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Punctuate like a pro: common errors in English

2 August 2021 by Alma Bonger
This article considers the use of various punctuation marks, especially ones which tend to cause the most confusion amongst Dutch students learning English. While punctuation rules are similar across the Dutch and English language, there are small nuances to bear in mind while writing that email or business report. The...

Benefits of learning a language online

11 May 2021 by Alma Bonger
Online learning has never been as prevalent as it is today. Due in part to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, students, as well as teachers, have had to adjust to an entirely digital learning environment. Whether we like it or not, today’s workforce is moving online and the number of professionals...

How to write a motivation letter English

13 April 2021 by Alma Bonger
Next to making a good first impression with your CV it is integral that you include a letter of motivation with your application, also known as a cover letter. A motivation letter is usually written in response to a vacancy but you could also submit an open motivation letter to...

How to write a CV in English

26 January 2021 by Alma Bonger
Making a good first impression is crucial when applying for a new job. Regardless of which industry you work in, you could find yourself competing with many suitable applicants and most recruiters spend no more than a few seconds scanning each CV. If you submit a clear, organised and neat...
Dutch as a second language

Conquering Dutch and the Netherlands (free whitepaper)

5 November 2020 by Language Partners
When you arrive in the Netherlands as an expat, you’ll probably run into a few cultural differences. It takes some time to adjust to your new situation of working and living in a new environment, but we’re here to help! Together with our trainers and consultants we’ve created this whitepaper...
Dutch as a second language

How to say ‘hello’ in Dutch and other useful greetings

30 September 2020 by Dyonne Angenent
Whether you are coming to the Netherlands for a short time, e.g. to work or to study, or planning to stay for longer, you’re definitely going to be meeting lots of new people. At work, university, the gym or in the bar. It’s handy to know the Dutch way of...

How to write an English formal email (with impact)

25 June 2020 by Alma Bonger
What’s a formal email? Formal emails are typically sent to people you don’t know very well, business contacts or authority figures. This might be an HR recruiter, a prospective client or a public official. If you’re not sure whether to send a formal or an informal email, it’s probably best...
Dutch as a second language

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Language Skills at Home

20 April 2020 by Michelle Runyon
If I could count the number of times I have wished for more hours in a day to do the things I always procrastinate, I would be a millionaire in quarantine with a list of chores. We are amid a radical change in how we work, study and manage our...

Online training in our virtual classroom

24 March 2020 by Language Partners
The entire Netherlands is now dealing with the effects of the corona virus. It is a far-reaching situation which is having a huge impact on people and organisations. The country-wide measures being taken also have consequences for any language training courses you have planned or wished to plan. Training sessions...
Dutch as a second language

What’s up with ‘er’?

17 February 2020 by Vika Lukina
“Today we’re going to talk about everyone’s favourite word.” If I start my lesson with these words, most students know what’s coming. “Does anyone happen to know what that word is?” The response to this question is usually nervous shuffling, eye-rolling and deep sighs, but eventually someone always says “er…”....

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