The Square Mile - New: Innovative Language Courses for these Extraordinary Times.

24 April 2020

Are you interested in investing in your team's language skills during the coming period? The Square Mile provides language training at the LBSP and has developed a range of innovative programmes to meet the challenges we are currently facing.

By our partner The Square Mile.

New: Innovative language courses for these extraordinary times.

Are you interested in investing in your team’s language skills during the coming period? The Square Mile provides language training at the LBSP and has developed a range of innovative programmes to meet the challenges we currently face. 

With flexible working patterns becoming the standard for the foreseeable future, we have switched all our courses to “remote” learning through Teams, Webex, Zoom or Hangouts and the results have been outstanding. Not only are participants learning (Business) Dutch, English, French or Spanish, they also appreciate the live interaction with the trainer and other participants; helping them feel less isolated and nurturing their networks. For some clients, colleagues in other parts of the Netherlands, or even abroad, are participating in our online live courses. 

As a response to the current, extraordinary times, we have developed an additional range of online, live language training options for May to September 2020, all delivered through Teams, Webex, Skype, Zoom or Hangouts:

20 Day Dutch Bootcamp. Develop your Dutch skills with a daily, 1- hour lesson with an experienced, native-speaker trainer spread over 4 weeks. This is perfect for colleagues who’ve started learning Dutch but can’t find the daily routine to keep working on it. €1399 (ex. btw). Also available for other languages. 

Early Bird Group English Training. Follow a 10-hour programme in a group of 3-7 participants, 1 hour twice a week at 08.00 or 08.30 spread over 5 weeks, for intermediate levels and above. Focus on 5 specific areas and interact with other professionals.€325 (ex btw). 

English Skills Boost. Follow an 8-hour, individual programme focussing on 2-4 specific skills areas with one of our professional trainers at a time to suit you. Weekly sessions of 2 hours, spread over 4 weeks. €529 (ex btw) 

Open enrolment, 40 hour group Dutch courses. Join a 40- hour group Dutch course specifically for LBSP employees running either online or face-to-face at BioPartner from September depending on the Covid-19 circumstances at the time. 4-10 participants, €599 ex BTW 

Finally, if you have new staff members joining from overseas in the coming months, why not offer them the opportunity to start a Dutch or English course now to ensure that they settle in faster when they get here? Operating through Skype, Teams, Zoom, Hangouts or Webex, we can provide an introduction to both the Dutch language and culture for your new team member and their family before or when they arrive in the Netherlands. Programmes start at €65/hour for individual, 60 hour programmes including online materials.

Would you like more information or do you have a specific request? Give Richard or Irene a call on 071 532 3356 or contact us through