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Annual Report 2015-2016


“The Dutch programme of LanguageOne helps me and my fellow Dutch class mates improve our language skills, but most importantly: we are reminded of our culture and origin.” Kay Nijenhuis – grade 10 student German European School Singapore

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Content

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History

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Highlights

4

Message from Board of Directors and Management

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Mother tongue education

Organisation

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The LanguageOne network

Facts and figures

20

Key financial data


Message from Board of Directors and Management This annual report is designed to provide an overview of our administrative and management policies for 2015-2016, for parents, stakeholders and our partners. We look back on a successful year – and look ahead to our plans for the coming years.

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An important benchmark in the annual calendar of LanguageOne is our summer conference. During the conference held in July 2016, we evaluated the past year, and set our goals for the new year. Our ambition – to achieve a leading position worldwide in contemporary, inspiring mother tongue education – was reflected in the conference programme presentations and workshops. Topics covered in presentations and workshops

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focused on improving learning outcomes for our students by serving the unique needs of our international, mobile and multilingual students. At LanguageOne’s summer conference in July 2016 we recognised and celebrated the positive results of our strategic plan for 2013-2018, and in particular the school year 2015-2016. Together with colleagues from all our LanguageOne locations we reflected, we strengthened our collegial and personal bonds, and saw how our results and revenues came together in a positive way. We are excited about two new LanguageOne locations, in Doha (Qatar) and Shanghai-Suzhou (China). We now have nine locations worldwide offering

From left to right: Helge Bernhard (Director of Operations), Jaap Mos (Managing Director), Paul Bemelen (Director)

mother tongue education. There was also growth in our existing locations, particularly in Dubai and Singapore. In Dubai, we started the year with a pilot project for providing mother tongue education in French, Spanish, German, Swedish and Italian. Together, these developments led to an increase in the number of students to approximately 1350 and a significant growth in the number of employees. We are proud of our initiative to develop a new learning track for NTC education (Dutch Language and Culture) that connects to the educational environment of Dutch students abroad. At the start of this project, we chose to work with SLO, the National Expertise Centre for Curriculum Development in the Netherlands. We are very pleased that the importance of this new learning track for NTC education has become part of the strategy of Stichting NOB (Foundation Dutch Education Worldwide), a natural partner for LanguageOne. The leadership of this project has been transferred to NOB and SLO. With this development, we can focus our development capacities on the translation of this learning track into our own LanguageOne curriculum for NTC education. Investments in growth and knowledge development have been funded by our financial operations in the school year 2015-2016. During this academic year, we were faced with the termination of subsidies for Dutch education abroad from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. The effect of these

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developments during the year resulted in minor adverse operating results. Since 2013, we have been in preparation for a future without subsidies. We have chosen to invest in proper growth and in new developments, along with controlling costs and increasing efficiency. We note that this approach appeals to several Boards of Directors of NTC locations around the world. Some have let us know that now that the subsidies have been discontinued, they are interested in joining LanguageOne. Our Board and Management are proud of the results in recent years, and 2015-2016 in particular. We know that LanguageOne could only have achieved this thanks to the passion and commitment of our staff at all our educational sites, as well as the central office in Voorburg. Together our people ensure that our students remain connected to their mother tongue and culture, and offer a sense of 'home' in the international environment in which our students are growing up. On behalf of the Board and Management of LanguageOne, Jaap Mos

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November / December 2015

Highlights 2015-2016

October 2015

August 2015 As of 1 August 2015, the Dutch school De Oranje Sampan, with more than 100 students, joins LanguageOne. LanguageOne has now taken over the responsibility for NTC education on Hong Kong Island. Led by local director Leandra Lok, LanguageOne Hong Kong makes a strong start.

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As the first after-school programme and mother tongue institute in the region, LanguageOne Abu Dhabi obtains a commitment from the Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC) to return to provide educational programmes at the Raha International School in Abu Dhabi. Having had to attend lessons at alternative places for an extended period, parents and students are very excited about returning to Raha.

