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L’escola dels Països Baixos (The Netherlands)

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01 2017

Zeldenrust-Steelantcollege (Terneuzen, The Netherlands)

The Zeldenrust-Steelantcollege (www.zsc.nl) is situated in Terneuzen, a small harbour town in a rural area in the south of the Netherlands. We cater for children of very diverse social and religious backgrounds. It is a Comprehensive school, offering all secondary courses from vocational until pre-university education. The school is confessional: a cooperation of protestants and catholics. “Identity, quality and opportunities” are the kernel principles of our institution.

31 % of pupils at general secondary education and pre-university education enter the bilingual stream, where at least 50 % of classes are taught in English for the junior years. Senior years total a fixed bi-lingual number of hours that amounts to an average of about 25 % of instruction in English. Subjects range from Mathematics to PE, Sciences and Arts.
Teachers are regularly trained on CLIL (Content Language Integrated Learning) skills, and are motivated to reach at least C1 level of English through training and exams for Cambridge Advanced English. Every teacher is given the opportunity expand his repertoire of didactic skills by school visits, national and international.
The bi-lingual stream was started in 2005/2006. Monitored by the European Platform, we are now a Senior bi-lingual school. Bi-lingual pupils finish secondary education at a C2 level for English, International Baccalaureate English A: Language and Literature.
The bi-lingual programme includes a high focus on European and International Orientation. Junior pupils visit the UK once per year. Class courses and projects introduce the pupils to a wide range of aspects of the European Community, and contact peers in international projects through Internet. Senior pupils are involved in – at least – one international exchange programme. At this moment the school has an Ontario-based Canadian Exchange partner, who hosts us in Canada and visits the Netherlands on a yearly basis.
In 2012-2014 the school participated in a Comenius project called the “Teenage Investment Fund”, together with schools from Poland, Lithuania, Denmark, Turkey, Bulgaria, Spain and Italy. This project involved some 40 pupils from our school and 10 staff members; it focused on European employment, job opportunities and economics.

06

01 2017

Job-shadowing in The Netherlands

Del 16 al 22 d’octubre de 2016 la Marian Ruiz (professora d’ESO i Batxillerat) va fer la seva estada en una escola dels Països Baixos. Durant una setmana la Marian va poder observar i compartir la seva experiència amb els alumnes i els professors d’aquesta escola:

Zeldenrust-Steelantcollege (Terneuzen, The Netherlands) www.zsc.nl

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01 2017