About us


Roeland has been offering high-quality language courses since 1971. Every year over 3000 children and teenagers participate in our Dutch, French and English language courses in Flanders, Wallonia, France and the United Kingdom. Our main target group is teenagers aged 12 to 18, but a few years ago we started language projects for children aged 7 to 12, as well as specific language initiatives for newcomers who would like to learn Dutch.

Besides the language courses, Roeland organizes youth drama projects in English (Artscene All English), French (Artscène français) and Dutch. We also conduct French language city visits to Liège, Namur and Lille. Through these activities we reach an average of 10,000 children and teenagers annually.

Vzw Roeland is a youth organization recognized by city of Ghent, the province of East Flanders and the Flemish government.

Sustainability and social responsibility
All our publications are printed on recycled paper. We promote environmentally friendly commuting and offer fair trade drinks and snacks at the office and during our language courses. We do not tolerate racism or any form of discrimination. Our goal is to create an environment where everyone is treated respectfully.