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CURRICULUM INFORMATION PRIMARY SCHOOL

2. DUTCH LANGUAGE AND LITERACY DEVELOPMENT (CALPS) ❉ This is a four hour per week course. ❉ Focus is on Reading, Writing , Speaking and Listening in Dutch. ❉ The purpose is to gain Fluency in their native or family language. ❉ Three Levels: Beginners, Standard, Fluent. ❉ This level is suitable for children who have Dutch passports, Dutch Family background. ❉ Students are selected for this route based on their Netherlands profile AND their competence in the English Language (minimum Stanine Level 5).

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DUTCH LANGUAGE LESSONS Dutch lessons are provided by a teacher who is a Dutch Native Speaker. Dutch language curricula as well as a method designed for non-native speakers are used to ensure consistency and progress in the students’ Dutch language development. The progression of achievement of each Dutch student is clearly communicated to the parents/guardians at each reporting period. Dutch levels are identified as Dutch Language Acquisition BICS (beginners, standard) for non-native speakers, Dutch Language, and Literature for native or bilingual Dutch language speakers CALPS. A student’s Dutch language level is indicated on student report cards. The students participate in Dutch lessons to experience and enjoy Dutch culture and to gain additional language skills and understanding through play and theme-based learning. All students in Groups 0 through 7 follow the Dutch Language and Culture lessons. Students are as much as possible grouped according to their Dutch language abilities. The Dutch Primary Curriculum incorporates discussing current affairs, combining language learning with cultural enrichment as well as Dutch history and geography. Our Primary School organises school wide cultural events like King’s Day and Sinterklaas, which are yearly highlights at the AICS.

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AICS School Guide 2018-2019  

School Guide for the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) International for Primary and Secondary Education in English

AICS School Guide 2018-2019  

School Guide for the Amsterdam International Community School (AICS) International for Primary and Secondary Education in English

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