The European Day of Languages is on Saturday 26 September. This day was introduced in 2001 to encourage people to learn different languages as well as to highlight the linguistic diversity of Europe.
Of course, as a centre of expertise for language and communication, we cannot let this day pass by unnoticed. We would therefore like to invite you to come and spend some time with us on Friday 25 September. We have prepared four free language-related workshops especially for you, which you can visit separately or together.
|09.30 uur||How can I help you? English for facility staff. Drs. Warda Nejjari|
|Are you the first point of contact for university staff or students and are you increasingly required to speak English in your job? Would you like to do so in a confident and customer-focused manner? In this workshop attention will be devoted to polite greetings, small talk and other general, polite and helpful phrases. This workshop is in English.|
|10.45 uur:||In touch with the Dutch. Drs. Lidy Zijlmans|
|This workshop will shed some light on the Dutch and their language. Why, for instance, are they so fond of diminutives? Should you kiss them or shake their hand? And what do Dutch sayings and expressions reveal about Dutch national character and history? This workshop will teach you the basics needed in various everyday situations, such as presenting yourself in Dutch, greeting people formally/informally, spelling your name, ordering in a bar and paying the bill. This workshop is in English.|
|12.00 uur:||Knäckebröd, IKEA, ABBA en Pippi Langkous Drs. Britta Johansson|
|That's what Dutch people often say when I tell them I'm from Sweden. Now that we've got that out the way, we can move on to more interesting things! This will be a friendly, informal and interactive workshop about the Swedish language and culture that will go further than the age-old clichés. Come and find out more – you may be surprised.|
|13.15 uur:||Pozjalusta! Alstublieft! Drs. Tatjana van Merwijk-Panina|
|Russian is a rich language, spoken in a country with 140 million inhabitants and 124 ethnic groups. In this workshop, you will see how the Russian language is closer to you than you may think. You'll even learn how to write your name in Russian, a challenge in itself!|
Come and see! Sign up for one or several workshops using the registration form. You can register until 18 September. Be quick – only a limited number of places are available!