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We have years of experience in the cultural exchange field and we see that the Au Pairs and Internationals need a bit more than Google to understand and learn about the Netherlands. Culture Online is established with the goal of promoting culture and language exchange through online language lessons and also learning about the Dutch culture through language. Learning right from the comfort of your homes is the way forward. This is also an opportunity for Au Pairs and the International population to already understand the culture and begin their language learning from their home country. All our courses and workshops are online but we actually have a professional teacher or expert to connect with you during the courses. These teachers or experts are currently living in Netherlands with international experience. They will give online lessons with the personalized expertise of professional teachers.

Bridge Building

Language forms a bridge to communicate and understand the culture better. The nuances of culture are best observed through language. Oftentimes, life in a new country is exciting and yet a difficult transition. As you do the administrative procedures, settle down in a new home, explore new landscapes and food in a new country, you realize the importance of knowing the basics of the language.

Why learn the language?

Culture and language are inseparable. The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition defines culture as the “shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and effective understanding that are learned through a process of socialisation. These shared patterns identify the members of a culture group while also distinguishing those of another group.”

When someone starts in a new country, language learning aids in understanding culture. Cultural misunderstandings in communication can hinder the feeling belongingness in a different country. The promotion of cultural understanding is vital in language learning. Whether you are here for a year as an Au Pair or as a student or for working, understanding the language and culture can help make your life better in Netherlands.