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Dutch in Vught, Instituut Jeroen Bosch

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Why choose this programme?

  • From ages 17+ (15+ for the holiday course)
  • Minimum of 1 week (holiday course), min 2 weeks outwith holidays
  • Typical picturesque Dutch town
  • Spacious, comfortable and welcoming school
  • Personalised teaching methods
  • Standard, intensive & combined courses
  • Homestay (host family) accommodation

Destination

Language programme in Vught

Located in the outskirts of 's-Hertogenbosch (or Den Bosch), about 30 km North from Eindhoven and not too far from the Belgian border, Vught is located in the South of the Netherlands. Its breathtaking natural environment gives students a taste of the high quality of life the town's inhabitants lead.

A 15-20-minutes bike ride (about 5 km) will take you to Den Bosch's city historical centre, which has fascinating architecture on display like St. John Cathedral, Morian House and City Hall. The town's calm and friendly environment makes those coming from outside of Vught instantly feel at home. There is so much to explore: from the market square through the labyrinthe old streets, visitors are charmed by the Old Town and canal network called 'de Binnendieze'.

Vught and Den Bosch also have great food and cuisine on offer, and while not as big as other Dutch cities, you'll never be without something to occupy yourself with. It comes as no surprise that Elsevier magazine ranked Vught as the best place to live in the Netherlands.

"Instituut Jeroen Bosch" School of Dutch

Jeroen Bosch Institute, is medium-sized to keep student-teacher ratios at a minimum and course quality at a maximum. The school is located within a 15 minutes walking distance from Vught town centre and about 5 km from Den Bosch.

Accreditation: Agreed Exam Centre CNaVT (Dutch as a foreign language).

The school offers:

  • 12 modern and bright classrooms
  • A multimedia study room equipped with computers
  • A Lounge and rest room where meals can be taken
  • A reception
  • WiFi access

Leisure & activity programme

The teaching staff will recommend what to see and visit during your stay according to your own interests.

During the Easter and July-August Holiday periods the school organises 1 activity per week included in the Holiday course package.

Examples of activities offered in the Holiday course:

  • Discovery of the historic centre of Den Bosch
  • Tasting of a Bossche Bol (local speciality)
  • Guided visit of Kamp Vught
  • Guided bike tour
  • Cinema screening at school
  • Excursion to Utrecht.

Language course

Dutch lessons : general information

  • 1 lesson lasts 45 minutes
  • Classes have on average 6 to 8 students (12 students maximum)
  • Schedule: morning classes + some specific afternoon modules (according to course type)
  • Assessment test on first day of lessons
  • Certificate of completion at the end of your stay
  • Constant progress evaluation
  • Teachers have all graduated in teaching Dutch as a foreign language to the students

All courses are designed to fit the students' needs. Thanks to their creativity and flexibility, the teachers always find a way to motivate and make students progress, no matter their level or language-learning experience.

Types of courses

  • Standard course: 20 lessons of general Dutch per week

    Minimum duration: 2 weeks

    Morning lessons, from Monday to Friday. To develop the 4 basic skills : oral and written expressions, oral and written comprehension.

    Language levels: pre-intermediate to advanced

  • Intensive course: 28 lessons of general Dutch per week

    Minimum duration: 2 weeks - Year round except July and August

    This course is ideal for rapid progress and to develop the 4 basic skills : oral & written expression and oral & written comprehension, while also focusing on pronunciation, vocabulary, conversation, grammar, etc.

    Language levels: elementary to upper-intermediate

  • Combined course: 20 group lessons + 6 individual lessons per week

    Minimum duration: 2 weeks

    Group lessons are held every morning and individual lessons are spread over several afternoons. These individual lessons are "tailor-made" with the teacher according to every student's language level and goals.

    Language levels: elementary to upper-intermediate

  • Holiday course : 24 lessons + 1 full day leisure activity per week (Easter/spring and summer only)

    Minimum duration: 1 week

    Morning lessons, 4 mornings per week. To develop the 4 basic skills : oral and written expressions, oral and written comprehension. One day (generally Wednesday) is dedicated to leisure, cultural or sports activities.

    Language levels: elementary to upper-intermediate

  • Private lessons on request: for more details, please contact us. These lessons are particularly recommended for beginners, students wishing to prepare an examination & professionals.

Accommodation

Homestay (host family)

Individual room, shared bathroom, full-board

1 French speaking student per family

Travelling distance to and from the school: maximum 10 km

Option at extra cost:

  • Special diet (gluten free, lactose free, vegan, halal, kosher)

Practical information:

  • Bed linen and towels are provided
  • For stays exceeding 2 weeks, the host family will offer the use of their washing machine.

Prices & Dates 2019

Dates 2019

Starting dates:

Every Monday year round for the following courses (except if Bank Holiday as indicated below):

  • Standard course (20 lessons per week), Intensive course (28 lessons per week) or Combined course (20 lessons + 6 private lessons per week)

Bank Holidays:

April 22 May 30 & 31 June 10 November 01

School Holiday (close down period):

December 22 2019 to January 06 2020

Holiday courses starting dates:

  • Spring/Easter: April 08 & 15

  • Summer: July 01, 08, 15, 22 & 29 - August 05, 12, 19 & 26

Prices 2019

This programme contains classes Accommodation included Meal included 24h support
Programme prices -

All taxes and enrolment fees included

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Course, Homestay, Single room, full-board
Duration20 lessons/week26 lessons/week28 lessons/week
2 weeks810 €1,390 €995 €
3 weeks1,215 €2,090 €1,495 €
4 weeks1,620 €2,890 €1,995 €
6 weeks2,430 €4,295 €2,995 €
8 weeks3,215 €5,695 €3,845 €
12 weeks4,830 €8,595 €5,595 €
16 weeks6,275 €10,990 €7,495 €
Extra week365 €685 €450 €
Holiday Course: 24 lessons/week + activity, Homestay, single room, full-board
PeriodSpringSummer
1 week495 €495 €
2 weeks995 €995 €
3 weeks-1,495 €
4 weeks-1,990 €
Extras
Group courses materials (except Holiday Course)75 €
Private lessons course materials95 €
Special alimentary diet (per week)20 €

Prices include:

  • Chosen course
  • Full board Homestay accommodation
  • For Holiday course only: one full day leisure activity or excursion per week
  • Free access to study room
  • Free Internet access at school
  • Course materials (for "Holiday Course" only)
  • School taxes and administration fees

Prices do not include:

  • Round trip travel to Vught
  • Transfer on arrival/departure
  • Local transportation
  • Course materials (except for "Holiday Course")
  • Optional insurances

Practical Info

Travel

Day of arrival: Sunday

Day of departure: Saturday

Arrival station:

  • Den Bosch station (we advise to take a taxi between the station and the host family). The station is close to the school.

Arrival airports:

If arriving in Eindhoven Airport or Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam), there is a train connection to Vught.

From Eindhoven Airport it is a 23 minute train ride to Vught. From Schiphol Airport it is 90 minutes with a stop-over.

If you are traveling by car, we ask you kindly to notify your host family of your arrival time.

Please note: If you book this programme less than one month before the day of arrival, please do not make travel arrangements until we have confirmed your enrolment in your chosen course (generally 4 days after payment of the course).

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