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Newsletter September

22 september 2022

Music transcends language barriers

Music transcends language barriers, as Muhammed Al Attar (30) proves. He likes to play Dutch songs with his lute, such as “Da bij de waterkant” (There on the waterfront) by De Havenzangers. He has discovered that you can just make music in the street! This gave him a grip on the Dutch language and that stimulated him to continue to develop himself. “At a certain point, I managed to read and understand the Dutch texts, which was a great moment for me”..


STE Languages ​​signs cooperation agreement with PSV

PSV and STE Languages ​​have concluded a cooperation agreement. STE Languages ​​will provide language training in English and Spanish for PSV players, staff and employees. The language training for players is aimed at increasing vocabulary and developing grammatical knowledge (general English and football terminology). The language courses are also important in the context of PSV's international ambitions. Recently, PSV announced 2 partnerships with the Mexican club Chivas Guadalajara and the North American club Austin FC.


Changes to STAP

UWV, the subsidy provider, has made an important change to language training courses in the context of STAP. Training within the framework of STAP must have a professional character and therefore be, at least, at B1 level. This applies to both foreign and Dutch language training. NT2 and other integration courses are no longer eligible for the STAP subsidy (source: For STAP, STE will only offer individual and group training from B1 level. From 1st November, it is again possible to apply for a STAP subsidy for language training ( More information about STAP can be found on the STE website,


Open Enrollments start with 750 students

Our Open Enrollments Dutch, English and German started on August 31, 2022 with more than 750 students. We are happy and proud to welcome so many international students for language training at STE. An Open Enrollment is language training aimed at increasing the Dutch, English or German language level. You follow a course in a group of a maximum of 10 students, online or face to face. In October, we will start again with the next round of Open Enrollments. Do you want to be part of that, and do you also have the time and desire to follow language training? Then view the offer on our website. You can also send an email to or call 040 245 28 60.