MVV Training Sessions for the
Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad
If you plan to stay in Holland for more than 3 months, you need to apply for a MVV (Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf = Provisional Residence
You dont need to marry your Dutch partner before you can apply for an MVV. (This requirement was applicable for some time in 2012, but has been removed in 2013).
If you like to migrate to The Netherlands in order to live together with your Dutch partner, both you and your partner must be at least 21 years old, and your Dutch partner (being your sponsor) must be able to prove that (s)he earns at least 120% of the Dutch minimum income (wherever your Dutch partner may be employed: in or outside The Netherlands).
Dutch sponsors, who are not self-employed must be able to submit an employment contract, which is valid for at least 1 year, with a clearly stated salary level of at least 120% of Dutch minimum income level.
Please note that the Dutch authorities do not allow any foreign partner to stay in Holland without the Dutch partner being officially registered at the same address in The Netherlands. In other words, any foreign partner cannot stay at a Dutch address by herself / himself, while her / his Dutch partner is registered elsewhere (be it at another residential address in The Netherlands or elsewhere worldwide, that doesnt make any difference).
This means that it is (of course) allowed for Dutch partners to work overseas, as long as they are registered at the same address as their foreign partners in The Netherlands. This also implies that Dutch partners will always need to pay full income tax to the Dutch tax authorities the moment their foreign partners are living in The Netherlands, even if the Dutch partner is actually working overseas, and even if (s)he previously paid income tax elsewhere.
If your Dutch partner is self-employed, (s)he must be able to prove that his / her yearly income is (at least) 120% of Dutch minimum income level, for instance by submitting most recent Income Tax statements (not necessarily Dutch Tax Statements).
In addition, the foreign partner needs to pass the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad for MVV at the Dutch Embassy in Singapore. Please note that certain foreign nationals dont need an MVV to enter The Netherlands for temporary stay. If you are holding an Asian passport, and you are not Japanese or South-Korean, you will need an MVV to enter The Netherlands for temporary stay.
(For an overview of other nationalities who are exempted, please click here).
Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad
For a true example of your upcoming KNS test, please click here.
A new Spreekvaardigheid-test (Dutch oral language skills test) has been introduced in November 2014, which is a listening / comprehension proficiency-test at the same time. The candidate gets to see a very short video fragment (for just a few seconds) and needs to listen to a spoken question. There is no visible text, so proper listening and comprehension skills are quite important.
Answers are open style. The exam candidate is free to decide how (s)he will reply to the questions. The only requirement is that the answers must directly relate to the question, and it must therefore make sense what the candidate is saying.
A much more difficult part is the second half of this Spreekvaardigheid-test. During this part, the candidate gets to hear the beginning part of a sentence, and then needs to complete such sentence in Dutch, in a logical way. This is quite tough, since it requires not only sufficient knowledge of Dutch vocabulary, logical thinking skills and a vivid imagination in order to be able to formulate a logical ending, but it also requires Dutch sentence building skills, knowing all about the correct following order of words, plus proper comprehension of the first part of the sentence to start with.
This is also an open style form.
All spoken answers will be assessed by a human being. No spoken parts of the exam will be assessed by a computer system any longer. This is a big change as well.
For a true example of your upcoming Spreekvaardigheid-test, please click here.
Leesvaardigheid-test (reading skills)
A new type of 'Leesvaardigheid-test' (reading proficiency test) has been implemented in May 2023. This new 'Leesvaardigheid'-test is now focusing on the ability to understand nine Dutch passages.
Previously, the test was only about testing whether you could match pronunciation and spelling of single words, but since May 1st, 2023, you need to be able to answer multiple choice questions about a full story in the Dutch language.
Don't worry! We ensure that you can also perform well with this much more challenging reading proficiency test! We will help you to master sufficient vocabulary, in order to understand this kind of Dutch passages, and together, we will practise thoroughly, until you will feel very confident.
For a true example of your upcoming Leesvaardigheid-test, please click here.
