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26 March 2017


Mr B departs for Italy —where he will be working for an Italian company— with absolutely no knowledge of the language; he had no time for a language course. Moreover, he is convinced that most Italians are able to speak a bit of English nowadays, especially considering the emails peppered with English words which he regularly receives from Italy.

26 March 2017

Africa important growth market for Dutch companies

Africa is one of the most interesting growth markets in the world. Said Darkaoui, Director of Profix, a printing company in Heerhugowaard, agrees wholeheartedly. They have recently expanded to the African continent in order to meet client needs there.

26 March 2017

Languages indispensable within legal branch

In the legal profession, it’s becoming more and more important to be able to speak other languages. That explains why Regina Coeli has been accredited by the Netherlands Bar Association as an approved training institute for its members. Lawyers who do language training at Regina Coeli can earn twenty study points which contribute to their mandatory continuing professional development.

26 March 2017

Être and avoir

Être and avoir are the verbs that are most used in the French language. Both are irregular and turn up in many different forms. It is hardly surprising, then, that anyone learning French has a tough time learning how to use them correctly.

26 March 2017

Learning French the lighthearted way

French is a vibrant language that cannot be learned from books alone. Language trainer Alexandre Sellin: “I really urge people to listen regularly to French cabaret artists. That way they’ll pick up the kind of French that is actually spoken in France but at the same time learn a lot about French culture.”

26 March 2017

Dutch is a must for leading a company like Heineken

Frenchman Pascal Gilet has been at the head of Heineken Nederland for quite some time now. From the very beginning, he was determined to only speak Dutch with his colleagues. At first that was in fairly straightforward, simple Dutch, but as time went by, he began communicating in increasingly beautiful and complex sentences. In fact, you can hardly catch him out on mistakes these days. The only thing that betrays his non-Dutch heritage is his French accent.

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