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How frequently do you need to write emails in Spanish? If that is not something you do regularly, here are a few helpful tips and standard phrases to give you a quick boost.
Every year, more than one quarter of the world’s population will celebrate the Chinese New Year (new is “Xin”; year is “Nián” in Mandarin pinyin). Chinese New Year -also known as the Spring Festival- is celebrated on the second new moon after the Winter Solstice and can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. New Year festivities traditionally start on the first day of the month and continue until the fifteenth, when the moon is brightest.
Expats in and around Eindhoven who would like to improve their knowledge of Dutch will be able to take Dutch courses on the High Tech Campus in the coming months. Language Institute Regina Coeli is delivering the small-group courses for three different skill levels.
Language Institute Regina Coeli is undoubtedly one of the most international places in the Netherlands. Not only do people from 20 countries work here, but the students who take our language courses also come from every corner of the world. One of those is Cat Dawson, a bubbly American go-getter who is currently studying in Spain and came to learn German in the Netherlands.
As of autumn 2018, you can learn to speak Russian or Arabic well at Language Institute Regina Coeli. Experienced trainers have developed a programme for learning both languages at our institute.
December is a month of festivities in the Netherlands. It all starts with St. Nicholas which is celebrated by young and old. But almost as soon as he has weighed anchor and set sail for Spain in his trusted steamboat, the Dutch are making plans for Christmas and the New Year. Whereas Christmas is generally a more intimate celebration when families get together for a festive meal, New Year’s celebrations are much more exuberant. How do you survive New Year’s Eve and the countless New Year’s drinks parties that are held in January?