Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

Your knowlwdge of the Dutch language is a bit rusty or non existent, and Google Translate doesn't cut it for you?
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Jenny_Expat
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Lid geworden op: 01 dec 2019, 13:50
Gender: Trans MtF

Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

Bericht door Jenny_Expat »

Like many I am here in the Netherlands long term because of work and a native English speaker. This forum and the support groups are rightly set-up as Dutch-centric i.e. you need to be able to speak Dutch. I know there is also a group to support refugees, which is a group I don't belong to and I certainly wouldn't want to impose.

So I would like to test the waters and see if there are sufficient English (native) speaking or second language (before Dutch) transgenders here in the Netherlands to form a loose group for support, friendship and mentoring?

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Eva
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Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

Bericht door Eva »

Maybe it's time to expand the forum with an English section...
All great truths begin as blasphemies. (George Bernard Shaw)

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Jeste
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Locatie: Amsterdam

Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

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In Amsterdam Trans Amterdam organizes some activities. However I'm not sure, I think English is also spoken there. See the website: https://www.transamsterdam.nl/cafe-inclusion . Please mind limitations due to the corona crisis.

Brownie
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Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

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@Jeste depends on who's there. Most of the time there are english speaking people too, but it's primarily dutch.

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Jenny_Expat
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Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

Bericht door Jenny_Expat »

Now we have our own section, let's see who contributes or not.

Thanks!

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AnneCeleste
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Locatie: Utrecht

Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

Bericht door AnneCeleste »

Ah nice, an English speaking section!

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Hrafn
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Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

Bericht door Hrafn »

Good idea!

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Marijntje
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Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

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Late reaction on my part. Good idea! I'm a native Dutch speaker but spend half my time in English :-)

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Ender
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Re: Need for English Speaking Buddy/Support/Mentoring Group

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Would be happy to help :) unfortunately I can't travel atm but I'm open to a conversation through PM or something, prolly even a phone call, tho I think I have developed an accent over the years.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.