Eton Institute to Host Free Dutch Language Courses This October
Eton Institute to offer a FREE public course in Dutch language during the month of October. The Institute, which hosts a free language course in a different featured language every month, will conduct the language courses as part of a broader CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) vision to promote language diversity and cross-cultural appreciation in the community.
- (1888PressRelease) September 28, 2010 - Eton Institute, the UAE's largest language institute, has announced that it will be conducting free Dutch language courses for the public throughout the month of October. The Institute, which offers a free language course in a different featured language every month, will host the language courses as part of a broader CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) vision to promote language diversity and cross-cultural appreciation in the community.
Dr. Eli Abi Rached, Director, Eton Institute, commented: "Learning a new language is much more than just being able to speak differently. It is about thinking differently as well and broadening your perspective. Language is so embedded within culture that you will find that each language has its own unique personality and brings with it an irreplaceable set of words and ideas that are reflective of that culture. This month we are pleased to announce free Dutch language courses for the public. A special treat for all those disappointed Dutch fans that missed seeing their team lift the world cup this year; they can get set to cheer their team in the language for the next world cup already!"
Dutch, or 'Nederlands' (nay-dur-lunts) as it is known in the local tongue, is a global language with an estimated 45 million speakers worldwide. Being an active maritime community of traders and explorers, the Dutch greatly influenced many languages around the world including English, which has several words of Dutch origin such as coleslaw, boss, dock, easel and even Santa Claus! Belonging to the same family of languages, Dutch, of all modern languages, is considered the closest to English. This makes it one of the easiest foreign languages to learn for speakers of English.
Dr. Eli remarked: "When someone says you are speaking "Double Dutch" it means that they don't understand you because you're speaking in a language that is twice as hard as one which is already considered difficult to learn. This is quite ironic because in reality Dutch is one of the easiest languages to pick up for English speakers and are more alike than they sound. They are both written using the same set of Latin alphabets and share a lot of similarities in terms of grammar and sentence construction."
The free beginner level Dutch course will allow learners to develop essential conversational skills and basics in the language including topics such as introductions, greetings, everyday life, family and work. The course will be conducted throughout the month of October and details about course dates, timings and how to register will be shared through Eton Institute's Facebook and Twitter. Interested people are encouraged to join Eton Institute on Facebook or Twitter to receive updates about the free course or to visit www.eton.ac for more information about similar offers and services. Places for the free course are limited and are offered on a first-come first-serve basis upon registration.
About Eton Institute
Eton Institute is U.A.E's leading training & development centre offering training in over 100 Languages, Teacher Training, Computer Training, Business Skills Training and customised Corporate Training solutions.
It offers flexible timings and uniquely tailored courses to suit the learner's needs. All training is facilitated by highly qualified and experienced instructors, teaching practical skills while maintaining competitive prices for individuals and businesses.
Strategically located at Dubai Knowledge Village, the Institute offers training both in-house and onsite, leveraging considerable experience in providing solutions that fit an individual or an organisation's needs.
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