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The Top 5 Language Learning Mistakes… and how to learn from them!

We’ve shared our top language learning tips with you. And then we looked at some of the myths about learning language that are out there. This week, we take you through the top 5 mistakes that people make when learning a new language. Avoid making these mistakes and improve your chances of learning a new […]

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Latest nieuws Tour for Life – wij zijn er klaar voor!

Wij zijn erg onder de indruk en super blij van alle ondersteuning die wij binnen en buiten het AMC voor ons team “Verdovend goed! In het AMC” hebben ervaren – zowel vanuit de afdeling anesthesiologie als ook van andere afdelingen. Wij hebben ons sponsordoel van 15.000 Euro bereikt, ons teller staat nu op 15695 euro. […]

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Top 7 Language Learning Myths

We’ve posted some pieces about how best to learn languages and why learning languages is good for you. This week we turn our attention to some of the myths, weird advice and outright lies on the subject. 1. I speak ENGLISH, the international language. I don’t NEED to learn another one. Actually, less than 25% […]

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Rethinking The Teacher

Over the years, methods of teaching and how we think about the process of education has changed a lot. This is especially evident in the sphere of Business Language teaching. Here the traditional idea of the teacher as the disperser of knowledge has been replaced by the idea of the teacher as the facilitator of […]

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TalenInstituut Goes Smart!

TalenInstituut Nederland has just made a serious investment into resources and installed Smart TV’s in their Keizersgracht training rooms. Sourced exclusively from Coolblue, this equipment is set to take language training at the Institute into the 22nd century. “The Smart TV technology can really make every lesson totally interactive,” remarked Taleninstituut course coordinator Andreas Wand, “We want […]

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Ten Top Tips for learning a Language

Language learning varies from person to person and language to language. But if you read the literature, there are some very simple things you can do to make learning a new language easier. Here are our Top Ten amalgamated Language learning tips: 1. Understand why you’re there Keeping motivated and focussed is the most important […]

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Setting Yourself Up To Succeed with Language

Modern training places a lot of emphasis on what is known as the ‘set-up’ before training. This is for good reason. The attitude, motivation and determination that we as adult learners take with us into the learning environment are crucial factors in how successful we are. Many feel that languages in fact cannot be taught, […]

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5 Hidden Business Benefits of Learning a New Language

When thinking about a language course, people generally are thinking about the language and their specific motivations for learning that specific language: visiting a new country, doing business in a new territory or preparing to emigrate. These are all well and good for individuals, but companies might be glad to know that there are many […]

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So, why are we learning English again?

So, why are we learning English again? Of all the staff development courses that a company can choose for employees to follow, language courses are often the hardest to motivate. For many people, language skills are kind of personal and a bit off-limits. There is often a lot of baggage involved with language learning from […]

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