Summer programme for teens in Val Notre-Dame

Our English, Dutch or French courses & activities and culture programme in Belgium allows teenagers aged 10 to 17 to take language courses and to participate in leisure and sports activities while benefiting from secure supervision and enviroment. This programme is ideal for a first language stay. It replaces our usual and traditional stay in Bruges with single room accommodation in a country green setting huge campus.

We also offer stays in Bruges in August for learning French, Dutch or English.

Liège

Liege is the leading tourist city in Wallonia and has many treasures to discover. The Meuse river crosses it from south to north. Folklore is still very present there because it is strongly supported by a warm and welcoming population. Liege is an essential stopover for any visit to Belgium.

It is in this magnificent setting that our campus “Val Notre Dame” is located.

“Val Notre Dame” centre, known for its appearance on the reality TV show “Retour au pensionnat à la campagne” is located in the Liege Province in the setting of an ancient Cistercian abbey. It is ideally positioned for the following sporting and academic activities.

Numerous cultural visits, animations and discoveries are easily accessible from the campus, which also happens to be an excellent leisure activities centre.

Language courses: the basics

  • Minimum stay: 1 week
  • Lesson duration : 50 minutes
  • Class size: 12 on average
  • Placement test on arrival Sunday
  • Activities duration: 2 hours per day

The options

Several options on offer:

Language & culture

3 daily language lessons

Sports and leisure activities, evening entertainment and local excursions and visits complete the stay. This programme is ideal for students who wish to increase their knowledge of the language and culture. (Foreseen option , to be confirmed in the next few days.)

Language & sport

3 daily language lessons

Supplemented by a training of about ten effective hours in the chosen discipline, supervised by professional coaches, as well as evening entertainment.

Language & tennis: the ideal opportunity to progress while practicing the language.

Language & Multisports : the sports programme includes tennis, dance, fitness, moutainbike etc. sessions. The different sports are determined on site according to the climate and the composition of the different groups.

Combo course 

Students who wish to stay several weeks while varying the pleasures can combine different programmes (one week of English & Culture followed by one week of English & Multisports, for example). Please just indicate your choice on the booking form.

The school aims to provide quality language teaching. Therefore, classes are made up of small groups and the activities are always playful, allowing young people to acquire, over a short period of time, vocabulary, listening and both spoken and writen practice of the studied language.

During the evenings, supervised indoor and outdoor activities are offered to the participants. The youngest are supervised by bilingual teachers who can, if necessary, communicate with them in their mother language.

As a residential stay, the classrooms and the boarding area are in the same building. A guarantee of security and tranquillity for all participants.

The residence

Individual rooms (or shared rooms for children of the same family) are cosy and comfortable. Wi-Fi is available free of charge for all residents. Full board is included in the programme package.

For stays of two weeks or more, an extra charge comes in addition for the gap night from Saturday to Sunday (see Dates & Prices table).

In accordance with the directives issued by the Belgian government and in order to comply with the health and social distancing rules :

  • Students will be separated by language bubbles with a maximum of 50 students per bubble with of course several level groups per bubble.
  • Day camp bookings (accommodation free) will not be accepted

Transport

We do not organize the transportation to Liege but we can arrange the transfers to and from the campus from Brussels Zaventem airport, Charleroi (Brussels South) airport or Brussels South station.

Particular arrangements

  • Age of participants: the stays are intended for young people of age 10-17 years
  • Arrival on Sunday between 15:00 and 16:00, departure on Saturday ** between 10:00 and 11:00**
  • A language level test is scheduled on the Sunday after arrival, so that the participants are directly enrolled in their corresponding classes without any waste of time incured on Monday morning.
  • Easy access car park for arrival and departure of the participants.


Dates & Prices 2020

Dates 2020

Stays are scheduled from Sunday to Saturday (7 days / 6 nights) and are organized over several weeks in summer.

Courses are available on the following dates:

  • July 05 – 11
  • July 12 – 18
  • July 19 – 25
  • August 16 – 22

For the other weeks in August we also offer stays in Bruges in August for learning French, Dutch or English.

A transfer between Bruges and Val Notre-Dame is possible for stays exceeding one week.

Prices 2020

Programme prices – All taxes and enrolment fees included

WPCS 42.0.1
Language lessons & activities - Residence full board accommodation (1 to 3 weeeks)
SummerCultureMultisportsTennis
05/07 - 11/07 700 700 725
12/07 - 18/07 700 700 725
19/07 - 25/07 700 700 725
16/08 - 22/08 700 700 725
Accommodation extra
Saturday to Sunday extra night (programmes exceeding 1 week) 90
Loan of bed linen - per week 25
Special diet (Vegetarian, Halal, etc.) - per week 30
Airport / station transfers
FromSingle tripRound trip
Zaventem airport or Brussels-Midi station (Thalys) 150 270
Charleroi airport (Brussels South) 240 420
Transfer extras
All arrival/departure between 20:00 and 10:00 30
UM (Unaccompanied Minor) transfer 75
Discounts
Family discount (from 2nd booking) 15

Prices include :

  • English, Dutch or French language lessons
  • Language tests upon arrival and departure
  • A certificate of completion at the end of the course
  • The complete excursion & visits programme including travel and entrance fees
  • Evening entertainment activities (films, songs, barbecue, etc.)
  • Teaching material
  • Full board accommodation, single room (double room available on request for siblings and friends can be allocated in adjoining rooms)
  • All sports and use of the sports grounds and facilities (depending on the option booked)
  • Constant supervision
  • Accident insurance
  • The coronavirus infrastructure in place as part of the measures applicable to schools

Prices do not include :

  • Transport to and from Wanze
  • Transfers from and to Brussels airport (Zaventem), Charleroi (Brussels South) or Brussels South train station.
  • Transition night for stays exceeding one week
  • The optional extra for the loan of bed linen (25€/week)