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Subsidy for Dutch language training

From 1 January 2020, an RAS contribution can again be requested for language courses.

Cleaning is a profession. To be able to practice that profession professionally, good education is important, which is why De RAS stimulates this through, among other things, a subsidy for Dutch language training.

You can apply for the RAS contribution until 1 January 2021 at the latest, or until the budget runs out. The employer can receive a contribution of up to € 3.500 per course per participant via the RAS. The employer pays the costs of the training and the training hours. The subsidy is cost-effective for groups of at least four participants. With fewer registrations, we can put an employee on the waiting list or start with a small group. There is then a personal contribution per person.

With a language course or writing process, employees can improve their Dutch language skills. A language course is mainly about speaking and listening. And a writing process is all about writing skills. This is mainly intended for direct supervisors, because in their work they have a lot to do with writing e-mails and short messages to employees and clients. Improving the skills of the Dutch language ensures better communication in the workplace, but it also gives the employee self-confidence and strengthens their position on the labor market.

Do you also want to arrange this for your employee? Then take it Contact us. We are happy to make you a quote without obligation.

Below you can read which courses we offer and how you can register employees.

Speaking and understanding Dutch language course better

Focus on oral communication


Improving speaking and listening skills aimed at the work situation of the employees, so that communication on the work floor improves.

Target audience

Employees in the cleaning and window cleaning industry, who still have difficulty with the oral skills of the Dutch language (speaking and listening).


To participate, employees must be alphabetized. This course is offered on two levels:

  • Improve the oral skills to level A2
  • Improve oral skills to level B1

Topics that may be discussed:

  • Understand / pass on work instructions
  • Informal and formal communication in the workplace
  • Give your opinion, make an appointment and work together
  • Work Consultation
  • Vocabulary related to the work situation
  • Fixed expressions and sayings regarding the work situation
  • Pronunciation and intonation
Lesson duration and lesson planning

Lessons are given once a week (twice a week). A lesson lasts 2, 2.5 or 3 hours per lesson. The start date, class day and class time are agreed upon in consultation. The course lasts 60 or 70 hours, depending on the group size.

Lesson location

The course takes place on location of the client or on the object where the employees work.




Language course Writing customer-oriented e-mails

Focus on written skills


Improving writing skills so that employees are better able to write customer-oriented e-mails that are clear and comprehensible to the reader.

Target audience

Direct managers who have difficulty writing, because they have a lot to do with writing short messages, e-mails and reports.


The minimum entry level is level A2. Participants do an intake in which the starting level is tested and the bottlenecks become clear. This course is offered on three levels:

  • Writing customer-oriented e-mails with the ultimate goal B1 level
  • Writing customer-oriented e-mails with the ultimate goal B2 level
  • Writing customer-oriented e-mails with end goal C1 level

 Topics that may be discussed

  • Formulate in clear, short sentences
  • Dutch spelling and grammar
  • Add structure
  • Opening and closing of e-mails
  • Focused on the work of direct supervisors in the Cleaning industry
  • After each lesson a specific writing assignment that must be submitted by e-mail before the next lesson
  • Teaching materials and homework assignments focused on the work of the students specially compiled by Taal in de Schoonmaak
  • Study load two to four hours every two weeks
Lesson duration and lesson planning

Lesson days and times are coordinated with the students and the client.

Lesson location

The training takes place on location of the client or on the object where the employees work.

Strategy: step-by-step

Preparation training

1. Register participants

The client enters the names of the employees who are specified for the language training on the registration form. The Client receives the registration form from TopTaal.

2. Intake with participants

Prior to the course, an intake takes place with the employees, during which the starting level is tested. The intake consists of a reading and writing test and a learnability test. A personal interview is also taken to determine the speaking skills level.

3. Order confirmation for client

We prepare a training proposal based on the objectives set and the intake results. The training proposal is submitted to the client for approval. If approved, the client will receive an order confirmation that must be returned to us signed and approved.

4. Grant application

TopTaal applies for the subsidy from the RAS. You must provide a number of documents for this.

Language path


Employee follows the training with a focus on oral or written skills. The client will indicate in advance whether the employee is following a training course to improve oral or written skills.

Teaching material

We use teaching materials that have been specially developed for employees in the cleaning industry. The assignments fit well with the work situation and there is a lot of practice with practical situations.

Study load

The employee is given homework / practical assignments after class to ensure that he makes steady progress in the language level.

Reporting during the training

The client receives an interim report on the progress and motivation of the participant. This also states to what extent the employee has made progress towards the set goals.

MyTop Language: Digital course tracking system

TopTaal works with its own digital student tracking system: MyTopTaal. You will receive a personal account to log in to MyTop Language. This way you can follow the attendance and progress of your employees at all times.

Language in the cleaningThe reports are also uploaded to MenTopLanguage and we maintain important correspondence. The benefits for you at a glance:

  • You are always and everywhere up-to-date
  • The privacy of the students / employees is guaranteed
  • It saves you a lot of (administrative) time

Review and certificate

The participant is assessed at the end of the training. The test results are processed in a final report. The participant receives a certificate.




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