The importance of the Mother Tongue and raising multilingual
Maintaining the mother tongue is essential for a successful academic development of a multilingual child/person. Continuing to develop the mother tongue also has a positive effect on the language (s) spoken at school. During this webinar you will gain insight into the way in which our brains acquire and develop languages, the advantages of multilingualism and useful tips to actively support the mother tongue at home.
About the speaker
Jeannette Sibma is a teacher, she develops a language curriculum for LanguageOne and is training/coaching teachers and parents in the field of multilingualism.
It is her passion to support teachers and parents in maintaining and successfully developing a child’s entire language repertoire. As a (multilingual) Frisian, she has experience working with multilingual students in regular and internationals schools in the Netherlands, Malawi, Singapore and Abu Dhabi. From 2013-2015 she enjoyed working for the Hollandse School in Singapore.
For over 35 years LanguageOne has offered mother tongue education to children aged 2 – 18 at our ten locations worldwide and through our online learning platform. LanguageOne Singapore
offers fully integrated Dutch classes at the German European School Singapore as well as a weekly after school Dutch programme at one of the 4 partner schools on the island, including the Diploma Programme of IB. Enrolment in our programme, guarantees your child a smooth transition into Dutch primary, secondary or higher education.
LanguageOne is fully accredited by the Dutch Ministry of Education and a member of the Foundation of Dutch Education Worldwide