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15-05-2024
Comma Rules Made Simple
Understanding comma rules is important! Commas clarify meaning by indicating pauses and separating elements within a sentence. The presence (or...
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06-04-2024
Essential Business English Terms
Compact vocabulary of common business terms: Intermediate & advanced  level Vocabulary is the number one task for language learners. This...
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26-01-2024
How to Disagree Diplomatically
25 Diplomatic Phrases for Respectful Business English How to disagree diplomatically and respectfully in Business English: A lesson with 25...
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19-12-2023
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens
Bah Humbug! The (Ghost) Story of Scrooge. A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (1812–1870), is perhaps the most beloved of...
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13-11-2023
Training Zakelijk Engels is een win-win.
Heb je je HR-afdeling al gevraagd om een training Zakelijk Engels te financieren? Laat je jaarlijkse persoonlijke trainingsbudget niet verloren...
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09-11-2023
Business English Training is a Win-Win for You and Your Company.
Have you asked your HR department about funding your business English training? Don’t let your annual personal training budget go...
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30-09-2023
Presentatie in het Engels
Zakelijk Presenteren in English? Presentatie in het Engels– Zachte vaardigheden en slimme gewoonten. In dit artikel over presentatie in het...
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13-09-2023
Accent Reduction Training
What is Accent Reduction or Pronunciation Training? Let's start by answering the question, "What is an accent?" An accent is...
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13-09-2023
Business Presentation Skills
Business Presentations in English: Beyond the Deck. In this article, you will take a deep dive into English business presentations,...
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31-08-2023
100+ Werkwoorden Zakelijk Engels met zinnen
Werkwoorden Zakelijk Engels: Een grote woordenlijst met nuttige Engelse werkwoorden definities en voorbeeldzinnen voor gebruik in vergaderingen, presentaties en discussies...
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30-08-2023
Bijles Engels Amsterdam
Bijles Engels voor tieners: Op maat privé begeleiding Engels voor scholieren. Locaties in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Amstelveen en online. Voel...
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25-07-2023
30 English Pronunciation Tips
The first English pronunciation tip is simply this: Start where you are. The journey to a better English accent has...
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11-07-2023
Amerikaans-Engelse Uitspraak
Wilt u als een Amerikaan klinken? In deze blog, vindt u 14 Geavanceerde Tips en Trucs voor jouw Amerikaans-Engelse Uitspraak....
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01-07-2023
Zomer Cursus Engels Amsterdam
Spoedcursussen Engels Zomer 2024 Op maat privé spoedcursussen voor een snelle verbetering. Privé Zomer Cursus Engels Amsterdam in juli en...
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28-06-2023
Summer English Course Amsterdam 2024
Improve your English this summer! Summer is the perfect time to immerse yourself in a transformative language learning experience. With...
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24-05-2023
Spoken Business English Course in Amsterdam?
Find your Business English Voice with a 1, 2 or 3 week Spoken Business English Course such as our Intensive...
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19-02-2023
Vocabulary & Memory
10 Tips for ESL Vocabulary Acquisition and Retention We all know you can’t speak a language without knowing the right...
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13-02-2023
Romeo and Juliet
Does your team need to speak better English? Read about our customized in-company training. Romeo and Juliet – A Love...
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06-09-2022
Diplomatic Phrases for HORECA – Big Blog
Diplomatic Phrases: How to be less direct and achieve more The language of diplomacy is a cultural construct that tells...
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20-07-2022
Prepare for Your English Test 18 Tips
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR ENGLISH TEST or ESL EXAM. Remember, test success is not just about English. Do you...
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04-05-2022
Zakelijk Engels Woordenlijst NL
Zakelijk Engels woordenlijst met audio: 50 Business English vocabulaire woorden die je al kent! Met deze zakelijk Engels woordenlijst je kan...
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03-05-2022
Zakelijk Engels Woordenschat Vergroten? NL
Zakelijk Engels Woordenschat: 5 Pro Tips De wereld van zakelijk Engels wordt aangedreven door woorden. Rapporten, vergaderingen en e-mails kunnen...
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26-04-2022
How to Have Better Conversations
In this very engaging TEDx video, Celeste Headlee – journalist, author and public speaker – shares her 10 Tips for...
