Why is it important for expat children to learn Dutch?

Why is it important for expat children to learn Dutch?

Living abroad as a Dutch family, like many of you, often involves navigating a delicate balance of cultures, languages, and identities for our children. A question that frequently arises among my clients or friends is: why is it so crucial to teach our children Dutch, even when they are thousands of kilometers away from the…

Navigating Dutch Study Requirements as an Expat Child: Our Support for a Smooth Transition

Navigating Dutch Study Requirements as an Expat Child: Our Support for a Smooth Transition

Imagine this: you’re a teenager living abroad, and you’re set on studying in the Netherlands by the time you turn 18. What do you need to know? What about the entrance exams some universities require? How can you prepare yourself and ensure your Dutch skills are up to par not only for engaging conversations with…

Koningsdag: Hoe vieren Nederlandse expatkinderen deze nationale feestdag?

Koningsdag: Hoe vieren Nederlandse expatkinderen deze nationale feestdag?

Als expatouder in het buitenland is het natuurlijk super leuk om de Nederlandse cultuur en tradities levendig te houden voor je kinderen, zelfs als je duizenden kilometers ver van huis bent. Een van de meest iconische Nederlandse feestdagen is natuurlijk Koningsdag. Maar hoe vieren expatkinderen deze nationale feestdag in verschillende landen over de hele wereld?…

Online Dutch Lessons for Preschoolers: How Do We Do It?

Online Dutch Lessons for Preschoolers: How Do We Do It?

In this blog post, I’ll take you on a journey through one of my online Dutch lessons. The lesson is with Benedicta, a curious preschooler from America. In this blog post, you can read about what developmental learning entails. I’ll show you, through my lessons, how I apply this in practice during online Dutch lessons….

Discover how our Online Lessons Boost Your Child’s Language Skills!

Discover how our Online Lessons Boost Your Child’s Language Skills!

Do you dream of your children picking up the Dutch language, even as you embark on the adventure of expat life? At Dutch for Kids, we understand that all too well, and we have a fantastic solution for you: our online lessons that enhance your children’s language proficiency! Free trial lesson and introductory conversation We…

Holidays in the Netherlands: unveiling the meaning behind traditions

Holidays in the Netherlands: unveiling the meaning behind traditions

Holidays in the Netherlands are not just about coming together and celebrating; they’re also steeped in traditions and rich meanings. For Dutch expat families living abroad, these traditions often serve as a connection to their homeland and a way to maintain their Dutch identity, even from a distance. In this blog post, I want to…

Learning Dutch to socialize: a personalized approach

Learning Dutch to socialize: a personalized approach

As a language teacher for children learning Dutch, I engage daily with families from diverse cultural backgrounds. Recently, I had a delightful conversation with a client originating from Turkey, who has been residing in the Netherlands for some time. Their daughter attends the international school in The Hague. Despite the school offering Dutch lessons, my…