international-1751293_960_720February 2017 the Meerhoven Internationals Platform (MIP) starts two Dutch language courses for internationals living in Meerhoven: one course for beginners and another course at intermediate level.

Congli Dong, coordinator of the MIP: “Meerhoven is the place to be for internationals because it has excellent facilities and is close to Brainport Region Eindhoven. Many internationals plan to live in Meerhoven for more than ten years. With the Dutch language courses we offer internationals an opportunity to better integrate in the community and to get to know each other better.”

Courses
Both courses start in the week of February 13, 2017. Location: Basisschool ‘t Slingertouw, Grasland 1 in Meerhoven. The beginners course (level A1 to A2) is given on Tuesday evenings from 19.00 until 21.30 hours by teacher Els Castelijn, while the advanced course (level A2+ to B1+) is given on Monday evenings from 19.00 until 21.30 hours by teacher Mariana Oldemans. Each course involves 40 teaching hours and ends in the week of June 30, 2017. There will be no lessons during public and school holidays. The tuition fee is 230 euro. Books are not included and have to be purchased seperately. More information will be given after registration.

Registration
Internationals living in Meerhoven who would like to participate in one of the Dutch language courses are kindly asked to transfer 230 euro to bank account (IBAN number) NL05 RABO 0198 2958 04 of Bewonersvereniging Grasrijk (Grasrijk Residents’ Association) before February 8, 2017. Please mention ‘group 1’ for the beginners course and ‘group 2’ for the advanced course as well as the first and last name of the participant. After the transfer, send an e-mail to  with your name and phone number. This e-mail address may also be used for questions about the courses.

Platform
The MIP supports internationals living in (or moving to) Meerhoven to socialize and integrate in Meerhoven. Visit the website www.meerhoven.nl/internationals and subscribe to the mailing list of the MIP to receive news and information about activities and practical topics in Meerhoven. The MIP is also active on Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/meerhoveninternationals.