HLE Network Directory

List of HLE Network Affiliates

Our organization has compiled a list of participating heritage language (HL) programs so that parents, mainstream schools, consultants, and other members of the community can easily find information about the educational programs on offer.

Directory of HL programs in Eindhoven/Brainport

Participating HL programs outside of Eindhoven/Brainport

 

Directory of HL programs

in Eindhoven/Brainport


The first heritage language (HL) schools that we know of in Eindhoven started in the 1980s, and since 2000 there has been a growing number of schools starting up to cater to the international community. The schools have different underlying forms, for example they might be organized as a foundation (stichting), a club/association (vereniging), or classes run by volunteers or freelance teachers.

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Usually between twenty and forty lessons per school year are offered, and the most popular day for the language lessons is Saturday. The average age range of students is between four and twelve (primary school age), with a few schools offering classes for very young children, for secondary school students, or for adults. There is great variation in how many hours per month the students meet, how much the lessons cost, whether or not teachers are compensated, how much support is received from the home country, and how many cultural activities are organized in addition to the language lessons. As for size, the smallest heritage language schools in Eindhoven have approximately twenty children and the largest schools have several hundred.

 

Bulgarian


Location

De St@rtbaan Basisschool

Meerbos 16 5658LA Eindhoven

Organization

Stichting Bulgaarse Gemeenschap te Eindhoven since 2009

Contact

info@bgschool-eindhoven.nl

Number of students

35

Certificate?

Since 2013 the school has been licensed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education and listed in the “List of the Bulgarian Sunday Schools Abroad”. The issued certificate for completed education is an officially recognized document in Bulgaria.

Details

Details: The lessons are from 14:30 until 18:30 on Saturdays (2 or 3 Saturdays per month between September and June). On the school’s website, there is an up-to-date schedule.


Other activities/additional information

Bulgarian folklore dance lessons for the kids and their parents. The school has a library with Bulgarian books for all school ages, as well as a CD collection of Bulgarian songs and stories. The main Bulgarian national holidays are being celebrated. Santa Claus visits the kids in the school and a small Christmas dinner party is organized every year.

Profile last updated

January 2020

Chinese (Mandarin & Taiwanese)

There is no profile available for this program.

French


Location

-


Organization
Stichting Alliance Francaise Eindhoven, founded 1995


Contact

Sophie Hery

cursus.eindhoven@afpb.nl

+31 (0) 068 321 4777

Number of students
-


Certificate?
We deliver a diploma of achievement, recognized in France.


Details

Lessons are head every two weeks on Friday from 16:00 to 17:30 (no lessons during holidays); 2 sessions per year, from September to January and from February to June; €10 per lesson


Other activities/additional information

Cultural events on a monthly basis: films, conferences, quiz, piece of theater. Parents are welcome at our cultural events.

Profile last updated

January 2020

French


Location

Basisschool Karel de Grote
Mendelssohnlaan 217
5653 BB Eindhoven


Organization
active since 2003; stichting since 2012


Contact
Catherine Praud
catherine.praud@francofilous.nl
philippe.soulard@francofilous.nl
31 (0)49 933 0166
31 (0)62 287 3276


Number of students
45


Certificate?
No, for the moment, we do not deliver any certificate.


Details

We have 30 lessons per year every Saturday from 10:30 to 12:30. (no lessons during holidays) – €12 per lesson. Age 4 to 12.


Other activities/additional information

We organize some activities during the year. So you can always leave us your e-mail address if you are interested in coming.

Profile last updated

January 2020

German


Location

International School Eindhoven
Oirschotsedijk 14b
5651GC Eindhoven

Organization

Deutsch Niederländischer Verein Eindhoven

lessons for children since 2010

Contact
Boudewijn de Graaf
info@dnleindhoven.nl  
31 (0)40 245 3381


Number of students
10


Certificate?
No


Details

26 lessons per year on Friday 16:00 -18:00 on the ISE campus. The cost is 16€ per Friday lesson (second family child will have a discount).


Other activities/additional information

Use of a German children library and various association activities.

Profile last updated

February 2020

Hungarian


Location

-

Organization
opened in 2010


Contact
Zsuzsanna Pál
eindhovenimagyarovisuli@xs4all.nl


Number of students
40


Certificate?
No


Details

11 times per year, so approximately 1 time per month, on Saturday afternoon at 14:00, lessons are 2 x 45 minutes, €18 per lesson for families with one child, additional children have discount


Other activities/additional information

Visit Facebook page.

Profile last updated

January 2020

Indian languages

There is no profile available for this program.

Italian


​Location

Basisschool Trudo

Organization

affiliated with Ente Scuola Italiana nei Paesi Bassi (ESI) since 2018

Contact

Laura Pirani
eindhovenitalianschool@gmail.com


Number of students

19

Certificate?

Yes, our curricula, materials, and teachers are approved by ESI which issues an official certificate to all students, valid in all of Europe for the Italian language at the elementary school level.

