Our activities in English

Entr’aide was established in 1999 as a bureau specialised in communication in French, all within the framework of relationships between the French and Dutch linguistic areas. Our business activities include:

Training courses and in-company training sessions
(certified) translations
Overall business service

1. Training Courses and In-company Training Sessions
Business French – basic course:
Involving general aspects of business conducted in French, like:
Communication (for instance by telephone)

Attracting customers

Invoicing and records

Fairs (visits and organisation)
In addition, considerable attention is paid to French speaking and listening skills, with a view to improve your command of business French. This is accompanied by the specific aspects of how to engage in business with your French partners.

Answering the telephone in French:
Entr’aide specialises in complete training courses in conducting telephone conversations in French. A typical course includes aspects like: basic concepts of telephoning in French, taking down and communicating name, address and residence particulars, passing on or taking messages, situational conversation training and so on.

Fluent speaking for private persons:
We provide “tailor-made” courses on all levels for private persons, for instance people who own a second house in France and wish to improve their French speaking and listening ability. Programmes are composed in consultation with participants on the basis of an initial intake interview.

Specific business courses:
Options include a business correspondence course, with specific and elaborate attention paid to French grammar and French letter-writing and layout. Another possibility is a business conversation course to improve the level of your contacts in France.

Entr’aide has organised French business courses for companies like:
DKV Euro Service (Noordwijkerhout)

Van Leerdam en Vermeulen Makelaars real estate (den Hoorn)

Joh. v.d. Haas Transport (Delft)

Atelier Anders studio (Schiedam)

Oracle (Rijswijk)

2. Translations

Entr’aide provides (certified) translations from and into all European languages, and is specialised in (certified) French > Dutch and Dutch > French translations, while (certified) translations into and from Arabic are another possibility.
Do not hesitate to contact Entr’aide for urgent translating jobs (evenings or weekends.

Entr’aide made translations for companies and institutions like:
Q-pro Benelux
Hanson (international theatre and organisation agency)
Language Networks (translations)
OBR Rotterdam (bureau for Rotterdam urban development)
HIC-Morocco (Morocco investment and general information centre)
Eurozaken (finance consultancy)
Allingua (translation agency, Paris)
Van Hulzen (Public Relations)

3. Overall Business Service:

Entr’aide is your intermediary in communication if your company wants to enter or further exploit the French market. We can conduct your written and / or oral communication with the French-speaking business community.
We can also assist you during your purchase of immovable property in French-speaking countries, and conduct all relating correspondence.
At your request, Entr’aide provides (sworn) interpreters, should you wish to communicate in person with your foreign business partner.
Organising complete business trips in the Netherlands or France is also included in our activities.
Entr’aide is your support during contractual negotiations in French. Order us to record your arrangements and agreements in writing.

Our business service so far included companies like:
Breedveld Staal steel company (Krimpen a/d IJssel)
Hanson (international theatre and organisation agency)
Mas d’Intras (wine-growing business in the Ardêche)

We are available by telephone at all times. Please call and ask for Tom Martens.


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