Have you always dreamed of learning Mandarin, Arabic, Swedish or Portuguese? How about Walloon? Don’t put it off any longer: the municipalities of the Charleroi Metropolitan Area are dotted with schools and language centres offering a wide range of courses that will enable you to communicate with the whole world.
Learn the basics of Turkish in Gosselies
For several years now, the not-for-profit ‘La Tulipe’ and the federation of Belgian citizens’ associations Fedactio have teamed up to offer Turkish language courses at the Collège des Étoiles in Gosselies. Catering exclusively to adult beginners, these courses allow people to take their first steps in learning a language that is steeped in history and melody and which is often misunderstood.
Embark upon a journey of discovering other cultures: from right here in Charleroi
Learning a new language also means immersing yourself in a different culture. Located just a stone’s throw from the Parc Reine Astrid in Charleroi, the Municipal Social Mobility Establishment of Charleroi – Languages offers fun courses that are accessible to all, with the emphasis on the unknown and taking people out of their comfort zones. With courses in Mandarin, Japanese, Modern Greek and Portuguese, there is something for everyone.
For local heritage lovers, introductory courses in the Walloon language are also offered one evening a week. Don’t put it off any longer, dive right in!
Try your hand at Arabic in Marchienne-au-Pont
Is your dream to become fluent in Arabic, but you don’t know where to start? Look no further. The Municipal Social Mobility Establishment for Learning in Marchienne-au-Pont offers you an educational training course, carefully going over every aspect of the language of the Thousand and One Nights: from the alphabet to calligraphy and examining the meaning of words, this language will soon begin to reveal its secrets to you.
On the practical side, classes will be held on site every Monday from 6pm to 8.35pm, from 6 September until 27 June. Are you a student, unemployed, job seeker, teacher or dependent on the CPAS? Sign up now, registration is free!
From Charleroi to Scandinavia
Found in several different Belgian cities, Berlitz is renowned for its intense and demanding language programmes. Whether through role-playing, exchanges, presentations or simulating professional meetings, the training provided enables students to acquire the knowledge they need to express themselves and make themselves understood. Choose from Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Norwegian, on site in Charleroi or by videoconference.
Spruce up your English in Momignies
Every Monday evening from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, the Momignies Cultural Centre hosts around ten adults from the region to help them boost their level of English via relaxed and friendly conversation tables. Aimed at people who already have some knowledge of the language, these training sessions aim to consolidate participants’ language skills, and provide them with new tools to communicate as easily as possible. The programme includes grammar, culture, vocabulary, games, meetings and debates.
Learning a foreign language is a real asset for communication, and represents an undeniable source of personal enrichment. Whether in a group or individually, the language schools in the Charleroi Metropolitan Area offer numerous language courses for all levels. Take the plunge and make the most of these incredible opportunities to refresh your senses and boost your knowledge!