Welcome home!

When I tell teachers and parents that The Little English Library at the Montessori+ Breda is always open during school hours and functions on a self-service book-check in / out, an honour-system you could say, they are usually surprised. Of course, we have lost books but really nothing worth mentioning. Sometimes the English books just get mixed up with all the Dutch books or end up somewhere under the bed, hidden behind outgrown soft toys and action figures. And then sometimes they are re-discovered during a clear-out and find their way home, even after a year. Welcome back.

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New year & new book donations

Wonderful book donation all the way from Cambridge (UK). Many thanks for all these wonderful picture books and early chapter books. I will be sharing these books out amongst the 14 Dutch primary schools who have joined The Little School Library project. And should you too be having a clear out and come across some English books your children have outgrown, please do get in touch. Thanks.

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Rudolph & Co

And we are in business: All our Rudolph, Santa & Co books are out at The Little English School Library Montessori+ Breda. We have also received some lovely book donations over the past few weeks – will label and add to the shelves. Many thanks & keep them coming. For the latest news, follow us also on fb: https://www.facebook.com/thelittleenglishlibrary/

Global Education Practicum – Teaching in India 2017

Lovely message from Katarina from the English for Kids Foundation who was training 8 volunteer teachers part of the Global Education Practicum – Teaching in India 2017. EFKF is a charity based in Roosendaal (NL) and although my priority is of course getting books into Dutch schools, I love this project and am humbled to be supporting it. The first time I donated books was when Katarina took volunteer teachers to Brazil.  I was so touched that the English books I had donated were the first ones the school had ever received…in the end it´s about the kids and their future. Big thanks this time also to Mandy Hattink-Kennard who passed on some OUP teaching materials to add to my pile of English children´s books.

Dear Little English Library. Thank you very much for the donated books for our English for Kids Foundation volunteering project in India. Today a group of volunteers gathered for the first time, and use the materials for preparing the lessons and projects for India 2017. Ladies love the posters and books at different levels, and they are enthusiastic about teaching books which will make their work a bit easier. We will keep you posted! Namaste! Katarina https://efkf.org/

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EP-Nuffic European Talenlabel Awards

The Little English Library: Opening Dutch Classroom Doors to the World of English Children´s Literature.

Final 4th November 2016 / Language Diversity as Enrichment.

What a great day, what a great competition. It was wonderful meeting all the judges and their interest in the library was brilliant &   most appreciated. Unfortunately, we didn’t win but we made the finals together with 7 other projects. The first price went to a lovely French / German VWO project, second went to teaching English with Shakespeare at HAVO and the last was a Language Cafe for international students. Great range of projects and worthy winners.

I met many passionate teachers, teacher educators and educational researchers and of course it is always great to catch up with the teams from EP-Nuffic and British Council NL. A few photos from the stand at the finals / Levende Talen (MFL) Congress in Utrecht.