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Dutch in Antwerp

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Strong points

  • Ages 16+
  • Small and cozy school in the centre of Antwerp
  • Minimum 1 week
  • All levels, from beginner to advanced
  • Small groups (5-6 students average)
  • Teaching method developed by the school
  • Effective and dynamic teaching method
  • Personalised teaching

Destination

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.

The school

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

Activities and events during your stay

The school organizes sports activities or cultural activities in the afternoon and evening. Participation is voluntary. Some activities will be free, others against cost price. The number of activities depends 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 : Amsterdam (€150), Ghent (€30), Bruges (€30), Ostend (€30)...

Courses

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...

Courses on offer

  • Intensive course: 30 lessons of Dutch per week

    Course with a long duration: 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

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  • Private course: you can choose for 10h, 15h or 20h per week

    This course is completely adapted to your goals and needs.

    Language level : elementary to advanced

  • Module private course combined with group course: 3 x 2 hours a week

Accommodation

Host family

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).

Residence (ages 17+, minimum 4 weeks stay)

Single room, self catering

Travel time to school: 10 minutes on foot

Contact us for more information

Features:

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

Dates & Prices 2019

Dates 2019

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): 01/01, 22/04, 01/05, 30/05, 10/06, 21/07, 15/08, 01/11, 11/11, 23/12-27/12

Prices 2019

Booking prices -

Includes all taxes and enrolment fees

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Intensive course 30 L & accommodation in a host family, single room, half board
DurationPrice
1 week575 €
2 weeks1,075 €
3 weeks1,575 €
4 weeks2,075 €
8 weeks4,075 €
12 weeks5,995 €
Extra week490 €
Private course & accommodation in a host family, single room, half board
Number of lessons per weekPrice per week
10 h995 €
15 h1,295 €
20 h1,695 €
Optional extras
Module private course combined with group coursePrice per week
3 x 2 h per week420 €

Prices include:

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

Prices do not include:

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

Practical information

Travel

Transport

Arrivals: Sunday

Departures: Saturday

Arrival station:

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

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

Local transportation

Card for public transport (on name) :

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

A-velo : it´s free for 30 minutes - payment per credit card

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