September 2015 LanguageOne takes the lead in the development of learning tracks within NTC education, in collaboration with the National Expertise Centre for Curriculum Development (SLO). The aim is to develop a curriculum that enables us to better connect with the language growth of our students who are growing up in an international environment.

Jaap Mos (managing director) and Eowyn Crisfield (academic development) give a presentation about Mother Tongue Tuition to an audience of about 80 at the 2015 IB Africa, Europe and Middle East (IBAEM) Annual Regional Conference in The Hague. They discuss the importance of mother tongue education, and thereby the work of LanguageOne, for the academic development of young people.

January 2016 During his visit to LanguageOne Hong Kong, Jaap Mos gives a presentation on the latest developments in secondary education in the Netherlands and abroad. Parents with children who will soon start secondary education listen attentively and ask questions.

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March 2016 February 2016 Three branches of LanguageOne – Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Dubai – are visited by the Inspector of the Dutch Inspectorate of Education as part of a quality examination. The school environment, the quality of teaching, and the curriculum are assessed, among other things. This inspection gives a positive review. The supportive pedagogical approach and the excellent organisation of the programme stand out positively. The available class time is spent effectively and students are well- engaged in the lessons, according to the examination.

On 19 and 20 March, we hosted the annual LanguageOne Middle East Regional Conference in Dubai. In addition to the Dutch teachers, for the first time the teachers from our new programmes (Spanish, French, German and Swedish) are present. During inspiring workshops our teachers gain understanding of multilingual development and Structured Cooperative Learning methods.

June 2016 / July 2016 May 2016

April 2016 LanguageOne comes to an agreement with the Board of the Dutch school De Oranje Draak in Shanghai and Suzhou. Effective 1 August 2016, De Oranje Draak becomes LanguageOne ShanghaiSuzhou. In the same period, LanguageOne signs a memorandum of understanding with Compass International School Doha to take on the integrated NTC programmes of Compass and the after-school NTC education of De Globetrotter.

“In terms of teaching and learning, the supportive pedagogical approach and the excellent organisation of education stand out in a positive way. The available class time is spent effectively and students are very engaged. The focus on quality is good as well.” Dutch Inspectorate of Education

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All LanguageOne locations exuberantly celebrate King’s Day, and actively participate in the King’s Games. Our students are involved in traditional Dutch games and LanguageOne Dubai is visited by look-a-likes of King WillemAlexander and Queen Maxima, which results in a great feature on the Dutch TV news for young people (NOS Jeugdjournaal).

As part of the annual LanguageOne Culture Week, Hakim, a DutchAlgerian theatre and mime artist (well-known in the Netherlands for his role in Sesame Street), surprises students at LanguageOne locations with an interactive theatre show and a workshop on film-making.

During the annual LanguageOne summer conference, employees from all LanguageOne branches come together in the Netherlands. There are in-depth discussions on multilingualism, we share experiences with the LanguageOne-wide pedagogical and didactic approach, and continue to work on developing our own LanguageOne curriculum. And of course, the summer conference is also a celebration, a reunion for old colleagues and a welcoming of new colleagues. We celebrate our results, and the success of our efforts during a BBQ on the beach at Noordwijk.

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History LanguageOne has been an authority in the field of mother tongue and cultural education for more than 30 years. At the request of Royal Dutch Shell, in 1984, the Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation began preparations for a school for Dutch education in England. In that same year, LanguageOne, initially as the Backershagen Foundation, was established and closely linked to the Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation.

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n 1 January 2009, the Backershagen Foundation was changed into a private notfor-profit company and, as a whollyowned subsidiary, became part of the Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation. At the same time, the name of the organisation changed to Rijnlands Education Worldwide (REW ) and the organisation professionalized profoundly.

