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Jared CramptonDutch in Regina, Saskatchewan
“My teacher was excellent - the course was one-to-one so it was perfectly tailored to what I was looking for”
Jared Crampton left Regina, Canada, for the first time to explore England and the Netherlands. Intrigued by certain similarities, he decided to start learning Dutch. This is his story:
Listen & Learn: Hi Jared, thanks for taking the time to talk to us today!
Jared: No problem!
Listen & Learn: Could you please tell us a little about yourself?
Jared: My name is Jared, I'm in my early 30s and work in the telecommunications industry.
Listen & Learn: When did you start studying with Listen & Learn?
Jared: It was during the fall of 2012
Listen & Learn: Which language did you study?
Listen & Learn: Why? What were your reasons and goals?
Jared: During the spring of 2009, I took a trip to England and the Netherlands. Since it was my first time outside of North America, I was quite fascinated by the foreign (to me) language that everyone was speaking. I was particularly intrigued by the fact that a great deal of words were very similar (if not the same) and decided to learn it.
Listen & Learn: Why did you choose Listen & Learn?
Jared: Since I work full time, I couldn't follow a typical university language course. I had taken a one week Dutch crash course while in the Netherlands but hadn't been able to find a way to continue back in Canada. Listen & Learn came up in a web search and so I decided to send an email asking about Dutch lessons. The response was very fast and Julieta (my coordinator from Listen & Learn) was able to find a highly qualified teacher in my province.
Listen & Learn: Was Listen & Learn helpful?
Listen & Learn: What was the most helpful thing?
Jared: My teacher was excellent - the course was one-to-one so it was perfectly tailored to what I was looking for. Since everything was so good, I couldn't single out one thing as being the most helpful.
Listen & Learn: Would you recommend Listen & Learn?
Jared: Yes, of course.
Listen & Learn: And on a final note, what's your favorite saying in your new language?
Jared: This is a tough question to answer as I don't normally think of these sorts of things but I would have to say Het gaat zoals het gaat. which roughly means, “It goes how it goes.”