Learn more about NTC groupings in primary for Dutch

The levels of Dutch spoken by our students are diverse, ranging from no previous Dutch language experience to complete fluency. Therefore, from Year 2 onwards, groups are differentiated according to their language proficiency. These groups are called ‘NTC’. NTC stands for Dutch Language and Culture (Nederlandse Taal en Cultuur). Also within these groups, lessons are differentiated to accommodate the diverse needs of our students.

In the Early Years, Dutch is incorporated into the curriculum in a holistic way through stories, songs, rhymes and games, through regular time slots from a member of the Dutch Department.

In Early Years 1, one Dutch teacher is assigned to the year group and provision is a mixture of focussed Dutch lessons as well as Dutch support during ‘play and learn’ times. This enables the introduction of specific vocabulary, as well as Dutch language support during the children’s play.

From Year 2 to Year 6, children are grouped according to their Dutch language proficiency. Groups receive three lessons of 40 minutes per week. The focus of the NTC groups is different. Click on the following tabs for more information about the NTC group you are interested in: