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mercredi 28 mars 2012

Brand new interns!

Howdy guys and gals!
I would like to introduce you to some of our new interns here at Langues Vivantes - Easy Languages!
We are very excited to be able to add some new members to the Brussels team, who are willing to work for our different language teams. Being an intern at Easy Languages means not only work for our office in Brussels, but also being able to travel around Europe, how cool is that?
Since our employees come from all different countries and regions, many languages in the office are spoken, like French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Polish and Portuguese. Definitely a good opportunity for the interns to work on their language skills and get to know other cultures. Enough with the small talk, let me introduce you to our brand new interns!


Name: Marlène Hamon
What do you study? I study economics
What is your position? I work for the french market
Which country and city are you from? I am French and I come from Vannes (Brittany)
Why did you choose for Easy Languages / Langues Vivantes? Because it is a young, dynamic and international firm
Which language would you still like to learn and why: Spanish because it sounds good and there are so many spanish speakers
What's your favourite holiday? That would be backpacking in Marocco





Name: Damien Eck
What do you study? I study Tourism and Recreation Management in The Netherlands
What is your position? I work for the Dutch market
Which country and city are you from? I am from The Netherlands, from the city of Leiden
Why did you choose for Easy Languages / Langues Vivantes? I chose for the company because working in a small and ambitious company in the tourism sector attracts me a lot. 
Which language would you still like to learn and why: Improve my Spanish, because it is one of the most important languages in the world. 
What's your favourite holiday? Any country that offers a perfect mix of culture, nature, sun and sea. 



Name: Bernardo Starita
What do you study? I study International Relations and political science in Bologna
What is your position? I am an intern for the Italian market
Which country and city are you from? From Livorno - Italy
Why did you choose for Easy Languages / Langues Vivantes? I think it's a great opportunity to put in practice the tools I gained during my studies
Which language would you still like to learn and why: I'm currently learning French, as soon as I can I want to move to Brasil to learn Portuguese and discover the dynamic life of a developing country
What's your favourite holiday? The best holiday I can think of is a tour around the Mediterranean on a sailing boat


Name: Sophie Faniel
What do you study? I am studying International Business
What is your position? I work on the French market
Which country and city are you from? Liège, Belgium
Why did you choose for Easy Languages / Langues Vivantes? Because I love travelling and learning foreign languages so I’m more than happy to promote all the linguistic programs of the company. I also really like the international team I’m working with.
 Which language would you still like to learn and why: I really need to improve my Dutch because that’s one of the official languages here in Belgium.

What's your favourite holiday? City trips with friends all around Europe.


Name: Yashira Groenendijk
What do you study? Cultural Economics / Management
What is your position? I am an intern for the English market
Which country and city are you from? I'm from the harbour city of Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Why did you choose for Easy Languages / Langues Vivantes? The reason I chose for Easy Languages is because I am interested in working in an international environment where I can work with one of my greatest passions: travelling!
Which language would you still like to learn and why: I would like to learn Italian, because I love the way the language sounds. Also, I want to enhance my language skills in French and Spanish, because these languages are spoken worldwide.
What's your favourite holiday? Either backpacking in South East Asia or a safari in deep down Africa.




Name: Ellen Vanbaelen 

What do you study? Master degree in Marketing and Business 


What is your position? Administrative assistant for the French market


Which country and city are you from? Montpellier in the South of France 


Why did you choose for Easy Languages / Langues Vivantes? I choose Easy Languages because for me it is the perfect link between languages, business and marketing.  


Which language would you still like to learn and why? I would like to learn German or Italian as they are languages of countries I like and would like to spend some time in 


What's your favourite holiday? My favourite holidays are holidays with my boyfriend or family. I like  European trips so that I can  easely visit many places 



































jeudi 22 mars 2012

Get ready for Bournemouth!


Just a little more than a week to go, and our first students will head off to Bournemouth to study English ! In both Easter and summer holidays we offer students the opportunity to go on an accompanied group travel from Belgium to the sunniest city of Southern England! As for now, the weather prospects for Easter in Bournemouth are quite good. It looks like we have some sunny days ahead of us!

Bournemouth is said to be one of the finest student cities in Southern England, and has long beaches to relax on. It has a yearly mild climate which invites many people to come and visit for their holidays.  Besides beaches, Bournemouth has other things to offer: many shops, restaurants, parks and gardens, water sports and theatres. It is also known for its pier at the beach, where people can walk from the Boscombe pier to the Bournemouth pier. It seems like our students won’t have any time to be bored.




Our two language partner schools, ETC and Westbourne, are carefully chosen and both have a long history of providing English language courses. Most of our students will take the vacation course load, where they get 20 hours of lessons per week, and can combine this with the activities that are organized in the afternoon. They will receive five half-days a week of activities, such as cultural outings to Swanage, Poole and Christchurch, go bowling or have a lovely barbeque at night.

Overall, we think Bournemouth is a great place to mix studying with pleasure and we hope that this Easter trip will be a good start of the season. We hope our students will enjoy the trip and learn to love the beauty that the United Kingdom has to offer!

For more information on our Easter and Summer courses in Bournemouth, click here