Start Rijnlands Lyceum Dubai

2006

Start Rijnlands Lyceum Muscat in Oman

1996

Start Rijnlands Lyceum Cobham, a close collaboration with Reed’s School in Cobham

1985 At the request of Royal Dutch Shell, Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation starts preparations for a Dutch school in England, to enable children of expatriates to return to the Dutch education system without problems

2006

1989 1984

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Start Rijnlands Lyceum Davos in Switzerland

2006

Start Rijnlands Lyceum Aberdeen in Scotland

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NTC programme at PDO School in Muscat stops. More than 50 students will attend the NTC programmes at LanguageOne Muscat

2016

NTC school De Oranje Draak in Shanghai and Suzhou joins LanguageOne

2016

NTC school De Oranje Sampan in Hong Kong joins LanguageOne

2015 NTC school De Schakel in Perth joins LanguageOne

2010

2014

Start Rijnlands Lyceum Singapore and Abu Dhabi

2016 2016

2014

Integrated NTC programme of Compass International School Doha and after-school NTC programme of De Globetrotter Doha join LanguageOne

Launch of mother tongue programmes French, German, Swedish, Portuguese and Italian in Dubai and French and Spanish in Abu Dhabi

Launch of mother tongue programme Spanish in Dubai

2012

Privatisation Rijnlands Education Worldwide, name changes to LanguageOne

2009 Transition from Backershagen Foundation to Rijnlands Education Worldwide

Expansion by offering primary education in addition to secondary education

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Until 2010, the branches in Cobham and Aberdeen (UK) offered, in addition to Dutch language and culture, a broader educational programme (it included a number of other disciplines from Dutch secondary education). The trend among Dutch expatriates to choose mainly international education, supplemented by a programme of Dutch Language and Culture (NTC), led to the fact that in more and more cases, REW started offering exclusively Dutch Language and Culture.

Students who take part in NTC classes not only further develop their mother tongue, but also their Dutch cultural identity. It also enables Dutch or Flemish students to easily return to local education, once they move back to the Netherlands or Belgium. In 2012, it was decided that REW should separate and develop further under a new name. Since 2013, all activities in Europe, the Middle and Far East and Western Australia are conducted under the name, LanguageOne. LanguageOne is an English expression for mother tongue or first language (L1). The choice of an English name refers to our level of ambition and the international environment in which we operate. Our name tells you exactly what we do!

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Organisation LanguageOne develops mother tongue programmes for children aged 2½ to 18 years, who (temporarily or permanently) live abroad. With the recent additions of Doha and Shanghai-Suzhou, LanguageOne now has 9 educational locations worldwide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), Muscat (Oman), Singapore (Singapore), Hong Kong (China), Perth (Australia), Shanghai and Suzhou (China), Doha (Qatar) and Davos (Switzerland). Our central office is in Voorburg (The Netherlands). Using our knowledge and experience of Dutch mother tongue education, we now also offer language programmes for French, Spanish, German, Portuguese and Swedish in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. As of January 2017, some 1,350 students are enrolled in mother tongue education programmes at LanguageOne. In mid-school year 2015-2016 we began offering online programmes, aimed at students who have no, or limited, ability to attend classes at our locations. Since the start of school year 2016-2017, we offer a programme for adults, ‘Dutch for beginners’, at a few our locations.

Mission It is our passion to nurture knowledge in young people, to provide them with cultural support, help them develop and give them confidence. Through this we give them a solid foundation for future success. Within a safe educational environment, we encourage students to develop their talents, so that they can feel at home – anywhere in the world. LanguageOne’s mission with regard to our students is to • add to their knowledge • provide them with a cultural frame of reference • develop their talents • give them self-confidence Our inspiration is the development of our students.

"LanguageOne offers young people a home away from home; through high-quality, contemporary and inspiring mother tongue education, we make them feel at home in their own language and culture." Mother tongue education gives children in a new country a firm foundation for future success. We provide a safe learning environment and motivate children through contemporary education.

Vision LanguageOne believes that it is vital for children to develop their mother tongue alongside the school language. Language is an important factor in finding a good balance between their social-emotional and academic growth. We provide mother tongue education based on this vision.

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Core values LanguageOne revolves around seven core values. Together, they form our compass and give direction to our educational programmes and our company culture.

Safe home LanguageOne makes students feel at home wherever they are in the world.

Contemporary LanguageOne uses the latest educational insights and innovative teaching methods.

