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Multilingual Words: A Growing Trend

21 September 2023 by Language Partners
Multilingual words are those that appear in several languages. The number of words adopted untranslated, and therefore having meaning in multiple languages, is on the rise. But why is this happening? Multilingual Words in Spoken Language Some words are nearly universal, such as “uhm,” “wow!” and “okay,” or in the...

False Friends – English & Swedish

15 August 2023 by Language Partners
Words matter. Culture matters. Culture influences our vocabulary. For example, Swedes have many words for forestry. The Sami culture (located in Finland, Sweden, Norway) has 800 words for reindeer herding. Each culture has its frame of reference when we interpret words. Some words are difficult to translate because of a...

The Future of International Business: a Webinar Series

4 July 2023 by Language Partners
Combining language, intercultural competence and DEI to create business advantages. Join us this fall for a series of free webinars about the future of international business, the challenges organisations face, and how to overcome them. Sign up! Labour markets are rapidly changing, something organisations all over the world are noticing...

After the merger – an interview with our CEOs

26 June 2023 by Language Partners
Today, Harald Kruithof is BBi Communications’s Group CEO. Coming from the Netherlands, he has been in the language education business for many years. Hans Dahlin, our Group Manager for Mergers and Acquisitions, has also been involved in the language industry for some time. As both have always strived to stay...

Webinar 16-2-’23: Getting your point across in English

19 January 2023 by Language Partners
Presenting ideas and information in English Anyone working in an international environment will have to deal with this at some point: presenting your point of view, ideas or information in English. It can be in an actual presentation, or as input during a meeting. Presenting may not be second nature...

Interview with Harald Kruithof: “Diversity is energy”

1 March 2022 by Language Partners
Language Partners has been helping to bridge fluency gaps for more than 50 years. Increasingly, we have been receiving requests for training related to cultural awareness, diversity, inclusive culture and connection. We have now responded to this demand… in the form of a new offering under our new label Mazi...
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...

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

10 Interesting Facts about the Dutch Language

30 November 2018 by Language Partners
Are you learning Dutch? Do you find yourself confused or amused in the Netherlands or Belgium? Are you trying to puzzle it out by communicating with other expats who know a thing or two about hagelslag? Have no fear, it’s not just you! Dutch is even stranger than you thought....

Sweet Christmas dreams are made of this

10 December 2015 by Language Partners
The holiday season is supposed to be a joyous time, spent with friends and family, but expats often wonder how they will celebrate the festive season in their new country. The good news is that people everywhere love to celebrate. You may not be celebrating the same holidays, in the...

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