With big eyes eight-year-old Tanans looks around. The new school year has just begun. That is exciting for all students, but especially for Tanans. From the cheerful liveliness of the classroom Tanans does not recognize a single word. The shouts, the words and sentences in Dutch, are unfamiliar noises to him that do not make sense at all. Tanans has only been in the Netherlands for a few weeks. He does not speak the language, understands nothing of the local customs and has not made any friends yet.