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Celebrating 30 years of teaching Dutch and English

A strong grasp of Business English increases your career opportunities and gives you better communication skills for work. But when living in the Netherlands, speaking Dutch will help you settle more quickly into your new community and improve your work-life balance.

30 years of language learning

This is the philosophy of the BSN Language Centre in The Hague, which has been proudly serving expats and local businesses since 1985.

Special offer on private lessons

In January 2015 the centre will be celebrating its 30th anniversary! To celebrate, the BSN Language Centre is offering private lessons to adults and children at a reduced fee in 2015. Visit the private lesson webpage to find out more.

What BSN students have to say

Over the years the BSN Language Centre has welcomed many students. Hearing their testimonials and success stories is often the biggest reward of teaching languages. Here are the experiences of two students:

 Javier’s story

Javier, an Engineer from Spain, relocated to The Hague last summer with his two children. While Javier attended the Summer Intensives English programme, his oldest son improved his English at the BSN Summer School whilst his youngest child stayed at Zein International Childcare, located adjacent to The BSN Language Centre.

In this way Javier and his children spent their holiday learning English to prepare for their new life in The Hague. Since his wife has also arrived in the Netherlands, it’s now her turn to brush up her language skills.

Javier considers language learning as an investment in his future, "This was an excellent transition for me and my kids.To learn English as a family was very good."

 Joy’s story

Art teacher Joy Lambert describes her experience of the summer intensive Dutch course and the NT2 exams she completed, "When I started the intensive course last summer I found the small class size to be really helpful... it forced me to talk."

"When that course was done I began the conversation course, which has really improved my confidence in speaking Dutch.

But the absolute best part of this journey, was the past month when I passed all five of my Dutch integration exams (inburgeringsexamen)! You have to study, but the BSN Language Centre made it very easy to pass."

Read more about what BSN Language students say about the centre.

Open Day - January 24, 2015

If you would like to improve your English or learn Dutch then visit the BSN language Centre Open Day on Saturday, January 24, 2015. Running from 10am to 2pm, the Open Day is the perfect opportunity to see the facilities and discover the language programmes available.

Throughout the Open Day, Dutch and English teachers will be available to discuss which course would best suit your schedule and language-learning needs. Families are welcome and there are fun activities for kids.

Test your language level

If you wish to test your language level for course placement, please arrive before 1.30pm and allow yourself 30-45 minutes so you have time to speak with a teacher after the test.

Contact information

 T: +31 (0) 70 315 40 80
 E: languages[at]britishschool[dot]nl
 A: Vrouw Avenweg 640, 2493 WZ, The Hague

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