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Language Academy

Care Force Language Academy

If you wish to work in the Netherlands as a doctor, you must be enrolled in the BIG register. As of 1 January 2017, proof of language proficiency is mandatory for the BIG registration. You obtain this certificate after successfully completing the Dutch language test for medical practitioners from the EEA. 

Every candidate receives intensive language training through the Care Force Language Academy. In six months, you will learn to speak and write Dutch at the required level. And you will be prepared for a new (work) environment. The academy training ends with an language exam. 

The program

Learning Dutch in 8 weeks: online from your own country
Every two months you can start with learning Dutch Online via Care Force Language Academy. You will study together with a buddy accordingly with the course material, and your progress will be closely monitored by a certificated teacher. In this stage it will required from you only 2 hours a day, in your free time. This is a real investment in yourself, and in your new future. After completing the 8-weeks course, our teachers will have a good impression of your learnability. After obtaining the A1 Certificate, comes the following step: 4 weeks Online-Intensive program while you’re still in your country.

At this point you will have to be full-time available. It will require from you: 4 days a week, 4 hours of lessons per day, +/- 4 hours of homework per day. After passing the A2 exam, you will be invited to the Netherlands, and follow our In-house intensive language training for the next 3 months, and after that you will have the right Dutch language level to start with your new job in the Netherlands or Belgium! Care Force can provide you with housing and pocket money, while you are studying so you can focus on the Dutch language without any worries!

The program

For a job in Belgium:

  • 8 weeks Online Flexible course + online test (from 0 tot A1 level) (study load: 17 hours per week)
  • 4 weeks Online Intensive course (from A1 to A2 level) (study load: 40 hours per week)
  • 2 weeks break to move to the Netherlands
  • 7 weeks In-house Intensive course in the Netherlands (from A2 to B1 level) (study load: 40 hours per week)

For a job in the Netherlands:

  • 8 weeks Online Flexible course + online test (from 0 tot A1 level) (study load: 17 hours per week)
  • 4 weeks Online Intensive course (from A1 to A2 level) (study load: 40 hours per week)
  • 2 weeks break to move to the Netherlands
  • 12 weeks In-house Intensive course in the Netherlands (from A2 to B1 level) (study load: 40 hours per week), plus 1 break week 
  • National language exam

Extra training subjects

The Language Academy modules are designed to meet the specific needs of the medical profession. In addition to language training, the following topics are also covered: presentation techniques, cultural differences, social etiquette, and working practices in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Excellent training program

Working abroad takes more preparation than just language training. That is why the Language Academy also offers the "Excellent Training Program". This program is designed to boost your language development and successful relocation.

The program consists of 10 sessions:

1. Introduction: living in the Netherlands and Belgium
2. Bridging cultural differences; understanding Dutch and Belgian culture
3. Relocation and living in the Netherlands and Belgium; explanation of organizational and administrative procedures
4. The electronic patient file
5. Workshop on the effects of behaviour and attitude
6. Experience Dutch history; a cultural visit
7. Socializing the Dutch way; how to mingle and enjoy typical Dutch snacks
8. The Dutch and Belgian dental practice; similarities and differences
9. Presentation techniques; learn how to present yourself in the Netherlands
​​​​​​​10. Dining with your language group and Care Force coach

In short, everything you need to quickly find your way in the Netherlands and Belgium!

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