Books and Methods
During our lessons we use the common books and methods that are also used in most Dutch primary schools.
- We work thematically with our toddlers, each week we deal with a theme that is close to the perception of young children (think of “fire man, spring, petting zoo, etc.). You can print the lesson material or view it from the computer.
- For Dutch-speaking children abroad, the method ‘Veilig leren lezen’ is used in group 3.
- In group 4 to 8 we work with the method ‘Taal Actief and Nieuwsbegrip’.
- The children who are at secondary school level work with the digital method ‘Kern’.
- For non-native children who want to start learning the Dutch language at the very beginning, we work with ‘Hotel Hallo’ and a teaching method designed by us.
- For adults who start with their online Dutch lessons we like to work with the methods: NT2 OP MAAT.
The children work on a new interesting theme every week, so that they not only learn Dutch, but also learn a lot about Dutch customs and culture. Many materials, current messages and colorful pictures are used to make it as interesting as possible for the children.
In addition, all children at Dutch for Kids also work with the help of a digital learning environment. With this, they can do a lot of extra exercises that fit in nicely with the lessons. Our students work via Squla and Spellingoefenen.nl (as a parent you don’t have to pay anything for this). And all students from group 4 work with Nieuwsbegrip online. With this method, the students read weekly texts about current topics that take place in the Netherlands. It’s very nice to read/talk and write about this when you are being taught from abroad! Together with the teacher, the children read texts and based on the texts they independently make their online homework.
The purpose of the online Dutch lessons
The aim of the online Dutch lessons is that, after a period of residence abroad, your child can enter a Dutch (primary) school, college or university without any problems. This will enable your child to integrate well into Dutch society.
You will receive a report every six months for your own administration. This report can be taken to the Dutch or Belgian (primary) school when you decide to return to your home country. In this way, the school can get a clear picture of your child’s language ability.
Every six months, the teacher, the children and parents set goals together to enable the children to reach a higher language level.
To achieve this objective, the teacher offers development-oriented language lessons. This means that the language method is always linked to a theme. In order to keep the lessons as interesting as possible for the children, they also learn a lot about current affairs and the cultural background of the Netherlands.