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Welcome to these sports facilities located in the 'Vlaamse Rand'!

(This text is a translation for those who do not yet understand Dutch well.)

The municipality you are now living in is located in the ‘Vlaamse Rand’, a region in Flanders, where Dutch is the official language.

The ‘Vlaamse Rand’ boasts many different languages and cultures. Mindful that Dutch is a language that helps to create opportunities, the Flemish Authorities actively encourage their citizens to learn Dutch. When learning a language, it is crucial to practice this new skill, which can be done before, during, and after engaging in a sports activity.

 

If you yourself play a sport:

  1. Listen carefully to your coach’s instructions.
  2. If you don’t understand the instructions, ask for clarification.┬áThe coach will either repeat the exercise or demonstrate it.
  3. Try to speak Dutch as much as possible.
  4. Don’t be afraid to speak Dutch. Nobody will mind your mistakes.
  5. Don’t give up. Keep on practicing.

 

If your child plays a sport:

  1. Encourage your child to speak Dutch.
  2. You schoud also speak Dutch with the coach.
  3. If you’re not yet fluent in Dutch but would like to practice the language, make sure to inform the coach that you’re currently learning Dutch.
  4. Trying out your Dutch on other parents is also a good way of practising the language.