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ERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES - Epos

ANNEX IIERASMUS INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSES2011-2012- ORGANISING INSTITUTION’S INFORMATION FORM -INSTITUTION NAME:ADDRESS:COUNTRY:EILC LANGUAGELEVEL COURSES ORGANISED:WEB SITEKAREL DE GROTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGEVAN SCHOONBEKESTRAAT 143, 2018 ANTWERPENBELGIUMDUTCHLEVEL I (BEGINNER)NUMBER OF COURSES: 2DATES:09/01/12 - 27/01/12WWW.KDG.BELEVEL II (INTERMEDIATE)NUMBER OF COURSES: 0DATES: /PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL STUDENT EILC APPLICATION FOR OUR EILC SHOULD BESENT BY E-MAIL TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: JESSICA.WYCKMANS@KDG.BEJOB TITLE / NAMECONTACT PERSONFOR EILCJESSICA WYCKMANSSTAFFADDRESS, TELEPHONE, FAX, E-MAILKAREL DE GROTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGEDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIAL SCIENCES ANDBUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONNATIONALESTRAAT 5, 2000 ANTWERPENBELGIUMPHONE: + 32 3 613 16 82FAX: + 32 3 613 16 84JESSICA.WYCKMANS@KDG.BERESPONSIBLE PERSON FOR THE PROGRAMMEANNEMIE LYBAERTKAREL DE GROTE UNIVERSITY COLLEGEDEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIAL SCIENCES ANDBUSINESS ADMINISTRATIONNATIONALESTRAAT 5, 2000 ANTWERPENBELGIUM1


PHONE: + 32 3 613 16 20ANNEMIE.LYBAERT@KDG.BEPART I: GENERAL INFORMATION• DESCRIPTION OF TOWN- SHORT HISTORY AND LOCATIONAntwerp is the largest city in Flanders (= the northern part of Belgium). It has about half a millioninhabitants. With its port of world importance Antwerp is a commercial and economic centre of majorimportance to Flemish culture and economy.The settlement goes back to roman times. Until the 13 th century Antwerp’s chief role was that of amarket town. In the 16 th century Antwerp was the most important financial market and largestcommercial metropolis in Europe. This period of prosperity came to an end in 1585 with the splittingup of the low countries into an independent north and a southern part under Spanish rule. Thisdivision, a consequence of the religious wars ravaging Europe at the time, led to an exodus ofapproximately half of the population of Antwerp to the north. In the south, the blockade of theScheldt heralded a period of economic recession.Antwerp’s second period of prosperity started in the Napoleonic era, when the harbour expandedwith a number of new docks. After the fall of Napoleon at waterloo in 1815, there followed a shortlivedreunification with the northern Netherlands and an equally short period of prosperity whichended with the Belgian revolution (1830) and once again the closure of the Scheldt. It wasreopened, this time definitively, in 1863. Antwerp’s third great hey-day could begin. Apart frominterruptions during the two world wars, Antwerp experienced steady economic growth in thetwentieth century. This gave rise to a new cultural peak and international prestige in 1993 whenAntwerp was nominated cultural capital of Europe: the recognition of historical and modern-day2


endeavours.- MAIN LOCAL/CULTURAL EVENTSAntwerp has many faces. It is a city full of art and culture. Its port is one of the biggest in the world,and for almost five hundred years Antwerp has been recognised as the ‘Diamond Centre’ of theworld. Scores of museums and various churches testify to an impressive cultural heritage. ButAntwerp is also the city of fashion and sophisticated shopping streets, of unique promenades alongthe Scheldt, it has a magnificent zoo, and a beautiful central station. And of course, no other cityspoils the ‘bon vivants’ as Antwerp does with its innumerable cafés and restaurants each with itsown character.- HOW TO REACH TOWN (LINKS FROM THE NEAREST AIRPORT, TRAIN OR COACH STATIONS)By plane:Via Zaventem (Brussels) Airport: take the train (at the airport) to the central railway station ofAntwerp (Antwerpen Centraal). Tram 2 or 15 will take you from Antwerpen Centraal (= undergroundstop “Diamant”) to the department where the courses are organised (stop Groenplaats, 3rd stopafter ‘Diamant’). Or take the Brussels Airlines Shuttle Service to the city center (Central Station). Formore information visit www.brusselsairlines.comBy train:Antwerp has three railway stations: Antwerpen Centraal, Antwerpen-Zuid and Antwerpen-Berchem.You can take a train to one of these stations from any railway station in Belgium. AntwerpenCentraal is closest to the department where the courses are organized (Campus Groenplaats). Taketram 2 or 15 from Antwerpen Centraal (= underground stop “Diamant”).By car:Antwerp lies at the cross-roads of the E17 (from Lille-Kortrijk-Ghent), the E19 (from Paris-Brussels3


