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23 January 2018

Learning a language with a pen in hand

Why would you still use a pen and paper to make notes or write text? Nowadays, you can use the most advanced apps and programs to take notes, edit text, share documents—you name it—on a smartphone, tablet or computer. At Language Institute Regina Coeli, we are also naturally at home in the digital world, and e-learning is a part of every language course. And yet it pays to regularly write the old-fashioned way. We even encourage it in our language courses!

17 January 2018

Language Institute Regina Coeli now also open at weekends

In 2018, Language Institute Regina Coeli will be open nine weekends for students who want to learn to speak a language better. Initially, the institute will offer individual courses in English and Dutch at weekends. Other languages may also be brought into the fold later this year.

14 December 2017

Applying for a job in the Netherlands

If you are an expat looking for a job in the Netherlands, it is extremely helpful to understand the Dutch way of applying for jobs. It is useful to know the mores of the average application procedure in the Netherlands. What do Dutch companies consider important when hiring a new employee, and what is the fastest way to find a job? Here are a few tips on how to prepare well for the application process.

27 September 2017

Learn Dutch quickly by putting your brain to work

We are often asked what the secret of ‘the Nuns’ is. Why are our course members able to learn a language so quickly when they struggled with it at school and were utterly convinced that they had no feeling for languages?

19 September 2017

The language of prinsjesdag

Learning the Dutch language is inextricably bound up with learning how Dutch culture works. One of the traditions is Princes’ Day on which the Budget for the coming year is presented. Specific words are closely linked to the events that take place on Princes’ Day like troonrede, algemene beschouwingen and gouden koets.

14 September 2017

Road map for navigating the Dutch office jungle

It’s no secret that the Dutch are direct and adore succinct communication. For the Dutch, it’s more important to convey a message clearly than to do so with a great deal of tact. They are more task- and result-driven than they are focused on building good relationships. The Dutch are therefore also not big on small talk (koetjes en kalfjes) in a business context. This is because, in the Dutch culture, relationships aren’t necessary for getting the job done—but they can of course help!

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