Thank you for your interest in the EPFC courses.

Next registration session : January 2018.
Course beggining : the week of 5 February 2018

Relocation into our new single building

All EPFC centres located together in one building in the heart of Brussels!
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How to enroll in a language course at EPFC?

  1. Make an appointment online (see below)
  2. On the day of the appointment, go to the registration building. Take your ID card with you, as well as a pen and a payment card (Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro or Visa). 
  3. If you have some knowledge (even basic) in the language you want to study, you have to take the level test. The level 1 is meant for people with no knowledge in the language they want to study.

What courses?

Language courses : Arabic, French, Dutch, English, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish.

For all courses other than language courses, you must be able to speak French fluently.

Registration sessions

From 19 January 2018 to 2 February 2018
An appointment for registration sessions is compulsory.You can make your appointment online from this page at 9.00 AM sharp on :

  • Wednesday 17 January,
  • Wednesday 24 January,
  • Friday 26 January,
  • Wednesday 31 January,

The links below will be activated on Wednesday 17 January

Students registered in 2017 - 2018 can re-enrol between Monday 18 December 2017 and Sunday 14 January 2018 for their next course starting in February 2018 with a priority over any new students.

  • Students currently attending lessons who want to register for the course that begins in February and is following on from their present course can
    Register online.
  • Students registered in 2017 - 2018 whose course has already ended or students currently attending lessons who want to start studying another language must make an appointment to register at the school.

What documents do you need to bring?

Your residence permit (passport + student visa are not sufficient to enroll).
This document must be valid at least until 19 February 2018.

If you are an EU citizen, your national identity card or passport is enough.

A price reduction will be granted to persons who are unemployed (ACTIRIS, FOREM, VDAB) or receive social help.

  • If you depend on VDAB, you will provide the certificate « Aanvraag van een vrijstelling van het inschrijvingsgeld in het Volwassenenonderwijs », delivered from 22 January 2018.
  • If you receive social help, you will need to provide a certificate from CPAS / OCMW. The document must be delivered in January or February 2018.

What does the level test consist of?

It is a multiple choice test. You can take two tests consecutively : each test (maximum 45 minutes' duration) will be corrected immediately and followed by the registration. 

Only the French and English level tests include an oral skills assessment. For the other languages, oral skills will be evaluated during the first lesson. 

What about the timetables?

In February, regarding language courses, we propose : 

    • 21 hours a week (3x7 hours) (only for level 03 in French and in English)
      All day courses : in the morning AND in the afternoon. No evening courses.
      These courses begin the week of Monday 5 February 2018 and end not later than Sunday 25 March 2018.
    • 12 hours a week (3x4 hours)
      Courses in the morning or in the afternoon.
      Those courses begin the week of Monday 5 February 2018 and end not later than Sunday 29 April 2018.
    • 6 hours a week (2x3 hours)
      Courses in the morning, in the afternoon or in the evening.
      Those courses begin the week of Monday 5 February 2018 and end not later than Saturday 30 June 2018.

See timetables.

What are the prices?

One language course (120 hours) except Dutch : 104,12 € (+ 26 € for the first course)
or 76,52 € with price reduction : see above

Dutch courses (120 hours) : 110,50 € (+26 € for the first course)
or 82,90 € with price reduction : see above

How to pay?

Never in cash : only cards (Bancontact, Mastercard, Maestro or Visa) are accepted.

Where? (for registration or more information)

In our building located avenue de l'Astronomie, 19 - 1210 Brussels

  • station "Madou" (+/- 2 minutes walking from the EPFC)
    • Metro 2 et 6
    • bus STIB 29, 63, 65, 66, N05
    • bus De Lijn 318, 351, 410
  • station "Quetelet" (+/- 2 minutes walking from the EPFC)
    • bus STIB 61
  • station "Botanique" (+/- 6 minutes walking from the EPFC)
    • tramway STIB 92 ou 93
  • by train : station "Bruxelles - Congrès" (+/- 10 minutes walking from the EPFC) or "Bruxelles - Nord" (+/- 9 minutes walking from the EPFC)

Note : there are very few parking opportunities in the neighbourhood.