Dutch-language programs for Dutch expatriate children

O4NT International, a spinoff from a Dutch foundation that promotes distance learning through iPad apps, plans to offer Dutch-language programs for Dutch expatriate children.

“It can be difficult to find a good school abroad,” Juul Manders, the company founder, said in a telephone interview. To fill that gap, he plans to offer online access to Dutch course material and teachers. The aim is to keep expatriate children aligned with the Dutch curriculum, Mr Manders said, easing their re-entry to the school system when they return.

Start-up is planned for early next year. The enrollment fee has not been set yet.

Gepubliceerd op The New York Times op 1 september 2013 en in de International Herald Tribune op 2 september 2013

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