In October 2015, I launched SWAP 20: a free book-lending programme for teachers.
A free monthly book-lending-programme for Dutch primary school teachers and day-care professionals running International Playgroups. Teachers / carers are able to borrow 20 books at a time for their classes and playgroups.
Books can be chosen according to themes, reading needs and interests. The objectives are
- To provide free access to a wide range of English children’s books to professionals teaching / introducing Early English.
- To inspire young English Language Learners to read English.
- To inspire Dutch primary school teachers to integrate English children’s book into the Early English classroom.
- To support teachers managing Young English Learners with mixed abilities. To support teachers teaching English native speakers (ex– & impats).
To my delight, The American Book Center (ABC) liked the idea so much that they joined the initiative and set up a lending corner in order to support teachers in the Amsterdam area. The next SWAP 20 will be coming soon to The Hague & Utrecht area.
If you are a teacher and your school is interested in joining SWAP 20 please email:
Utrechtse Heuvelrug: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amsterdam / The Hague: email@example.com