Boost your language skills this summer!

June 1, 2021

Take an online summer language course with The Square Mile and you can:

  • Brush up on your English vocabulary;
  • Get started with Business Spanish;
  • Review German grammar;
  • Perfect your French writing skills.

We’re offering online courses in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese from 1 June to 31 August 2021.

20 hours of individual language training for €1,499

The course content will be tailored to your needs and start level. Together with your trainer you can work on specific language skills; from fluency and vocabulary development to grammar, writing skills or pronunciation.

The above price includes an intake and course material. 21% VAT is not included. This offer is not applicable in combination with other discounts.

For more information please contact Irene or Richard: 071-5323356. Please feel free to ask us about languages not listed above.


€ 3.5 million subsidy for Dutch training in 2021

May 25, 2021

Would you like to help your employees improve their Dutch language skills? Submit an application for the Tel Mee Met Taal government subsidy between 1 and 30 June 2021. This subsidy offers a maximum of €125,000 for Dutch language training or up to  €1,000 per participant (maximum co-financing is 67% of the costs ). Applying is easy.

In 2020 and in February 2021 our clients were granted more than €100,000 for TMMT programmes.  Approximately €3.5 million has been made available for the June 2021 round.

For more information click here or call Richard or Irene on 071 532 3356.

€ 8.8m subsidy for Dutch training

January 20, 2021

Does your organisation invest in Dutch training for your employees? Apply for Tel Mee Met Taal subsidy between 1 February and 28 February 2021 and you may be eligable for subsidy of up to €125,000 for Dutch courses at work. The application process is straightforward and you could receive up to €1000 per particpant with a maximum co-financing of 67%.

A range of The Square Mile clients applied for and received around €60,000 in subsidy for TMMT programmes in 2020, allowing them to invest heavily in Dutch programmes. The €8.8m available in 2021 represents almost a fourfold increase in available resources compared with 2020. For more information please mail us or call Richard or Irene on 071 532 3356.

Language Training Autumn 2020

October 5, 2020

No doubt you are aware of the new Covid-19 measures implemented by the government. Once again, these measures will impact on our daily lives and we bear the responsibility to implement them as best we can. How does this affect your courses with us?

Language training online wherever possible

We’ve been providing business language training through Teams, Webex and Zoom since March, enabling us to provide continuity of service during a difficult period. More than 1000 participants have successfully completed individual and group online courses with us and we are delighted with the feedback and results. Additionally, we have taken account of possible new measures in the design of new in-company courses, ensuring we can switch to online training as and when required. As a result:

  • Are you or a colleague currently following an individual, in-company programme with us? In light of the current measures, we strongly advise switching the programme to online or hybrid teaching through Teams, Zoom or Webex.
  • Are you or colleagues participating in a group course and the participants are working from home? We will transfer the course to an online platform (Teams, Webex, Zoom) and arrange the specifics with the participants.

In-company courses are still available

If there are specific circumstances which warrant an in-company course, then we will continue to provide training at your location. We ask you to comply with both RIVM and our own Covid-19 protocol. Should your trainer be unable or unwilling to teach in-company then we will provide you with a replacement.

Stay in touch

As a valued customer, you have come to expect tailored solutions and a constant focus on your needs from us. Given our experience of the last 6 months and our investment in online training capacity, we are confident that we can continue to provide you with the training you require in the coming months. Should you have any questions regarding our training policy, please contact me direct. If you have questions regarding a specific course, please call your account coordinator who will be happy to help.

Richard Brame

Director, The Square Mile

Open enrolment Dutch programmes for the Bio Science Park in Leiden

May 6, 2019

The Square Mile and BioPartner have teamed up to offer beginners’ and pre-intermediate Dutch programmes at  the Bio Science Park in Leiden. Courses start in April and September and combine basic Dutch skills with the opportunity to network with like-minded people and develop a good social network in Leiden.

Contact us for more information.

Support the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF) together with The Square Mile

October 15, 2018

Every year The Square Mile organises a year-end promotion for a charitable cause. Cancer touches all of our lives. Members of our team, as well as many of our clients, have personally been affected by this disease. This is why we are committed to this cause. Our yearly campaign draws us closer to one another and benefits everyone at some point in time.

We will donate € 50,- to KWF for every course of 30 hours or longer ordered between 1 November and 31 December 2018. This applies to both existing and new clients. Are you thinking or organising language training in the last quarter of 2018 or early 2019? Give us a call and help us raise € 5.000,- for KWF.

Wanted: professional language trainers to join our team

September 28, 2017

The Square Mile (est. 2002) provides vocational language training throughout the Netherlands. We are one of the market leaders for tailored programmes and thanks to a long period of sustainable, organic growth we are looking to extend our independent trainer network. In particular, we are looking to meet:

  •  (Business) Dutch: experienced, in-company trainers in the Amsterdam,  Den Haag, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Breda, Tilburg, Den Bosch and Eindhoven regions. A combination of NT1 and NT2 experience would be advantageous.
  • Financial English: in-company trainers with teaching or career experience in the financial sector.
  • Business English: experienced in-company trainers in the Amsterdam, Groningen, Den Haag, Rotterdam, Arnhem, Breda, Tilburg, Den Bosch and Eindhoven areas.
  • French: experienced, in-company trainers within the Randstad region.
  • German: experienced, in-company trainers within the Randstad region and the greater Den Haag-Rotterdam region in particular.

We offer an open and professional working relationship. We are client focussed, offer professional development opportunities and offer rates commensurate with the experience we require. Are you looking for independent, creative language training opportunities with an organisation that understands your profession? Contact Richard Brame (Director) on 071.532.3356 or e-mail via


Results CEDEO certification 2017-2019 confirm excellent customer satisfaction

May 12, 2017

Cedeo Erkend 2017

Cedeo Erkend 2017

The Square Mile has been awarded the CEDEO in-company training certification for the 6th time in a row as recognition for the quality, continuity and business focus of our bespoke language training programmes. Our clients awarded our services with a total score of 99.3% satisfaction, with special consideration for our pedagogical approach, clear communication and the professional nature of our organisation and trainers.

CEDEO- auditor van Emst, “The Square Mile stands out from the crowd in a price-sensitive market year in, year out, through their continued focus on quality and continuity”. We are delighted with this continued recognition of our efforts and would like to thank our clients for their feedback and the excellent working relationships without which this would not be possible.