- Consultation hour
Samen Verder Vinkhuizen
Do you enjoy chatting to people about interesting topics and do you want to improve your Dutch? Why not try Samen Verder (‘Connecting Cultures’)?
Samen Verder (Connecting Cultures) is an integration project by Noorderpoort for women from different cultural backgrounds. The women spend part of the day discussing topics that matter to them, and part of the day improving their written and spoken Dutch. This is done under the supervision of a teacher and with the help of a regular group of Dutch volunteers.
The groups are divided by level. For immigrant women, the conversations about various topics will help them get to know Dutch culture, master the Dutch language and build a network. This network can be of great use once you start looking for work or for social activities. During the course, we'll help you access follow-up courses, training/studies and paid or volunteer work. For Dutch women, this course is a valuable source of information on the many different cultures and backgrounds of immigrant women.
Every woman can take part in Samen Verder, regardless of their background, language or education level. Even if they don't speak any Dutch yet. Besides the weekly meetings, there are regular visits to the theatre, museums and the cinema. The meetings are free and everyone is welcome to attend.