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					                                                                                              ANNEX II




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

INSTITUTION NAME:                  LESSIUS HOGESCHOOL
ADDRESS:                           JOZEF DE BOMSTRAAT 11, 2018 ANTWERPEN
COUNTRY:                           BELGIUM – FLANDERS
EILC LANGUAGE                       DUTCH
LEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:            LEVEL I (BEGINNER) X
                                    NUMBER OF COURSES: 2
                                    DATES: 6 SEPT – 24 SEPT 2010
WEB SITE                            HTTP://WWW.LESSIUS.EU/ENGLISH/EILC2.ASPX


PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BE
SENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: joost.verschaeve@lessius.eu; SEE ALSO
HTTP://WWW.LESSIUS.EU/ENGLISH/EILC2.ASPX
                                                STAFF

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

           CONTACT PERSON                         DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES
               FOR EILC                           SINT-ANDRIESSTRAAT 2
                                                  2000 ANTWERPEN
         MR. JOOST VERSCHAEVE
                                                  BELGIUM
               JOB TITLE                          TEL. +32-3-206 04 84
        DEPT. LLP CO-ORDINATOR                    FAX +32-3-206 04 95
                                                  joost.verschaeve@lessius.eu
      RESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMME        DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES
              PROF DR FRIEDA STEURS               SINT-ANDRIESSTRAAT 2
               HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
                                                  2000 ANTWERPEN
                                                  BELGIUM
                                                  TEL. +32-3-206 04 91
                                                  FAX +32-3-206 04 99
                                                  frieda.steurs@lessius.eu


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                                      PART I: GENERAL INFORMATION


 DESCRIPTION OF TOWN

- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATION

After Brussels, Antwerp is the second largest city in Belgium, and the largest city in Flanders. Antwerp is known for its
diamond industry and harbour. The city has about 470,000 inhabitants and is situated on the river Scheldt, some 30 km
from the Dutch border. This makes it easy to go to Amsterdam for the weekend (2 hours by train), but also Paris (2
hours), Luxembourg (3 hours) and London (2 1/2 hours by train or 45 minutes by plane) are within easy reach.

Antwerp is, of course, also a university town, where students from all over the country take courses at one of its
universities or institutes of higher education in and around the city centre. Foreign students too quickly feel at home in
Antwerp, where most of its inhabitants have at least a smattering of English, French and/or German.

Ever since it became an important harbour and cultural centre (in the 16 th century), Antwerp has indeed been a
metropolis, but it has managed to keep a relatively small-scale feel about it. The city centre is about 2 km across.
Everything is conveniently within walking distance, a factor that largely accounts for its cosy atmosphere and
liveliness.


- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTS

Antwerp is a city of theatre, music and film. Antwerp has an opera with its own orchestra, choir and annual repertoire.
Alongside many small theatres, the city also has a municipal theatre company (Het Toneelhuis), operating from the
Bourla Theatre, and a youth theatre (Het Paleis). „De Singel‟ is a centre with an international programme of
contemporary art, theatre, dance and exhibitions. They all offer special youth prices.
Programmes for events at all of the above are published in the newspapers and in local magazines or can be obtained by
surfing to www.antwerpen.be. Tickets can be bought at Fnac, Tele Ticket Service (070/345 345) and the Uitwinkel
EKU-ticketshop (03 213 86 60).
The department of Drama, Music and Dance of the Hogeschool Antwerpen organizes a number of public student
performances at very low prices.




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HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)
By Air/ Antwerp - Deurne Airport is 7 km from downtown Antwerp. There are daily flights to London City,
Amsterdam, Dublin and Geneva. Brussels Airport (Zaventem), the national Belgian airport is 40 km from Antwerp.
From there you can get to Antwerp by train (see train) or by bus. On the Web: Antwerp Airport:
http://www.antwerpairport.be/. Brussels Airport: http://www.brusselsairport.be/. (Prices (approx.): train €7,40; bus
"airport express" €10,00; taxi: €70).
By Train/ All international trains stop in Antwerpen-Berchem but not always in Antwerpen-Centraal: do check with the
conductor. There is public transport from both stations to - near - all campuses (see website).
Belgian Railways: http://www.b-rail.be/
A „city card‟ ( € 8,00) can be bought in all stations. This entitles you to make 10 tram or bus rides in town (it is valid
one hour, and you may change trams or buses within the hour without extra charge). One single ticket bought on the
tram/bus will cost € 1,60.


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

To campus Sint-Andriesstraat. ( click here )
From the Railway Station Antwerpen Centraal
Inside the Central Station, you can descend into metro station „Diamant‟. You take tram 15 or tram 2, direction
„Linkeroever‟ to the third stop, „Groenplaats‟. You take the left exit and come up at „Nationalestraat‟; The fourth street
on the right is „Sint-Andriesstraat‟. You report at reception (student administration) and ask for the departmental
internationalization contact: Mr Joost Verschaeve.




