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OKAN stands for: “OnthaalKlas Anderstalige Nieuwkomers”.

In the OKAN class, you will learn the Dutch language. This will help you on your journey to regular education or a follow-up path. Together, at your tempo, we will work on your future.

Who is it for?
  • You are between 12 and 18 years old.
  • You have been living in Belgium for less than 1 year.
  • You have chosen to follow Dutch-language education but do not yet have sufficient command of the Dutch language.


Classes start at 8:25 am and end at 2:30 pm. On Wednesdays, classes end at 12 noon.

You will receive 22 hours of Dutch, 2 hours of sports, 2 hours of maths and 2 hours of religious education per week.

Class Hours
Dutch 22
Sport 2
Math 2
Religious education 2
Total 28


You can enrol at any time throughout the school year. Come and visit our school with your parents, guardian or supervisor and register!

What should you bring?
  • Identity card
  • An international travel pass
  • The document annexe 26
  • Registration document in the population register
  • Diplomas and certificates of education you gained in your home country
  • Any medical information from your home country (e.g. vaccination card)

Do you have any questions? Would you like to register? Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Christel Jacobs: