When you work within the international marketplace, you surround yourself with people from different backgrounds and experiences. This means that you are working with others who see the world differently than you. In the language services industry, a service that focuses on understanding these differences is called intercultural training… When you participate in a program […]
Content vs. Grammar: Which is more important for Corporate Language Training? The focus on grammar over content in corporate foreign language classes is often too much for achieving the level of conversational proficiency most clients are looking for – after all, does one learn a language in order to describe it in grammatical terms, or does […]
Hi, I’m Marco and I provide service management at CORE Languages. My heritage is Dutch, I grew up in a small town on the North Sea, approximately 30 minutes west of Amsterdam. Learning English came naturally to me, I enjoyed watching German, British and American TV series as a kid. Note that in the Netherlands […]
Ever wonder what effects learning a language has on your brain and cognitive development? A team of Swedish researchers made some interesting findings about the impacts and why you should learn a new language: https://lnkd.in/ecBuxSA Although several years old, this is a very interesting look at how language learning is different than other learning.
In learning English, I came across this old English poem, written by Gerard Nolst Trenité. It captures the difficulty of pronunciation of many words in the English language. I hope you’ll have as much pleasure reading it as I had, enjoy! -Marco The Chaos by Gerard Nolst Trenité This is a classic English poem containing […]