Inspiration

Taalhuis Ede

Since the start of Taalhuis Ede, TopTaal has been a committed partner and ally. The cooperation between non-formal and formal offerings means that residents of Ede can count on an appropriate language offer.

The language house plays a central role in referring candidates to the various options for tackling basic skills. If someone reports to Taalhuis Ede, the candidate will carefully consider what would best suit the goal he or she has. In addition, the project manager of TopTaal and Annelies Berk of the language house regularly go out on the road to organizations to talk about the subject of low literacy and what opportunities there are for people. Native speakers who have difficulty reading and writing do not automatically report. The common goal is to help residents of the municipality of Ede become more self-reliant.

TopTaal is an important player for us.

Positive experiences

Annelies Berk from the language house: 'My experiences with TopTaal are positive. TopTaal is a very important player for us. As a Language House, we are not only for people who learn Dutch as a second language, but also for native speakers who have difficulty coping. To ensure that low literacy receives attention in the municipality and to coordinate the offer well, we have a Language House Steering Group. TopTaal is part of the steering group and together with the other partners, WerkKracht, Municipality of Ede, Malkander and Cultura, we keep each other sharp. In addition, the TopTaal project leader regularly consults with the language house coordinator Annelies Berk about applications, referrals, bottlenecks in the offer and how to respond to waiting lists.

It's great that TopTaal is also enthusiastic and that we can count on each other so much. We can now offer participants ongoing education. If someone is no longer formally able to continue, the non-formal offer will look for an activity where someone can maintain the acquired skills. Participants have really progressed through training at TopTaal, they indicate. I hear positive messages. For me, TopTaal is a social organization that has a real heart for the target group. "