Five reasons to learn Dutch during COVID-19
It seems like the world has come to a standstill, and only a vaccine can get it moving again. And as if sitting at home all day weren’t bad enough, bad news keeps coming at you from every angle: restaurants, cafes, clubs and pubs have been shut down, there are all sorts of restrictions on the sports you can do, you can’t meet up with groups, and, to top it all off, the World Health Organisation is warning about an increase in mental problems resulting from the lockdowns.
Did you know that language has a big effect on how we feel? Someone enthusiastically saying ‘Great idea!’ to you feels a lot better than a lukewarm ‘I suppose so’? And did you also know that learning new languages can make you extremely happy? That’s because you get to learn something new. What is more, learning languages opens up new worlds for you. And that is just what you need right now!
Now that the world feels like it’s frozen in time for a spell, it’s your moment to learn Dutch (or another language). And for all these reasons:
1. You have a better chance of staying in the Netherlands.
Have you spent the past year thinking about your future in the Netherlands? If you’d like to stay for a while, it’s better if you can speak Dutch with the teachers at your child’s school, with your family doctor or with your Dutch sport buddies. The odds of finding another job if it comes that far also go up—not a bad idea now that unemployment is also rising in the Netherlands because of the corona crisis.
2. Escape your daily routine
All the days are starting to blend together, don’t you think? A language course at Regina Coeli is an opportunity to get away from home for a while. And how! Dine in our restaurant, meet new people, and get inspired by language trainers from other countries.
3. No mental dip for you!
Learning something new is one of the best ways to prevent a dip or depression, especially now that the days are getting shorter.
4. Spend what you have wisely.
At the end of each year, a part of your training budget expires. It would be a pity to miss out on it, wouldn’t it? What’s more, it’s better to follow a good Dutch course once than a course from which you learn very little ten times.
5. You now have the time!
Grab the free time opportunity you have with both hands. So many things have been cancelled, and perhaps you’re even less busy than normal at work. Invest that time in your future.
So, are you ready to get started? We can’t wait to help you set up a personal programme! Come get to know us!