Details

35 lessons per year for ages 4 to 12. La Lampadina is officially recognized and subsidized by the Italian ministry of foreign affairs. Experienced teachers adopt the CLIL method, proven to be effective with multilingual classes; students are taught history, science, geography and art in Italian and have theater and poetry lessons monthly to improve pronunciation and communication skills. Separate curricula for 4-5 year-olds and 6+ students, includes grammar exercises and homework.


Other activities/additional information

La Lampadina has a partnership with Eindhoven Library. An Italian children's book collection has been opened with several hundred books for children aged 0 to 12, who can check books out with their Eindhoven Library card (free). La Lampadina also organizes a monthly reading/creative activity in Italian (on Sunday afternoon) at the Eindhoven Library free of charge.

Profile last updated

February 2020

Italian


Location

SALTO - BS De Driesprong

Tafelbergplein 8

5642GP Eindhoven

Organization
opened in 2018


Contact

Tatiana Poni, Adriana De Salvo, Barbara De Giogrio, Iryna Kepych

info@fantaitaliando.nl


Number of students
50+


Certificate?
n/a


Details

- Lessons are held every 2 weeks on Saturday afternoons (excluding Dutch school holidays).

- start at 14:30 until approximately 17:00.

- There are 4 groups of the following ages: 0-3, 3-4.5, 4.5-6.5, 6.5-10.

- Cost contribution to cover costs for rent and materials consists of yearly subscription (€25) and cost per lesson (€7).

- Approximately 17 lessons and 3 informal social events are offered throughout a calendar year.


Other activities/additional information

Fantabiblio - Italian language library for children and adults. Books can be taken at Fantaitaliando events and at partner locations; Nati per Leggere Noord-Brabant - events with book reading and animation at Veldhoven library (free of charge); Educational workshops for parents; Cineforum; Amici di penna - letters exchange with children in Italy


Stichting Fantaitaliando offers creative-educational laboratories (workshops) in Italian language for children of pre-school and primary school ages. Our mission is to promote Italian language and culture through ludic learning methodology. We are using communicational methodology to enable linguistic capabilities (vocabulary, understanding of

the language, grammar and expressive language). Each lesson consists of dialogic reading of the story, followed by assignments focused on listening, structural and sequential understanding of the story, working on grammar and syntax. Socialization between children and community development are also an important part of Fantaitaliando lessons.

Profile last updated

February 2020

Korean


Location

Schelluinen 2

5653JM Eindhoven


Organization
opened in 2019


Contact

Kyung-Pil Kim  (062 189 5263)

Jihoon Kim (061 100 2165)

Noh-Kyoung Park (062 532 9497)

kschoolehv@gmail.com

Number of students
51


Certificate?
No certification from the school


Details

Every Saturday (09:15~12:00)

Year of birth : 2003 ~ 2015

200 Euro / 6 months

Number of lessons : 31 times /yr


Other activities/additional information

The school homepage will be updated with latest information.

Location

Schelluinen 2

5653JM Eindhoven

Profile last updated

January 2020

Persian

Eindhoven Persian School


Location

Foundation Boomerang

Planetenlaan 1A

5632DG Eindhoven

Organization
opened in March 2020


Contact

eindhoven.persian.school@gmail.com

062 317 7826

Number of students
10

Certificate?
No

Details

The lessons are held every Sunday from 15:00 to 16:30. A recognized curriculum has been purchased, which is tailored to students who speak Persian at home but do not live in a country where it is widely spoken.


Other activities/additional information

Lessons are also available for adults who would like to learn Persian as a Second Language.

Profile last updated

September 2020

Polish


Location

Basisschool 't Slingertouw
Grasland 1, Eindhoven

5658GA Eindhoven

Organization
opened in 1988, is a member of Forum for Polish Schools in the Netherlands


Contact

Ania Kijak

poolseschooleindhoven@hotmail.com

www.facebook.com/polskaszkolaeindhoven

Number of students
63


Certificate?
No


Details

The lessons take place every other Saturday, from 10:00 to 13:00; 10 meetings per semester so 20 per school year.


Other activities/additional information

celebration of Polish holidays and traditions such as Christmas (Jasełka and Wigilia), Carnival, Mother's Day, a school trip at the end of a school year.


Profile last updated

September 2021

Romanian


Location

Mimosaplein 1

Eindhoven


Organization

Stichting Scoala Romaneasca Eindhoven since 2019; lessons since 2012

Contact

Vlad Niculescu Dinca

info@scoalaromaneasca.eu 

Number of students
35


Certificate?
No


Details

The Romanian school in Eindhoven is a weekend school project, sustained by a group of parents and teachers from Eindhoven area. It is addressed to Romanian children who grow up in the Netherlands, so they can remain in contact with the Romanian language and culture. The lessons of Romanian language offer the children the possibility to learn the basics of grammar and vocabulary in a pleasant and instructive way. The children work in three age groups. They use books and materials offered by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Department for Romanians Abroad.


