Following lessons

Questions about following lessons and corona (COVID-19).

General

How can I follow lessons?

You cannot go to school from 16 December. You can take lessons at home. Here you must have given your school permission in advance.

Lessons at home

Is following lessons at home on my computer, laptop, tablet or phone more expensive than going to school?

You can ask your own language school. They can tell you about the costs.

I am following a literacy course. From when can I follow online classes at home from my language school?

You can do this from 6 April 2020. You can follow language lessons at home on your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone.

I am following a literacy course. Are there any rules for following language lessons at home on my computer, laptop, tablet or phone?

Yes, the following rules apply:

  • You signed a contract with a language school on or before December 16, 2020.
  • The contact must be submitted to DUO before December 16, 2020.
  • You have attended 48 classroom hours (not online).
  • You told your language school in a letter, email, or WhatsApp that you want to follow lessons at home. You therefore gave your language school permission to teach you in a different way.
  • You can only follow lessons at home from your own language school. You can’t switch schools.
  • You follow no more hours at home than you did at school.
  • You can only follow lessons at home if you get help from a teacher. You can practice up to 50% of your time without direct assistance from the teacher. But the teacher has to be available in case you need help.
  • You can only work with teaching materials (such as Diglin+) if you have practiced with them at school.

I am following an literacy course. Do the hours of language lessons I follow at home count towards dispensation for the integration exam?

Yes, they do. All hours you followed from 6 April at your own language school count. There are 4 conditions:

  • You signed a contract with a language school on or before December 16 2020. This contract was submitted to DUO before December 16. 
  • You have attended 48 classroom hours (not online).
  • You follow no more hours at home than you did at school.
  • You can only count the digital hours that you actually followed lessons. Hours of digital self-study don’t count.
  • You told your language school in a letter, email, or WhatsApp that you want to follow lessons at home. You therefore gave your language school permission to teach you in a different way.

I am following an integration course. Do the hours of language lessons I follow at home count towards extra time or dispensation for the integration exam?

Yes, they do. All hours you followed from 16 March at your own language school count. There are 4 conditions:

  • You signed a contract with a language school on or before December 16 2020. This contract was submitted to DUO before December 16.
  • You follow no more hours at home than you did at school.
  • You can only count the digital hours that you actually followed lessons. Hours of digital self-study don’t count.
  • You told your language school in a letter, email, or WhatsApp that you want to follow lessons at home. You therefore gave your language school permission to teach you in a different way.

Do ONA hours I follow at home count towards the 64 hours statement for ONA?

Yes, they do. All hours you followed from 16 March at your own language school count. This includes ONA hours that are in your contract. There are 3 conditions:

  • You signed a contract with a language school on or before December 16 2020. This contract was submitted to DUO before December 16.
  • You follow no more hours at home than you did at school.
  • You told your language school in a letter, email, or WhatsApp that you want to follow lessons at home. You therefore gave your language school permission to teach you in a different way.
I have a new contract for integration classes and I want to take classes at home. Can I count these hours for the time statement?

Hours that you have taken at your own language school from April 6, 2020, count under the following conditions:

  • You signed a contract with your language school on or before December 16, 2020. This contract was submitted to DUO before December 16, 2020. 
  • At home, you attend classes for a maximum of as many hours as when you went to school. 
  • For exemption you may only count the digital hours that you have taken lessons. Digital hours of self-study do not count.
  • You have told your language school in a letter, an e-mail or WhatsApp that you want to take lessons at home. You have thereby given permission to your language school to teach you in a different way.