About LanguageOne

You are planning on moving abroad with your family in the near future, or, you have already been living abroad, as an expat for instance, for quite a while. You will then have to make important decisions in terms of your child’s education. In general, the school language will be English. And while you probably often speak Dutch (or any other home language) with your child, it is often not sufficient to maintain that home language or further develop it into a certain academic level. One third of all children that emigrate return to the Netherlands or Flanders within five years. An important advantage of continuing to develop in the home language is that it is easier for children to return to education in the country of origin.

For over 30 years, LanguageOne has been a leading international organisation that offers high-quality language and culture education to children who grow up abroad. We provide Dutch Language and Culture classes to children aged 2½ to 18 who live abroad (temporarily or permanently).

Our students grow up in a very rich environment, in which they are raised bilingual or multilingual and come into contact with many different cultures.

LanguageOne has schools in the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi, Dubai), Doha (Qatar), Muscat (Oman), Hong Kong, Shanghai-Suzhou (China), Singapore (Singapore), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and Perth (Australia). Our distance learning programmes are the perfect solution for students who live far from a LanguageOne school.

LanguageOne is affiliated with the Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide and accredited by the Dutch Inspectorate of Education.


Our story
It was at the request of Shell that our former parent organisation (Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation) started preparations for a Dutch school in England. Since then, Shell and LanguageOne joined forces for the benefit of high-quality education in the cities where Shell and LanguageOne are located. Together, we have made a firm commitment to excellent school facilities for the children of Shell employees.

KMM Group

LanguageOne is part of the IVIO-label which belongs to the KMM Group. The KMM Group is a rapidly growing and innovative group of businesses with over 600 employees, divided across four strong brands: IVIO, Metafoor, Karmac and Prosu. The organisation originally began with four companies and has now grown to include a total of 22 businesses. The KMM Groep has been appointed Deloitte’s Best Managed Company (in 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018).