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About us

Kreda was founded in 2013 to support new residents in the Bollenstreek region. Its aim is to organize activities in order to improve their quality of life and functioning in the Netherlands. Quickly Kreda became a known and appreciated centre of education: an institution supporting the development and education of non-native speakers, not only in the Bollenstreek region, but nationwide in the Netherlands. 

Kreda is a volunteer organization. Approximately 50 people are engaged in all kinds of tasks. Our headquarters are located in the centre of the Bollenstreek region, in Lisse and consists of an office/meeting room and two classrooms.

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Exam training and language coaching

For those who prepare for the integration (inburgering) exam (A2) and for the Dutch state exams NT2, programme I (B1) and programme II (B2) Kreda offers special exam training and language coaching in small groups of 4 students max.

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Integration courses, September 2019

Kreda’s integration courses are especially developed for people who have to take one of the Dutch exams, that are mandatory in order to retain their residence permit or to be naturalized as a Dutch citizen. Kreda offers short and long Dutch courses, as well as the courses Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNM) and Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market, exam training and language coaching.
These courses are especially developed for Kreda to meet the demand for a professional integration course offer for new residents of our region.

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KNM and ONA courses

Need a KNM-course?
Do you need to take a KNM course in preparation for the integration exams? Find one at Kreda on Mondays, 12.00-14.00 from 2 September 2019 (16 weeks).

Knowledge of the Dutch Society (KNM) and Orientation on the Labour Market in the Netherlands (ONA) are mandatory components of the integration exam (inburgeringsexamen) and the NT2 Dutch state exams, through which migrants can meet their integration obligation or can be naturalized as a Dutch citizen.

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For migrants who have to take the integration exam, Kreda offers various Dutch courses at the required levels as laid down in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.

For the mandatory language courses for the integration exam (Inburgering), students can apply for a loan at DUO.

After completing any of Kreda’s courses, students receives a certificate with the Blik op Werk quality mark.

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What do we do?

Kreda is primarily an education centre and meeting place. Here we offer language and integration courses. In addition, social activities are organized and migrants are supported in finding their way in Dutch society and education. It turns out, that apart from language courses there is an increasing need for social activation, such as training to enter the Dutch labour market, to better function at workplaces and to better integrate generally in the Netherlands. For these issues, Kreda has recently developed various, custom made training courses.

Every second Wednesday, there are Dutch language support lessons for non-Dutch speaking children are held. Children of Polish descent can learn about their cultural background and the basics of their language in the Poolse School Bollenstreek.

In the past years Kreda has gained a lot of expertise in the field of bringing-up and educating bi- and multilingual children. We advise and (structurally) support, in varying ways, parents, schools and supporting organisations.

Every Friday morning, the Mother and Baby Club meets, which allows mothers with children under 4 years old to meet and share experiences and for the children to play.
In the morning Polish speaking mothers and children meet, in the afternoons Arabic-speaking ones.