To live and work in Brussels, it is essential to speak one or several foreign languages. The EPFC has been teaching, for 40 years, a wide range of languages in a variety of levels, intensities, and specializations. This is an establishment for social promotion that was created under the guidance of the Brussels Chamber of Commerce and the Free University of Brussels (ULB).
Foreign language training at EPFC includes the following languages : German, English, Arabic, Chinese (in cooperation with the "Association Belgique-Chine"), Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, and Russian.
Specialized courses offered at EPFC : alphabetization in French - French reading and writing workshops - Written French (Grammar and spelling) - Conversation courses: English, Dutch, French - Preparation for the British Council examinations: First Certificate, Advanced Certificate - Preparation for the DELF/DALF.
EPFC :: a renowned school
More than 10,000 students go through the language courses of the EPFC each year. The school relies on a staff of about 300 language teachers. Furthermore, the EPFC organizes a wide range of practical courses, on secondary and superior levels, which are market oriented and open to all: accounting, office duties, management, computer technology (office software, programming, new technologies, internet and multimedia, etc), communication, insurance, international trading, social economy, alphabetization trainer (in cooperation with the Roger Gilbert Institute).
The EPFC also offers options to obtain a Secondary Education Certificate (C2D and CESS), which paves the way to university and to the "Hautes Ecoles". In addition, with the help of the French Community Commission, the EPFC organizes courses that prepare students willing to study sciences in post-secondary school institutes or universities. Lastly, they offer specialized training in health fields for (para)medical careers.
All certificates and diplomas delivered by the EPFC are guaranteed by the Ministry of Education of the French Speaking Community. New sessions start 4 times a year: September, November, February, and April. For those students who work, our courses can easily be adapted to their professional careers. Any private sector worker could be granted, under certain conditions, a paid leave of absence for academic reasons. Look into it!
Why choose the EPFC?
Flexible and varied timetables (night, day and even weekend courses). 9 education centers in Brussels and 10,000 students! More than 300 teachers. Very creative and dynamic administrative staff and management team. Frequent and long-lasting contact with the business world and hence possibilities to work as a trainee. Efficient, serious, and professional.
The EPFC offers up-to-date teaching methods with proven success designed to develop the student personally as well as professionally.