The Taalhuis is a cooperation of several local organisations.
The Taalhuis was started in cooperation with the Municipality, the Bibliotheek Haarlemmermeer, ROC van Amsterdam, Meerwaarde, Vluchtelingenwerk (Taal op Maat) and the Spaarne Gasthuis, with guidance by Stichting Lezen & Schrijven. The goal is to combat illiteracy with the use of an effective network organisation, with a combination of formal and non-formal educational supply.
The municipality Haarlemmermeer has 153,915 inhabitants (2019). The municipality stresses the fact that everyone should be able to participate in society, that also goes for illiterates. The goal is to achieve diplomas and raise the language level.
Reducing illiteracy (writing, simple math and digital) is the main goal of the Adult education policy. This will serve to give illiterates more opportunities to participate in society and also to give them better chances at the labour market.
The mission of the Bibliotheek Haarlemmermeer is to stimulate participation in culture and education by actively providing a physical and digital collection, cultural activities and a neutral and safe meeting place. The collection offers inspiration and information, and with that it stimulates the personal and societal development of the inhabitants of Haarlemmermeer. The Bibliotheek facilitates space for the Taalhuis and for the intaker. The Bibliotheek also takes care of the collection and use of practice and course books and digital practice programs. Besides that, the Bibliotheek also manages the computers, communication and PR of the Taalhuis. Lastly the Bibliotheek is responsible for keeping the website and social media up-to-date.
The ROC van Amsterdam provides formal supply in the form of naturalisation courses and language education. The ROC also provides intermediate vocational education and it plays a big role in society as supplier of labour force. The education is fine-tuned to the market and the changes therein, so that there are always enough qualified people. Regarding the Taalhuis the ROC has naturalisation courses and language education.