training. The objective of this training is to prepare you optimally for the language exam. Passing this exam is an obligatory requirement for being included in the Dutch registry for healthcare workers (BIG). At the end of the training, you are required to speak B2 level (CEFR) Dutch with a focus on dentistry. This means you are capable of speaking Dutch at an advanced level and that you can explain treatments to patients and talk about a variety of dental topics. The course will take place completely in Dutch.