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22-04-2022
Business Email Tips
In this article we will answer the question, "How to write a business email." We'll review some common English email...
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06-04-2022
20 Idioms for Business English, Lesson 4
This Business English Idiom Lesson (Chapter 4) contains definitions and examples of common idioms used in the workplace. Mastery of...
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07-02-2022
Shakespeare’s Language of Love
14 Romantic Quotes from Shakespeare Every year on February 14, love is in the air. It’s a time for romance,...
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23-01-2022
How to Speak English Fluently
14 Practical Tips to Build Your English Fluency Would you love to speak English fluently, like a native? Do you...
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20-12-2021
Christmas Movies: English Center Favorites
Christmas Movies: Our Short List December, 2021 Christmas movies are the perfect way to enjoy some quiet time at home....
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30-11-2021
24 Business English Idioms, Lesson 3
24 more business English idioms to help you "get ahead" in business English communications. This third-in-our-series list will enrich and...
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18-11-2021
Grammaticaregels voor e-mails NL
Bent u op zoek naar een cursus zakelijk Engels of een cursus academisch schrijven? Wilt u een gratis English Center...
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26-10-2021
Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven
The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe, is one of American literature's best known poems. Poe (1809–1849) is a revered author...
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12-10-2021
Business English Vocabulary Pro Tips
The world of business English is powered by words. Reports, meetings, and emails can sometimes seem like a puzzle to...
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08-09-2021
39 Business English Idioms, Lesson 2
Business English idioms improve and enrich professional communications with "tried and true" expressions that "pack a big punch."  This alphabetical...
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18-08-2021
20 Business English Idioms, Lesson 1
Business English idioms are fixed phrases (collocations) used to communicate something in a nonliteral way. Idiomatic phrases are often visual,...
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09-06-2021
Business English Training Options: In-person & online
Would you like to take a free business English test? Would you like a free online consultation appointment with a...
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19-05-2021
50 Zakelijk Engelse woorden die je al kent
Questions about business English courses? Call +31 20 823 0569⁠. We are happy to speak with you in English or...
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20-04-2021
Happiness Vocabulary
Would you like to take a free English Center level test? Would you like a free consultation appointment with a...
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28-03-2021
The Easter Bunny: A Curious Case
Would you like to take a free English level test? Would you like a free consultation appointment with a native-speaker...
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16-02-2021
What is Business English?
Request your free consultation appointment on Zoom and discover how we can help you become a better Business English speaker....
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08-02-2021
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Intro: We recorded Robert Frost's award winning poem, "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," deep in December, deep in...
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19-01-2021
Speak Business English with Confidence
Would you like a detailed evaluation of your spoken English with a report? Would you like to test your English...
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29-12-2020
Learn English with Netflix: 10 Series We Love
Brenda de Jong-Pauley Amsterdam, 29 December 2020 Would you like to test your English level free online? Or would you...
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24-12-2020
‘Twas The Night Before Christmas
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2020 Read this poem aloud to someone you love on Christmas Eve. Merry Christmas! Scroll to the...
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10-11-2020
How to Look Great in Virtual Meetings: 10 Tips
Reading Level: intermediate B1 to advanced C2. Not sure of your level? Take our free test. Do you like classic...
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09-10-2020
Halloween! 31 Words, History & Films
Halloween! 31 Words, History & Films Level: Intermediate and Advanced (B1–C2) Have you noticed that most people love to be...
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23-09-2020
English Accent? Rhoticity Rules.
Are you looking for an English accent course? Read about our English accent training classes.  Would you like a free...
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18-09-2020
Diplomatic English for Business
14 Pro Tips: Learn Diplomatic English for Business and Advance Your Career Post category: Business English, Diplomatic English, Diplomatic Language...
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11-08-2020
English & Business English Test Finder
English and Business English Test Finder Take the Business English Test now and get instant results and course advice. This...
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28-07-2020
7 Easy-Breezy Tips: Better Spoken English
Brenda de Jong-Pauley, MA The English Center 2020 As you get better at English, you may want to focus a...
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28-07-2020
7 Tips to Improve Your Spoken English
As you get better at English, you may want to focus a bit less on grammar and more on your...
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20-07-2020
Write Better English: Six Easy Tips
Six Ways to Write Better Business English Emails ©The English Center 2020 3 minute read Business writing is an art....
