Dutch at Elckerlyc International School 

The teaching of our host country language is an important part of Elckerlyc International School.

As soon as students have a reasonable command of the English language they will enter the Dutch program. This will vary individually as some students will acquire a language at a faster pace than others. The school will make these decisions after close consultation with class teachers, EAL-teachers (English as an Additional Language) and the Dutch teachers. Children in groups 0 and 1 will receive 2 sessions of 30 minutes per week, students in groups 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 will receive 2 sessions of 45 minutes per week.

• to be able to communicate and take part in Dutch society
• to communicate with students within the Dutch Montessori part of the school
• to expose students to various aspects of Dutch culture