Quality LanguageOne offers the best possible mother tongue education with a highly-qualified and experienced team, always striving to maximise academic results.

International LanguageOne provides mother tongue education worldwide, aiming to increase our students’ international mobility.

Firm foundation LanguageOne gives students a firm foundation for improved learning and assimilation, paving the way to a successful future.

Fun LanguageOne education is vibrant and versatile, as we believe that having fun whilst learning increases academic results and develops self-confidence.

Sustainable LanguageOne focuses on continuity and reliability, supported by sound financial policy, careful management and transparent accountability.

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“LanguageOne has a proven track record. It provided a strong organisational framework and business plan for IMS to be part of. Parental feedback, since the start of our partnership, has been very positive.” Stephen Palmer – Executive Director The International Montessori School in Hong Kong

Strategic objectives 2016-2020 We have translated our ambitions for these years into three areas of strategic focus: • Growth and Innovation • Operational excellence • Thought leadership

Board of Directors

Advisory board Management board

Attentive employer of the very best people Our ambitions for quality and growth can only be realised with the best teachers. Retaining and developing good teachers, and attracting outstanding new colleagues, is therefore a critical condition for success. Our people deliver quality, are open to change and are familiar with life in an international setting. At LanguageOne, we consider it important that employees continue to develop professionally, and we are firmly committed to the mobility of our employees. An assignment at one location, therefore, lasts no longer than five years. At the end of this period, we encourage our employees to continue their career at another LanguageOne location. The employment arrangements within LanguageOne are tailored to working in an international context. Within our organisation, there is extensive knowledge of the regulations in the countries where we operate. For all the countries in which we are active, we work closely with ECA International. ECA advises and informs multinational or international employers about, amongst other topics, the working conditions of employees abroad. Additionally, Limes International acts as our advisor for specialised questions in the areas of legislation, taxation, etc. in the countries where we operate.

Management team

ShanghaiSuzhou Hong Kong

Abu Dhabi Dubai

Central office Voorburg

Davos

Doha

Perth Singapore

Muscat

Board of Directors

Local directors

Advisory board

Jaap Mos, Paul Bemelen

Abu Dhabi – Henk Zwart Dubai – Henk Zwart Doha – Monica Mansveld Muscat – Renske Maandag Hong Kong – Leandra Lok Singapore – Krista Sijbers Perth – Ionica Lub Shanghai-Suzhou – Mirjam van der Geijs Davos – Jet van Eijsden (a.i.)

Hanneke Wentink – Lecturer functional literacy in continuous learning paths Hogeschool Edith Stein

Management board Jaap Mos, Helge Bernhard

Management team Jaap Mos, Helge Bernhard, Ionica Lub, Deidre Jakobs

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Maarten Knoester – Director Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation Rob Roozenburg – former Head Team Overseas Dutch Inspectorate of Education Roger van Baal – Executive Director Integra Petrochemicals Singapore

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Number of students 20122013 Davos

20132014

20142015

20152016

20162017

8

8

8

3

Abu Dhabi (NTC)

74

78

85

58

70

Dubai (NTC)

323

354

400

371

333

Muscat (NTC)

50

58

50

44

84

Singapore (NTC)

138

158

172

157

176

135

131

113

131

99

97

Perth / Online (NTC) Hong Kong (NTC) Shanghai-Suzhou (NTC)

139

Doha (NTC)

138

Abu Dhabi / Dubai (non-NTC)

181

Total

585

791

846

865

1352

NTC=Dutch Language and Culture

“Our students have already seen much of the world and are very open to various cultures. They are often able to discuss the social themes of our times and at a very young age too!” Ingrid Koppens – teacher LanguageOne Dubai

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“Teaching abroad is very special. Every week, the students come to the lessons very enthusiastically and I can see that they really enjoy them.” Bie Van Wyngene – teacher LanguageOne Singapore

Number of employees and FTE 2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

2015-2016

2016-2017

employees

fte

employees

fte

employees

fte

employees

fte

employees

fte

Davos

3

3,0

3

2,0

2

2,0

2

1,8

1

0,8

Abu Dhabi (NTC)

