In cooperation with ‘Het Perspectief’, exchange students can choose to follow an elementary Dutch language course enriched with cultural components (80h), including:
The course takes place in Ghent at ‘Het Perspectief’, Henleykaai 83, BE-9000 Gent.
It certainly is. In a very short time, you will be able to understand the people around you, use some phrases yourself, but more importantly, you will get an insight in the customs and conventions that are typical of the region. The package also includes some practical information, like where you can find fresh fruit or whether or not you should tip a waiter in a pub.
No ECTS credits can be awarded for this course by HOGENT. However, provided the student has been present for at least 80% and passes the test at the end of the course, an official certificate (Dutch for Foreigners - level 1) is given to students who attended at least 80% of the course and who passed the test. This certificate gives you access to the Course ‘Dutch for Foreigners - level 2’. This certificate can be used by the students home institution to award ECTS credits. Please contact your international relations coordinator at HOGENT for more information.
The registration for this course goes together with the online registration process for exchange students at HOGENT. For more information please contact your international relations coordinator.
The cost for the course of 80 hours is 48 euros, plus a variable cost for syllabus and copies. This is paid when registering for the course at 'Het Perspectief'.