During any of the above mentioned three exams, you can skip the questions you canít answer immediately. Only after finishing the rest of the exam you are focusing on, you can return to the questions you have skipped initially. This is a good strategy, because after finishing the rest of the exam, you may still have plenty of time to have another look at the skipped questions.
The individual box in the 'sequence bar' (on top of your exam) regarding questions you have already answered, will be coloured orange, while the individual boxes of questions you still need to answer remains grey. So it is very easy to return to those unanswered questions later. The sequence of answers is not relevant, as long as the candidate will finish all questions within the available time, so all boxes must be coloured orange at the end of your exam.
The candidate can listen to any voice-over as many times as necessary. No time limit is applicable per question, candidates can always answer and even change their answers later on, but (of course) there is a total time limit applicable regarding each of the three tests as a whole.
What do I need to do in order to be able to sit for my exam?
STEP 1 :
REGISTERING FOR YOUR EXAM
(to be taken at the Dutch Embassy in Singapore)
You need to register with DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs = for your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad by clicking here. This is the very first necessary step. After that, you will receive a confirmation and further instructions by email on how to pay for the exam.
Please be advised that these exam fees need to be paid to DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs, which is a department of the Dutch Government) so these exam fees have nothing to do with us as provider of Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad Training sessions, nor with the Immigration and Naturalisation Service 'IND').
STEP 2 :
APPLYING FOR YOUR PROVISIONAL RESIDENCE PERMIT
Machtiging Voorlopig Verblijf (MVV)
which is called TEV procedure for new immigrants: Toelating En Verblijf
Before or after your exam, you need to download & complete all official forms you need for your TEV application by clicking on one of the applicable links here below:
1. If your (Dutch) sponsor will submit the application in your name, use the form Application for a residence permit with the purpose of residence being 'family members and relatives' (sponsor).
2. If you submit the application yourself, use the form Application for a residence permit with the purpose of residence 'family and relatives' (foreign national).
You dont need to worry what else you need to do:
∑ simply print all documents after clicking on one of the above links,
∑ fill in the applicable data,
∑ make sure official documents (attachments like your birth certificate, unmarried-status or marriage document / divorce papers etcetera) are officially endorsed by the relevant (local) authorities,
∑ and translated into English, French, German or Dutch (if they are not written in any of those languages).
After this, you can send all documents for verification to the Immigration and Naturalisation Department (IND) in The Netherlands.
Thats all you need to do.
NB: you can actually take your time with regard to step 2, since your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad results will be valid for 1 year, so you can apply at any time (within 365 days).
So it is more important at this stage to register for your exam first.
Please note that you are solely responsible for your own MVV application procedure. Therefore, you should always double-check with the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Department whether all of your forms are indeed complete, applicable to your personal situation and up-to-date.
Although we ensure that all information provided here is relevant, up-to-date and complete, we can never be held responsible in any way for delays, damages or other negative effects as a result of missing or outdated forms or other possible mistakes regarding your MVV application.
It is your task to verify everything with the IND before you move on.
You should double-check everything with the IND at all times, since every mistake could lead to further delays, which you can avoid by verifying things first.
Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad Training Sessions:
MVV-Training Sessions are conducted exclusively at our MVV Training Studio at Serangoon Green, Jalan Teck Kee, since all computer aided audio-visual test facilities for private & group training sessions have been installed there.
Our venue is a very convenient location, because you can easily reach Jalan Teck Kee by taking the MRT to Serangoon (NEX shopping mall).
From there, Jalan Teck Kee is just 2 bus stops away. You can take line 70 or 43, these buses will stop in front of Serangoon MRT station (exit E) and will bring you right in front of our doorstep! This is the best option.
As a third possibility, you can also take line 147 at Serangoon MRT station, but please note that this line will not stop in front of exit E; it will bypass it. For line 147, you will have to board at the bus stop on the right side, coming from exit B of Serangoon MRT station (this bus stop is approx. 25 meters away from that exit).
