Dutch in the classroom

The Dutch Language House has an overview of all Dutch language courses in Brussels. You can sign up for a Dutch language course as of the age of 16. The Dutch Language House helps you to find the most suitable course for you. It cooperates with 6 schools: 5 Centres for Adult Education (the so called CVO) and 1 Centre for Basic Education (CBE):

The CVO and the CBE work with modules. Beginners can start in a beginner’s module. You will be able to speak good Dutch after completing six basic modules. You can then take another 4 modules to hone your writing and/or verbal skills.

The CBE offers only beginner’s modules. There are courses in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening. Intensive and regular courses are available from 1 to 5 times per week. The locations are spread throughout Brussels, depending on the school that organises the courses. You can obtain a recognised diploma or certificate from both the CBE and the CVO.

If you are looking for a very intensive, fast track course, you can attend lessons at the Universitair Talencentrum of the Flemish higher education institute HUB. If you already have a basic knowledge of Dutch and are interested in a vocational training scheme, you can go directly to VDAB (Flemish Public Employment and Vocational Training Service) or other employment initiatives to attend a specific course or scheme.

We look together with you into which course is most suitable for you. You can register for the course immediately, depending on the starting date.

Our advisers will look together with you into whether you qualify for an exemption from or a reduction of the registration fee.