I was extremely impressed by the thorough and professional guidance offered by IBID to our Dutch A1 student and Josephine Franken went out of her way to keep me informed about the progress of our student. I thoroughly recommend IBID to any school needing support for their Dutch A1 self-taught students!
We have been impressed with IBID’s professionalism as well as their teaching quality. Not only do they ensure that the self-study course goes smoothly for the students, they also help a great deal with administrative matters. If you don’t have your own Dutch teachers available and if funds permit, I would definitely recommend IBID for your students.
I wish all my Self-Taught students had access to a program like this! The students in the program receive excellent support and preparation, and as DP Coordinator, I also appreciate the regular and helpful feedback on the students’ progress.
IBID is a professional organisation with highly experienced teachers. Communication is clear, punctual and sufficient. We are very grateful to the teachers for all the help they gave our children with this program, through regular emails and Zoom sessions. They also pay adequate attention to the students’ personal circumstances. Another helpful aspect was the communication with the school, IBID was instrumental in the timing and organisation of the exams.
Being multilingual or ambi-bilingual does not ‘just happen’; one needs to invest in it. As more and more students study in English at international schools, it is vital to have a program that would allow them to maintain and further develop their different first languages. IBID has been doing that for Dutch-speaking students worldwide. You can count on them to help students of different ages to reconnect with Dutch and acquire a high level of literacy, ready for tertiary education. IBID’s track record and effective communication make them a reliable and desirable partner in education. We really appreciate the ease of communication with their tutors, and how they have been guiding our students.
Our school regularly gets transfer students into the second year of the IBDP who work with an IBID tutor on SSST Dutch A. I can honestly say that the transitions are smoother for these students in comparison to others who work with private tutors. Over the years, I have also noticed that IBID students tend to be better prepared for the exams and achieve stronger results. Having attended a seminar led by Ms Franken in the past and recently worked with a student whom she was tutoring herself, I can vouch for her as a knowledgeable and thorough professional.