We provide business and individual language courses to a steadily expanding group of companies, and have done so for over 20 years. For a brief selection of our customers, see below.
It will come as no surprise that KLM employees need a good command of language. There are many KLM employees who have improved their language skills at UvA Talen working at the head office, at Schiphol Airport and in the air. We have been organising language courses for KLM for more than 10 years. For example, we have trained cabin crew in giving safety instructions in several languages and we have refreshed the ground crew's English language skills.
Since 2017, we have been the exclusive provider of language courses for all KLM employees who wish to learn a new language. Many employees have since completed a group or private course with us.
The international employees of Deloitte learn Dutch at UvA Talen. Deloitte is one of the world's largest organisations in the field of accountancy and this is one of the reasons why the Dutch branches attract many international employees. At Deloitte's office in Amsterdam's Zuidas business district, we organise in-company Dutch courses at various levels, including courses with a specific focus on business Dutch. Several courses have also started in the Maastoren in Rotterdam.
Nuffic is the organisation commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science to promote internationalisation in education. As part of this internationalisation, they provide support to German and French native speakers who will be working in the Netherlands as language assistants or trainee teachers. To ensure that these students are prepared to start their education or internship, UvA Talen organises Dutch language courses for Nuffic every summer. During these courses, the students work on the skills they need during their work at a Dutch school.
University of Amsterdam
It goes without saying that the University of Amsterdam is a loyal customer of UvA Talen. Both university staff and students turn to UvA Talen to improve their language skills. For example, we organise English courses for support staff and we help PhD students improve their academic language skills.
We also organise courses for companies such as Randstad, Shell Global Solutions, ING, Ahold, KIT Tropenmuseum, Rijksmuseum and Synechron. You can find a more comprehensive overview of our customers here.