IBID: because distance learning can be personal.
IBID offers distance learning to Dutch-speaking IB students aged 13-19, in the last five years of secondary education. In its capacity as ‘centre of expertise’, IBID also offers coaching to IB schools and IB colleagues.
IBID’s strength lies in its intensive, personal support based on a challenging programme. Our teaching staff is made up of senior teachers who each have ample experience with international education and life abroad. We keep in touch with each student on a weekly basis, mainly by email or Skype sessions. Students are coached step by step with clear instructions and targeted feedback.
From IBID’s foundation in 2000, the exam results are clear proof of the success of our approach. The average mark of our students is higher than the global average for IB Dutch A: Literature SL, despite the fact that IBID students follow the programme through distance learning.
Every student abroad has his or her own story. There is often a world of difference between students, in a literal and figurative sense. IBID has a keen eye for these differences in its support of students. It would be our pleasure to talk to you personally about the courses we provide. Please fill in the contact form and we will get in touch with you to make an appointment.
As a young girl I had big plans for my grown-up life: I would read books, teach and explore the world, and I was looking forward to it!
(Josephine Franken, IBID director at 7 years old)
When I was older, therefore, I attended Leiden University to study Dutch Language and Literature. Dutch Language because language is one of the most important means of communication. Even reading, thinking, dreaming, is all done through language. The Dutch language may not be particularly appealing, nor is it a language of global significance, but when you have grown up with it, as I did, it is ‘home’. Dutch Literature because literature gives pause to reflect on ideas and feelings about yourself and the world around you. Dutch literature is a cultural heritage and invites you to look beyond the borders and dive into world literature.
When I first became acquainted with the International Baccalaureate in 1997, all my ideas about education fell into place. I became an all-round IB Dutch teacher, tutored IB Dutch students abroad and was a supervisor at an international school for what is now the SSST programme.
In 2000 I founded IBID, the first organisation in the world to provide IB Dutch self-taught programmes only. The perspective from which we started then is still the guiding principle today: IBID wants to be a safe haven and an inspiring school fostering Dutch-speaking IB students who think of themselves as world citizens and who are proud to form a part of the Dutch culture.
Luc studied Germanic languages at the KU Leuven in Belgium, majoring in Dutch and English. He holds an upper secondary teaching qualification and has extensive experience as an IB teacher Dutch in Brussels and Waterloo, and at Jakarta International School. Luc currently lectures at the Kyoto University and is an IB examiner for Dutch A: Language and Literature.