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Stichting Leren Helpt!



Foreign-speaking adults who live in Amsterdam: on the one hand non-Western foreigners – mostly people integrating – and on the other hand Western foreigners. There are many different backgrounds within both target groups in terms of education level, work experience, age and gender.


By contact with a language volunteer, non-native adults, who are difficult to keep up with in society due to their language deficiency, can increase their self-reliance.

Language support is provided by linking non-native speakers to language buddies, but also by deploying volunteers as class assistants during NT2 courses and / or as language café employees.

Thanks to the contact with a language volunteer, non-native speakers can increase their independence.


Your language buddy offers you individual support. You meet once a week for 1.5 hours, during the day or in the evening, for a period of 3 months. The agreements may consist of support with extracurricular assignments, social activation, homework guidance, repetition of the curriculum or extra practice with writing or speaking. Class assistants are deployed 2 to 3 times a week for 3 hours (in consultation) for a period of at least 3 months. This may involve assisting the teacher or guiding students to complete assignments (in small groups or individually).


Foundation Learning Helps! believes in comprehensive support. After linking to a participant / teacher, both parties will be contacted after the first two weeks to ask whether the start went well. Halfway through the process, the volunteer coordinator will contact you to ask how things have gone so far. At the end of the agreed process, an evaluation is carried out on the basis of a survey.

Language volunteers are motivated to follow the basic Language for Life training. In this course, the backgrounds, learning styles, learning goals and levels of participants, guidance with the different language skills, different working methods and the proper use of teaching materials are discussed in four half-days. In addition to the basic training, we also offer volunteers the opportunity to participate in peer review and theme meetings.


The foundation is active in the East, South, West, and New West districts.


The foundation is active in the East, South, West, and New West districts.