What is 'Onthaalklassen voor Anderstalige Nieuwkomers' or OKAN?

OKAN stands for ‘onthaalklas voor anderstalige nieuwkomers’, translated: 'Reception education for non-Dutch speaking newcomers'.

Non-Dutch speaking pupils who only recently arrived in Belgium can qualify for extra support through reception education. Here, they will learn Dutch and get an opportunity to practise their new language, with an emphasis on the practical use of the language..

 

OKAN in elementary and secondary education

Both elementary and secondary education host reception classes for non-Dutch speaking newcomers.

 

More information

Take a look at the education website of the Flemish Community - in Dutch.