The following buses will stop right in front of our venue: lines 103, 109, 147, 156, 317, 43, 70, 76. Please alight opposite Serangoon Swimming Complex, (which is located just a few steps away from our entrance), or at the Swimming Complex itself (and take the overhead bridge). A fully sheltered walkway is provided, from the moment you alight, all the way to our doorstep. Very convenient indeed!
Date & Time:
personal arrangement (= a series of appointments)
Please call 9684 0356 (Language Course Coordinator Dais Chan) to check our availability. She will match our available timing with yours.
Before you make your appointment with the Embassy, please make sure you have already reserved sufficient time in order to attend our 10 MVV training sessions. Please be advised that you should reserve at least 10 weeks in order to attend our lessons and to study at home. If you are able to take 2 lessons per week, you may reserve only 5 weeks instead.
* Please note that (depending on our available tuition slots and actual number of MVV applicants) we may form a (small) MVV training group:
In principle, your MVV training sessions are one-to-one lessons, but they are not private lessons at all times, since our Course Coordinator may add 1, 2 or 3 more students if necessary with regard to our availability.
So in case of limited availability of tuition slots and increased demand, additional MVV students may actually join in order to practise together with you. We reserve the right to arrange such joint lessons.
NB: this will in no way affect the effectiveness of your MVV course; practising in a group is actually more effective; you can compare notes with your fellow course participants and you can even organise additional practice sessions with each other.
The fees for our Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad Training Course of
20 hours (10 lessons of 120 minutes each), inclusive of all necessary teaching aids, are S$1,200/-
But you could also decide to join our NT2 (level A1) Beginners Course to start with (which we really recommend, because it will provide you with a solid foundation!)
For date & time, location and course fees of our upcoming Beginners Course, please click here.
After your NT2-A1 Beginners Course, you can take just 4 to 6 hands-on Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad training lessons, depending on your progress so far, either on a one-to-one basis, or as part of a small group in order to be fully prepared and totally confident to take your exam.
Please note that for all of our Dutch language courses, an advance payment in full is required, in cash or by cheque (payable to ALLWRITE Text & Media Productions) at the beginning of your very first lesson.
Please note that payments made are non-refundable and non-transferable.
All of our course fees are fixed (non-negotiable).
Below please find the (MVV) Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad Registration Procedure you need to follow:
In order to sit for your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad, you will need to call the Embassy to make an appointment, which is only possible after your payment to the Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs (DUO) has been completed.
Please note that it would be wise to call the Embassy only after you have registered with us for your MVV Training Course and after we have concluded that you are ready to take the exam.
If you would take the exam before we have given you the go-ahead, we cant guarantee that you will pass, but at the moment we know that you are totally ready, you will definitely pass (like all of our other students since 2006 who have followed our instructions).
You do not need to buy any teaching aids from The Netherlands. We have all necessary multi-media teaching aids readily available for you.
Please call the Dutch Embassy in Singapore @ 67371155
for enquiries, or to make an appointment
for your examination day.
You can either contact the Dutch Embassy by telephone or you can visit the Embassy at 541 Orchard Road #13-01, Liat Towers:
The Embassy is open from Monday to Friday:
9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm (but you have to make an appointment first, in case you would like to visit the Embassy from 2pm onwards).
Please note that making an appointment is required anyway in case you need to apply for a passport or visa.
For detailed information about the necessity of making an appointment with the Embassy prior to your visit, please click here.
once you have finalised the online application plus payment of
Ä150 (step 1), you need to call the Dutch Embassy to set a date for your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad (step 2).
Typical TIME SCHEDULE:
1. After submitting your online registration to DUO (Dienst Uitvoering Onderwijs), you will receive an automated confirmation of receipt of your online form. This will usually take 24 hours.
2. Please be advised that staff at DUO will not process the data on your form yet at this stage, because you will first need to reconfirm your email address before the staff will proceed. This email is very important: it will be used to check the email address entered by you or your referee.
3. So once you have received the confirmation email from DUO, use the link to confirm that your email-address is correct. If you do not confirm, your application will not be dealt with.
4. Once this stage has been completed, only then the information on your form will be checked by DUO-staff, and within two days, DUO will send you an email containing a unique reference number, and information on how to pay the Ä150 examination fee.
5. If you reconfirm your email address immediately after receiving this confirmation from DUO, they will need 2 working days to perform their checks.
6. The bookkeeping department of the DUO needs approx. 5 working days to process your payment.
Please note that you will have to wait for your MVV sticker in the country of origin (thus Singapore), which means that you cannot travel to Holland once your MVV application is running. Waiting in The Netherlands will not be possible, said the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Department.
The reason why you cant get a Social Visit pass once your MVV application is running is that waiting for the MVV sticker is part of the procedure of getting access to The Netherlands. This means that such running procedure cannot be disrupted by starting another procedure at the same time in order to enter (thus a Social Visit pass procedure).
Conclusion: the smartest thing to do (in case you need to travel to Holland after you passed your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad) is to wait with your MVV application. You are allowed to wait for a maximum of one year after you passed your exam, before you put in your MVV application, so why would you hurry?
The crucial moment for an MVV application to be running is not the registration procedure for the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad, nor fixing the exam date at the Dutch Embassy, and also not the moment the MVV applicant has passed the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad, but the application procedure will start running after you have started an application procedure following the passing of the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad.
So: registration for the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad is different from applying for an MVV. These are two very different steps! Once you have applied for an MVV, it comes with evident immigration restrictions (until the moment the IND has made a decision).
Be aware that according to the official rules someone who passed the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad can still enter The Netherlands on a Social Visit Pass which has not expired, meaning he or she did not use up the total of 90 days in the Schengen area within a period of 180 days and provided he or she did NOT start the MVV application procedure yet.
What you need to know before you decide.
Since 2006, 100% of our Asian
MVV Training Course participants
(a total of 468 students until the 15th of July, 2020) have passed the
Basic Civic Integration Exam
Abroad, prior to MVV application
at the Dutch Embassy in Singapore.
If you would read all about the current rules and regulations with regard to Immigration in The Netherlands, here is a useful web-link from the Immigration and Naturalisation Service.
Please keep in mind that an MVV is NOT a residence permit, but simply an entry ticket, and this MVV is not mandatory for every foreigner. Exempted foreigners will immediately receive a VVR (Verblijfs Vergunning Regulier or Regular Residence Permit) upon arrival in The Netherlands without an MVV. (Click here for an overview of nationalities for which an MVV is not required).
So if your nationality is not in the above mentioned list, you will first need an MVV if you would like to stay in The Netherlands for a period longer than 90 days.
Once you have legally entered The Netherlands, you will receive a VVR (Verblijfs Vergunning Regulier) and only with this temporary residence permit you can stay for a maximum of 5 years.
Please note that a VVR is NOT a Permanent Residence Permit, it is just a Regular Residence Permit for temporary stay (up to 5 years).
During this 5 year period, you need to reach NT2 proficiency level A2, which is the required level before you can apply for a PR or a Dutch passport (Naturalisation).
If you will be residing in Singapore for the time being, you can already prepare yourself in full with us at PDLC for your Integration Exam (for your Dutch PR status).
Furthermore, non-Singaporeans residing in Singapore can take the Dutch Naturalisation Exam at the Dutch Embassy in Singapore, (in order to obtain Dutch citizenship / a Dutch passport) and you can prepare yourself in full (inclusive of thorough exam training) with us at PDLC.
At the moment you have passed the (mandatory) Inburgering-examen in The Netherlands (Civic Integration Exam), or the 'Naturalisatie-examen' in Singapore (Embassy) or The Netherlands, you have proven that you have mastered NT2 level A2. After this Inburgering-exam you are entitled to apply for either Dutch permanent residence or Dutch citizenship. Please not that only non-Singaporeans like Malaysians, Indonesians, Filipinos, Chinese and Thai are allowed to take the Naturalisation-exam in Singapore. Locals can never take the Dutch Naturalisation exam in their own country of origin (according to Dutch Immigration Law).
So Singaporeans can only take this exam if they would be residing in another country, like Malaysia or Indonesia.
It may have confused you: the Civic Integration Exam (1) is a very different exam compared to the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad (2):
∑ English: Civic Integration Exam
∑ Dutch: Inburgering-examen
∑ NT2 level: A2
∑ Minimum requirement if you aim to apply for Dutch Permanent Residence
∑ Minimum requirement if you aim to apply for Dutch Citizenship
∑ NOT MANDATORY if you have passed the NT2 State Exam I or II. However, since July 1st, 2015 you still need to pass the KNM test (Knowledge of Dutch Society) plus ONA test (Orientation on the Dutch Labour Market) next to passing your State Exam I or II. (For more info regarding this new requirement, please refer to our home page, and look for KNM)
∑ English: Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad
∑ Dutch: Basisexamen Inburgering Buitenland
∑ NT2 level: A1
∑ Required if you aim to apply for Dutch Temporary Residence Permit (first you need to apply for an MVV = entry ticket, followed by receiving a VVR, which is the real (official) Temporary Residence Permit.
We provide Dutch lessons for all of the above mentioned purposes.
All necessary teaching aids are in stock with us, so you do not need to purchase anything in The Netherlands or via Internet before you join one of our courses.
Please be advised that ONLY students who have signed up for one of our courses are entitled to purchase the relevant teaching aids from us.
Asian candidates in particular are having a hard time to strike the right intonation while reading Dutch, since it is very difficult for Asians to understand the way the Dutch apply their intonation.
However, it is good to know that since 2003, (the year we started with our Dutch Language Courses in Singapore), we have gained much experience in teaching the correct Dutch intonation to more than 700 South-East Asian students of all races until now.
If you would happen to know any of our former students, you would be aware of their close-to-perfect Dutch pronunciation and confident sentence building skills.
This is because we are very familiar with all possible pitfalls in terms of pronunciation and intonation, be it for Chinese Singaporeans, Malays, Indians, Filipinos, Thais, Indonesians, Mainland Chinese and Vietnamese. Our expertise will pull you through!
This is exactly the reason why a do-it-yourself course on the Internet will not be adequate. It wont be effective, since you will definitely need a professional, native Dutch language teacher with many years of experience in teaching Dutch to Asian students to correct your pronunciation and to learn how to build Dutch sentences the proper way.
Content of our extended
MVV Training Course:
∑ a professional Speed Course Dutch to reach the required NT2 level A1. As mentioned above, all teaching aids are readily available with us, and always up-to-date, so you dont need to buy anything.
∑ comprehensive listening skills training, with a special focus on correct Dutch spelling.
∑ quickly building a Dutch vocabulary of 1,200 most commonly used Dutch words
∑ learning how to answer whatever question asked in Dutch
∑ hands-on Knowledge of Dutch Society Training (= KNS) with 100 pictures and questions from the course book Naar Nederland (all teaching aids will be provided)
When you sign up with us, our native Dutch teacher will be sitting next to you for two hours per lesson in order to analyse your pronunciation. He will be teaching you how to pronounce Dutch sentences the proper way.
Since we have built up a lot of experience working with South-East Asian students since 2003, we know all about specific problems Asian students are facing when they try to master the Dutch language.
This is not only about proper intonation, but also regarding very confusing issues, such as the difference between zwak, zwart & zwaar. (A good example!) We will teach you all kinds of tips & trics, so that you will NOT confuse such words.
Since we know exactly how to tackle such (and many other) problems efficiently, you will save a lot of time working with us.
Your pronunciation and intonation will be very close to the skills of a native Dutch speaker.
With us, you will increase your Dutch vocabulary to 1,200 most commonly used words. This is necessary in order to understand simple questions in Dutch you need to answer.
We have it all readily available for you, right here in Singapore!
Our special training course typically consists of 10 lessons in a private setting (either 2, 3 or 4 students or on a one-to-one only basis).
Please be advised that it would be a good idea to sign up for our Beginners Course (if you are not in a real hurry, so if you do not need to move to The Netherlands within only a couple of months), because our lessons for Beginners will provide you with a solid basis to start with.
NT2 proficiency level A1 = requirement for your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad.
You will have reached the required proficiency level (NT2-A1) for your Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad after having attended the first 3 months of our Beginners Course.
Our MVV training course (without attending our Beginners Course) comprises of 10 intensive language training sessions plus practice sessions to achieve basic knowledge of Dutch society.
We will constantly assess your language skills. We are very confident that you will pass your exam with good results, like all of our other MVV students, provided you will study and practise very hard and follow our guidelines diligently.
Our teaching aids are composed by Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad specialists in The Netherlands. Some of these composers have been directly involved with the initial set-up of the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad.
S$1,100- for a complete MVV course from scratch, = 10 private lessons for Beginners (crash course) plus practical training sessions of 2 hours each, be it one-to-one or in a small group (max. 4 participants).
Rates for some additional lessons (if you wish) are S$120/- per extra lesson, to be paid at the beginning of such lesson.
Conditions for this specific option: an advance payment in full (10 lessons) is required.
Payments can be made by cheque (payable to ALLWRITE Text & Media Productions) or in cash.
We will provide you with an official receipt.
Venue MVV Training Course:
Exclusively at our Audiovisual Language Training Studio at Serangoon Green, Jalan Teck Kee, since all computer aided audio-visual test facilities (individual training laptop computers, projector, automated projection screen, Dutch library, hard-disks etcetera) for private & group training sessions have been installed there.
Time and dates:
With regard to the planning of your MVV course, you will need to discuss with our Language Course Coordinator Dais Chan in order to book your preferred reservation.
Please call our coordinator anytime between 10am and 10pm: 9684 0356 for more information about our available slots.
Thank you very much for your interest in our MVV Training Course !
Civic Integration in the country of origin
Civic integration (inburgering) refers to the process which ensures that immigrants who come to live in the Netherlands on a long-term basis speak the Dutch language, are aware of aspects of the Dutch society and are familiar with a number of key norms and values of it.
For this process to be successful, it must begin in the country of origin. Immigrants must have a basic understanding of the Dutch language and Dutch society, before they come to the Netherlands. Such knowledge is tested by means of an examination sat in the country of origin: the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad (Basisexamen Inburgering Buitenland).
This examination is governed by the Civic Integration Abroad Act (Wet inburgering in het buitenland). This Integration Examination is not a requirement for all immigrants, but (e.g). for Singaporeans, Filipinos, Thai, Malaysians, Indonesians, Chinese, Vietnamese and Russians, this exam is required in order to get an MVV.
The Dutch government considers civic integration to be necessary precondition for successful integration into Dutch society. The requirements for civic integration are stipulated in the Civic Integration Act (Wet inburgering).
The Civic Integration Act (Wet inburgering)
A large proportion of the Dutch population is made up of people from other countries. It is essential that everyone can speak the Dutch language and that everyone has an understanding of Dutch society, so that people can understand each other. For this reason, the Civic Integration Abroad Act came into force in the Netherlands on 1 January 2007.
The Act stipulates that everyone who immigrates to the Netherlands and lives in the Netherlands must learn the Dutch language and have an understanding of the workings of Dutch society.
This is referred to as civic integration (inburgering). Immigrants who are required to follow this process are also considered to be inburgeringsplichtig: they must pass the Civic Integration Exam(Inburgering-examen).
If you are unsure which immigration procedure is applicable with regard to your situation, and which forms you will need to fill in, please
click here to start the (very useful) online Residence Wizard:
for immediate advice from the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Department.
To download the Corporate Brochure of the IND (overview of activities and all addresses) in Dutch, edition March 2011), please click here.
Dutch Immigration & Residency Essentials
The following link may also be very useful to you and your partner:
†Dutch Immigration Handbook (in English), composed by the renowned expatriate service website Expatica.
On this page, you will also find further links to useful information regarding Employment, Housing, Education, Life in The Netherlands, Leisure, Finance & Business, Forums, Student Portal, and much more.
What are you going to learn
Basic Civic Integration Exam Training for MVV?
