Practical Daily Life

LANGUAGES COURSES

Look to improve your French, Dutch or any other language?
In Brussels, there are more than one hundred organisations offering language courses. The choice of language and the level of learning are very diverse. Courses are offered by various organisations, including private language schools, municipalities, the Flemish and French-speaking Communities and the Chamber of Commerce (which runs courses open to non-degree seeking students in cooperation with the two Brussels universities VUB and ULB.

Useful addresses

We selected for you a list of several useful addresses:

Huis van het Nederlands Brussel 
The House of the Dutch Language established a list of all Dutch courses in Brussels. The aim of this organization is to encourage people to speak Dutch in Brussels by pointing them in the direction of a Dutch course that fits their needs.

Rue Philippe De Champagne 23, 1000 Bruxelles
T: +32 (0)2 501 66 60 
info@huisnederlandsbrussel.be 
www.huisnederlandsbrussel.be/en/home


The site of the Flemish Community Commission
The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) works with numerous Dutch-speaking organisations in Brussels. Their webiste contains extensive information about learning, leisure activities, living or growing up in Brussels.
www.vgc.be/aanbod/leren/nederlands-leren-en-oefenen


La Maison de la Francité
The House of French has compiled a list by municipality and by alphabetical order of all French courses in Brussels.

Avenue des Arts 19F, 1000 Bruxelles 
T: +32 (0)2 219 49 33
mdlf@maisondelafrancite.be
www.maisondelafrancite.be/fr/?ID=71

Prosocbru
Prosocbru is a network of 46 community-run continuing education schools.  Check their directory for up to date course information on 11 languages with filters for level, locations and times.
www.prosocbru.be/

C.V.O.- K.H.N.B. 
A language school for adults.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Gebouw D - lokaal D 1.33 - Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussel 
T: +32 (0)2 629 39 08 
www.cvo-bec.be/


EPFC 
Continuing education school, the EPFC offers a wide range of training on secondary and higher education levels, adapted for job seekers but also accessible to all.

Campus de la Plaine CP 220
Bd du Triomphe, 1 - accès 2 - Bâtiment HA, 1050 Bruxelles 
T: +32 (0)2 650 59 59
info@epfc.eu
epfc.eu/formations.html

The websites www.wordwatjewil.be (Dutch-language) and www.dorifor.be(French language) have extensive information on courses in Brussels, including language courses.


Most of the courses charge a tuition fee, but Brussels offers two routes to free language learning.  The first requires being a resident in one of the city’s 19 communes.  For these residents, the Flemish government sponsors beginner Dutch courses (level 1 and 2) within its “Dutch as a Foreign Language”(or NT2) programme administered by Flemish Continuing and Basic Education Centres (CVOs). The second route is though Belgium’s respective regional employment offices (Actiris, VDAB and Forem). All three offer a variety of language courses for free to registered job-seeker, such as Bruxelles Formation langues organized by Actris.  For those about to begin a new job, these offices allot up to 60 hours of language cheques-allowing its holder free private or group lessons-for those aiming to improve their skills in Dutch, French, English or German.  Community-run continuing education schools are not for free, but not very expensive either.