International relocations impact children significantly. Our tools and programs support a seamless continuation of their education across borders.
An international relocation impacts children significantly. It turns their world upside down in many respects. With such a 180-degree change, they require the right tools, programs, and teaching methods to ensure a smooth, seamless continuation of their education across borders. Our flexible, innovative educational solutions help them grow and thrive. Want to know how these solutions can enrich a child’s development? Read more below!
Children living abroad breathe a different culture, which often slows or even thwarts the development of their native language skills. To improve their mastery of their mother tongue, we have developed Mother-Tongue Maintenance Courses, providing a modern, flexible, online distance-learning program. Personal, tailored guidance from experienced teachers and appealing teaching materials ensure a child can fit the program into its schedule and stays motivated.
To many, summer is the most pleasant season of the year. Why not use these months to let children expand their knowledge of Dutch? If your family is returning to the Netherlands after a stint abroad or if you want your child to keep practicing its Dutch language skills, our Summer School offers a solution. You are free to determine the pace: our teachers are available to provide feedback on homework and Skype with children throughout the summer.
Want your child to get off to a flying start after your upcoming international relocation? Our pre-departure language courses are tailored to the needs and skills of each child. Even if children are already fluent in a language, our courses can help them master specific terms (for example, math-related idiom), so they can keep up during the first weeks at their new school.
Each country has its own educational system, which often instills doubt in families returning to the Netherlands. They want their children to receive the most suitable education, but which grade (elementary education) or level (secondary education) reflects the development stage a child is currently in? Our placement testing provides the answers. You can rely on the resulting recommendations, as these are recognized by Dutch schools.
Sometimes, placement testing points out that a certain grade or level is most suitable for a child, but only if it can make up a learning backlog. Remedial teaching is the answer: it allows the child to start in the grade that pertains to its skills while receiving temporary additional support. We provide families with advice on remedial teaching and, if desired, find an apt teacher in the neighborhood.
Report cards can be translated one on one, but not all Dutch schools are familiar with the systems of other countries. To ensure a child’s educational performance is taken into account, we create Educational Progress Reports. In doing so, we go beyond a regular translation: we explain the context of the foreign educational system, so the Dutch school can interpret the report card correctly.