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11 words that don’t translate to English

24 October 2023 by Paul Van Zanten
Language is a powerful tool that allows us to communicate with each other. From expressing emotions to sharing laughter and joy, we rely heavily on our linguistic abilities. Language is so impactful that it even influences the way we see the world. Having a common language is often enough to...
Learning

Spanish Visa Language Requirements

29 August 2023 by Paul Van Zanten
Thinking of moving to Spain? Many people might say “you don’t need to learn Spanish”, but there are varying requirements to meet depending on whether you need a visa, a residence permit, or citizenship. We’ll clear that up. Do you need to speak Spanish to live in Spain? No, there...
Language

Finnish Language Visa Requirements

by Paul Van Zanten
Thinking of moving to Finland? Many people might say “you don’t need to learn Finnish / Swedish”, but there are varying requirements to meet depending on whether you need a visa, a residence permit, or citizenship. We’ll clear that up. Do you need to speak Finnish to live in Finland?...
Language

Swedish Language Visa Requirements

by Paul Van Zanten
Thinking of moving to Sweden? Many people might say “you don’t need to learn Swedish”, but there are varying requirements to meet depending on whether you need a visa, a residence permit, or citizenship. We’ll clear that up. Do you need to speak Swedish to live in Sweden? No, there...
Dutch as a second language

Dutch Language Visa Requirments

by Paul Van Zanten
Thinking of moving to the Netherlands? Many people might say “you don’t need to learn Dutch”, but there are varying requirements to meet depending on whether you need a visa, a residence permit, or citizenship. We’ll clear that up. Do you need to speak Dutch to live in the Netherlands?...
Language

Bilingualism: Double the Words, Double the Fun

28 July 2023 by Paul Van Zanten
As our interconnected world continues to expand, cultural differences can create clashes, which hinder intercultural connectivity and collaboration. It also creates a wealth of opportunities, allowing us to leverage our differences for improved innovation, productivity and connection. Now, more than ever the value of learning a second, third or even...
DEI

How language shapes the way we see the world

21 June 2023 by Paul Van Zanten
Have you ever considered how the languages we speak shape our world, offering colour and narrative to the complexity of the human experience? The Sapir–Whorf hypothesis, also known as the hypothesis of linguistic relativity, discusses just this. To make a long story short, it was first proposed in 1929 and...
Dutch

English words with Dutch origins

23 January 2023 by Paul Van Zanten
Dutch influence can be seen in many places: from a Dutch-themed amusement park in Japan, to the creation of donuts and gin as well as in vocabulary and place names. In this article we’ll explore 10 commonly used English words, which come from the Dutch language. Bluff – Often used...
English

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

19 January 2023 by Language Partners
Update: If you’re coming to this page after the webinar, you can view it on Youtube via this link. If you’d like to learn about our English courses, including Business English and Legal English, click here! Presenting ideas and information in English Anyone working in an international environment will have...
Learning

Behavioural Change: How to make changes stick?

10 January 2023 by Paul Van Zanten
When making any change in behaviour, it is important to think it through: why are you changing your behaviour and how are you going to do it? For our example, we’ll take a look at behavioural change behind learning a new language This takes a varied approach. Repetitive practice and...

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