'Taalmaat' buddy project wins jury prize

On 24 April 2018 it was announced that Linguapolis’s language buddy project had won Flemish Refugee Action’s jury prize. The ‘Taalmaat’ project creates opportunities to practise Dutch by matching Dutch-speaking UAntwerp students with participants in Linguapolis’s preparatory one-year Dutch programme. The goal of the preparatory-year students – some of whom are refugee students – is to become what their buddies are: students in the Dutch-language higher education system.

For more info about the prize, please see the Gastvrije Gemeente (Welcoming Community) awards website.