The LanguageOne Singapore programme for Dutch-language students in primary education 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 children are growing up, we encourage the children to tap into their own linguistic knowledge in order to develop their Dutch-language skills. We use various didactic methods to enhance motivation and the pleasure the children take in learning.
After attending the day programme, our students take 3 hours per week of themed classes, which are distributed across so-called units, at Stamford American School, Nexus International School Singapore or Canadian International School. A unit is a set of lessons about a specific theme that will be treated over the course of a number of weeks. Your children will carry out meaningful language and culture-related tasks in a way that resonates and connects with their world and that will facilitate a possible repatriation to the Netherlands or Flanders.
By assigning tasks your children understand and find important, we also emphasise the importance of the Dutch language and Dutch culture. This leads our students to develop an intrinsic motivation to master all language domains.
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.
The school guide (in Dutch) contains detailed information about subjects such as intake and placement, assessment, parent involvement and quality.
The tuition fee for group 1-2 is SGD 3080. The tuition fee for group 3-8 is SGD 4470. Further details regarding fees and payment can be found in our General Terms & Conditions (in Dutch).