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How to Study

1 augustus 2022 door Paul Van Zanten
When learning a new language, or anything new really, there are certain thought patterns that can reduce brain drain while making your efforts more efficient. Knowing how to learn and study is just as important as knowing how not to learn or study. Here are some tips and tricks to...

FAQ – Intercultural Communication (IC)

21 juli 2022 door Paul Van Zanten
In our second article highlighting FAQs we’ll explore the most commonly searched for questions relating to intercultural communication, or IC. We were able to group the IC related FAQs into two themes, the first being leading an intercultural team.  Before we get into it, we’ll offer a quick introduction to...

FAQ – Language

door Paul Van Zanten
In our first article covering FAQs , we will share some of the most commonly searched for questions by students who want to learn a language. Some are specific to a particular language while others relate to general language learning. Our experience has also shown us that the following questions...

Leadership Guide: Intercultural Teams, Diversity, Equity & Inclusive Cultures – Whitepaper

door Andrea Kneppers
As the world continues to become more connected and interdependent, the need for awareness, collaboration, and understanding only increases. An organisation whose executives are in the top quartile of gender diversity, is 28% more likely to financially outperform their competitors. That number only goes up when you add ethnic diversity...

Vacature: Sales Development manager (relatiebeheerder)

18 juli 2022 door Andrea Kneppers
Bij Language Partners & Mazi-Inc. helpen we organisaties om culturele verschillen om te zetten in zakelijk voordeel. We doen dit door inclusieve culturen te creëren waarin diversiteit gedijt en prestaties toenemen. Met onze producten en diensten (assessments, training & consultancy) kunnen organisaties de taal- (fluency), culturele en/of diversiteitskloof overbruggen. Met...

Abbreviations, Acronyms, Initialisms and Contractions: What are they?

12 juli 2022 door Paul Van Zanten
An abbreviation is a shortened word or phrase, for example, est. is a common abbreviation in English and is used to shorten the word established. Acronyms and Initialisms are different types of abbreviations.  An acronym is made up of the first letter from each word in a phrase, such as...
Case Study

Case Study IKEA

5 juli 2022 door Andrea Kneppers
IKEA is een Zweedse multinational die een breed scala aan producten verkoopt, waaronder kant-en-klare meubels en accessoires. Waarom heeft IKEA Language Partners benaderd? IKEA zet zich in om mensen met een vluchtelingenachtergrond op te vangen in hun winkels, om hen te ondersteunen bij hun integratie op de Nederlandse arbeidsmarkt. In...

Webinar Engelse woordenschat: 13 september 2022

4 juli 2022 door Andrea Kneppers
Vergroot je Engelse woordenschat Heb je soms moeite om de juiste woorden te vinden wanneer je een gesprek voert in het Engels? Schrijf je in voor onze volgende gratis webinar over tips en strategieën om je Engelse woordenschat uit te breiden! Je woordenschat is belangrijk omdat het de basis is...

Enabling equity and inclusion through your organisational culture

door Paul Van Zanten
Previously in this series on diversity, equity and inclusive cultures (DEI), we have established why it’s imperative for international businesses to adapt their approach to people and culture. We then discussed how the implementation of effective leadership and carefully considered organisational structures are great ways to start developing inclusive cultures...

Dear Reader: The right start to your business emails

13 juni 2022 door Paul Van Zanten
Anyone who writes a (business) letter or email has to make many choices. Not only about the content and structure, but also about the layout and tone of the text. This certainly includes the opening and closing of the letter or email. An incorrect or inappropriate salutation can be poorly...

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