Spa

CERAN’s Intensive Dutch Programme for Juniors & Teens uses its unique teaching methods to teach students to communicate with confidence. CERAN’s teachers are all experienced and qualified native Dutch speakers, specially trained to help students progress quickly and reach their language goals. Campers are supervised and supported in and outside of classes, and encouraged to speak Dutch at all times and as much as possible (including class breaks and meals).

Campers are grouped according to their age: 9-11 years old12-15 years old and 16-17 years old. Class sizes have an average of 6 students (maximum 9) per class.

CERAN assesses campers’ progress using the following system:

  • Online Dutch test prior to departure
  • Speaking assessment on the first day
  • Linguistic Skills Assessment at the end of their stay

CERAN Quality

Since 1975, CERAN has offered individually tailored and top-quality immersion programmes to learners worldwide, from young students to professionals. It offers a broad range of programmes specially designed for maximum language progress, whatever your learning style may be.

Located in the heart of an historic area, the centre is composed of several buildings all dedicated to the learning of a particular language, called “immersion spaces”. There are several training rooms (courses and workshops), a dining room where all meals are shared in Dutch, and a lounge where you can keep practicing during breaks.

The center also has two multimedia areas, an international lounge for all the learners, but also many sports area for those who want to relax and get active, thanks to the multi-sports fields, the tennis and bocce ball courts, and the squash fields.

One week includes:

  • 28 Dutch lessons of 45 minutes in small groups (21 hours)
  • 19 sessions of 60 minutes of supervised leisure activities
  • Half-day excursion or leisure activities every Wednesday afternoon

Dutch language lessons:

Lessons place emphasis on:

  • Listening comprehension
  • Speaking: role plays (storytelling, presentations, giving opinions, debates), used by the teacher to introduce new grammar points and vocabulary
  • Reading comprehension: understanding, analysing and summarising written information
  • Writing: summaries, emails, essays; giving opinions, making arguments, organising ideas

Sports or recreational activities are held on Wednesday afternoons: Olympic Games, museum outings, adventure trails and much more.

Weekend activities and excursions include outings to prehistorical site Ramioul, a day at the Spa thermal springs, sightseeing in Brussels, Liège, Bruges, Cologne, Maastricht.

Accommodation is offered in shared rooms. All rooms are equipped with sinks and bathrooms.

Full board is included throughout the whole duration of the stay. On excursion days, campers will be given a packed lunch. For stays of 2 weeks or more, all weekend meals are included.

Laundry service twice a week.

Optional extra: single room

Travel

Arrivals: Sunday (preferably between 16:00 and 18:00)

Departures: Saturday (between 08:30 and 12:30)

Transfers

If you wish, we can organise your transfer from Düsseldorf International or Brussels Zaventem airports, as well as Brussels or Liège train stations (see Dates & Prices tab).

Visa Information

You might need a visa for this course. For more information please visit our Visa Information page.

Do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email if you require any additional information.


Dates & Prices 2021

Dates 2021

  • Summer: from 01/08 to 28/08

Prices 2021

WPCS 42.0.1
Classes & activities - Residence, shared room, full board - Summer
Programme - Per weekPrice
Intensive programme 1.550
Transfers & supplements - Per journey
From Brussels - Zaventem Airport 105
From Brussels Centre (Gare du Midi) 105
From Liège station 60
Unaccompanied minors (UM) 40
Extra night 90

Prices include:

  • Course and activities as described
  • Course and activity materials (except for sportswear)
  • Online placement test prior to course start
  • Linguistic Skills Assessment at the end of your stay
  • Full-board accommodation in a shared room from Sunday night to Saturday morning
  • Laundry twice a week
  • Weekend accommodation (for 2 weeks or more stays)

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to CERAN
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance