Language schools in Brussels

Speak German, Spanish, Chinese, Italian? Here’s the guide to the different language schools in Brussels

You’re not familiar with language learning but you want to improve your level in English or Dutch or Spanish? Brusselslife is here for you! In order to be personally and professionally known in Brussels (and elsewhere in the world), one tip: take courses in a language schools

Language schools in Brussels

As the Emperor Charles V said: "I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men and German to my horse". Inspired by the sovereign who was said that the sun never set over his empire? Learning a language is not easy, unless you have the facility to learn languages. Living in Belgium you should in priority take Dutch courses in a good language school, ​​to able to have friendly discussions with your Flemish neighbor, or to find work in the capital.

Learning languages: an openness to cultures and the world

All languages ​​of Europe are spoken in Brussels, which gives a sacred melting pot! Don’t we say that it’s better to know a language to better understand the culture of a country? It's never too late to try to learn. Foreign language training is an asset in many areas, whether in a professional context, academic (or academic depending on your situation) or even personal (foreign family, non-French friends, holidays ...). That’s why there are so many language schools in Brussels.

Languages ​​in Belgium, Brussels and the world: figures

Belgium is already a country with three official national languages ​​and we do not know how many dialects, especially on the Flemish side ... Brussels exists Capital of the kingdom but also of Europe, is the seat of many international institutions such as NATO, and one of the most multicultural cities in the world compared to the number of people from other European countries and the world, the second after Dubai. Which makes it a city where a lot of languages are spoken. More than 100 languages ​​are spoken!

In Belgium, the main foreign languages ​​are (in order) English, Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Turkish, Portuguese and Yiddish. In the rest of the world,  Mandarin (Chinese) is the 2nd most spoken language in the world (mother tongue as 2nd language) with 1.116 billion speakers, followed by Hindi (615.4 billion). The other languages ​​of the top 15 are mainly European (4th: Spanish, 6th: French, 8th: Russian, 9th: Portuguese, 12th: German) but also include African (Arabic and Swahili) and Asian (Bengali, Indonesian, Japanese, ourdou).

The most followed languages ​​in Brussels are of course English, the language of business, and Dutch, the biggets language in the Belgian working world. French would do well in history but internationally, being the second most taught language in the world with more than 125 million students (2015 figures). Other European or international languages ​​such as Spanish, German, Portuguese, Arabic and Chinese are also taught in many Brussels language schools.





Schools and different types of language teaching in Brussels

Daily or evening classes, group classes or private lessons, beginner, intermediate or advanced ... You’ll find what you are looking for in Brussels in terms of language schools! In the Brussels region, you can find different schools offering language courses in the capital. Language schools are either public (municipalities, universities and colleges, chambers of commerce) or private. Most courses are taught by native teachers of the language they teach.

Social advancement education

Among the different possibilities offered in Brussels in terms of language schools, there are the schools of social promotion.

Private education

In the capital, there are also many private language schools that have a national or international reputation.

More language schools in and around Brussels, click here.

If you prefer to train online, the public services of Brussels and Wallonia have developed online platforms to take language courses from your sofa or even at the café: surf quickly on Brulingua or Wallangue. A good method for those who do not need a school place to learn.

Actiris, the Brussels employment agency, also offers vocal trainings in Dutch: why not go to work in a company in the north of the country, in Antwerp, Bruges or Ghent? By teaming up with Flemings, you will learn by working and who knows, you will perhaps make good friends of your colleagues or you will find the love of your life!