and Amsterdam-Breda), the E34 (from Eindhoven), the E313 (from Cologne-Aachen-Liège-Hasselt)and the A12 (from Brussels).- TRANSPORT IN TOWN (BRIEF INFORMATION ON THE MAIN MEANS OF TRANSPORT AVAILABLE)Public Transport:Bus/tram transport is organised by the public transport company ‘De Lijn’. From the Antwerp CentralStation buses and trams leave to all parts of the city. For more information visit www.delijn.beTaxis are quite expensive. Taxi ranks are located at certain places in town: the railway stations, theGroenplaats, the airport and at several other sites.4


• SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ORGANISING INSTITUTIONKarel de Grote University College, AntwerpenKarel de Grote University College Antwerpen offers:- a wide range of study programs (bachelors and masters), for about 9,400 students. TheUniversity College has 6 departments: Arts, Health Care, Commercial Sciences and BusinessAdministration, Industrial Sciences and Technology (Engineering), Teacher Training and AppliedSocial Studies.- postgraduate courses (bachelor after bachelor)- special training programs for industry and non-profit organizationThe Karel de Grote University College is also active in the fields of applied research.Karel de Grote University College Antwerpen is an active partner in various European exchangeprograms, in cooperation with the member of the Association of Antwerp Universities. It offers fourstudy programs in English:- International Business Course- Communication and Management for Engineers- International Class- Car EcologyThe EILC Dutch courses are organised by the Language Centre and the International RelationsOffice of the Business Department.You will find more information on Karel de Grote University College at www.kdg.be5


• ACCOMMODATION- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE ACCOMMODATION OFFERED (HOTEL, APARTMENTS, STUDENT HALLS, OTHERS; IF THERE ARECOOKING FACILITIES) AND ON THE RENT TO BE PAID PER WEEKIf you want to study at Karel de Grote University College, the International Office will help you findaccommodation. If you are going to study at another University College in Antwerp, the InternationalOffice of that institute will help you find accommodation.Once we receive your application form, practical information on accommodation will be sentto you.You will receive a login for “kotweb” = the site on which you will find all information concerningaccommodation, a website of the Antwerp association of universities and university colleges.The costs vary according to the type of accommodation. Accommodation is available in differentcategories: student rooms, studios and apartments. Student rooms are always rented per month.Prices for student rooms are between € 250 and € 350.• MEALS- SHORT DESCRIPTION ON THE SERVICES OFFERED (UNIVERSITY CANTEENS, RESTAURANTS, BARS, OTHERS)Students can go to the institute’s cafeteria where snacks and sandwiches are offered. In the city,there are restaurants and pubs in every price range, and during lunch hour some cater especially forstudents. Some pubs offer a limited menu as well. Hot and cold meals are served all day longeverywhere in the city.• RECEPTION OF STUDENTS- MEETING POINT (PLACE, DATE AND TIME OF FIRST MEETING - FOR EACH COURSE WHERE DIFFERENT)Registration and introductory activities will take place on Monday the 9 thof January 2012 at6


10.00 a.m.Location: Campus Groenplaats, Nationalestraat 5, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium• EXTRA MURAL ACTIVITIES- SPORTS FACILITIES (SWIMMING, TENNIS, GYMNASIUM; OPENING DAYS AND AVAILABLE INFORMATION)Students can enjoy an exceptional sports program. The only requirement is a sports sticker of €15!More information on www.studentsportweb.be- ENTERTAINMENT (CINEMA, THEATRE, ETC.; BRIEF INFORMATION ON PLACES AND STUDENT FACILITIES)Antwerp is a city full of young people so there are a lot of theatres, concert halls and places to enjoyoneself. The Erasmus student card will grant you reductions.Still Antwerp has something for everybody’s taste:- the Rubens’ city par excellence- the world diamond centre- a city of fashion and therefore a real shoppers’ paradise- a city with family-friendly attractions etc.7


Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied andcompleted for each courseCOURSE NO: 1LEVEL:I: Beginner courseII: Intermediate coursePART II: COURSE(S) DESCRIPTIONPERIOD:Spring Semester (= Second Semester)Academic Year 2011-2012FROM...TO...09 /01/2012 27/01/2012COURSE NO: 2LEVEL:I: Beginner courseII: Intermediate coursePERIOD:Spring Semester (= Second Semester)Academic Year 2011-2012FROM...TO...09 /01/2012 27/01/2012• LANGUAGE COMPONENT- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF LANGUAGE COMPONENT: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHING METHODSThe course is very intensive and its objectives are to provide the incoming Erasmus students with asound basic knowledge of the language and culture of the region in which they will spend theirErasmus study period. The course aims at the A1 level of the Common European Framework ofReferences for Languages. There is a focus on vocabulary in combination with very basic grammar.Furthermore the course aims at basic communicative skills with a stress on practice in reading andlistening comprehension and the use of Dutch in some basic every day situations. Students will beencouraged to and guided into using the language as often as possible in and around the campus.The approach used is communicative, interactive and task-based.8


Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied andcompleted for each course- SUBJECT-SPECIFIC LANGUAGE ELEMENTS YES NO(E.G. SPECIAL MODULES FOR STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR DISCIPLINES)IF YES, SPECIFY:- DURATIONTOTAL NUMBER OF CLASSES 100 h.HOURS IN CLASSROOM 46 h.HOURS OF PRACTICE CONVERSATION/LANGUAGE LABORATORY 4 h.OTHERBELGIAN CULTURE AND ECONOMYCASES: ‘A TASTE OF REALITY’GUIDED TEAMWORK40h.4 h.6 h.CREDITS8 ECTS credits- ASSESSMENT (SPECIFY IF THE ASSESSMENT IS MADE BY WRITTEN/ORAL EXAMINATION, ASSIGNMENT, ETC.)Assessment is continuous and formative during the course as well as summative (formal final oraland written test) at the end of the course. A second chance test for those who fail is organised twoweeks later. For both the Dutch course as well as for the Belgian Culture and Economy module (thecultural component) students can get credits, provided they regularly take part and take exams. Acertificate of attendance on which the result of the assessment (reached level A1) is mentioned isprovided to all students after the final test.There is a self access study landscape in the department where students can use state-of-the-arttechnological means and digital materials to support their study. A library is incorporated into thisstudy area. The teachers use multi-media materials like short news reports on video, to support theirteaching. The department has also a pc-language laboratory which is used to stimulate oral skills.• COURSE FACILITIES- TEACHING AIDS AUDIO/VIDEO MATERIALS COMPUTER/SOFTWARE HANDOUTS/PRINTED TEXTS TRANSPARENCIES OTHER : course book, WIFI connection9


Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied andcompleted for each course- LIBRARY YES NO IF YES, SPECIFY:TIMESOPENING DAYSADDRESSFrom 8.30 am till 5 pmMonday to FridayNationalestraat 5 (Campus Groenplaats), ground floor- LANGUAGE LABORATORY YES NO IF YES, SPECIFY:TIMESOPENING DAYSADDRESSCOST• CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC COMPONENT- SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE CULTURAL AND ECONOMIC ELEMENTS INCLUDED IN THE COURSE: OBJECTIVES AND TEACHINGMETHODSThe socio-cultural conventions characteristic for the region are mixed into the course and additionalcultural activities are organised for the students in order to acquaint them with and make them feelat home in the area in which they will be spending their Erasmus period. The students will betreated to lectures and workshops on the main political structures in Belgium and on interculturalcommunication.The aim of the introduction on the Belgian cultural and economic environment is to develop ageneral understanding of Belgian society, focusing on the cultural heritage and on economic andpolitical development. In the framework of the course on Belgian Culture and Economy severalinteresting visits will be offered, e.g. to the Harbour of Antwerp, to the Diamond Centre, to Brusselsand other cultural cities, and to international organisations in the country such as the EuropeanUnion.• TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF TEACHERS 3 ADMINISTRATORS 2NUMBER OF...:10


Note: where more than one course is organised at each level, this form should be copied andcompleted for each course STUDENTS 4011

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