Talkative Language Matters offers a wide range of language services. These can range from proofreading theses, dissertations or presentations to lessons in Dutch and many foreign languages for a wide variety of target audiences. Our services are characterized by our language teaching being fully attuned to the specific wishes and needs of our clients, which include both private individuals and companies.
Our offices are located in the centre of Ghent, but we welcome interested parties from all over the world. For companies, we work on-site and provide training courses in the workplace.
Talkative Language Matters was founded by Jorien Saelens. She obtained her Master's degree in Language and Literature Dutch - English summa cum laude at Ghent University. Jorien has over six years of teaching and working experience in various contexts:
Teaching to, among others, doctoral students at the University Language Centre (UCT) in Ghent.
Lessons for bachelor’s and master’s students in the Applied Linguistics program.
Versatile teaching experience in various linguistic aspects of English and Dutch, including written and oral language skills, business English, academic writing, negotiation techniques and presentation skills.
Experience with lesson planning for different target groups: children, teenagers and adults; beginners and advanced students; bachelor's and doctoral students; individuals and employees.
Experience as a researcher and teacher in a university setting.
Above all, Jorien is driven by her unbridled passion for language and a relentless search for new challenges. In her centre, Talkative Language Matters, she works together with an extensive team of qualified teachers. This enables her to offer lessons in various languages, such as French, German, Arabic, Swedish and others.
The trainers at Talkative Language Matters have extensive experience in all aspects of language acquisition and proficiency, so you can count on specialized training tailored to your needs. For example:
Learning a new language as a beginner, such as Dutch, English, French or Italian
Learn to speak, write, listen and read fluently in a language of your choice
Tailor-made language training
Participate in language camps