Spa, Belgium

With a busy professional life, what could be better than escaping for a few weeks to the heart of the Ardennes, to a green and relaxing space. The centre is in fact barely a few kilometres from Spa and its thermal springs: a rejuvenating experience which will allow you to immerse yourself in the Dutch language 100% and allow you to fully concentrate on your intensive language programme.

Learning Centre

Located only 5 kilometres from Spa and 48 kilometres from Liège, the CERAN centre is nestled in the heart of a vast lush, historic estate. All buildings are approximately 200 metres apart and each is specially dedicated to one language. The centre also includes immersion areas (for lessons and workshops), each of them containing several training rooms, a dining room to share the meals in Dutch as well as a lounge area, to make sure that practice does not stop during the breaks.

CERAN offers excellent facilities such as two multimedia language labs and an international lounge where all students can get to know each other. Sports facilities such as several grounds, tennis, squash and bocce ball courts are also available during leisure time to keep students fully fit.

If you feel the need to remain logged in, WiFi and ADSL connections as well are computers are available free of charge during the whole of your stay.

CERAN Quality

Since 1975, CERAN has offered top-quality, tailored immersive language programmes to learners worldwide. The intensive Dutch programme aimed at adults and professionals is essentially focused on communication and interaction. CERAN’s teachers are all experienced, qualified native speakers specially trained to help students progress quickly and reach their language goals.

So that all language aspects are covered, CERAN offers different 45-minute modules which are included in all of the course options. These are:

  • General Dutch: you will learn to communicate in general day-to-day Dutch, and depending on your language level, Business Dutch may also feature.
  • Phonetics: you will learn to pronounce words correctly and how to express themselves using software that amplifies sounds, as well as specific techniques for speaking.
  • Multimedia sessions: an original way to focus on any gaps that you will need to work on. These sessions, supervised by a teacher, are particularly apt for work on spoken comprehension and vocabulary.
  • Personalised learning workshops: depending on your “learner profile”, your teachers will help you better understand how to make the most of your learning style.

The training is completed with practice sessions outside of lessons, when your teachers will encourage you to speak Dutch and are there to help and correct you.

  • Lunchtime meals: themed conversations
  • Breaks: discussions in your target language, reading of Dutch-speaking
  • Themed evenings: for 2 hours every evening students participate in activities such as intercultural communication, presentations, team management etc.

Each day includes:

  • 4 general lessons: aims defined by both the teacher and students
  • 1 phonetics session
  • 2 multimedia sessions
  • 2 personalized learning workshops

Each day includes:

  • 6 private lessons: role plays, written work, business or professional project presentations
  • 1 phonetics session
  • 1 multimedia session
  • 1 personalized learning workshop

Students wishing to combine the interactiveness of group lessons with private lessons tailored to their specific needs can choose from the following:

P1 Programme:

  • 4 lessons in small groups
  • 1 individual lesson
  • 1 phonetics session
  • 2 multimedia sessions
  • 1 personalized learning workshop

P2 Programme:

  • 4 lessons in small groups
  • 2 individual lessons
  • 1 phonetics session
  • 1 multimedia session
  • 1 personalized learning workshop

If you wish to add private lessons to your course programme, you can book private lessons during the week and on Saturday morning (subject to availability).

CERAN prides itself on its top-quality accommodation. All rooms (single rooms and doubles for couples) are located in the heart of the grounds, making for extra peace and quiet fully restore you during your stay. Each room includes an ensuite bathroom with bath/shower and a toilet as well as a desk to ensure you have everything you need.

2 CERAN suites are also available in order to fulfil any desire or particular needs you may have.

The spacious and modern rooms offer the perfect well-being, quietness and respite during your stay.

Stays are full board from Sunday night to Friday noon.

For stays of 2 weeks or more, an additional fee will be charged for weekend accommodation (Friday and Saturday night). CERAN can also arrange breakfast for you over the weekend (see Dates & prices tab).

If the residence is fully booked, CERAN offers accommodation in a nearby hotel meeting the same high standards.

Getting There

  • 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).
  • For students travelling by car, an on-site car park is available.

Payment Methods

CPF and Chèque Emploi Formation can be used to pay for this course.

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

Stays run Sunday – Friday, from one week to six months.

The school is open year round, including bank holidays with the exception of the Christmas period.

Prices 2021

CERAN Discount: for all CERAN courses booked, get a €50 discount on one of our other programmes (not including CERAN programmes).

WPCS 42.0.1
Course & accommodation in residence - Single room, full board
Per week
P (Standard) 3.035
P1 (Standard + 1 private lesson) 3.735
P2 (Standard + 2 private lessons) 4.185
P6 (Standard + 6 private lessons) 4.885
Supplements - Per week
Accommodation in a Suite 475
Additional night (B&B) 130
Additional night - Suite (B&B) 225
High season supplement (July & August) 150
Total beginner supplement 250
Transfers - Per journey
From Liège station 100
From Brussels Zaventem Airport 205
From Brussels Center (Gare du Midi) 205
From Düsseldorf Airport 220

Prices include:

  • Your chosen course
  • Course materials
  • Free access to the multimedia suite
  • Online placement test prior to course start
  • Linguistic Skills Assessment at the end of your stay
  • Accommodation in standard room and full-board from Sunday night to Friday noon

Prices do not include:

  • Travel to CERAN
  • Visa fees
  • Optional insurance
  • Weekend accommodation for stays longer than one week