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As a precautionary measure related to the corona virus, we are temporarily suspending face-to-face lessons. The language institute in Vught will be closed to course members for the time being. However, we are continuing online!
As a professional, you know that continuing professional development is a must. Many Dutch collective labour agreements contain agreements on personal training budgets for employees. This means that you can request that your employer fund training or education. Research has shown that at least 40% of the time, individual training budgets go unused and simply expire at the end of the year. If you work for a Dutch company, make sure you reap the benefits of your training budget.
More and more employers are looking for employees who speak Chinese. Job vacancy site Indeed recently concluded this based on research they carried out in August 2019. Indeed compared the required language skills listed in Dutch vacancies with those from the previous year and saw a skyrocketing rise in demand—nearly 70%—for knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin).
Virtual reality is now part of the language training for more and more Regina Coeli students. VR glasses allow them to enter a virtual world while they continue to communicate with their trainer. Of the students who used VR in the past quarter, 75.9% were either satisfied or very satisfied with it.
Last year, Regina Coeli started offering language training at weekends. In fact, they have been so popular that we will be open fourteen weekends in 2019. People who took part in the Language Weekends in 2018 were incredibly enthusiastic about their experiences. They gave weekends an average score of 9.4.
As of autumn 2018, you can learn to speak Russian or Arabic well at Language Institute Regina Coeli. Experienced trainers have developed a programme for learning both languages at our institute.