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Meet The Trainer: Maricelle Tiben

Maricelle trains Dutch and written communications at the TalenInstituut. Her background is in communication studies where she focussed on ‘Gender and Language’. As a result she remains fascinated by how language is used in day-to-day situations. “I often sit in public transport and listen to what, but mostly HOW people communicate with each other,” she […]

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US vs UK English

To-may-to, to-mah-to, po-tay-to, po-tah-to… It’s that simple isn’t it? But not really. The difference between US and UK English are actually more complicated AND more interesting. But before we get into it, let’s settle the right-and-wrong debate around it. The truth is that American English began evolving as soon as the America’s were colonised. Especially […]

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Trainer Interview: Muriel Schuermans

Muriel Schuermans is a Belgian native who is bilingual French/Dutch as she was brought up with French by her French-speaking parents. And now, of course, she teaches both Dutch and French at the Taleninstituut. She has degrees in Journalism and French language and literature. She has also studied counselling, marketing and public relation. With this […]

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Trainer Interview: Francesca Polo

TalenInstituut Italian trainer Francesca Polo is passionate about languages and cultures, which is why she became a language trainer and coach. She prefers a tailor-made programmes, for either individuals or groups that are highly interactive, either face-to-face or from a distance. But Francesca is more than just a language trainer. She is also the founder […]

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Learning On The Go

If you have been looking into language education recently, you will have heard this phrase. In fact, Learning On The Go is not a new concept, but modern technology and the rise of several large companies supporting it, has meant it has become bigger than ever. In essence, learning on the go is all about […]

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The Top 3 Language Learning Apps

If you are not living in a country where the language you are learning is spoken every day, practicing can be difficult. One of the biggest challenges for any language learner is how to continue improving once your course is done. Not everyone has someone they can practice with, or access to radio, movies or […]

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Make A Language Impact At International Trade Fairs And Expo’s

Are you going to a major international trade fair or expo? Worried that you might not make the right impression? There is nothing more frustrating than not being able to communicate effectively when you know there is an opportunity in front of you. Luckily here at the TalenInstituut, we offer a service to international delegates […]

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When Does Your Own Language Get In The Way?

One of the reasons that academics have come up with to explain WHY it is easier to learn a language as a child than an adult is a concept that has become broadly known as L1 Transfer. Also known as Language transfer, L1 interference, linguistic interference, and cross-linguistic influence this term refers to how the […]

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Think A New Language: Think German!

If you are thinking of learning a new language and are not sure where to start, you might want to consider German. In contrast to what you might think, German is not limited to being spoken only within the borders of Germany. German is in fact one of the three working languages of the European […]

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5 Fun Ways To Learn A Language No-One Ever Told You

We’ve posted some serious blogs about learning a new language or improving your grasp of a language for business purposes. But language is not all hard work, it can also be fun. Which is why, for this article, we spoke to a few of our trainers for some fun AND effective tips on how to […]

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