A Series of Lectures on Multilingualism: A career with languages, yes, that’s possible!

Do you sometimes dream of making language your profession? Or have you completed a course in language or communication and are wondering how you can use that in the labour market? Then you should not miss this evening! In this conversation with language professionals of all kinds, you can discover the multitude of possibilities to earn a living (and more) with language. That goes much further than becoming a translator or teacher.

Meet our multilingual panel. Together they speak Chinese, German, English, French, Korean, Lingala, Dutch and Spanish (in alphabetical order). They tell you what their work entails, how they got into it, and what other possibilities there are. And you can ask all your questions!

Hilde Van Loon – Head of the Dutch Language Department, European Commission Translation DG

Antje Orgassa – intercultural trainer and advisor, researcher HAN
Valene Lontanga – Entrepreneur, trend researcher and concept developer in the cultural and fashion landscape
Vivian Claes – Specialist “natural language processing” at De Nederlandse Bank
Maaike Verrips – Language entrepreneur, initiator of the Drongo platform for multilingualism
Gala-Alexa Amagat – Deputy Cultural Attachée, French Embassy in the Netherlands/ Institut français NL

In addition, the bilingual poet and visual artist Sytse Jansma will recite poems and tell how multilingualism inspires him during the creative writing process.

Practical information:

Date and time: June 9 2022, from 19.30 to 21.00

Location: Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, Oosterdokskade 143, 1011 DL Amsterdam

Entrance is free. Pre-registration is required.

Language: Dutch

You can also join the programme online via Zoom. The link will be sent to you after registration.