12 Nov 2014

Our school in Brussels

Learning French in Brussels has many advantages, amongst others, you will have the opportunity to share your course with people from all over the world thanks to the city’s title as the “Capital of Europe”.

The capital of Belgium and of the European Union, Brussels is an incredibly diverse city. The fact that it is one of the centres of European Institutions, has allowed the city to grow enormously. Additionally, Brussels has a very rich history and culture, since many artists gathered in the city in the past, they have hugely contributed to the growth of the city: architects, painters, writers or famous musicians such as Victor Horta, René Magritte, Paul Delvaux, Hergé or Jacques Brel.

Brussels is also a very green city, numerous parks such as Cinquentenairele bois de la Cambre or the parc Royal, or the Forêt de Soignes is definitely worth a visit either by bike or on foot.
We of course cannot forget the great gastronomy that the region is known for worldwide, especially the chocolates, beers and desserts.
However, today we are talking about our partner school in Brussels. Our destination of the month is characterized by its diversity and the possibility to learn and live with people from all over the world. It is precisely because of this that our school’s most popular age group is the 20 to 25 year olds: all of those who travel to the capital for work, experience or Erasmus. 

Of course, it is not necessarily the easiest thing to find a job in Brussels, especially if you do not have either French or Flemish skills. However, this only applies to local business. If you are looking to work in the European institutions, such as the Parliament or Commission, your level of English is the most important; however throughout your stay you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in other languages which will only help you later on. 
In terms of age, they are not hugely strict, but they have a very clear idea of the type of student they prefer, and with this in mind they demonstrate to potential students that they are dedicated and serious about the lessons. If a 17 year old student, for example, would like to take lessons, the doors are not closed to them, however they should bear in mind that the lessons, conversations and activities are focused on adults. 

The school is a 10 minute walk from the Schuman roundabout, where most of the European institutions are located, and a 20 minute walk from the Grand Place.
All of the teachers at the school are very experienced in the teaching of French and are used to working with students of different nationalities.
The school regularly organises optional activities for students so that they can practise their French and get to know the other students in a relaxed atmosphere. These activities are free or offered at a reasonable price. Additionally, as a part of the classes and learning process, they propose outings to shops, making phone calls and visits to travel agencies, to give students a chance to practise their everyday French. 

We offer Intensive general French classes that include 40 hours per session. Each session lasts either two or three weeks.
Classes are made up of a maximum of 8 students, in order to guarantee an optimal personalised learning environment. Students have access to the school’s media library as well as the multimedia facilities.

  •     General French: 40hr per session
  •  All levels accepted
  • These courses are focused on the general learning of French, studying the traditional areas of the language throughout the programme. Comprehension and written and spoken comprehension are also studied. The minimum duration is two weeks.

  •  Individual lessons: 20hr per session or ‘à la carte’
  •  Individual lessons allow the student to follow a personalised programme that meets the student’s objectives. This programme is open to students who are following another course or who are just interested in individual lessons. Minimum duration one week.

Interested in learning French in the heart of Europe? Contact us to find out more about the school and available programmes.

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