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					   Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied and
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                                                                                                ANNEX II




             ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES
                           2010-11
                    - ORGANISING INSTITUTION’S INFORMATION FORM -

INSTITUTION NAME:                  UNIVERSITAIR CENTRUM VOOR TALENONDERWIJS
                                   VAKGROEP TAAL EN COMMUNICATIE
                                   UNIVERSITEIT GENT
ADDRESS:                           SINT-PIETERSNIEUWSTRAAT 136, B-9000 GENT
COUNTRY:                           BELGIUM
EILC LANGUAGE                      DUTCH
LEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:            LEVEL I (BEGINNER)               LEVEL II (INTERMEDIATE) 
                                    NUMBER OF COURSES: 3              NUMBER OF COURSES:1
                                    DATES: 26/08/2010 – 22/09/2009    ATES: 26/08/2010 – 22/09/2010
                                                                      D                                    
WEB SITE                            WWW.UCT.UGENT.BE


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BE
SENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: els.verschuere@ugent.be

                                                 STAFF

                JOB TITLE / NAME                              ADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX, E-MAIL

              CONTACT PERSON                       SINT-PIETERSNIEUWSTRAAT, 136
                 FOR EILC                          B – 9000 GENT
                                                   TEL : ++ 32 9 264.36.80
              ELS VERSCHUERE
                                                   FAX : ++ 32 9 264.41.92
                 JOB TITLE                         ELS.VERSCHUERE@UGENT.BE
           LECTURER / CO-ODINATOR



     RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMME          IDEM

             PROF. DR. E. ROEGIEST                 EUGEEN.ROEGIEST@UGENT.BE
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                 Head of Department




                                 PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION


 DESCRIPTION OF TOWN

- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATION

Gent is situated in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium called Flanders. It lies between the coast
(North Sea) and Brussels. Over the years Gent has been given several names : historic heart of
Flanders, city of all times, one of the most beautiful historic cities in Europe, cultural capital of
Flanders.
The city combines an impressive past with a vivid present. Gent distinguishes itself from other
Flemish cities by its fortuitous blend of industry and commerce with an astonishing medieval inner
town. Cosy corners alternate with pleasant and busy shopping streets..
The historic heart of the city offers a wide range of places of interest. On top of the Sint Michiel‟s
Bridge, you have a wonderful view of Gent, with the three famous towers of the Sint-Niklaas
Church, the Belfry and Sint Baaf‟s Cathedral with the world famous painting The adoration of the
mystic lamb by Jan van Eyck. The atmosphere of the medieval inner city can best be felt in the old
harbour where little boats will take you along the Graslei, the Korenlei and other streets lined with
historic buildings. Not far away there is the Gravensteen (Count‟s Castle), once the fortress of the
Count of Flanders. Nowadays it is a major tourist attraction.
Furthermore, there are many museums, abbeys, beguinages, dozens of churches and historical
buildings. Not only lovers of art and culture visit the city, Gent has everything to attract visitors who
want to go shopping, who like eating out, or who like to go out.
Gent is also the scene of a vivid student life. The university of Gent alone occupies about thirty sites
in and around the city and has over 30,000 students.
All year round, there are plenty of cultural events: film, theatre concerts, conferences and
exhibitions. All possible genres are represented.
Information about cultural events can be obtained from the Inquiry desk in the crypt of the Belfry,
Sint Baafsplein 17 A, B-9000 Belgium. Tel. +32 9 266 52 32 and +32 9 224 15 55.
Tourist information can be found on the city website : http://www.gent.be/
The climate is generally mild but wet. A raincoat is very useful. It can be quite hot in summer (up to
30°), but it can be quite cool (11°) as well. During the winter, temperatures vary (between 10° and –
6°C).
Gent is conveniently situated in the middle of the triangle formed by Antwerp, Brussels and Bruges.
The seaside is only 50 km away and Amsterdam, London, Paris and Köln are within easy reach.




- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTS
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Museums
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Industrial Archaeology, Museum of Folklore, Museum of
Contemporary Art (SMAK), Museum of Decorative Arts and many more.

Markets
Flea Market, Flower market, Food markets, bird market and many more.

Excursions
By boat on the canals, by horse drawn carriages, on foot with expert city guides.

