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26 March 2017

How the French interpret gestures

Non-verbal communication differs from country to country and this is often one of the reasons why intercultural communication is such a challenge. This explains why a simple discussion can take an unexpected turn, quite unintentionally.

26 March 2017

French courses: the tailor-made approach

French is both a working and an official language of the European Union, the United Nations, UNESCO, NATO and other legal entities and governing bodies. The language is spoken on five continents, which makes it a truly global language. Yet if you do not live in a country where the language is spoken, you will probably not hear or read it often. This is in sharp contrast to English, which is an ever-present feature of daily life.

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.


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