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Howest offers a weekly English course for incoming and outgoing students in Kortrijk and Bruges.

Incoming students

Incoming students can obtain 3 ECTS by adding this course to their Learning Agreement. Students following the English course within their Learning Agreement have priority over students following the course on a voluntary basis. Only students who are positively assessed and officially enrolled for the course obtain 3 ECTS credits.

Outgoing students

Outgoing students with basic knowledge of English can also follow this course. Students with a higher level or those who wish to review the basics are also welcome to attend. Outgoing students, however, must follow this course on a voluntary basis and cannot obtain credits unless it is explicitly included in their learning agreement.

Content of this course

This English course trains exchange students in speaking, listening, reading and writing, focused primarily on their ongoing or upcoming academic experience. The lecturer takes the diversity of academic areas of the participants into account by addressing a range of topics and choosing subjects which are relevant to the attending students when possible.

The course aims at the B2 proficiency level and combines various methodologies. We strongly recommend it to all inbound and outbound exchange students who have not fully achieved the B2-level in English at the time of application for their mobility project. For the more proficient students, the course provides an interesting immersion experience.

The course also functions as a networking opportunity for both local and international students.

English for Exchange Students takes place in Bruges and Kortrijk. Assessment for this course (both continuous and any form of exam) happens both during sessions and during the regular examination period at the end of the semester. Howest charges no tuition fee for the course. However, students may be responsible for the cost of some learning materials.

Groepsfoto studenten op campus The Penta

Time and location

Bruges

Bruges

  • Start: TBA
  • Elke dinsdag, van 18:00 tot 20:00
  • Locatie: BST.J.1.208, klaslokaal
  • Lector: siglinde.masselis [at] howest.be (Siglinde Masselis)
Kortrijk

Kortrijk

  • Start: TBA
  • Elke dinsdag, van 18:00 tot 20:00
  • Locatie: Campus Kortrijk Weide - The Penta - KWE.P.0.002
  • Lector: kristin.keller [at] howest.be (Kristin Keller)

How to register?

This registration is only for Howest students planning to go abroad for study/internship and who are following a training programme that does not recognise English for Exchange Students.

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Incoming exchange students can only register AFTER receiving the official admission notification from the Howest International Office.

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