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 all foreign tv is subtitled into Dutch, versus (voice) dubbed over as most other countries do. This allowed me to instantly read in Dutch what was spoken in English, including exposure to different dialects, accents, slang, idioms and all the other fun features that make a language so interesting.
English became my favorite subject as I entered High School, among other languages like French, German and my own, Dutch. Yes, in the Netherlands they love to make polyglots out of everyone to prepare young students for conversation with anyone anywhere in the world. This helped me tremendously as I emigrated to the US at 33. By the time I made the move over to the US, I was fluent, C-level in English. Thanks to my incredible teachers, over time they made me global ready.
This interest in languages and cultures has landed me at CORE Languages. A language provider for anyone that is interested in learning a second, third, fourth language. I can go on, I have been blessed to meet many interesting people that speak more than 4 languages. In my daily work I am exposed to various people from all over the world, different native languages, different accents, different cultures, yet all with the same purpose in life; becoming global ready, ready to move anywhere in the world and feel confident to do so. Speaking, writing and understanding the language of the country you are moving to builds so much confidence and a sense of belonging, even before you arrive there.
As I continue to educate myself, my love for different cultures and languages is my drive to support anyone else to learn a language. I am excited to find out how you have been exposed to language teaching or learning. Drop me a line, in your native language preferably 😊. Bedankt voor Uw attentie, en Uw doorgaande passie for taal en cultuur.