Have you ever noticed that one thing is always missing when you look at methods for learning languages?
For any expat in the Netherlands, the following sentence should not come as a surprise: it is difficult to speak Dutch in the Netherlands.
It’s true what they say. Language learning should be fun. The best way to stay motivated is to make sure you are smiling and even laughing through the process.
When you move to a new country, it’s essential to know its local language. The same applies to the Netherlands. Although English is spoken almost everywhere, it’s important to know the basic Dutch words which come in handy in your day-to-day life. Knowing the Dutch language also proves helpful- and is often required- if you’re…
Have you been trying to learn Dutch for some time? Then you must have noticed one thing—learning and speaking Dutch can be quite difficult. Why?
Building a team of internationals has many benefits. They will have a range of backgrounds, experiences and cultures. As such there will never be a shortage of ideas for tackling new challenges at work.
It is that time of the year again, the holiday season. Christmas, New Year and, in Dutch there is even more to celebrate in the last month of the year.
Let’s imagine that you have a Dutch partner and that you love them. Probably you would be happy, right?
You are returning through Amsterdam center late at night. As you enter Damrak, a busy high street and a known hangout for young men, you feel a tingle of fear.
Expat Republic is here to help you brush up on the Dutch you already know and to help you push through that taal-plafond to the next level.