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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

The plural form of the German word Milch

Did you know that there was a plural form of the German word ‘Milch’?

29 July 2015

Chantal Janzen's German

The best way to really learn a foreign language is to start using it in the real world immediately after taking lessons. Actress, presenter and musical star Chantal Jansen can attest to that. Just one week after completing her German course at Regina Coeli, she was already co-hosting the German version of The Voice Kids for German network SAT.1.

18 July 2013

German language training, armed with business objectives

In order to get off to a flying start in his new function as Managing Director of Aon Affinity and Member of the Aon Risk Services Management team in Germany, Mr Goudswaard decided that his German needed bringing up to scratch. He arrived at Regina Coeli, armed with his business objectives and agenda.

18 July 2013

Those wretched little dots!

It’s amazing how two innocent little dots can affect a language! The umlaut (¨) which appears above certain vowels in German words not only changes the pronunciation of the word but can also drastically change the meaning of the word.

7 March 2013

Is using academic titles showing off unnecessarily?

In Germany, more importance is attached to titles than in the Netherlands. The Dutch sometimes joke about the Germans and their titles but in fact, when it comes to doing business with the Germans, they would do better to show more respect.


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