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 SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTION

The Lessius Hogeschool organizes education in six fields of study: Psychology (BA), Speech Language Therapy and
Audiology (BA), Technology (BA), Applied Language Studies (BA & MA), Applied Engineering (BA & MA) and
Business Studies (BA & MA). The Lessius Hogeschool is a member of the K.U.Leuven Association, the network
around the Catholic University Leuven.

Statistics: ±4.500 regular students and ± 800 degrees are awarded every year. The number of lecturers is about 180 FTE
(Full-time employment equivalent).

The department of Applied Language Studies, which organizes the EILC course, is situated on the campus Sint-
Andriesstraat, in the centre of Antwerpen. The department provides a BA in Applied Language Studies and 4 MA
programmes:
- MA in Translation,
- MA in Interpreting
- MA in Multilingual Business Communication
- MA in Journalism



   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


    In Antwerp many individuals let rooms, bedsits and flats. Lessius Hogeschool itself does not have halls of residence,
    but does help exchange students find a place. We distinguish four categories of people to be lodged, EILC students
    who will be Erasmus student … :       1. … at an institute located outside Antwerp;
                                          2. … in Antwerp, but NOT at the Lessius Hogeschool;
                                          3. … at the Lessius Hogeschool, during 1 semester;
                                          4. … at the Lessius Hogeschool, during the whole academic year.

      1. EILC students who will be Erasmus students at an institute located outside Antwerp. We'd advise them to take
         a room at a youth hotel /hostel. An extensive list can be found at http://www.lessius.eu/english.
          Or they can rent a bedsitter (2 persons). The Antwerp educational institutions have developed a common
          accommodation service called KOTWEB. Student lodgings meeting certain requirements are registered on this
          site. Ask for a KOTWEB password at inge.vanabbenyen@lessius.eu.
      2. EILC students who will be an Erasmus student in Antwerp, but NOT at the Lessius Hogeschool. Normally, the
         coordinator of the institute where you are accepted as an Erasmus student will help you find accommodation
         for the whole period of your stay in Antwerp. It does not make sense to take a room somewhere just for the
         period of the EILC course. First of all it is very difficult to rent a room for just 1 month. Moreover it is better to
         settle in immediately in the room that you will occupy the whole year / semester.
      3. Erasmus students at the Lessius Hogeschool staying here during the first semester. As most of the Erasmus
         students stay only 1 semester I would advise them to try and take over the rooms of our Erasmus students who
         are abroad during the first semester. The list of the rooms available will be published on the website by mid -
         June. You're supposed to contact people on that list yourselves and make arrangments!
      4. Erasmus students at this institute staying here the whole academic year. You can either take a room from one
         of our students going abroad during the first semester and then change rooms in February. (By that time it is
         easier to rent for one semester: quite a few students give up after a couple of months). Or you can take a room
         immediately for the whole year. Check at this website: www.studentkotweb.be or or contact your departmental
         coordinator. Ask for a KOTWEB password at inge.vanabbenyen@lessius.eu.


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   MEALS
- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)

A new student restaurant was opened in September 2005. You can get all kind of sandwiches at reasonables prices.
Between 12.00 and 14.00 hot meals are offered. (the typically Belgian “French” fries plus steak or a vegetarian dish).
Students may, of course, also choose to eat in one of the many eateries around the hogeschool. Most student
accommodation offers excellent cooking facilities too.


   RECEPTION OF STUDENTS

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

LESSIUS HOGESCHOOL
DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED LANGUAGE STUDIES
SINT-ANDRIESSTRAAT 2 (SEE MAP)
2000 ANTWERPEN
FRIDAY, 3 SEPTEMBER 2010, 10.30 AM , ROOM 3.09




   EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES

- SITE VISITS

Antwerp is mainly a city of art : several houses of old masters (such as the baroque painters Rubens and Van Dyck)
have been restored and turned into museums. Among the most renowned museums there are : the diamond museum, the
shipping museum, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Rubens‟ House, the Rockox House, the Plantin-Moretus Museum,
the Mayer Van Den Bergh Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art (MUHKA), the Provincial Museum of
Photography, the Middelheim Open-Air Sculpture Museum. Other places of interest are the 15th century cathedral, the
„Grote Markt‟ (market square) with its town hall, the Bourla Theatre, and many more.

