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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 25 weeks
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 2 hours a day, in your free time. This is a real investment in yourself, and in your new future. Check the agenda to see when the next course will start. 

Move to the Netherlands
After obtaining the A1 Certificate you will be invited to move to the Netherlands for the In-house intensive language training for a period of 4 months. 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. At the end of the course you will take the Dutch language test for medical practitioners from the EEA. Passing voor this exam means that you will have the right Dutch language level to start with your new job in the Netherlands or Belgium! 

The program

    For a job in the Netherlands:

    • 8 weeks Online Flexible course + online test (from 0 tot A1 level) (study load: 17 hours per week)
    • 2 weeks break to move to the Netherlands
    • 4 weeks Intensive course in the Netherlands (from A1 to A2 level) (classes and study load: 40 hours per week)
    • 1 week break
    • 7 weeks In-house Intensive course in the Netherlands (from A2 to B1 level) (classes and study load: 40 hours per week)
    • 1 week break
    • 5 weeks In-house Intensive course in the Netherlands (from B1 to B2+ level) (classes and study load: 40 hours per week)
    • Dutch language test for medical practitioners from the EEA

    For a job in Belgium:

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

    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 the following activities:

     

    1. Introduction: living in the Netherlands or Belgium
    2. Bridging cultural differences; gain insights into Dutch and Belgian culture
    3. Coming to live in the Netherlands or Belgium; explanation of organizational and administrative procedures and useful apps
    4. Healthcare in the Netherlands/Belgium
    5. Workshop Positive Mindset
    6. Experience Dutch history; a cultural visit
    7. Socialize in the Dutch way; meeting with typical Dutch snacks
    8. The Dutch and Belgian dental practice; similarities and differences
    9. Traffic rules in the Netherlands and Belgium
    10. Dine with your language group and Care Force colleagues

    In short, everything to ensure that you quickly find your way in the Netherlands or Belgium!

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    Do you want to get started right away in the Netherlands or Belgium? Or do you want to meet us for some personal advice? Contact us now!

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