Varia
Cinemas, theatres, opera, cultural centres, concerts, carnivals, funfairs…

Many buildings of great architectural value. According to some “nowhere in the world can such an
accumulation of historical monuments be found. The cultural-historical heritage of Ghent is like a
giant encyclopaedia made of stone.”



- HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)

By air:
There is no airport in Gent. Visitors have to come either through Brussels National Airport in
Zaventem, or via the smaller airports of Antwerp or Charleroi. There are regular rail connections
between the airports and Gent.
From Zaventem there is a train every 30‟. You may have to stop over at Brussels North to take a
direct train to Gent (railway station : Gent Sint-Pieters).
By train:
National and international trains stop in Gent (Sint-Pieters Station). Gent is on the main line Liège-
Brussels - Ostend.
By car:
Gent is situated at the intersection of the E17 and E40 motorways and can easily be reached by
car.
Coaches:
The buses of Eurolines depart from and return to Gent quite frequently.



- TRANSPORT IN TOWN (BRIEF INFORMATION ON THE MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AVAILABLE)



PUBLIC TRANSPORT IN GENT

The network of public transport in Gent is well extended, with buses, trolleys and trams connecting
all areas of the town and surroundings. There are taxis and boats. bicycles can be rented.
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 SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTION



The UCT (University Language Centre, in Dutch: Universitair Centrum voor Talenonderwijs) is a
part of the department of Language and Communication.
This department is specialised in education, research and services in the field of languages and
communication in a primarily professional context, a discipline which is also known as „languages
for specific purposes‟. The name of the department of Language and Communication implies that
the UCT offers practical language courses as well as communication courses.

The fact that the UCT is embedded in the department of Language and Communication guarantees
the academic quality of the courses of the UCT: the interaction between academic staff, the people
who are responsible for the course content, and the experienced language teachers guarantees
high-quality university language education, integrating the expertise of the department in the course
programme.

Moreover, the UCT is continuously developing new courses which are tailored to the specific needs
of students as well as professionals, thereby making use of the expertise of the department of
Language and Communication.




   ACCOMMODATION
- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION OFFERED (HOTEL, APARTMENTS, STUDENT HALLS, OTHERS; IF THERE ARE
COOKING FACILITIES) AND ON THE RENT TO BE PAID PER WEEK




For more information on accommodation facilities contact the guest institution where you will spend
your study time.

Incoming exchange students can find information on accommodation on the page
www.ugent.be/en/teaching/internationalisation/docs/accommodation.

In the student halls of the university students have a room to themselves, there are cooking
facilities in common kitchens and university restaurants are close by. The cost of the energy is
included in the rent. Many rooms have internet connections. They have all central heating and cold
and warm water. There are common sanitary rooms with toilets and showers.



   MEALS
- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)
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Gent offers a wide selection of restaurants in all price ranges. Local gastronomy, vegetarian meals
as well as foreign and exotic cuisines are all well represented.
There are also several university student restaurants (open Monday to Friday), where you can
choose from a wide range of meals at very reasonable prices.

Between classes students can meet and have something to eat or drink in one of the university
snack bars or in one the many cafes in the neighbourhood of the university buildings. As the
university is situated in the centre of Gent there is no shortage of facilities.




   RECEPTION OF STUDENTS

- MEETING POINT (PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING - FOR EACH COURSE WHERE DIFFERENT)



The courses are offered in the language centre of the university. Please come to the secretariat of
the UCT, Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat, 136, (ground floor) 15‟ before the start of the course. You will be
welcomed by the contact person for the EILC courses and by the teacher.

The dates are :
The level 1 courses start on Thursday, 26 August 2010 at 1.30 pm. More information will be
provided after registration.
The intermediate levels begin with an entrance test on Thursday, 26 Augustus 2010 at 9 am.
More information will be provided after registration.

On Thursday, 26 August, students of the elementary level will have an introduction lesson and
students of the intermediate level will have an entrance test to determine whether their knowledge
of the language is sufficient for this level.

The registration form has be sent to us, the UCT, by the International Office of the home university.




   EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES

- SITE VISITS




City walk.
The institutions of higher education in Gent are situated in the heart of the city. During their stay,
students are surrounded by historical monuments and places of interest. All theatres, cinemas etc.
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    are within walking distance or can be reached by public transport.
    For guided tours: http://www.vizit.be/gent.html of have a look on the website of the city of Gent:
    www.gent.be. You can also go to www.esngent.com

    The cities Antwerp, Bruges and Brussels are only about 50 km away from Gent and can easily be
    reached by train. Students can find information on those aspects of the cities that interest them on
    the intranet of the language center of the university.

