NT2-Welkom is a program to teach the Dutch language and provide cultural and social support. Refugees are eager to learn the Dutch language as soon as possible. Therefore, together with Dutch teachers and volunteers we decided to create an intercultural environment which contains an intensive Dutch course and social support activities.
The NT2-Welkom program contains six workshops; each workshop has intercultural activities (involving Dutch and Arabic culture). The workshops cover topics such as diversity and social relationships, human rights and humanitarian values, listening techniques and non-violence, and stereotypes and taboos.
The intercultural activities of NT2-welkom are not only meant to teach the newcomers about Dutch culture but also, offer the Dutch people the opportunity to get to know the newcomers and their culture.