3

1,3

3

1,6

3

1,6

3

1,2

6

1,0

Dubai (NTC)

9

4,5

11

6,3

12

6,3

14

6,9

12

6,0

Muscat (NTC)

5

2,7

4

2,7

4

2,7

6

2,1

5

3,5

Singapore (NTC)

4

2,9

6

3,7

8

3,7

9

4,0

12

5,5

10

5,0

10

5,0

8

4,9

9

3,3

20

2,7

8

2,3

0,0

7

5,8

6

5,0

8

5,7

3

0,6

18

2,5

71

29,2

86

36,3

Perth / Online (NTC) Hong Kong (NTC) Shanghai-Suzhou (NTC) Doha (NTC) Voorburg

3

2,5

4

3,2

6

4,3

Abu Dhabi / Dubai (non-NTC) Total

27

16,9

41

24,5

45

25,6

NTC=Dutch Language and Culture

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Mother tongue education

“Mother tongue promotion in the school helps develop not only the mother tongue, but also children’s abilities in the majority school language.” Cummins, J. (2001). Bilingual children’s mother tongue: Why is it important for education. Sprogforum, 19, 15-20

The language you learn in your childhood, before any formal language education, is often referred to as your ‘mother tongue’: your first language, identity language, heritage language or home language. We know clearly from research that this first language plays a unique role in linguistic and cognitive development, and is of continuing importance throughout childhood. The language spoken in the family is an important part of a child’s cultural identity. Continuing to use and develop this language contributes to a child’s sense of belonging and heritage, especially important for children living abroad. A good command and knowledge of the mother tongue is vitally important to the development of a child. Parents can find it difficult to be responsible for continued language development, and access to mother tongue programmes can provide critical support. LanguageOne has been providing mother tongue education for more than 30 years to Dutch- and Flemishspeaking children living abroad, and has developed a close working relationship with a wide variety of international schools, many of which teach International Baccalaureate ® (IB) programmes*. We are now using that accumulated expertise to take the next step in mother tongue education. Traditionally, mother tongue teaching has been developed with the understanding that its main role is to provide children with what they are missing, educationally, while they are not in their home country. The curriculum for

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this type of programme is pulled directly from home country materials, including teaching methods and assessments, with the mandate of preparing children to reintegrate into their home country schools. Over the last years, LanguageOne has become aware that fewer of its students will actually return to their home country for education, and that many will be educated entirely abroad. This, in addition to the growing portfolio of languages we offer, has led to developing a unique mother tongue curriculum framework that is not entirely attached to homecountry educational standards and materials, but connected to the ideals of international education. This unique curriculum framework will allow LanguageOne to provide the same high-quality programme across all locations and languages. It is based on the most current understandings of language acquisition, languageteaching pedagogy and inquiry-based learning. Our new curriculum will be complementary to international curricula, and will allow students to develop crossdisciplinary language skills in ways that are meaningful and connected to the worlds they live in.

Benefits of mother tongue education • helps the child value its culture and heritage, which contributes to a positive self-concept • language proficiency is an important variable for school success • strengthens the foundation for language learning in a broader sense • allows for a smooth return to education in country of origin • allows for better communication and a closer bond with family and friends in country of origin

*The International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a nonprofit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalising world. Schools must be authorised, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes.

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Programmes Our classes are offered during the week (within school hours or after school). Our Dutch Language and Culture schools which operate within international schools, generally integrate their Dutch lessons as much as possible into the daily programme of the international school. Location

Programmes

Partner schools

Abu Dhabi

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Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) Mother tongue French Mother tongue Spanish

• Raha International School (RIS) • GEMS American Academy (GAA)

Doha

• • • • •

Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) Integrated Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education Integrated Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education

• Compass International School Doha

Dubai

• Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) • Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) • Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (IB PYP integrated) • Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) • Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (a combination of integrated and after school)

• Dubai International Academi (DIA) • Collegiate American School (CAS) • Gems World Academy (GWA)

Hong Kong

• • • •

Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) Dutch for beginners 3-6 years 7-9 years (after school)

• • • •

Muscat

• • • •

Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (extensive)

