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Everything starts with language

Welcome to the new STE Languages website!

A good conversation starts by being able to speak the same language…but what if you haven’t been able to master that language yet? At STE Languages you can strengthen your language skills by attending one of our many language courses. Every year we receive over 2,500 students from all over the world. These students form a mini-society of 80 nationalities, ranging from footballers to refugees and from CEO’s to service employees.

A personal approach is central to how our organization operates, with much attention spent on the needs of our students. Why not increase your vocabulary and experience how good it feels to get your message across clearly and confidently? From small talk to a sales pitch, quickly feel comfortable using the language you're learning at STE Languages!

STE Open Enrolments are training courses that have a fixed start and end date and you can enrol on one directly. These courses can take the form of group training as well as individual training. If you would like some more information before enrolling on a course, then you can schedule a personal consultation below.

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Our method

There is nothing more personal than language. Each student has different needs and that requires a specific approach. That is why we always start by determining a student's language level and we outline the target level based on the development objectives. In this way we can highlight what the student's current level is and what is required in order for them to improve further. Our trainers are native speakers who like to be inspired by daily practice which can be immediately implemented and which stimulates the learning process. Progress is carefully monitored with an interim evaluation and a final exit interview. Our trainers keep an eye on the objectives and adjust where necessary. In this way, every language course becomes a focused development process.

Meike de Jong

'I've read many good stories about STE, and it was an instant match.'

News anchor Meike de Jong (1979) is mostly known for her television work. First for Brabant Nieuws, nowadays for RTL Nieuws. But that is only a part of her story. As presenter and moderator, she manages international conferences. With English as the main language, this leads to high demands on her language skills. Meike de Jong has been following individual language courses at STE Languages for a number of years now. "I've read many good stories about STE, and it was an instant match. There is a lot of flexibility and that was exactly what I was looking for".

Timo Baumgartl

'The first moment I benefited from the training was when I suddenly could follow a football meeting in Dutch.'

PSV football player Timo Baumgartl not only trains on the field, but also at STE Languages. He does this together with his girlfriend Julia Negassa and Kim Bestgen, the girlfriend of PSV goalkeeper Lars Unnerstall. The three of them work on their Dutch language skills. 'STE has a lot of experience with learning Dutch and has very good teachers.'

Jenny Polishchuk, Mohammed Shibli , Khaled Sawas en Saurabh Jaiswal

‘We learn together as good neighbours’

STE Languages is like a mini universe. People come to us from all over the world and everyone has their own story to tell. Yet, they always have the same goal and that is to learn a foreign language! That of course creates a special bond, as Jenny Polishchuk (from Israel), Mohammed Shibli (from Palestine), Khaled Sawas (from Syria) and Saurabh Jaiswal from (India) all know. Read this impressive story on our news page.

Rodolfo Castañon Juarez

Exchanged his homeland Mexico in for The Netherlands

"From the first moment it felt good. STE is more than just a school for me and the trainers are more than just teachers. They will help you with everything, even if it doesn't relates to the teaching material. My life in The Netherlands started here and I am grateful for that. It feels a bit like home."

Rasim Askin Dilan

Is working as a Mechatronics Design Engineer at ASML

"STE is very professional in what they are doing. They provide the correct tools and (so far I observed) the correct content for teaching the language. I’ve made quit an improvement in the last two levels. Besides my hard working, I think STE has also a share in that improvement."

Ayushi Yadav

Moved from India to Eindhoven. Learning Dutch was her first priority.

"A very good institute to learn Dutch. I highly recommend STE to everyone who comes to Holland and wants to learn the language. The staff at STE made me feel very welcome. Language plays a very important role and the whole process allowed me to feel more confident, more connected and more at home in the Netherlands."

Martine Peeten

My trainer goes the extra mile

"I made a lot of progress in the first 20 Italian lessons thanks to the specific teaching methods of the language trainer. She is very driven and often goes the extra mile which is why I would choose STE again – without a doubt – if I need a follow-up course in Italian. Not only the level of teaching skills but also the fact that I could immediately apply what I learnt were the best things about this course. That’s why I always recommend STE to my colleagues if they need language training courses". Martine Peeten, MDI Analyst, DAF PACCAR Parts Europe.

Brigitte Lammers

Language as part of your career plan

Brunel is an international, business service provider in project management, secondment and consultancy in fields like Engineering, IT, Finance, Legal and all other disciplines in the oil and gas industry. Often Brunel makes a personal career plan with their employees about education and skills training among other subjects. We have seen an increase in employees who want to learn the Dutch language. For this group of employees STE provides a big part of the language training of Brunel and in my experience people are extremely satisfied with the quality and flexibility of the courses.

Ranbir Sinha

"Speaking Dutch makes me feel at home"

"Hottentottententententoonstelling" is his favorite Dutch word and says a lot about his passion to learn the language. Ranbir Sinha (29) is now attending his fifth training course at STE Languages. He has also attended an integration course for expats. Here he explains his objectives: "I encourage myself to speak Dutch everywhere."

Mohammed Alkhateeb

Fled from Syria to Turkey in 2011. He came to the Netherlands in 2017.

'I was more than a student, I was helped as a person. I appreciate that they look at you as a person and that goes beyond just learning the language.'

Peggy van den Akker

Works as a HR Officer at Topic and wants employees to feel at home

"STE is an organisation that has the student's best interest at heart. It is not pure business: you can see that the teachers enjoy their work. That is important, because language training doesn't end when the students leave. Integration is important. Who feels at home in a foreign land, will eventually function better as well."

Maria Carrillo Luciani

“STE is a good school with a pleasant atmosphere. There you meet other people from overseas with whom you can exchange experiences. Together you learn, together you develop."

Maria Carrillo Luciani grew up in the Spanish language and taught herself English and Portuguese. So, she does have a feel for language, but she decided to enlist the help of STE Languages to learn Dutch. And that was an informed choice for Maria Carrillo Luciani: “First consider why you are following a language course.”

Pouriya Jalalipour

"I would like to compete in archery for the Netherlands"

Pouriya Jalalipour (32) played professional basketball until he ended up in a wheelchair, following a motorcycle accident. He adapted and switched to archery. He was also successful in that discipline, and was a member of the Iranian National Archery Team that finished fourth at the 2019 World Championships in Den Bosch. It was a turning point in his life, because he decided to stay in the Netherlands and build a life here.

Katie Johnson

Works as Head of Controlling, Purchasing, and Logistics at Bosch Energy and Building Solutions

"My teacher always managed to challenge me and keep me interested. In the training sessions that followed, what I found interesting was always taken into account within the learning process. Trainers look beyond just the course material and we often just had chats about everyday situations or about a podcast that we had listened to beforehand."

Our quality marks & partners

Blik op Werk

Blik op Werk

Blik op Werk, as an independent Quality Institute, shows you the way to qualified service providers, proven methodologies and practical knowledge in the field of sustainable labor participation and integration. Blik op Werk's mission is to promote and guarantee the quality of the service offering for this. Blik op Werk believes, just like STE, that everyone has the right to participate in society.
Cedeo

Cedeo

STE Languages is CEDEO certified for tailor-made in-company training courses. In order to obtain and maintain this status, CEDEO gives our clients an extensive questionnaire once every two years. Based on the findings of the survey a report is drawn up which is made available to everyone. STE Languages more than meets the basic conditions of client satisfaction including continuity and being focused on business needs.
NRTO

NRTO

The NRTO quality mark is a sign of quality and professionalism in the training sector. A provider with the NRTO quality mark meets high quality requirements and has been tested for this by an external certification body. A provider with the NRTO quality mark is transparent about products and services, offers adequate services, has professional dealings with customers, has expert staff and measures customer satisfaction.
Holland Expat Center

Holland Expat Center

Holland Expat Center South is a government agency and the starting point for internationals who settle in the Eindhoven region. The Expat Center offers an accelerated procedure for arranging the residence permit and municipal registration of highly skilled migrants and their accompanying family members. In addition, it serves as an information point where expats can ask questions about their location in the region.
Humanitas

Humanitas

The Humanitas association is a national voluntary organization. The Humanitas volunteers help people to change their situation on their own. Humanitas has more than eighty departments throughout the country. And they are there for everyone, regardless of age, background or philosophy. STE Languages is proud of the active collaboration with Humanitas.
UAF

UAF

The UAF is a foundation dedicated to the development of refugee students and professionals, and to their integration into the Dutch labor market. UAF is convinced that anyone who can use their knowledge is meaningful in the Netherlands. With the knowledge and experience of UAF, they advise and connect refugees, educational institutions, (local) governments and employers. STE Languages actively cooperates with UAF.
SkillsTown

SkillsTown

STE Languages has a partnership with online trainer SkillsTown. STE and SkillsTown will collaborate in the field of co-creation, where mutual knowledge and expertise are used to jointly create online learning solutions for specific target groups. The aim is to underline the importance of language and communication within online courses and to contribute to the personal and professional development of customers.
Brainport Development

Brainport Development

As an independent party, Brainport Development Eindhoven works together with the business community, knowledge institutions and governments on a strong and sustainable economic region. They help with this by connecting organisations, companies and talents and accelerating new innovations. In addition, they show the world through international promotion how special the Eindhoven Metropolitan Area is.
MKB Eindhoven

MKB Eindhoven

MKB Eindhoven is the executive organization of MKB Nederland in Brabant. MKB Eindhoven stands up for the interests of the entrepreneur, locally, regionally and nationally. MKB Eindhoven has 170,000 members, and we are proud to be one of them. Due to the large number of members, MKB Eindhoven can realize a powerful and effective lobby for a good SME entrepreneurial climate.
Archipel

Archipel

Archipel is an independent learning platform (originated from training organisation Schouten & Nelissen), where learning and development is made accessible to companies and firms. Archipel Academy organises training for large organizations and HRM Managers, so that companies can avoid the stresses and strains of having to arrange all their own training courses. Archipel Academy offers their own independent online learning platform and an up-to-date range of training courses for the growth and development of people.
NLinBusiness

NLinBusiness

NLinBusiness supports Dutch firms as they trade around the world. Exports to emerging markets are growing day by day, but there is no room for complacency. With NLinBusiness in place, it is time to step up the pace even further, specifically through more professional support for Dutch companies looking for export opportunities, so they can grow their business and create new jobs.
World Trade Center Eindhoven

World Trade Center Eindhoven

World Trade Center Eindhoven is a member of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA). More than 330 WTCs exist worldwide, of which 116 are located in Europe. WTC•Eindhoven offers the business community in the South East Netherlands access to a global network that comprises a staggering 750,000 organisations and companies.
24UUR in Bedrijf

24UUR in Bedrijf

24UUR in Bedrijf (24U) is an entrepreneurial platform that stimulates business success. They do this for, by and with approximately 300 members in the Eindhoven-Helmond region. 24U believes that entrepreneurs - in all their diversity - can enrich each other through the exchange of relevant information and insights. 24UUR in Bedrijf stands for the passion that characterizes this region from its history.
Tilburg International Club

Tilburg International Club

Tilburg International Club (tíc) is a non-profit volunteer organization that welcomes and offers support to international members by providing information and organizing social, cultural and community activities. Tíc's many different activities make it possible for members to develop their interests and participate in a multi-national community. tíc helps internationals feel more at home in the Netherlands.
Sheltersuit Foundation

Sheltersuit Foundation

Sheltersuit Foundation is a non-profit organization providing immediate shelter to the homeless, while using upcycled materials and providing jobs. Sheltersuit Foundation and STE Languages both believe everyone deserves warmth, protection and dignity. STE Languages is proud of the partnership with Sheltersuit Foundation.

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