Literacy program

Do you have difficulty reading and writing? Or did you learn a different writing system in your country of origin? This course will teach you more about the Dutch language.

About the course

Lessons take place in small, set groups. The lessons are presented by our teachers in cooperation with volunteers. In this way, we can ensure you will be able to practice the Dutch language a lot.

During the intake interview, we will create a program that is tailored to your level. The course takes maximum 600 hours in total.

Once you complete the course, you have the option of moving on to the Integration Course in order to participate in the integration exam.

Why StartCollege?

  • Lessons take place in small groups.
  • You can sign up at any time.
  • You are given lots of personal attention and training.
  • We fully prepare you for the exams.
  • Completed the integration process? Landstede Group also offers appropriate vocational training.
  • We have years of experience teaching people from countries all over the world.
  • Moreover, you can even borrow a laptop from us, so that you can also study at home.


The costs for this course are € 14,65 per hour and € 300,- for course materials.

Work Opportunity Certification

Our courses all fall under the Work Opportunity Certification ('Blik op Werk'). In other words, you are guaranteed quality education.

The literacy program is given in:

Ruigedoornstraat 108 (Trefkoele)

Westeinde 33 (location StartCollege)

Rechterland 1 (location StartCollege)

Registration and admission

Want to register? Please send an email to or call 0800-0245666 (free of charge). Naturally, you may also visit us in person. Once you complete your registration, we will invite you for a (free) intake interview and examination. At this stage we will consider the best approach for integration together.

Would you like to know more about our courses?

For more information, feel free to contact us at: or
• call the free phone number 0800-0245666 during office hours.