Learning Dutch

In OKAN, we work with the development goals for OKAN. Students go through 3 stages during the OKAN year.

  1. In a first stage, you evolve from absolute newcomer to someone who is approachable in Dutch.
  2. In a second phase, you evolve toward self-reliance in Dutch.
  3. In a third phase, the follow-up process takes shape. You will attend a trial and orientation period. That is, you take the regular classes along for one or more subjects. This can happen within the school or in another school. After OKAN, we will continue to work on your knowledge of Dutch. A follow-up coach follows you up further.

Class offerings

At OKAN Ypres, you will have 28 hours of classes per week. Your class week will be as follows:

  • 8 p.m. Dutch
  • 2h Math Language
  • 2h Image
  • 2h Religion
  • 2h Sports

In the transfer class, you also get:

  • 2h MAVO
  • 2h French
  • 2h ICT language

What after OKAN?

After the OKAN class, there are many opportunities to continue your studies within one of the Ypres SMSI schools. The continuation school coaches will help you with this.

SMSI offers the following areas of study:

  • Economics and Organization
  • Society and Welfare
  • Language and Culture
  • Art and Creation
  • Sports
  • Food and Hospitality