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Sooner or later, every expat in the Netherlands realizes that it would be wise to learn to communicate better in Dutch. It is never too late to learn Dutch, and everyone can learn to speak better Dutch. A course geared to business Dutch is definitely not an excessive luxury or expenditure for non-native speakers who operate in a business environment in the Netherlands.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”