October 12, 2015
The World in your Classroom 2015: share your culture!
After a successful second edition, The World in your Classroom (TWIYC) will once again take place in classrooms throughout The Hague. From 16 to 27 November Internationals living in The Hague will volunteer their time to give guest lectures about their home countries to Dutch high school students.
TWIYC is an initiative of the Municipality of The Hague, ACCESS, PEP Participation Professionals and The Hague Bridge. The programme enables international residents of The Hague to do volunteer work in English, French and German at high schools in The Hague.
Last year more than 75 internationals participated in the programme, giving high school students aged 12 to 16 an opportunity to learn more about different countries, cultures and traditions and to practice their English in a fun way.
According to programme coordinator Lucie Cunningham: ‘We’ve had a lot of positive feedback, both from participating schools and from internationals. TWIYC teaches students about the diversity of the people and cultures in their hometown. It challenges them to think beyond cultural stereotypes. And for internationals it’s a great way to give back to the community and to meet like-minded people.’
Would you like to participate?
You can sign up for as many guest lectures as you want, though 2 is the recommended amount in order to get the full experience of seeing different reactions to your presentation depending on the class.
Guest lectures will be given in English, German or French during regular class hours.
They could be about a variety of subjects including, geography, history, civics, sociology, foreign languages, culture and current affairs.
Prior to your presentation you will receive a 1-time 3-hour training to make sure that you are fully prepared! You will learn more about how the Dutch education system works together with other volunteer guest lecturers.
The deadline to sign up as a guest lecturer is 15 October 2015.
Would you like to participate? Watch the video about the TWIYC project and sign up before the 15th of October on the website www.theworldinyourclassroom.nl.
More information about volunteering in The Hague can be found at www.volunteerthehague.nl
DEN HAAG – De Roemeense Laura Panna geeft een vrijwillige gastles op het Hofstad College in het kader van World in Your Classroom. FOTO EN COPYRIGHT HENRIETTE GUEST