Bilingual Education

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Bilingual education (TTO)

The KSG is a World College; in order to do well in a global society, we offer our students an extra opportunity to become an independent, global citizen who speaks English fluently. At the mavo students can take an English Anglia course (‘versterkt Engels’) and at havo and vwo students can choose to follow bilingual education (TTO).

How to become a global citizen?

Do you want to become a global citizen and learn English as if it’s your own language? Then bilingual education (TTO) is right up your alley. In the first years of our bilingual havo or vwo you will have at least half of all your classes in English. The teachers of most of your subjects will speak English with you. You do not have to be very good at English if you want to do TTO, but you do have to want to become really good! Because you practice presenting yourself and your ideas right from the first year, you will quickly learn how to express your opinion in English. When choosing TTO at our havo or vwo, you will learn how to speak English at a high level. In addition, you will make wonderful trips abroad and you will work on internationally oriented projects. This is not just fun, it is also useful for your future. If want you to travel or study or work abroad, or get a job as a scientist, you will be speaking English mostly. A bilingual diploma has many advantages in that case! Since you will be taking more than half of your classes in English, you will learn English really fast. And since you’ve been abroad already, you will feel much sooner at ease in unknown places. A true global citizen!

Certificates

You will study English at a high level and at the end of the ‘onderbouw’ you will get the Junior TTO Certificate. At the end of the your third or fourth year you take the Cambridge Exam. This is an official exam that tests your “General English” and you will receive the Cambridge-diploma, which is internationally valued. Eventually at the end of your career at the KSG, you will receive the Senior TTO Certificate. In addition, you will take the two-year International Baccalaureate (IB) programme which means you will receive the English B certificate at the havo and the English A: Language and Literature diploma at our vwo. This is an excellent preparation for further studies.

You will be ready to conquer the world!

Sign up

 In order to sign up for bilingual havo or vwo you need a havo, havo/vwo or vwo advice from your primary school. We think it is important that your teacher of your primary school also thinks bilingual education will suit you.

Bilingual education (TTO) for everyone!

The KSG invests its money in for example training teachers, hours for coordination and development of educational materials and the extra classes of English that are not paid for by our government. Therefore, bilingual education costs €395 euros as an extra school fee, which includes the fee for two trips abroad. These costs can be paid in instalments; an arrangement can also be made through the ‘Stichting Leergeld’, or one can make an appeal to the KSG-owned Puffius foundation. This way, we want to make TTO accessible to everyone.

You want to know more?

Get in touch with the head of department bilingual education (TTO) j.lamberts@veluwseonderwijsgroep.nl or go to www.ikkiestto.nl.