Many NT2 students feel that they do not do well in a job application, at their internship or at work. The general NT2 methods do focus on the linguistic skills needed by workers and job seekers, but not on the necessary social competences. It is precisely these social competencies that non-native speakers often lack to be able to find work in a culture that is foreign to them, to keep it and to make a career.
Sterk aan het werk gives them practical tools to master these skills as well. It is about issues such as self-confidence, respect for yourself and others, responsibility, making your own choices and contact with others. In various assignments the students learn to apply the material to their own situation, they practice the Crucial Actions and they train their language skills.
Sterk aan het werk includes a website with videos, telephone conversations and other materials for students. Through the website, teachers can order a DVD on which, in addition to these videos and phone calls, a teacher's guide with didactic tips and extra practice material is included.