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Learning a language takes time. If your days are already jam-packed with work, sports and family commitments, it can be hard to fit in time to study every week. Then it’s a godsend to be able to concentrate completely on learning a language for a week. That's what Edo Boerefijn, Chief Operating Officer at Cryonorm, did, for example.
Language is the most important tool we have for communicating. Without it, we cannot express how we feel, what we want and who we are. You may recognise that feeling when you suddenly have to explain something in Dutch, German or French, noticing the frustration bubbling up as you search for the right words.
For a number of weeks now, it has only been possible to have online lessons with our language trainers at Regina Coeli. The coronavirus forced us to close our doors on 16 March. However, in no time at all, we have managed to get online lessons up and running, which means that you can now learn in the comfort of your own home, albeit at a more leisurely pace. Afterall, lessons via a computer screen can hardly be compared with inhouse lessons at our institute. It was certainly worth the effort because apparently there are many people who are keen to learn a language, even in these circumstances.
Does your company have more and more international customers or do you work with colleagues from abroad? Then there’s a good chance that your language skills will be called upon along with those of your colleagues! And that’s actually fairly handy, because you can work on your language skills together!
What do you do if you want to take the language level of the entire company to a higher level because your customer base is internationalising more and more? Jürgen Schuijren of VEGA measurement and control technology knew what to do: reach out to the Nuns of Vught. All his employees came to the language institute in Vught for English language training. Their programmes consisted of a blend of private lessons and lessons with a team of colleagues, a combination that’s increasingly in demand at Regina Coeli.
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!