    Students of guest institutions other than the university of gent can contact their guest institution for
    more information.




    - SPORTS FACILITIES (SWIMMING, TENNIS, GYMNASIUM; OPENING DAYS AND AVAILABLE INFORMATION)



    Ghent University boasts a fully-equipped sports centre (Department of Sport Facilities or Gents
    Universitair Sportbeheer - GUSB for short), with three large and two small halls for indoor activities,
    a 25-meter swimming pool, an instruction pool, two saunas, two football fields, etc.

    The centre is located alongside the "Watersportbaan" (rowing track), close to the Flanders Sports
    Arena, both the scene of several international meetings, and in the neighbourhood of the
    "Blaarmeersen" (municipal sports and recreational area), which makes it a particularly attractive
    place for those who enjoy aquatic sports.

    Some of the sports that can be pursued are: aerobics, aikido, condition gym, badminton, basketball,
    bujinkan bujutsu, cross-country running, diving, BBB, football, handball, hockey, horse riding, jazz-
    dance, jogging in group, judo, karate, kayaking, korfball, Latino moves, mini-football and five-a-side
    football, Body&Mind, rugby, sailing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, water polo, yoga.

           Website: http://www.ugent.be/en/facilities/sport






    - ENTERTAINMENT (CINEMA, THEATRE, ETC.; BRIEF INFORMATION ON PLACES AND STUDENT FACILITIES)




    FOR ALL INFORMATION : HTTP://WWW.UGENT.BE/EN/EXCHANGE
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                                            PART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTION

COURSE NO:

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course                                               3
II: Intermediate course                                          1

                                                    FROM...                              TO...
PERIOD:
                                                    26/08/2010                           22/09/2010


 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS


         You learn the basic grammar (levels 1 and 2 of Dutch for speakers of other languages study the basic
          grammar of the Dutch language).

         Listening skills: by means of simple semi-authentic listening texts you get acquainted with spoken
          Dutch. The assignments are focused on a general understanding of the information given.

         Writing skills: you will learn how to fill out forms with personal information, how to write short
          messages (a letter, a postcard). You will also learn how to write short texts on everyday topics (living,
          hobbies).

         Reading skills: you learn how to extract information from forms, leaflets, websites, simple texts.

         Speaking skills: you learn how to give information on yourself, how to make an appointment, and you
          also learn to have simple conversations. A lot of time is spent on speaking exercises. The preparatory
          module of this course deals with the pronunciation in Dutch.




- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS                                 YES NO
 (e.g. special modules for students in particular disciplines)
IF YES, SPECIFY:




- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                                         20 classes of 3 hours
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                                              40 hours
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY                              20 hours
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)                                                          Homework and selfstudy in the Self Access
                                                                                Center
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- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT, ETC.)


At the end of the course there is an oral and written test to assess students‟ performance. Students
are also continuously assessed. There are in-between tests so that students can monitor their own
progress. Class work is assessed continuously.




 COURSE FACILITIES
- TEACHING AIDS

 AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
COMPUTER/SOFTWARE
HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
TRANSPARENCIES
 OTHER : WHITE BOARD



- LIBRARY                                                            YES    NO 


IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                         OPENING HOURS OF THE SELF ACCESS CENTER
OPENING DAYS                  MONDAY TO FRIDAY
ADDRESS                       UCT

- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                                YES    NO 

IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                         MONDAY TO FRIDAY
OPENING DAYS                  MONDAY TO FRIDAY
ADDRESS                       SINT-PIETERSNIEUWSTRAAT 136
                              B-9000 GENT
COST                          FREE


 CULTURAL          COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

In addition to the cultural information included in the language component there is a city walk to introduce Gent to the students.

And there is cultural information during the classes.




- DURATION
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TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                       5 hours


 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF

                                                NUMBER OF...:
TEACHERS                                       1 OR 2 TEACHERS PER GROUP
ADMINISTRATORS                                 ELS VERSCHUERE AND THE       SECRETARIES IN THE
                                                REGISTRATION OFFICE ARE AVAILABLE EVERY DAY
STUDENTS                                       15 EILC STUDENTS          PER GROUP

				
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