Next to focusing on the teaching aids Naar Nederland we will thoroughly practise:
(= oral proficiency test)
∑ Perfect pronunciation with correct intonation & speed
∑ Maximising your Dutch vocabulary
∑ Replying short questions in Dutch with confidence
∑ Learning how to complete Dutch sentences (orally) in a logical way
(= reading test)
∑ Recognising correct spelling (out of 4 choices) of spoken Dutch words
∑ Recognising correct pronunciation (out of 4 choices) of written Dutch words
Kennis Nederlandse Samenleving (KNS-test)
(= Knowledge of Dutch Society)
∑ Mastering the correct answers to all 100 questions about Dutch Society (KNS)
All these subjects will be tested during the (new) Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad at the Dutch Embassy.
With us, your pronunciation will be guaranteed perfect, your listening skills will be thoroughly trained and you will master 1,200 most common Dutch words as a solid basis.
Can I also take an online MVV course, instead of classes or private lessons?
Wherever you are, in Holland or in Singapore, Malaysia or Taiwan, Vietnam or Myanmar, and you didnt manage to find a good Dutch teacher nearby, it is possible to arrange live Skype MVV-training sessions with us.
While you are connected to native Dutch language teacher Matthieu Quere in Singapore using Skype, we are providing an e-learning facility at the same time: you can view our teaching aids and whiteboard notes live on your laptop, computer screen, iPad, Galaxy Tab or any other, similar device, while practising with the teacher. Very convenient!
We are using crystal clear diagrams, showing a systematic structure of Dutch vowels, consonants and combined vowels (diphthongs), and you will also quickly learn how to build a 100% correct Dutch sentence! This knowledge will help you tremendously when you need to build Dutch sentences, because you will know how a Dutch sentence structure is supposed to look like.
As you can imagine, for several reasons, the benefits of having your lessons together with a qualified, experienced native Dutch language teacher, sitting next to you for personal coaching (2 hours per lesson, 10 lessons in total) are obvious.
If you are living here in Singapore, but you are not able to visit our MVV Training Studio, for instance because of medical reasons (or perhaps you need to keep an eye on your new born baby or other family members)., the same benefits apply.
In such cases, you can also use Skype to connect to us.
It is good to know that we provide a special service you will not get to enjoy when you would sign up for any other online MVV training course:
We will connect you to all of our former Asian students in Holland (using social media), which assures valuable support whenever you need help of any kind.
Many good friendships have already been formed; our students and ex-students are exchanging lots of information and fun-messages using WhatsApp, Twitter and Facebook.
Even in Holland, they meet up to study together, enjoy home-cooked Asian meals, organise outings. All together, they feel much more at home in The Netherlands.
Furthermore, thanks to lots of feedback from all of our former students, we not only get up-to-date information regarding real questions and opposites during the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad, but they also keep us updated about specific difficulties you can encounter during (or even after) your MVV application procedure.
We will share all this information with you if applicable to your situation so that you will be well-informed about all kinds of (relevant) pitfalls.
Mind you: the only effective way to master Dutch pronunciation is to have your lessons together with a native Dutch teacher sitting next to you, constantly assessing and correcting you, since you cannot check your own pronunciation while doing self-study.
We have been conducting MVV Training Courses since 2006, (which was the year the Basic Civic Integration Exam Abroad came into effect), which means that we are very familiar with all specific problems South-East Asians experience while learning Dutch.
It is very important to spend much time on adequate training of your listening and pronunciation skills, and we are here to help you.
Call us at 9684 0356; we simply guarantee you will pass with much confidence and great results, like all of our other students!
We wish you success with your exam and MVV application!
Click here to download complete &
up-to-date information (in Dutch) about Wet Inburgering
(Immigration & Integration Law)
Clear and useful Q & A.
Click here to download everything you need to know (in Dutch) about Naturalisatie & Inburgering.
Kingsfield Education Centre, 150 Orchard Road #08-07
In case you would like to discuss specific issues with
the teacher, kindly arrange an appointment.
For enquiries / appointments:
please call our coordinator
Dais Chan at 9684 0356.