Language training for DNB

Language Training for DNB employees (voor informatie in het Nederlands klik hier)

Welcome to The Square Mile’s website. We provide tailor-made in-company language training in Dutch, English, French and German. The information below is specifically for employees of De Nederlandsche Bank. The Square Mile has been preferred supplier at DNB for in-company business language training since 2008 during which we’ve helped more than 750 DNB colleagues to develop their language skills. To register for a course,  click here.

What can you expect from us?

Practical, intensive lessons focused on your personal language needs. Due to our years of experience at DNB we have built up a broad knowledge of the bank. The trainers we work with at The Square Mile are highly educated native speakers who are familiar with financial jargon and DNB terminology. This is an added bonus for participants and means that we are able to tailor the training and material to your specific requirements. You can take the training course on an individual basis or in a small group of DNB colleagues (max 6 participants), provided that the levels and goals of all participants are similar. For participants with high level language skills we also offer short, individual courses focussing on a specific skill (for example presenting or writing reports). The courses normally take place at DNB, but since March 2020 and for as long as the Corona situation requires, the courses will take place online.

What do we expect from you?

Your learning goals and requirements are central to the course. The lessons require active participation and are based around your own work situation using examples provided by the participants. On top of the planned face to face lesson hours you will be expected to devote time to self-study and completing assignments. You will be regularly asked for feedback so that the trainer can develop the course flexibly in line with your goals and learning needs.

How much does a course cost?

We have agreed tariffs at DNB. The length of a course is usually either 30 or 40 hours for a program focussing on all language skills. The length of a short, individual course, focussing on a specific language skill is either 10 or 20 hours.  The tariffs below are for the actual face to face hours with the trainer. Additionally, you will be required to spend approximately 2 hours of self-study in between each lesson.

  • One participant: €85,68 per lesson hour plus €192,78*.
  • Two to six participants: €107,10 per lesson hour plus €192,78* p.p.

* These are the costs for establishing the learning objectives and language level, drawing up a tailor-made program, planning & logistics, a certificate and end evaluation. Course materials are included in the hourly rate.

Registration procedure

If you have approval from your manager to sign up, you can register for a course by clicking the link below. When we receive your application we will contact you to make an appointment for an intake to assess your language level, learning goals and requirements. Following the intake we will submit an offer to you and your manager. As soon as this is approved the TSM training manager will finalise the scheduling with you.

Please contact Kristel Snellen, The Square Mile Training Manager for DNB on 06 17462185 or

Registration form
To register please click here