Bilingual Schools

A Good Option for Your Child Who Doesn’t Speak (Fluent) Dutch?

By Annebet van Mameren


In the almost six years Annebet van Mameren has been advising international parents on the most suitable schools for their children in the Netherlands, bilingual schools must have been the topic they have discussed the most frequently.

Many of these parents see this type of school as an ideal in-between solution, somewhere between a Dutch and an international school, which seemingly complements their family dynamics very well. In this article, the author – weighing the pros and the cons – explains why a bilingual school won’t always be the best option for your child that speaks little Dutch, if any at all.


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Annebet van Mameren
2019 Spring

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