VISITS OUT OF TOWN : The   major touristic cities of Flanders Are Brugge, Brussel, Gent
(see Visit Flanders)

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

All information can be found at : http://www.studentsportweb.be
Each Antwerp district its own sports centre or complex. Various municipal swimming pools are also open to the general
public. In the city centre there is Zwembad Veldstraat (03/235.55.04 - 03/236.68.30):
 Monday: 9 am - 5 pm/ Tuesday: 9 am - 5 pm/ Wednesday: 9 am - 2 pm/ Thursday: 9 - 12 am;1 - 5 pm/Friday: 9 am - 5
 pm/
 Saturday: 9 - 11.30 am; 1 - 6 pm/ Sunday: 8 - 11.15am.
For more information, please contact the „Gemeentelijke Sportdienst’ (municipal sports department), Hofstraat 17,
Antwerpen, tel. 03/220 86 80. There are several open-air pools in Boekenberg Park (Deurne) and on the left bank
(Linkeroever).
At the welcome meeting Student Services (STUVO) will inform the students about all possibilities at that particular
moment




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


Film buffs should check out the „Metropolis‟ multiplex on the edge of town (Groenendaallaan 394, 2030 Antwerpen,
info line 0900 352 40). It is easy to reach with public transport. There is also the „Gaumont‟ multiplex (on the De
Keyserlei, tel. 03 227 17 66) and Cartoon's
Programmes for all these events are published in the newspapers and in local magazines or can be obtained by surfing
to www.cinebel.be. Tickets can be bought at Fnac, Tele Ticket Service (070/34 53 45) and the Uitwinkel EKU-
ticketshop (03 213 86 60)..




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

                                            PART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTION

COURSE NO:

LEVEL:
I: Beginner course                                               X
II: Intermediate course

                                                    FROM...                           TO...
PERIOD: 3 WEEKS                                     6 SEPTEMBER 2010                  24 SEPTEMBER 2010



 LANGUAGE COMPONENT

- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODS

We use the Multi-Media course "Vanzelfsprekend" for adult learners of Dutch, developed by the 'Instituut voor levende
talen' of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University Leuven, Belgium). It is a complete Dutch language
study package. It can be used as a self-study course or for the classroom approach.
Vanzelfsprekend is a thorough and comprehensive course that covers the complete range of skills: listening, reading,
writing and speaking. The supporting material reflects everyday life in Flanders.

The obvious advantage of Vanzelfsprekend is that the user can study at his own pace. The study package design is
systematic and well-organised, consisting of units that can be covered in one session.
Basically the course is divided into 2 main sections of 5 parts each. Parts 1 to 5 provide an elementary vocabulary of
some 1000 words and the basic Dutch structures. Parts 6 to 10 present all the language functions, grammar and another
1000 words to help the user to an intermediate level.
Supporting material: video, textbook, workbook, cassettes, glossary and appendices with lists of irregular verbs.

The VIDEO is conceived as a tv-show and functions as the first step in learning process. It contains 3 sections
smoothly integrated by a presenter: 1. a soap, introducing the new speech acts and vocabulary in natural contexts; 2. a
grammar section that serves as an introduction to the structural aspects; 3. a documentary section which focuses on
some socio-cultural aspects of Flemish and/or Belgian society.

The TEXTBOOK contains 10 parts of 7 lessons each. The lessons are further subdivided into smaller units. Each unit
contains either dialogues or a text. The lessons are further subdivided in into smaller units. Each unit contains either
dialogues or a text. The dialogues have been recorded on accompanying CASSETTES. They can be used for listening
comprehension practice but also as examples for imitation. Each unit is followed by summary boxes (speech acts,
grammar, words, language functions). The summary boxes refer to the WORKBOOK. The units in the workbook
review and practise the language from the textbook.

Students also use the PC’s available in our study centre to exercise on their own. We use the software “Go Dutch”, a
language course on CD-rom; developed by the „Instituut voor Levende Talen‟, K.U.Leuven (Belgium) in collaboration
with the „Universitair Talencentrum‟, Universiteit Tilburg (the Netherlands).

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




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

- DURATION

TOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES                                                     75 h.
HOURS IN CLASSROOM                                                          60 h.
HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY                          15 h.
OTHER (PLEASE SPECIFY)



- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT, ETC.)

Assessment of the 4 skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking according to the standards of the exams of Dutch as
a foreign language 'Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal' of the Nederlandse Taalunie.


 COURSE FACILITIES
- TEACHING AIDS

X AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS
X COMPUTER/SOFTWARE
X HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS
X TRANSPARENCIES
OTHER : (SPECIFY)

- LIBRARY                                                        YES X   NO 

IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                       M: 10AM-6PM -- T: 8AM-6PM -- W: 8AM-6PM -- TH: 8AM-6PM -- FR: 8AM-5.30PM
OPENING DAYS                ALL WEEK
ADDRESS                     SAME CAMPUS


- LANGUAGE LABORATORY                                            YES X   NO 

IF YES, SPECIFY:
TIMES                       SAME AS LIBRARY
OPENING DAYS                ALL WEEK
ADDRESS                     SAME CAMPUS
COST                        NONE


 CULTURAL         COMPONENT

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

(see above)
The supporting material reflects everyday life in Flanders.
the documentary section of the video units focuses on socio-cultural aspects of Flemish/ and or Belgian society.
We link this material with our visits to Brussels, Brugge en Ghent.

- DURATION

TOTAL HOURS OF ACTIVITIES                                                   12 h.


 TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF


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

                                                NUMBER OF...:

TEACHERS
                                                2
ADMINISTRATORS
                                                1
STUDENTS
                                                2




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