• British School Muscat (BSM) • PDO School • The American International School of Muscat (Taism)

Perth

• Dutch Kindy-groups* • Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) • Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (a combination of integrated and after school) • Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) • Dutch private education • Dutch Language and Culture for adults

• The Quintilian School • The International School of Western Australia (ISWA)

ShanghaiSuzhou

• • • • •

Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) Integrated Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education Dutch Language and Culture for adults

• Shanghai Community International School Early Childhood Educaton (SCIS ECE) • Community International School Hongqiao (SCIS HQ) • Shanghai Community International School Pudong (SCIS Pudong) • The Western International School of Shanghai (WISS) • Nord Anglia International School Pudong (NAIS Pudong) • Dulwich College Suzhou

Singapore

• • • • • •

Dutch Language and Culture programme for toddlers (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education (after school) Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education (after school) Integrated Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education Integrated Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education Dutch Language and Culture for adults

• • • • • •

Online

• • • •

Online Dutch Language and Culture programme for primary education Online Dutch Language and Culture programme for secondary education IB Diploma programme Dutch** IB Diploma programme SSST Spanish A

The French International School of Hong Kong (FIS) Clearwater Bay School Bradbury School Stichting Nederlandse School Hong Kong

German European School Singapore (GESS) Hollandse School Limited (HSL) Canadian International School (CIS) Stamford American International School (SAIS) GEMS World Academy (GWA) Nexus International School (Singapore)

* The Dutch Kindy-groups are for children aged 2/3, with a strong focus on playing, singing, and a playful approach to budding language and literacy * *The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) is a two-year educational programme primarily aimed at students aged 16–19

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Facts and figures 86 employees

1350 students

9 locations: Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Davos, Doha, Muscat, Singapore, Hong Kong, Shanghai-Suzhou, Perth

25+ partner schools 78 teachers

1 advisory board

8 local advisory councils

Dutch, Spanish, French, 6 languages: Swedish, Portuguese and Italian

3 continents: Europe, Australia, Middle and Far East

core values: safe home / contemporary / quality 7international / firm foundation / fun / sustainable

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Over 30 years of experience with mother tongue education Positive assessment from the Dutch Inspectorate of Education

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Voorburg Davos

Shanghai-Suzhou Hong Kong Doha Abu Dhabi Dubai Muscat

Singapore

Perth

Affiliated with the Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (NOB) Local directors and teachers at locations around the globe Board, directors and professional back office in the Netherlands National and international network Central business management tailored to local differences

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The LanguageOne network One of the foundations of LanguageOne’s success is close cooperation. We join forces with leading local and international schools, (expat) associations, embassies and consulates, international companies, universities, and other organisations. Maintaining regular contact with these organisations enables us to respond to new developments in the demand for mother tongue education. By sharing knowledge, we build on our continued success. Along with our partners, we form an international education network and a unique knowledge centre for mother tongue education. Our network is at the service of our students, their parents, and the development of our employees. LanguageOne works closely with the Foundation for Dutch Education Worldwide (Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland (NOB). NOB is a non-profit organisation commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to promote and support high standards of Dutch education for Dutch-speaking children around the world. The advice provided by NOB and joint development of educational concepts contributes greatly to maintaining and improving the quality level, and connection to, education in the Netherlands and Flanders. All LanguageOne locations are accredited by the Dutch Inspectorate of Education. LanguageOne meets the criteria set by the Education Inspectorate in the supervisory framework for NTC education. LanguageOne received a positive assessment of the quality of its education.

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Other leading partners of LanguageOne include: • Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation The Foundation has eight secondary schools at six locations. The cooperation with our former parent organisation is characterized by a good flow of both students and employees of Rijnlands schools to LanguageOne schools and vice versa. • Dutch Asthma Centre Davos (NAD) Our branch in Davos is a hospital school. We provide education to Dutch patients admitted to the Dutch Asthma Centre in Davos (Switzerland). • Dutch International Schools A group of schools that offer a variety of fitting international programmes in English within the Dutch educational programme. There is a good flow of primary and secondary students between the schools affiliated to Dutch International Schools and LanguageOne schools.

