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Dutch Language and Culture in primary education – integrated IB PYP

The Dutch-language students enrolled in the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) at Dubai International Academy (DIA) have the option of taking Dutch classes. These classes are part of the teaching schedule of DIA. The curriculum focuses on the language domains of reading, writing, spoken language skills and language usage. Our classes are richly varied in content and are taught by qualified teachers with experience in the Dutch education system and/or Dutch-language teaching abroad. By involving the issues of our time and the international environment in which your child is growing up, we encourage the child to tap into their own linguistic knowledge in order to develop his/her Dutch-language skills. We use various methods to enhance motivation and the pleasure the children take in learning.

In practice: Unit Who we are

Our students learn about the differences between people, where everyone is from and what they as human beings represent. In groups 3/4 the students create riddles and send these to their family by post. Students in groups 5/6 make a school paper in which they share the knowledge they have acquired about the human body. The students of groups 7/8 prepare a presentation about their own personality and try to find out more about each other through interviews.

More information

The school guide (in Dutch) contains detailed information about subjects such as intake and placement, assessment, parent involvement and quality.

Tuition fees

The tuition fee for the school year 2018-2019 is AED 9700. Further details regarding fees and payment can be found in our General Terms & Conditions (in Dutch).


Dutch classes are integrated in the teaching schedule of DIA.

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