Other activities/additional information

Depending on the possibilities, the school is open to other children and guests too, who can learn in this way more about the Romanian culture. More details can be found on the school website.

Profile last updated

January 2020

Russian

There is no profile available for this program.

Spanish


Location

Centro Español de Eindhoven

Hugo de Grootplein 47-A

5652 LL Eindhoven

Organization
in Eindhoven since 1989


Contact
alce.holanda@educacion.gob.es


Number of students

90

Certificate?
Yes


Details

The Association of Spanish Language and Culture in the Netherlands (ALCE) is a program of the Spanish Ministry of Education, which is part of the diplomatic mission of the Spanish Embassy in the Netherlands, through our Department of Education and advised by the Advisory Technical Education in Amsterdam. We provide complementary classes in Spanish language and culture on a voluntary basis and free of charge to the sons and daughters of Spaniards residing in the Netherlands. There are four different lesson groups on Wednesdays: 14:30 - 16:00, 16:00 - 17:30, 17:30 - 19:00, and 19:00 - 20:30


The students, at different stages of their career in the ALCE classroom, can obtain, after taking the same written and oral examinations in the ALCEs of all countries, an official certification at three different levels: B1, B2 and C1, issued by the Ministry of Education and referenced to the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR).


Other activities/additional information

The curriculum for the ALCE is adapted to that of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ​​(CEFR) and is structured in three stages and five levels of this, distributed over ten years of schooling of Spanish language and culture. In order to respond in the most appropriate way to the needs of the students, a blended teaching is established: part of the teaching is carried out in the classroom (1h and a half per week) and another online (1h and a half) through the virtual platform Aula Internacional.

Profile last updated

October 2020

Spanish


Location

Basisschool Trudo

St. Trudostraat 10

5616GB Eindhoven

Organization
CLO Centro Latinamericano de Orientación. with lessons since 2008

Contact
Roxana Aguirre
Milagros Maldonado
roxanaaguirre211@hotmail.com
info@cloeindhoven.nl
+31 (0)64 613 5638

Number of students
23

Certificate?
diploma of participation

Details
25 lessons per school year from September to May, on Wednesday afternoons

Other activities/additional information
Once a year family activity “Hoy hablamos Español”

Profile last updated
June 2019

Turkish


Location

Fellenoord (Fellenoord Kindercentrum):

Monday 15:30-17:00

Friday 15:30-17:30


Meerhoven (`t Slingertouw Basisschool):

Wednesday 15:00-17:00


Gestel (Wijkcentrum De Dommel):

Thursday 15:30-17:30


Tongelre (RISE & Driesprong Bassischool):

Wednesday 13:30-15:30

Organization
Stichting Drio since 2008

Contact
Gülsah Güngöz van Dijk
stichtingdrio@gmail.com
31 (0)61 121 6906

Number of students
45

Certificate?
Children get every year a participation certificate from DRIO. It is not recognized by government.

Details
60 Euros for 3 months (at least for the 2019-2020 school year, children over the age of 7 attend for free). In total 9 months in a year. There are 4 locations around Eindhoven and children get 1 time a week 2 hours of lesson.

Other activities/additional information
There are many different projects and activities in DRIO (see website for details).

Profile last updated
January 2020


Ukrainian


Location
Wijkcentrum De Dommel
Bennekelstraat 131
5654 DD Eindhoven

Organization
Year of foundation 2015

Contact
Pavlo Barvinko
+31 61 191 2592
info@woelyk.nl

Number of students
15

Certificate?
n/a

Details
Classes every Saturday (11:30 – 13:30); price per class 14 Euro (2 hours) with sibling discount 50%; 30 lessons per year; currently, there are two groups: group 1 (3-6 y.o. ) group 2 (7-10 y.o.). On a regular basis, the parents council is reassessing if there is a need to create new group composition, based on the available student base at the moment.

Other activities/additional information
“Woelyk” is a cultural center for Ukrainians living in Eindhoven and its surroundings. It is an officially registered part of foundation “Ukrainians in the Netherlands.” The Ukrainian school in Eindhoven is recognized and supported by the Ukrainian Embassy in the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The school is funded by personal parents’ contributions as well as contributions made by Ukrainian Embassy in the Netherlands.

Our mission:
- Development of children’s spoken and written Ukrainian language skills;
- Proliferation of Ukrainian traditions, history, and celebrations
- Social connection & support of Ukrainians in the Netherlands

In addition to the weekly classes at our school we have a wide range of master classes for kids: arts and crafts, dancing, drawing, cooking etc. We also celebrate and organize concerts on Saint Nicholas Day, Christmas and Easter. Moreover, every year during summertime we have a school field trip and a summer picnic for Ukrainians in Eindhoven to commemorate the end of the school year.


Directory of HL programs

outside Eindhoven/Brainport


Our network is inclusive and welcomes any interested and eligible HL program to participate. The more programs that get involved, the more information and experiences that can be shared!

 

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