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22 March 2017

German is on the tip of your tongue

“Ein alter Affe auf einem Apfelbaum aß einen Apfel auf.“ This is a simple German sentence that many Dutch people have problems getting their tongues around. The reason is that German articulation is completely different to that of Dutch.

22 March 2017

Magical words in German

Just as in Dutch and English, German modal particles, which are words that reflect the mood or attitude of the speaker, are magical words.

22 March 2017

10 tips for doing business in the United States

Western Europe and the United States seem to be very similar in terms of culture. However, there are some essential points that could be a deal breaker with an American. Here are ten communication tips for if you are planning to or are already doing business with Americans.

22 March 2017

10 tips for writing effective English like Winston Churchill

In 1940, Winston Churchill sent a memo to his war cabinet stating “To do our work, we all have to read a mass of papers. Nearly all of them are far too long. This wastes time, while energy has to be spent in looking for the essential points. I ask my colleagues and their staff to see to it that their reports are shorter.” Churchill then continued to outline strategies for communicating more effectively and more efficiently.

22 March 2017

How to present to a mixed audience with engineers, marketing people and an art designer

One of the key issues to bear in mind if you want to convey information successfully is that different people interpret information in different ways.

22 March 2017

Are older people still able to learn a foreign language?

We are often asked if it is more difficult for older people to learn a language than for children. There’s a very short answer to that question: no!


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