What do we do?
We offer different services and products to help facilitate written communication and language learning. This is due to the fact that we are aware that communication is a fundamental need, just like food and water, and we would like to contribute to the process of simplifying this fundamental need.
Courses and Workshops
Kinani Language Enrichment has a professional team of teachers who are proficient/fluent in different languages and are ready to help young and old alike to learn or become proficient in a (new) language. Whether the clients want to learn, or become proficient in, a (new) language for personal interests, as a new hobby or for professional development, Kinani Language Enrichment is here and offers courses at their level and based on their needs.
Currently, we offer the following courses.
Papiamentu (Beginner to Advanced)
The Papiamentu and Dutch courses are not only for native speakers who want to improve their language use but also for immigrants who want to learn the language from scratch. The courses can be in a one-on-one setting or in a group setting at the client’s preferred location or at our set location. All of our lessons and course materials comply with the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and target all four main language skills which are speaking, reading, writing and listening. Our goal is that together we can accomplish the clients’ goals in an enjoyable manner. For more information, please feel free to contact us!
For those who are already proficient or fluent in Papiamentu and Dutch, we offer conversation lessons in which the sole focus is on speaking skills. The course participants will apply their knowledge and work on fluency and proper language use.
Presentations and Workshops
In a presentation or workshop you can increase interest, expand and/or reflect upon aspects of written language and language learning and Kinani Language Enrichment is here to help in this regard. Whether it be a presentation/workshop about a general or specific topic of an hour, multiple hours for a special occasion or multiple occasions, please feel free to contact us for an offer.
Translating and Editing
A translator or editor is a job or position that in spite of technological advances will never go out of style. Translating is easy but to ensure that the context matches the translation and that proper language use matches with the context and audience requires much more than just translating. We have in-house translators who are proficient/fluent in Papiamentu, Dutch, English and Spanish who can translate your documents. If you require a larger project such as translating or editing manuscripts or transcripts, we can also help! In case we are fully booked, we are always able to recommend a fellow colleague who we know will do an excellent job.
Papiamentu A1.1 Practical Manual This product is especially for those who have already learned or would like to learn the basic components of the Papiamentu language to be able to have simple conversations about personal and social aspects as well as daily routines. Get yours here!
Booklet for Potential Clients This product is especially made for businesses with many clients who would like to have all of their agreements documented somewhere specific. Get yours here!
To-do Journals, Cards and Booklets
To make this product, we work together with Art by Sha to create and produce different products for personal use or gifts. The colorful and unique designs reflect the joy, fortitude and nature of the Curacao family. Get yours here!
A Papiamentu teacher might have their hands full with teaching and making their lessons attractive and engaging. To facilitate their work, we offer not only various exams based on key standards but also additional materials that can be used in lessons. Please feel free to contact us for more information!
Our courses take place on-site but there is also the option to have virtual sessions or a combination of on-site and virtual sessions. We follow the requirements of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for each language level and we target all four main language skills which are speaking, reading, writing and listening. We use materials that we have created ourselves for our lessons. These materials have proven to be extremely effective in helping our clients achieve their goals in an engaging and enjoyable manner.