Elementary School Vancouver

This stream aligns with the Dutch Education system. Dutch groups 3 to 8 (Canada: Grade 1-6) are the primary school years for students. In these years we work with Dutch teaching methods and emphasize vocabulary, spelling, language skills, reading comprehension and writing.

During the lessons various learning forms and Dutch teaching materials are used.
In group 3, students learn to read and write using the ‘Safe Learning to Read’ method.
From group 4 onward, the students work in the ‘Language Active’ method where all language components come together.

All teaching methods are in line with the core objectives of Dutch education.

2022-2023

For the 2022-2023 school year we have group lessons at two locations and online:

Group lessons Vancouver
Where: Martin Luther Church, 505 East 46th Ave, Vancouver
When: Weekly lessons on Thursdays from 4-6:15pm, plus 5 cultural days on Saturdays
Who: Children who speak and understand Dutch, age 2.5-5 (preschool and kindergarten) age 6-14 years old (elementary school group).

Group lessons Fraser Valley
Where: Maddaugh Elementary, 19405 76 Ave, Surrey
When: Weekly lessons on Wednesdays from 4-6 pm, plus 5 cultural days on Saturdays
Who: Children who want to learn Dutch, age 2.5-5 (preschool and kindergarten) age 6-12 years old (elementary school group).

Group lessons online – Dutch as a first language
De Esdoorn also offers school year long online group lessons that follow our primary school Dutch program. When there is enough interest in a particular grade, we form weekly 1.5 hour online classes in small groups of 3-5 students.

Group lessons online – Dutch as a second language “Dutch Kids Online”
These 10-week term lessons are geared to children across Canada who are learning Dutch as a 2nd language.
Where: Online lessons
When: Children age 4-6: Saturday morning 8:00-9:00am PST
Children age 7-11: Saturday morning 9:00-10:00 PST
Who: Children across Canada who speak a bit of Dutch and would like to improve their speaking, reading and writing abilities.

Need more information? Contact us
Ready to start learning Dutch? Register now

Yes, absolutely. After an intake appointment with the Director and teacher, the most suitable group will be found for you and the costs pro-rated based on when the student joins the class.

For the 2022-2023 school year, the cost is $1610 per year / $1820 if you register after July 1st 2022, for ~83 lesson hours plus 5 Dutch cultural days.
If a student joins later in the school year, the cost is pro-rated based on when the student joins the class.

These weekly lessons are for students who speak Dutch as a First Language. We also have courses in the Fraser Valley for Dutch as a Second Language, as well as online term courses for Dutch as a Second Language. Contact us if you want to discuss your specific situation.

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