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24-10-2019
Grammar Rules for Emails. Send it!
Are you looking for a business English intensive course? Would you like to take a free English Center level test...
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04-08-2019
Business English Tests Quick Scan
Would you like to take our free business English test online right now? OK, let's do this! Take the English...
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30-07-2019
11 English Idioms – Sound Like a Native!
Idioms are important to many languages – and especially to English. Idioms are commonly defined as phrases that have a...
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18-07-2019
Teaching Survivors of Human Trafficking
"Slavery is theft – theft of a life, theft of work, theft of any property or produce." – Kevin Bales,...
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01-07-2019
Shakespeare 10 Favorite Quotes & a Beautiful Apology
Shakespeare – Ten Favorite Quotes and a Beautiful Apology Updated May 2024 William Shakespeare is universally revered as the greatest...
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14-06-2019
Ten Ways to Improve Your English Fast
Sometimes learning English feels like it will take forever. You’ve been taking classes for a long time, but you don’t...
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24-09-2018
The Fine Art of English Conversation
My Conversation with the Real Soldier of Orange 6 minute read One of the most memorable English conversations I've ever...
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24-09-2018
Can You Correctly Pronounce This Common Little Word?
Good Pronunciation Begins with a GOOD IDEA. English pronunciation is difficult primarily because English spelling does not consistently predict English...
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24-09-2018
You’re Fired
Being fired is almost always bad news, but does this message have a silver lining? Termination training compensation can be...
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15-09-2018
TH: Master the Vibrated TH Sound (pronunciation)
Master the Vibrated TH Sound Relax and learn how to make the voiced (vibrated) TH sound. This sound is produced...
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15-09-2018
Comma Quiz: 12 Questions with Answers. Test Yourself :-)
Business English Comma Quiz Instructions: Copy and paste the 12 sentences into a word doc. Add commas as needed. Then...
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15-09-2018
Get Help with Some of the Most Confusing English Words
Confusing English Words: Help with a few pesky English words – especially for Nederlanders Copyright 2016 Brenda de Jong-Pauley A...
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15-09-2018
Telephone English Help: Spell with the NATO Alphabet
Telephone English Made Easy: The NATO Alphabet The NATO Alphabet: 26 little words to make your telephone English life much...
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15-09-2018
Commonly Confused Words are not Boring
Which word should you use? Boring, bore or bored. You guessed it. The word word you choose depends on the context....
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15-09-2018
Pronounce TH Extended Tongue Twister Exercise
Pronounce TH with our Silly TH Story The Theodore Thurston Story Pronounce TH Theodore Thurston was an athletic, aesthetic, thirty-three...
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15-09-2018
It’s on the Tip of My Tongue: Pronounce TH
"It's on the Tip of my Tongue" Pronounce the English TH There are two English THs – voiced and unvoiced....
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17-08-2018
English Anxiety: The Real Cost to Your Business
English Anxiety: The Real Cost to Your Company According to linguists, our language is intimately connected with our identity and...
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16-08-2018
17 Tips for Business Storytelling
Storytelling is a hot topic these days. Leaders, change makers, sales people and entrepreneurs all need to tell stories. Stories...
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01-08-2018
Learn English in Amsterdam
What cities do you think of when you think of an English course? London? New York? Miami? Those are all...
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15-07-2018
How to Prepare for an English Job Interview If You’re Not a Native Speaker
Job interviews are tough, and when you have to do it in your second language, the stress can be hard...
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15-07-2018
How Can I Become a Confident English Speaker?
What does it mean to have confidence? To feel confident? It means a belief in yourself. A feeling of security...
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15-07-2018
Tips to Improve English Grammar Mistakes
One of the most common English grammar mistakes is incorrect use of the present simple simple tense. If you are...
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15-07-2018
Common Mistakes in English Writing
Here are some of the most common mistakes we see in English writing. Wordiness: Using unnecessary words to express something...
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15-07-2018
How Can I Learn English Quickly?
Do you want to learn English quickly? Do you need to improve your English for you job? Do you have...
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15-07-2018
How to Improve My English Speaking?
Do you want to improve your English speaking without spending a lot of money? Are you too busy for a class?...
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