BplusC (Library, Culture, Courses)
BplusC is a dynamic organisation that offers a great, versatile and complete range of courses for everyone in Leiden, Leiderdorp, Oegstgeest, Voorschoten and Wassenaar. Under the motto of ‘life-long learning’, we offer a programme brimming with knowledge, contact, development, society, art and culture.
BplusC is the main provider of library services and art and culture education in Leiden and its environs. Every year, over 5,000 students take lessons or courses at BplusC, while more than one million people visit our activities and buildings. Also, we have almost 26,500 library members. Some 19,000 pupils from primary and secondary education take part in our projects and activities. This makes BplusC the largest cultural organisation in the area. Under the banner of ‘life-long learning’ we provide a programme full of knowledge, of society, art and culture, and with plenty opportunities for personal development. We offer high quality in the fields of literature, language, media, music, art and culture, at all levels, from beginners to advanced learners.
BplusC is Leiden's leading Centre of Art and Culture, organizing a wide variety of courses for both children and adults in Leiden, Wassenaar, Oegstgeest and Voorschoten. BplusC offers language courses, including English and Dutch at different levels, and Spanish and Italian for beginners. In addition, all dance, music and visual arts courses are readily accessible to English-speaking participants. The language of tuition will be Dutch but the terminology used is either international or else can easily be translated by the teacher.
We are happy to provide participants with further information and advice, always in consultation with the teachers concerned.
The BplusC Language House [Taalhuis] provides information and advice for all those who would like to read, write or speak (better) Dutch. The Language House offers course material, dictionaries, easy readers as well as workplaces where you can practise the language. Every week, there is also a Language Clinic.
BplusC offers reading hours to children in Dutch, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Children love being read to, and exploring and reading books together with parents or other adults. Reading to children encourages the language and speech development in children and helps them concentrate: your child will benefit from this throughout their life.
BplusC Dutch lessons for foreigners: https://www.bplusc.nl/cursusaanbod/Taal-en-literatuur/talen/nederlands.html