Educational solutions for children crossing borders

A cross-border relocation should never thwart a child’s education. But embarking on such an adventure poses the necessary challenges: internationally mobile families struggle to ensure the children receive the right education at every stage. Multilingualism is a common stumbling block, as is the socio-emotional impact of moving to a country a child hasn’t called ‘home’ before. Parents’ main question: How to deal with such a profound change in the most constructive, trouble-free way?

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Educational solutions that expand children’s skills

An international relocation impacts children significantly. It turns their world upside down in many respects. With such a 180-degree change, they require the right tools, programs, and teaching methods to ensure a smooth, seamless continuation of their education across borders. Our flexible, innovative educational solutions help them grow and thrive. Want to know how these solutions can enrich a child’s development? Read more below!

Being raised internationally, even for a short period of time, has a considerable impact upon young people’s lives. It can ‘turn’ there life upside down. Making new friends, excepting different cultures can lead to a lack of belonging an avoidance. Transition Care helps your child cope with the effects. It is an entry and re-entry support-program for internationally mobile children that significantly reduces levels of depression, anxiety and stress among children and their parents.

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Are you moving abroad with your family? Or are you returning to the Netherlands and would you like your child to get off to a flying start at the new school? Or has your child been in school for a while, but would you and the teachers want more insight into the way of learning? Then an educational assessment at Edufax may be an option for your child.

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Want your child to get off to a flying start after your upcoming international relocation? Our pre-departure language courses are tailored to the needs and skills of each child. Even if children are already fluent in a language, our courses can help them master specific terms (for example, math-related idiom), so they can keep up during the first weeks at their new school.

Each country has its own educational system, which often instills doubt in families returning to the Netherlands. They want their children to receive the most suitable education, but which grade (elementary education) or level (secondary education) reflects the development stage a child is currently in? Our placement research provides the answers. You can rely on the resulting recommendations, as these are recognized by Dutch schools.

Sometimes, placement research points out that a certain grade or level is most suitable for a child, but only if it can make up a learning backlog. Remedial teaching is the answer: it allows the child to start in the grade that pertains to its skills while receiving temporary additional support. We provide families with advice on remedial teaching and, if desired, find an apt teacher in the neighborhood.

Report cards can be translated one on one, but not all Dutch schools are familiar with the systems of other countries. To ensure a child’s educational performance is taken into account, we create Educational Progress Reports. In doing so, we go beyond a regular translation: we explain the context of the foreign educational system, so the Dutch school can interpret the report card correctly

To many, summer is the most pleasant season of the year. Why not use these months to let children expand their knowledge of Dutch? If your family is returning to the Netherlands after a stint abroad or if you want your child to keep practicing its Dutch language skills, our Summer School offers a solution. You are free to determine the pace: our teachers are available to provide feedback on homework and Skype with children throughout the summer.

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Dutch children living abroad breathe a different culture, which often slows or even thwarts the development of their Dutch language skills. To improve their mastery of their mother tongue, we have developed NTC online, a modern, flexible, online distance-learning program. Personal, tailored guidance from experienced teachers and appealing teaching materials ensure a child can fit the program into its schedule and stays motivated.

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What if non-Dutch children with a basic knowledge of the language need to expand their Dutch skills? For them, we’ve created Taalbos, a flexible online program at elementary education level which allows them to practice with all aspects of the Dutch language. Exercises with game elements and audiovisual support on content boost children’s motivation.

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Facing the confusion-of-tongues issue

 

Families moving to a different country tend to struggle with language-related issues. The bottom line is simple: borders shouldn’t delay a child’s education. But while multilingualism can be a real asset (if handled correctly), it’s often a bottleneck – many international adventures come with a new language, which can significantly impact a child’s education. Parents want the transition to be smooth and seamless, but supporting an internationally mobile child’s learning process is easier said than done. It requires a solution based on thorough research, knowledge, and expertise. What to do?

International relocations impact children significantly. Our tools and programs support a seamless continuation of their education across borders.

Educational solutions for children crossing borders

Today’s children are tomorrow’s world citizens

Crossing borders smoothly and confidently

 

The Educational Solutions Department of Edufax has paved the way for uninterrupted, enriching education. Using our 27 years of experience in the educational mobility field as well as a good dose of creativity, we develop educational products with an international touch. Our tools, programs, and teaching methods help children learn before, during, and after an international relocation. From pre-departure language courses to remedial teaching: we offer a wealth of options to choose from.

Each educational solution is created with our fundamental philosophy in mind: today’s children are tomorrow’s world citizens, and we want to contribute to their growth and development in a meaningful way. At Edufax, the child’s interest always comes first. As a result, our products and services are tailored to its situation and needs. Out-of-the-box thinkers with a go-getter mindset, our experts work day in, day out to create innovative educational solutions that first and foremost benefit the child.

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