What is the STAP-budget?

The STAP-budget is a government subsidy of 1000 euro max. that can be requested and used once per year for a training or education of one’s own choice. STAP stands for Stimulering van de ArbeidsmarktPositie (Stimulation of Labour market Position), and is offered to residents by the Dutch Central Government. You can therefore use the STAP-budget for a training or education which will improve your position on the labour market.

With Berlitz you can use a STAP-budget to follow a language course of your own choice. Below, you will find the Berlitz course offering for the STAP-budget.

Which language courses does Berlitz offer for STAP?

Live Online courses

What is Berlitz Live Online?

Berlitz Live online courses are online language courses. During lessons, you will meet your instructor via video in a live, online learning environment.

Live online individual

Dutch*; English; German; Spanish; French; Italian; Arabic; Armenian; Danish; Indonesian; Japanese; Chinese - Mandarin; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Russian; Swedish

A-languages

  • Dutch: Berlitz levels 1 to 5 (CEF A1 to B1.1)
  • English, German, Spanish, French and Italian: Berlitz levels 1 to 8 (CEF A1 to B2.2)

Want to know your current language level? Test your level here.

B-languages

Arabic, Armenian, Danish, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese – Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish: At least complete beginner to A2.3 level, but higher levels may be available, depending on the language.

A-Languages
  • Available for: Dutch*, English, German, Spanish, French and Italian
  • Flexible planning
  • Incl. course material and registration
B-Languages
  • Available for: Arabic, Armenian, Danish, Indonesian, Japanese, Chinese – Mandarin, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish
  • Flexible planning
  • Incl. Course material and registration

Live online (small) group – gold

Dutch*; English; German; Spanish; French

  • Dutch: Berlitz levels 1 to 3 (CEF A1 to A2.2)
  • English, German, Spanish and French: Beginner and Intermediate
Test your current level in one of these languages here.

ONLINE (SMALL) GROUP – GOLD

  • Lessons in a small group (3 to 6 learners)
  • Lessons are 1 evening per week, 2 hours each
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Incl. course material and registration
  • The full price of 560,- (no VAT applies) will be covered by your STAP-budget

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Blended courses

Berlitz Go

Dutch; Italian; Danish; Norwegian, Swedish

Berlitz levels 1 to 3 (CEF A1 to A2.2)

  • Flexieble planning of the live sessions with a Berlitz language instructor– each session lasts 30 minutes
  • + unlimited access to independent learning of all languages available on the Mondly App
  • + Kids e-learning content
  • + access to all the Mondly App resources (approx. 300 hours of extra learning activities per language)
  • Incl. registration

Berlitz Flex

English; German; Spanish

  • English: Berlitz levels 1 to 8 (CEF A1 to B2.2)
  • German and Spanish: Berlitz levels 1 to 4 (CEF A1 to A2.3)
  • Flexieble planning on the MyBerlitz portal
  • Detailed progress information and personal instructor feedback
  • Incl. Registration

CyberTeachers LIVE

An innovative and user friendly tool for language learning in a digital environment. The LIVE format includes short, daily, group lessons.

English; German; Spanish; French

  • English, German and Spanish: Berlitz levels 1 to 8 (CEF A1 to B2.2)
  • French: Berlitz levels 1 to 4 (CEF A1 to A2.3)
  • A customised lesson programme with hundreds of interactive activities (grammar, vocabulary, writing and speaking) and content related to the professional field of the participant
  • Short, daily, group lessons at three different levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced)
  • Innovative tools, such as a dictionary, speech trainer and a live language coach
  • Personalised ‘learning path’
  • Short, daily “Flash lessons” via e-mail
  • Online digital assistant– helps you compose professional correspondence and prepare presentations
  • Detailed progress information
  • 15 Interface Languages
  • Incl. registration

Face to face courses

Face to face courses

Private lessons with your Berlitz instructor, customized to your agenda, wishes, needs and professional field.

Dutch; English; German; French

  • Dutch: Berlitz levels 1 to 5 (CEF A1 to B1.1)
  • English, German and French: At all Berlitz (1 to 10) levels (CEF A1 to C1)

The lessons will take place at one of our 4 Language Centres in The Netherlands:


CityAddress

Amsterdam

Weerdestein 205
1083 GN Amsterdam

Den Haag (The Hague)

Koninginnegracht 60,
2514 AE Den Haag

Maastricht

Sint Pieterskade 26,
6212 AD Maastricht

Rotterdam

Westblaak 194,
3012 KN Rotterdam






  • Available for: Dutch; English; German; French
  • Individual lesson planning
  • Incl. course material and registration

Self-study courses

CyberTeachers CLASSIC

English; German; Spanish; French

  • English, German and Spanish: Berlitz levels 1 to 8 (CEF A1 to B2.2)
  • French: Berlitz levels 1 to 4 (CEF A1 to A2.3)
  • A customised lesson programme with hundreds of interactive activities (grammar, vocabulary, writing and speaking) and content related to the professional field of the participant
  • Innovative tools, such as a dictionary and speech trainer
  • Personalised ‘learning path’
  • Short, daily “Flash lessons” via e-mail
  • Online digital assistant– helps you compose professional correspondence and prepare presentations
  • Detailed progress information
  • 15 Interface Languages
  • Incl. registration

FAQs

To qualify for a STAP-budget you must have the following prerequisites:

  • You may apply for a personal STAP-budget maximally once per year
  • You must be between 18 and AOW (state pension) age.
  • You must have NL or EU nationality – NB: If only your partner has NL or EU nationality, you may still qualify.
  • You must be registered for Dutch social insurance (volksverzekerd) – This means you must have lived, worked, or received social security benefits in The Netherlands for at least a 6- month period, during the last 27 months

1. Choose a course above. If you are not a complete beginner in the chosen language, test your current level.

    2. Make a pre-registration by sending an e-mail to stap@berlitz.nl with the following information:

    • Name of the chosen course, for example ‘BERLITZ GO – 2 levels’
    • The chosen language
    • Your personal information:
      • E-mail address and phone number
      • Complete name
      • Address, postal code, city
      • Date of birth

    You will receive a STAP-aanmeldingsbewijs from Berlitz.

    If the application period is already open, you can register directly on the dedicated STAP portal: UWV_STAP - Voorportaal (stapuwv.nl)

    3. Apply for a STAP-budget on the STAP portal: UWV_STAP - Voorportaal (stapuwv.nl). You will need to following for your application:

    • Your DigID
    • Your STAP-aanmeldingsbewijs

    NB! In case an additional payment is required, Berlitz will only send you the invoice after your STAP-application has been approved!

    4. If your STAP-application is approved, Berlitz will contact you and you can start learning!

      For more information about the STAP-budget, please visit the dedicated government website:

      STAP-budget voor scholing en ontwikkeling | Leven Lang Ontwikkelen | Rijksoverheid.nl or visit the STAP-portal itself: UWV_STAP - Voorportaal (stapuwv.nl)

      For questions about Berlitz, or one of the Berlitz courses for the STAP-budget, please email us: STAP@berlitz.nl.

      For general question about the STAP-budget, the conditions or the application procedure, please visit: UWV_STAP - Veelgestelde vragen (stapuwv.nl). or call the UWV on this number: 088-898 22 02

      Why is the Berlitz method so effective? Learn more about the Berlitz Method and teaching principles or watch this video: The Berlitz Method.

      Contact

      If you have any questions, please get in touch with stap@berlitz.nl