Dutch course in Antwerp

As the cultural capital of Flanders, Antwerp is a dynamic and cosmopolitan city. The city is internationally known for its diamonds, but also for fashion, the harbour – the second most important harbour of Europe – and its universities.

Its historical center is fulled with architectural jewels, for example the beautiful Gothic and renaissance façades surrounding the town market. The culture of Antwerp in combination with its animated night life, makes this a popular destination for students.

Our partner school is situated in the center of Antwerp, in the very lively university district at just 5 minutes walking from the historical center, the shopping streets, the botanical garden and the central park. Numerous cafes, bars and restaurants can also be found nearby the school. The school is very well served by public transport (tram, metro, bus, train).

Every student receives personal attention.

The school offers:

  • Modern and light classrooms
  • A reception
  • A kitchenette
  • Ipads for all students
  • 3 study rooms
  • A library with a big collection of films, available for students
  • Online exercises to reinforce material covered in class
  • Wi-Fi connection in the whole building

The school is a registered centre for CNaVT preparation, the official Dutch as a foreign language international exam

Dutch language courses: the basics

  • Lesson duration: 40 minutes
  • Number of students per class: average of 5-6 students, maximum 13
  • Placement test: first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Weekly evaluation of the progression
  • Experienced and graduate teachers
  • Personal attention
  • Teaching method developed by the school

The school developed a dynamic and interactive method with 2 main goals:

  • The acquisition of excellent grammatical bases and an extended vocabulary
  • Immersion in Flemish culture by different subjects: for example current topics, scenarios (interviews, questionnaires…) and different media (television, radio, papers, the Internet)

The themes will change every week and cover different interests: science, press, communication, sports, identity…

20 Dutch lessons per week

4 lessons per day, during which you will work on the four basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening). You will then learn how to make rapid progress so that you can use Dutch in everyday life.

Long duration course : in order to encourage interaction with Dutch people, exchanges with students in 6th grade of secondary school or 1st year of higher education are regularly organised.

Language level: beginner to advanced

30 Dutch lessons per week

6 lessons per day, during which you will work on the four basic skills (reading, writing, speaking, listening). You will then learn how to make rapid progress so that you can use Dutch in everyday life.

Long duration course : in order to encourage interaction with Dutch people, exchanges with students in 6th grade of secondary school or 1st year of higher education are regularly organised.

Language level: beginner to advanced

Number of hours per week as per your choice

This course is totally adapted to your goals and needs.

Language level : beginner to advanced

The school organises sports or cultural activities during the afternoon and evening. Participation is optional and voluntary. This activities are either free of charge or at cost price. The number and frequency of these activities will depend on the time of the year.

Some of the many activities may include:

  • Sports
  • Museum tours (€5)
  • Language exchanges with Dutch students
  • Brewery Tour (€20)
  • Different themed workshops (Dutch dialects, conversation, economy, debates…)
  • Escape room (€20)
  • Lasershooting (€20)
  • Karaoke
  • Films
  • Bowling (€10)
  • Excursions : Ghent (€30), Bruges (€30), Ostend (€30), week-end in Amsterdam (€150)

Single room, half board

The families live in residential areas in Antwerp, close to a bus, metro or tram stop.

Travel time to school: between 30 and 40 minutes by public transport

In Antwerp it´s easy to travel by bike (a bike rental service called´A-velo´ is available).

Minimum of 4 weeks stay

Single room, self catering

Travel time to school: 10 minutes walk

Contact us for more information

Features:

  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Laundry facilities available
  • 50€ safety deposit to be paid on arrival and refunded by the school at the end of your stay, providing your room is clean, tidy and with no damage

Prices : please consult us.

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival station:

  • Berchem Station (Antwerp), it’s recommended to take a taxi to the host family’s place

If you intend to travel by car, please call and notify your hosts to arrange your arrival time.

Local transportation

Card for public transport (for information) :

  • Monthly card : 23€
  • 10 trips card : 9€

Bicycle hire : first 30 minutes free of charge – Credit card payment only


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Course start dates: Most courses start every Monday year-round (exceptions are outlined below.) On Bank Holiday Mondays, lessons start on Tuesdays.

Bank holidays and holidays (No lessons will take place on these dates and they will not be rescheduled. Classes will be replaced by some activities): 1/01, 13/04, 1/05, 21/05, 1/06, 21/07, 15/08, 1/11, 11/11, from the 25/12/20 to 01/01/21

Prices 2020

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

WPCS 42.0.1
Courses & accommodation, host family, single room, 1/2 board
Duration20L30L
1 week 525 575
2 weeks 995 1.095
3 weeks 1.493 1.650
4 weeks 1.990 2.190
8 weeks 4.000 4.400
12 weeks 5.880 6.480
Extra private lessons
Price per hour 60

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Homestay accommodation, single room, half board
  • Course materials
  • Placement test and certificate of completion
  • A Welcome Pack
  • All school taxes and enrolment fees

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to/from Antwerp
  • Local transportation
  • All lunches
  • Activities (between €10 and €15 per activity)
  • Optional insurances

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