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Intensive Dutch courses

Post by britschnit » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:01 pm

Hi I have just moved to Brussels and am looking to do an intensive Dutch course to try improve my job prospects. I heard of a university course over 4-5 weeks but am hoping you can suggest somewhere in Brussels. Full time, intensive would be best


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Re: Intensive Dutch courses

Post by Bert » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:43 pm


Do you already speak French? I'm sure you do.
Only 7-15% of those who live in Brussels speak Dutch.*
Nevertheless, I wish you success in your future Dutch studies. ;-)


*"7 tot 15 procent van de inwoners van het Brussels Gewest zou Nederlandstalig zijn." Bron: Wikipedia

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Re: Intensive Dutch courses

Post by Vilmos » Wed Dec 19, 2012 4:32 am

De meerderheid van België spreekt Nederlands, dus kennis van die taal is sowieso wel handig, lijkt me. Overigens dacht ik in eerste instantie dat het aantal Nederlandstaligen hoger zou liggen, maar dat komt omdat ik me een percentage Franstaligen herinner van rond de 75-80%. Dus dan komt dat wel ongeveer overeen, dat zal niet aankomen op enkele procenten. Bovendien: wat ik uit de Brusselse vacatures op kan maken wordt kennis van het Nederlands wel vaak gevraagd, dus wat dat betreft ("to try improve my job prospects") komt het zeker van pas. (Dit vind ik een interessant stuk, trouwens.)

@ Britschnit: As far as I know, there are several options in Brussels, but I'm not Belgian. The first one, by example, is visiting the Dutch Language House (Huis van het Nederlands), see for further information this website in English. I guess they also have intensive courses. I can't even imagine that they don't.

The second option I found on Google is this one, if you want a immersion in Brussels and a good result in five, seven or nine days. The website is not available in English, so you would have to use a machine-translation service or just e-mail the owner for information in English.

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Re: Intensive Dutch courses

Post by ingframin » Sun Jan 13, 2013 10:54 pm

If you can travel to Leuven there is also ILT:
Actually it is quite good!

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