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2 January 2023

How do you make language learning fun?

Do you remember them from secondary school: those lists of German cases, irregular verbs in English or French verb conjugations? It probably helped, but whether it was actually fun memorising all that... Well, it doesn’t have to be that way!

2 January 2023

Ten habits to improve in a language

If you speak a foreign language, you’ve surely noticed that it’s “use it or lose it”. That’s why it’s so important to keep up your skills. Perhaps you do use the language regularly, but you’ve noticed that your progress has come to a standstill. You can do something about both of these things. The easiest way is to make language a part of your daily or weekly routine. Start with one of these ten ideas!

2 January 2023

What language learning is all about...

The reason most people learn a language is because they want to communicate with people who speak that language. For some, there’s a business reason: for example, they might want to sell their product in Germany. Someone else might want to learn German in order to study there or because their in-laws are German. But there may be even more important reasons for learning a foreign language.

2 January 2023

Good intentions: How are you really going to learn that foreign language?

Has learning Spanish been on your wish list for a long time? Have you been feeling uncomfortable with speaking English for ages, and now you want to do something about it? Or do you want to make steps in your career in the near future for which better language skills would be particularly useful? If you’ve made a resolution to learn a foreign language, make sure you succeed. In this article, you’ll learn more about the five crucial steps to learning a foreign language. Whether you’re at the beginning of a new year, a new month or a new day, learning a language is always a good idea.

13 December 2022

The power of virtual reality in language learning

Teaching in English has long since ceased to be unique for lecturers at Dutch colleges and universities. ‘The students all speak good English. Often better than me,’ says Katinka Pani-Harreman. She teaches at Zuyd Hogeschool’s academy of facility management and does research in the field of vital communities. To become more at ease in English, she took a course at Regina Coeli, where she discovered, among other things, the power of virtual reality.

9 June 2022

Is Dutch your stumbling block?

In terms of language, the Netherlands is an easy country to live in as an expat. With English and basic knowledge of Dutch, you can get by just fine. Until the moment you notice that you’re not getting any further...


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