Workshops, lectures & training, in the field of:
Gwendolyn is chairperson of Levende Talen Chinees and is a steering committee member of Nuffic Netwerk Chinees. She gives workshops at Leiden University, Onderwijsnetwerk Zuid-Holland, Levende Talen Studiedag, with subjects such as: The cultural domain of Chinese Language and Culture, Intercultural competence in the Chinese language Classroom, Linguistics in the language lesson, Motivation, Vocabulary enrichment, Chinese literature in the lesson. She has been a guest speaker at the Minor International Business at NHL Stenden University of Applied science since many years.
Short Movie '4 experts and 80 principals', Shanghai 2019
Gwendolyn was part of a group of 4 educational experts organised by Globi which was invited to share their knowledge and experience of the Dutch education system, at Putuo district in Shanghai.
China and Chinese culture
For Chinese expats in the Netherlands and Dutch expats going to China: knowledge of the country and its culture is crucial for happiness and success. Gwendolyn works for the Academisch Talencentrum Leiden University which trains Dutch embassy personnel. She is also a certified Berlitz Cultural Consulting Trainer.
Workshops and lectures in various fields are available. An example of a workshop is ‘Communicating the Chinese way’. In this workshop you gain insight in underlying philosophical streams and elements of history which affect Chinese thinking and business, Chinese society, the concept of ‘face’ and relationships, Chinese corporate culture and work ethics, time management and decision making process, negotiating and business etiquette. A mirror is held and key cultural differences are highlighted. Recognising and dealing with these cultural differences can be crucial for any form of cooperation. The workshop can be adapted to the target group (expats, students, business people) and to the time available: from one day to an hour, online or live.
Gwendolyn is editor, organizer and contributor of the knowledge website for higher education on China and Chinese culture https://chineescultuurplein.nl/
For Chinese expats in the Netherlands and Dutch expats going to China: knowledge of the country and its culture is crucial for happiness and success. Gwendolyn works for the Academisch Talencentrum Leiden University which trains Dutch embassy personnel, while she also is a certified Berlitz Cultural Consulting Trainer.