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Kom verder!
Kom verder!
Examenboek Kennis van de Nederlandse Maatschappij
€ 46,95
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Kom verder!

Examenboek Kennis van de Nederlandse Maatschappij

Ad Bakker
Uitgave: boekUitgave: website Niveau: a1-a2
Isbn: 9789085069935
Delivery time 1-2 business days
€ 46,95

This is the revised edition of the first complete book for the Knowledge of the Dutch Society exam, Kom verder!. The revised edition is more compact, clearer and effective than the first edition.


The topics on which the KNS end-terms are based, are incorporated in this book into everyday situations. These situations will be familiar for both Dutch and new-Dutch people. The book tells of the experiences of Monica, a 35 years old Brazilian lady who lives in the Netherlands.


KNS is a mandatory subject for all who want to apply for a permanent residence permit. With Kom verder!, any applicant can pass their integration exam!


Please note: Online products are no longer compatible with Internet Explorer 10. Online products are not suited for tablets and smartphones. This product gives you one-year access to the online service that contains the learning material.


Kom verder! consists of 16 lessons, dealing with topics such as work, education and upbringing, history and institutions. Each of these topics are dealt with in two lessons, with a variety of text types: dialogues, forms and letters. The texts are accompanied by different types of questions to understand the course material even better. The texts are inviting for (class-) discussion. The code in the book grants access to the accompanying website, where all audio files of the texts can be found. The wordlists can also be found on this website.


This book provides free access to the KNS Examentraining (KNS exam training). This is an online programme that helps with the preparation to the KNS exam. All topics are explained in understandable language. There are 300 questions and answers in total, along with illustrations and feedback. This product grants one year access to the online course material. 


Kom verder! is suitable for both medium and higher educated non-speakers of Dutch. The course starts at A1 level and trains up to level A2: the required level for the civic integration exam in the Netherlands.


This book is very suitable for self-study: the answers to the questions can be found in the back of the book and the audio files of the texts can be downloaded from NT2SCHOOL. Wordlists are available in English, Turkish, Arabic and Chinese and can be downloaded from the same website. In the back of the book, an explanatory list to difficult terms has been included.

Target audience

Kom verder! is bedoeld voor cursisten die zich voorbereiden op het KNM-onderdeel van het inburgeringsexamen in Nederland. De methode is geschikt voor zowel midden- als hoogopgeleide cursisten.


Ad Bakker

Ad Bakker (Gouda 1955) was part of the first wave of students to graduate under the Secondary Education Act when he earned his Atheneum diploma in 1974. He passed the final exam at the Secondary Horticultural School the following year, and began his career as a teacher in flower and vegetable cultivation in lower horticultural education. Meanwhile, he studied part-time to obtain second- and first-level teaching qualifications in Dutch.


In 1982, he moved to Curaçao to work as a teacher in agriculture. In 1987, he made the switch to Aruba to teach Dutch in senior general secondary education (HAVO) and university preparatory education (VWO). In 1988, he began studying for a newly created degree in Aruban law at the law faculty that was established when the island was granted semi-autonomous status. In 1994, he graduated from the programme and returned to The Netherlands. He became a speed-skating instructor and an NT2 teacher in Amsterdam.


Through a supplementary programme at Radboud University Nijmegen, he earned a degree in Dutch law in 1996. With this background, he developed a special interest in Societal Orientation. He created an accelerated integration programme for Surinamese immigrants for the Regional Training Centre (ROC) in Amsterdam. This programme led to the development of the methods Nederland in zicht and Kom verder!


Since 2005, he has devoted himself entirely to writing. In addition to developing material for Knowledge of Dutch Society (KNS), he also created the AAP  literacy method and a simplified version of De canon van Amsterdam. He wrote the section on improving literacy for Naar Nederland. Since 2007, he has managed the web blog for the KNS exam. His columns appear on the site each week. From 2005 to 2012, he served as a supervisor for Kantlijn, the Amsterdam writing club for the homeless.



Product details
Isbn: 9789085069935
Publisher: Boom uitgevers Amsterdam
Dimensions: 29.7 x 21.0 x 1.1 cm
Weight: 439 grams
Pages: 128
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