HôpiTAAL

Electronic learning environment for hospitals

We want to offer the staff of Brussels hospitals optimal opportunities to learn Dutch. We are therefore working on an electronic learning environment as a supplement to the existing courses. Reception staff and nurses (subsequently doctors as well) can learn or practice Dutch on the Internet whenever it suits them.

HôpiTAAL offers exercises for specific purposes, adapted to the learner’s level and job responsibilities. In addition, hospital staff will find different ways to learn and practice Dutch: wordlists, language games, links, etc…. Image and sound make learning fascinating and lifelike.

Financed by the IT Centre for the Brussels Region, the development is at this stage being carried out together with the language trainers of the Iris hospitals. The first courses for staff of Brussels Hospitals will be ready as of mid 2011.