Written by:Marc

Date : 15 March 2020 Categories : Blog

Update coronavirus

Update 25 March

During the past week, we have hosted all our group courses in the virtual classroom. In this uncertain time, we think it is important that you can start a language course without any worries. Next to the guarantee that we will continue our classes in the virtual classroom (if there are enough participants), we also offer you the possibility to make use of our flexible booking policy. Namely, you can reschedule the date of a course to another start date, if the course starts in the upcoming period (the week of 20 April). This is possible until 10 days in advance and will be free of charge.

Here you can find more information about our flexible booking policy (information is in Dutch).

Additionally, we would like to inform our current students that exams are also cancelled from now onwards. We will reschedule the exams, you will be informed about the new date by e-mail.

Update 19 March

During the past days, we have been working hard to be able to host our classes in the virtual classroom. Yesterday we started with our first online classes in the virtual classroom. In case that the measures against the coronavirus are still in place after 6 April, we will continue to host our classes in the virtual classroom. So don’t worry, you can still sign up for our courses that start late April.

Moreover, we offer you many opportunities to study online. Our e-learning courses are perfect if you prefer to study at home at your own pace. Here you can find an overview of all our e-learning courses.

Update 15 March

In light of the coronavirus situation, the Dutch government today announced that primary and secondary schools and higher education institutes will be closed from Monday 16 March. Although Babel does not officially belong to these groups, we have also decided to put new measures in place:

The group courses that are normally held at Babel will continue online via virtual classrooms starting this week, for the period until (at least) 6 April. Individual courses will be taught via Skype, Google Hangouts or in the virtual classroom. Online classes will take place on the same days and times as the original classroom schedules, and, as far as possible, with the same teacher(s).

All classroom-based lessons on location at Babel are therefore cancelled, for at least 3 weeks. You will soon receive a link from your teacher by email with which you can access the online course. In this infographic you can find all the necessary information about the virtual classrooms.

Please note: most of our exams will not be cancelled and participants will be informed by email.

Our Service Desk remains available by telephone (030-2270008) and e-mail (info@babel.nl).

Courses that are planned to start in April will continue as scheduled (if there are enough participants). If the coronavirus has not yet been adequately contained at that time, these courses will also be offered online.

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