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Teaching in English - the Bilingual Classroom

Bilingual education essentially aims to widen the horizon for pupils at school: across cultures and beyond national boundaries. In this course, you will be studying in English alongside teacher education students from other countries. You will gain hands-on experience teaching your subject in English in primary or secondary education in the Netherlands, and learn about the role of language in learning and assessments.

To enhance your English language skills you will have lessons from a Cambridge-certified examiner. Cross cultural education will challenge you to become aware of cultural aspects during an international project, You will compare national and international educational systems and experience what internationalisation has to offer. 

You will learn what it takes to develop subject understanding, language proficiency and cultural competences with your pupils and enable them to take different perspectives. Repeated visits to a school in the Amsterdam region will enable you to observe and experience bilingual education in practice. You will be asked to design lesson activities and possibly try them out yourself in the classes.


On completion of the minor, students:

  • are able to plan, implement and evaluate lessons in English;
  • have knowledge of CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) methods and techniques to support learning in a second language;
  • are able to find, evaluate, adapt, design and make appropriate use of (digital) teaching materials in a bilingual curriculum;
  • are aware if how to integrate both formative and summative assessments into the bilingual classroom;
  • are aware of cultural similarities and differences in the classroom and is able to integrate this into the school curriculum;
  • have improved and can maintain their level of English.


Students must be competent in (academic) English (level B2 of the CEFR).
This minor is open to students with experience and skills in planning and teaching lesson activities at primary or secondary schools. For full-time students this would be the equivalent of 30 EC of teaching practice at placement schools, i.e. WPL1, 2 and 3.
This minor accepts international students.
It is offered to full-­time and part-­time/in-service students.
Students of the AUAS English Teacher Training Programme are not allowed to participate in this minor.


To be announced in December for the following February.
(some sources will be provided online as pdf).


Wednesdays and Friday (subject to change).

At the HvA: Two days of 6 hours for 18 weeks = 216 hours total 

At a bilingual/international school in/near Amsterdam: Three days (of 8 hours)  in pairs to observe, interview, discuss and perform CLIL or EIO activities. = 24 hours total

Other contact time: online via mijn course-site, email, and other media or face to face guidance and counselling. 

In addition to the hours scheduled in a classroom, each teacher is available 2 hours a week (digitally or F2F) for tutoring, guidance, feedback, virtual classroom activities, and consultation on three days/wk = 120 hours total

The time expected for self-study, language practice,  reading, viewing, writing assignments, collaborative preparation of lessons is estimated to be 6,5 hours per week for Methodology and Language skills modules each and about 4,5 hours per week for the Crosscultural education and Assessment modules.


The minor comprises 4 modules:
Module - EC - Assessment methods - Assessment Scale

  1. language skills (9 EC) - Language Skills paper - 1-10
  2. cross cultural education (6 EC) - Global Citizenship task, CCE paper - 1-10
  3. methodology (9 EC) - Lesson & Methodolody paper - 1-10
  4. assessment (6 EC) - Essay, Vlog - 1-10.


A passing mark (5,5 of higher) is required for each followed module.

The final grade of the minor is based on the average results of the four modules: language skills, cross cultural education, methodology and assessment.

If a student fails to successfully complete the minor in the period in which she took the minor it is possible to finalize the minor in a following period in which the minor is given.

If a minor is no longer offered or in case the minor is rewritten, the degree programme will offer students a further two opportunities to finalize this minor in the following year.

Aanvullende informatie

Questions about the minor?
Contact Beth Bedinotti:

Questions about the KOM-procedure?
Contact Lia Stip,

Costs: ​Costs for literature approx 100 euro

Applications will be processed in the order of receipt of signed learning agreements.