Destination 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.

Ferrières Centre

Located in Ferrières (region of Liège), the camp is hosted on the premises of Saint Roch College, a beautiful 18th century historical mansion that is nestled in an exceptional landscape of green lushy countryside, only a 30 minutes drive from Liège.

The camp consists in several independent immersion buildings, each with several classrooms and training rooms, a multimedia space, a dining room and a communal living room at campers disposal. They also have access to the following sports installations :

  • Heated indoor pool
  • Football field
  • Mini football pitch
  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • 2 beach volleyball courts
  • 3 badminton courts
  • 2 mini tennis courts
  • Bocce ball court
  • Table tennis hall

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

Available to students aged 12+

For students wishing to focus on specific language needs – specialised vocabulary, one of the four language skills – why not try our combined programme with private lessons for a more personalized learning ?

One week includes:

  • 28 Dutch lessons of 45 minutes in small groups (21 hours)
  • Private lessons tailored to the student’s specific needs
  • Cultural activities: scheduled is made according to the number of private lessons (see options available below)
  • Half-day excursion or discovery activity every Wednesday afternoon
  • Two full-day trips at the weekend (for minimum 2-week stays)

Private lessons are given in 2 x 45 minute blocks, maximum 8 x 45 minutes per week per student. Private lessons replace some of the cultural activities on offer on Wednesday afternoon.

Choose from the following Combined Courses:

  • P2 Programme: 28 group lessons + 2 private lessons
  • P4 Programme: 28 group lessons + 4 private lessons
  • P6 Programme: 28 group lessons + 6 private lessons
  • P8 Programme: 28 group lessons + 8 private lessons

Tennis, golf or horse riding lessons can be combined with CERAN’s Intensive Dutch Programme, instead of the Classic Programme language activities. Sports lessons are given by professional Dutch-speaking instructors. Level: beginner-advanced.

N.B. Some programnes are available on certain dates only (please see the Dates & Prices tab) and for those aged 12+. Campers should bring activity-appropriate clothing.

One week includes:

  • 28 Dutch lessons of 45 minutes in small groups (21 hours)
  • sport sessions of 60 minutes supervised by a professional
  • 9 sessions of 60 minutes of supervised leisure activities
  • Half-day excursion or leisure activities every Wednesday afternoon
  • Dutch & Tennis: maximum 6 players per group. Tennis rackets and balls available.
  • Dutch & Horse riding: maximum 8 riders per group. Helmets can be borrowed. Campers must have proof of insurance (contact us for more information).
  • Dutch & Golf: maximum 12 players per group. Free CERAN golf pack (glove plus 6 golf balls) for each student and golf sets can be borrowed if necessary

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.

Ferrières Centre

Located in Ferrières (region of Liège), the camp is hosted on the premises of Saint Roch College, a beautiful 18th century historical mansion that is nestled in an exceptional landscape of green lushy countryside, only a 30 minutes drive from Liège.

The camp consists in several independent immersion buildings, each with several classrooms and training rooms, a multimedia space, a dining room and a communal living room at campers disposal. They also have access to the following sports installations :

  • Heated indoor pool
  • Football field
  • Mini football pitch
  • Multi-purpose sports hall
  • 2 beach volleyball courts
  • 3 badminton courts
  • 2 mini tennis courts
  • Bocce ball court
  • Table tennis hall

Accommodation in Ferrières: Campers usually stay in single rooms, but double and triple rooms are also available. All rooms have a sink, and the bathrooms are shared.

Services and facilities

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.

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 2020

Dates 2020

  • Easter: from 05/04 to 11/04, and from 12/04 to 18/04.
  • Summer: from 21/06 to 22/08 (last possible arrival on 16/08).
  • Autumn: from 01/11 to 07/11.

Dutch and Sports programme start dates:

  • Golf: from 12/07 to 18/07, from 02/08 to 08/08, from 09/08 to 15/08.
  • Horse riding: from 28/06 to 04/07, from 05/07 to 11/07.
  • Tennis: from 21/06 to 27/06, from 19/07 to 25/07, from 26/07 to 01/08.

Prices 2020

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
Classes & activities - Residence, single room, full board - Summer
Program - Per weekPrice
Intensive program 1.500
Language & Golf Program 1.865
Language & Horse Riding Program 1.840
Language & Tennis Program 1.840
Courses & activities - Residence, shared room, full board - Easter and All Saints
Program - Per weekPrice
Intensive program 1.530
Combined program (supplement) - Per week
2 individual lessons (P2) 145
4 individual lessons (P4) 290
6 individual lessons (P6) 435
8 individual lessons (P8) 580
Transfers & supplements - Per journey
From Brussels - Zaventem Airport 105
From Brussels Center (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 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