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4 July 2019

Working in an international team

If you work in an international team, you have probably noticed how varied your colleagues’ English can be. Even when everyone hears the exact same sentence, they might have a different understanding of what has been said. Here are a few tips for communicating in an international team.

2 July 2019

Sing along to Dutch classics

The later it gets in evening, the bigger the chance that the entire cafe you are in will break out in a sing-along of Dutch hits. And then there you are—the expat. Why not seize the day and take that opportunity to improve your Dutch? No one will even hear you in a cafe full of music and merrymakers belting out tunes? So join in! There is no better way to work on a language than singing. Read why!

25 June 2019

Flow makes learning a language much easier

A great deal has been said and written on the subject of stress, which is why we know that stress can be very helpful in some situations, like when a tiger is about to pounce on you. In general, though, as humans we prefer to avoid stressful situations, especially when it comes to learning. When you are under stress, your brain blocks new information and you cannot learn.

8 May 2019

Learn Dutch among tech giants

Ayse, Prathibha and Boon round off their third short Dutch training course on the High Tech Campus with a presentation in Dutch. They speak slowly, choosing their words carefully, but their Dutch is understandable. Now that they have completed this course, they have had a total of ten weeks of training—three evenings per series with breaks in between. And they look forward to continuing.

17 April 2019

Learn Dutch quickly alongside your job

Would you like to learn Dutch so you can communicate more easily with people at the sports club, at your children’s school or just to chat with someone every now and then, but you can’t find the time? Then read on for some tips for success!

10 April 2019

The language of a conference call in English

These days, many companies collaborate in virtual teams or have teams whose members work in different locations. Conference calls can be an efficient, environmentally-friendly way to communicate with one another in those situations. Of course, that is not really rocket science to anyone, but conference calls do come with their own challenges. In this article, we will give you some practical tips and phrases/sentences you can use to get a conversation going and structure it.


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