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English language policy at Dutch MBOs
Transcript of English language policy at Dutch MBOs
What characterizes an MBO school?
Outflux of high school students in 2010-2011
HAVO HBO University
Number of students per education in 2014/15
mbo (bbl/bol) 482,000
Source: CBS, 2014/15
regional function (ROC)
47% of all students finishes MBO
BOL (fulltime) & BBL (parttime)
(young) adults: 18+
learning on the job (BBL)
Sandra Wormgoor, owner of
independent tutor and teacher
MBO & HBO and private clients
distanced & on-site, assessments, educative tools
web-apps: Jargon-app, English a Day
An example of a Speaking exam for Dental Technicians
Dutch government in 2009:
basic skills at MBO
from 2012: English is compulsory for MBO (4)
'zak/slaag' -> fail/pass
only 11% goes to HBO
Dutch Health Tec Academy: language policy
Hearing Aid Professionals
Orthopedic (Shoe) Technicians
Technical Eye Doctors' Assistants
2012 - 2013: implementation Dutch & English & Math
Theory versus reality
Policy making by whom?
Implementation and pitfalls
Critical factors? Sometimes
English in all MBO studies necessary?
DHTA = BBL =>
1 schoolday per week of 8 hours, other days are learning on the job
an average of 2 English lessons per month
Dental Technicians & Orthopedic Technicians
Hearing Aid Professionals & Opticians
Technical Eye Doctor's Assistant
E-learning & distance learning & Flipping the classroom
More about English in MBOs:
Common European Framework (CEF):
A Basic User
B Independent User
B2 Upper intermediate
C Proficient User
C2 Mastered / native speaker
Dutch vocational education?
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
13 October 2015
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