• Royal Dutch Shell It was at the request of Shell that our former parent organisation (Rijnlands Lyceum Foundation) started preparations for a Dutch school in England. Since then, Shell and LanguageOne joined forces for the benefit of high-quality education in the cities where Shell and LanguageOne are located. Together, we have made a firm commitment to excellent school facilities for the children of Shell employees. • National Centre of Expertise for curriculum development (SLO) SLO is the Netherlands expert organisation in curriculum and curriculum development. In cooperation with SLO, LanguageOne has been leading the development of an NTC learning path and LanguageOne’s own curriculum.

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Partner organisations

nationaal expertisecentrum leerplanontwikkeling

Partner schools We invest heavily in relationships with our partner schools, so that our educational system is optimised for, or integrated into, the daytime education that our students receive. At our 9 locations worldwide, we have been working with more than 25 partner schools. With six schools, we enjoy a far-reaching collaboration which ensures that the NTC lessons are integrated into the daytime education of the partner schools, or that we work together on a range of native language academic programmes.

“Our student demographics represent over 70 nationalities and, although we are an American school with instruction in English and Arabic for Arabic/Islamic classes, we find that keeping our students fluent in their mother tongue assists in transition, should they move back to their home countries. It also assists in brain development – specifically linguistically, gives students an advantage for university and career placements and assists us in celebrating our international status.” Tammy Tusek – Head of School Collegiate American School in Dubai

British School of Muscat

Compass International School Doha

Innoventures Education (Dubai International Academy – Collegiate American School)

GEMS World Academy Dubai

Shanghai Community International School

German European School Singapore

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Key financial data Balance sheet

(in â‚Ź )

Assets

2015

2014

Fixed assets

Liabilities

2015

2014

19.000 183.296 234.145

18.000 239.325 436.462

220.390

163.547

68.384

35.333

48.060

40.736

1.144.586

1.115.253

1.917.861

2.048.656

Shareholders equity

Tangible fixed assets Furniture, fixtures and fittings

44.398

39.412

Financial fixed assets

76.995

45.916

Issued share capital Legal and statutory reserves General reserve Provisions Other provisions

Current assets Receivables Trade debtors Pension receivables Accrued income and prepaid expenses

358.688 129.642

267.456 131.457

332.461

176.038

Cash at bank and in hand

975.677

1.388.377

1.917.861

2.048.656

Total assets

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Short-term liabilities Trade creditors Taxes and social security premioms Other liabilites and acccrued expenses Total liabilities

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Statement of income and expenses

(in â‚Ź )

2015

Latest estimate 2016

2.191.355 737.335 49.956 2.978.646

2.545.355 452.319 50.965 3.048.639

Personnel expenses Wages and salaries Social security and pension scheme Other staff expenses

1.549.578 178.440 301.418

1.538.530 167.408 216.687

Other operating expenses Housing expenses Other expenses Learning materials - school activities

387.633 373.695 68.848

445.603 348.071 81.625

13.105

38.761

2.872.717

2.836.685

105.929

211.954

Innovation and development Innovation and development

241.817

244.239

Financial income and expenses Received bank interest Exchange differences Total financial income and expenses

3.773 44.829 48.602

0 42.020 42.020

-87.286 28.910 -58.376

9.735

Income Net Turnover School fees/registration fees Grants Other income Total income

Expenses

Depreciation of tangible assets Depreciation of tangible assets Total expenses Result operating income and expenses

Result activities before taxation Taxes Net result after taxation

Annual Report 2015-2016

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“We approached LanguageOne with the objective to have them run our Dutch mother tongue programme. We have a substantial Dutch community at Nexus and wanted to offer mother tongue support to our Dutch learners. LanguageOne was already established in Singapore and had a good reputation. When LanguageOne started, it was evident that the reputation was well founded. Their teachers are caring and professional and our learners enjoy the classes. The parents I have spoken to also speak highly of the LanguageOne staff and the programmes that they offer.” Rene Kragelund – Admissions and Student Services Assistant Manager Nexus International School in Singapore


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