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Taal werkt beter

Exercise book for labour migrants

Lieske Adèr, Margreet Verboog
Uitgave: boekUitgave: website Niveau: 0-a2
Isbn: 9789461052520
€ 31,00

Watch out! Move over please! Could you give me a hand?


It’s very difficult to work in a Dutch environment if you don’t speak the language. Not seldom this leads to communication problems and even safety risks. Foreign language speaking workers are therefore increasingly being encouraged to learn Dutch. They can do this independently or with the help of a teacher. For this last group especially, Taal werkt beter has been developed. Taal werkt beter is a task-oriented exercise book that is in line with vocational training and the workplace.


The online product is compatible with laptop and pc, activity on smartphones and tablets can not be guaranteed. This online service is compatible with the most common internet browsers. This product grants 1 year access to the online service with the material.


The exercise book Taal werkt beter contains sixteen lessons in which topics such as hygiene, standing up for yourself, calling in sick and safety issues are addressed by means of dialogues, texts and ‘taalriedels’: poetic sentences that are easy to catch on to. The topics are closely connected to the work and living environment of foreign workers, who are motivated to keep following the lessons this way. They will be able to immediately put into practice what they have learned.


The types of exercises have been chosen as to work well for classroom learning and differentiated learning. The exercises and the writing and speaking tasks can be done in pairs or in small groups. In the teachers’ manual it is clearly described how the students can learn how to work independently. The instructions are plainly formulated in both text and illustrations. A vocabulary revision chapter and a test follow after every five lessons.


In class there is no need for multimedia sources in addition to the book. The book does feature a supporting website which contains audio, the taalriedels, extra material, worksheets and the teachers’ manual. 


Taal werkt beter is a practice-orientated method suitable for beginning students of Dutch. The target level is A1/A2. 

Target audience

Taal werkt beter is meant for foreign language speakers working in the Netherlands without an integration requirement, who are required by the company they work for to follow a Dutch course, often in combination with a vocational training at assistant level.


Lieske Adèr

Margreet Verboog

Product details
Isbn: 9789461052520
Publisher: Boom uitgevers Amsterdam
Dimensions: 29.7 x 21.1 x 1.3 cm
Weight: 560 grams
Pages: 160