The main goal of Lingua Fortuna is to promote cultural exchange between peoples, the French language and Belgian culture, but also and above all to give children in precarious situation the opportunity to travel and acquire new knowledge. That’s why each year we assign the majority of places (7/10 for each country) to children who have never travelled.

For Belgian participants:

A discount of -50% is offered to Belgian children from precarious situation aged from 10 to 18 at the time of the summer camp benefiting from BIM status. The BIM certificate must be provided at the time of registration at the following address

For Ukrainian and Polish participants:  

Ukrainian and Polish children aged between 10 and 18 at the time of the summer camp, who learn French as part of their school curriculum and whose household income is less than 20 000 UAH for Ukraine and 9000 PLN for Poland, can participate at the Lingua Fortuna contest.

For participants wishing to benefit from a free “all inclusive” place (flights, accommodation, meals, courses, visits), a contest is organized in two stages: the written test and the oral test.

  • The written test consists of writing an essay on one of the two themes according to the age category (see list of themes below). The contest begins on December 1, 2019 and ends on January 31, 2020 at midnight (Brussels time). The essays must be sent in Word format to the following address with the subject name as following NAME, surname, Country (in French).

Theme to choice for 10 – 12 years old (250 words) :

“The five reasons why I learn French”

“The five reasons why I want to travel to Belgium”

Theme to choice for 13 – 15 years old (350 words) :

“Languages open the doors of a better world”

“Languages are the bridge which unites people”

Theme to choice for 16 – 18 years old (500 words) :

“Linguistic diversity: advantage or disadvantage? ”

“How travelling can make the most effective language learning”

  • Only finalists in the written test will be invited to a Skype interview during the month of February. The dates and times of passage will be communicated to the finalists by email in February.
  • The results of the contest will be communicated to the winners on March 1st by email. A list of eligibility verification documents must be provided no later than April 1st for final confirmation at the free participation in the Lingua Fortuna 2020 summer camp.