Our objectives and our track record
Since 1980 our aim has been to allow young 18-20 yr olds to step into life with a solid linguistic grounding. We started with English and Dutch classes for the 6-12 age group and were proud of our first four small groups of five children! Several years later we set up language courses for school holiday periods.
Last year, over 4000 children attended our Kiddy & Junior Classes courses, 250 children regularly attend courses on Wednesdays and Saturdays and almost 450 children take advantage of the language workshops organised in certain schools.
In response to your needs and the evolution of Society - and sometimes in anticipation of these - we have continued to extend the following parameters:
Age: from 3 to 18 yrs,
Languages: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish,
Centres: Brussels and the surroundings and Branbant Wallon for day courses; the Ardennes, the Belgian coast, Espace gallo-romain in Ath, Stoumont, Antwerp for residential courses and Europe and elsewhere for courses abroad,
Formulas: full immersion or part-time language with or without complementary activity,
Diversification of complementary activities offered.
An explosion of complementary activities...
We have always considered our complementary activities - usually given in French - as a pleasant and instructive all-in-one package while remaining in the same centre and with the same team of instructors. While the language is our main goal, we increase our efforts to present new activities which are outside the mainstream and offer an educational added-value under the veil of more exciting attractions. Cooking, first aid, golf, science, music awareness have been added to the existing range of more common sporting and artistic activities.
...organised by specialist instructors.
To ensure that these activities are offered at the same high standard as our language courses we work with specialists in each field. Our partners are the best tennis clubs, sports clubs and horse riding centres. Artistic activities are run by well known dance, drama and music schools.
However, first and foremost comes language... more choices, better classes.
Language will remain our prime objective and to this end we will not compromise our efforts in the selection and training of instructors and teachers..
Our activities are based on four themes:
Language courses during school holidays
Language classes on Wednesdays, Saturdays, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS
After-school activity workshops in schools